It's official, a pilot episode has been ordered by ABC Network for Josep. Filming started last spring and it looks like it shouldn't be long until we can catch the single-cam series on TV. Jo Koy takes the lead role in Josep as a recently divorced Fil-Am nurse who's navigating his personal and family life with a very Filipino mother who loves to “help.” One thing's for sure, we'll be seeing a Fil-Am family on-screen!

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Deadline mentions, "The ABC half-hour sitcom... follows the life of a hardworking Filipino-American nurse. Written and executive produced by showrunner Steve Joe, Josep will also see its titular character navigating dating, fatherhood, and his mother moving in with him." Relatable is an understatement for most of the Filipino community.

The half-hour comedy from 20th Television, is also written and executive produced by Michael Golamco and Randall Park for their production company Imminent Collision, along with executive producer Hieu Ho. Joe Meloche is executive producing as well as Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar for Kasdan’s production company The Detective Agency.

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These days Jo Koy stays busy with releasing his book Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo, to producing and starring in the film Easter Sunday, and he just finished his Just Kidding 2021 World Tour. According to Variety, Jo Koy also has been dabbling co-producing on other Disney series shows like Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. and listed credits for the reboot of Turner and Hooch, Man With a Plan, Young Sheldon, and Mike and Molly.

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Jo Koy is bringing the funny back to a city near you! The Fil-Am comedian just announced new dates for the Just Kidding 2021 World Tour. We've all been stuck at home for a while now and we're all in need of a laugh. Tickets can be purchased at JOKOY.com using the presale passcode: KIDDING.

He continues to sell-out and break records at some of the biggest venues around including Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. His latest Netflix special, In His Elements was filmed at Mall of Asia with special guests like Inigo Pascual. Jo Koy carries his Filipino heritage proudly and he shares who he is on a world stage while introducing us to other Filipino talent. He pays it forward by helping his kapwa Filipinos.

If you haven't heard yet either, Jo Koy just released a book and is working on a feature film. The book, Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo landed the shelves just last month and is sure to be a hit seller! It's "A funny, sad, at times pathetic but also kick-ass tale of how a half-Filipino, half-white kid whose mom thought (and still thinks) his career goal was to a become clown became a success." There's tons of stories about his family, especially his mom and son. He alludes his success to when he was able to embrace the craziness of his Filipino family that's widely relatable.

Lastly, he's starring and producing a film called Easter Sunday. The film is loosely based on his life experiences and an Easter Sunday celebration. We all know how these parties go. Recently added to the roster is Yellow Rose actress Eva Noblezada and Brandon Wardell. All we know so far is that Brandon Wardell will play Jo Koy's onscreen son.

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Fil-Am comedian Jo Koy recently released his book Mixed Plate. The book offers and All-American combo story. "A funny, sad, at times pathetic but also kick-ass tale of how a half-Filipino, half-white kid whose mom thought (and still thinks) his career goal was to a become clown became a success."

"...my career finally took off when I embraced the craziness of my family, which I always thought was uniquely Filipino but turns out is as universal as it gets."

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He shares his success story but doesn't shy away from the hardships along the way. Readers will see how Jo Koy made his and his mom's American Dream come true. It will be interesting to know the story behind his family's story and how he came to embrace the craziness. We'll see Jo Koy get serious about his funny. Like a mixed plate, we'll get a little of this and a little of that to Jo Koy's life.

In a recent interview with Jobeth Devera on NBC LX, he goes more in depth about how some stories were hard to tell. The taboo things we don't talk about in the Filipino culture, Jo Koy realizes it shouldn't be ignored. We hear about his mom and his son, but we learn about his brother. He mentions how hard it was to talk about his brother and his struggles during the audio portion. Also, he talks about experiences he saw his mom go through in everyday life as an immigrant in American and dealing with microagressions. The book goes beyond the superficial side we see and dives into what it took to become Jo Koy.

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