TNT has given a greenlight to an original comedy series Claws starring comedian Niecy Nash, the network said Tuesday.
The 10-episode, dark comedy series -- executively produced by Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca), Will McCormack (Toy Story 4) and Janine Sherman Barrois (ER) -- follows the exploits of workers and customers in a South Florida nail salon, said the network. Nash (Getting On, The Soul Man) Carrie Preston (True Blood), Harold Perrineau (Lost, OZ), Jenn Lyon (Justified), Judy Reyes (Scrubs), Jack Kesy (The Strain), Karrueche Tran (The Nice Guys), Kevin Rankin (Dallas Buyers Club, Friday Night Lights) and Jason Antoon (Famous in Love) also star in the series.
"Claws is wild and hilarious, and we can't wait for viewers to immerse themselves in this fascinating world," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT in a statement. "This is a show with great storytelling featuring empowered female characters and brought to life by a diverse group of incredibly talented individuals both in front of and behind the camera."
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