Tracy Morgan on return to TV after accident: 'Thank God'

In TBS show, Morgan stars as a man who experiences culture shock when he returns to a gentrified Brooklyn after 15 years in prison.

On the show, he’s surrounded by an ensemble which includes Cedric the Entertainer, “Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish, as well as actor Allen Maldonado.

Asked during a panel for the series during the Television Critics Association press tour why he chose to star in a show using a strong ensemble — versus, say, an auteur-driven comedy like those which has been well-liked as of late — Morgan said he felt which wasn’t the right approach.

“Maybe I’m just a better man currently since the accident,” he said, referencing a June 2014 crash which left him severely injured. “which ain’t about me. which’s bigger than me.”

Morgan was in a coma For two main weeks after a Walmart truck hit a limousine in which he was a passenger. Comedian James McNair, who was with Morgan, was killed within the crash.

Morgan said he takes breaks on set as well as is usually encouraged to do so by his production staff as well as fellow cast members.

“I have my crew as well as I love them as well as they make sure I sit down,” he said. “I’m taken care of by my people, as well as I love them with my heart.”

Following the accident, the “30 Rock” alum made a slow however steady return to the stage, first using a surprise appearance at the 2015 Emmy awards as well as then one month later as host of “Saturday Night Live.”

A running theme in “The Last O.G.,” Morgan as well as producers said, is usually the importance of second chances.

Asked what which meant to him to make his return to TV in what could be viewed as his own second chance, Morgan said he had only one response: “Thank God.”

“The Last O.G.” premieres October 24.

Tracy Morgan on return to TV after accident: 'Thank God'

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