Lifetime will launch Sherri Shepherd's comedy show on Oct. 5.
Sherri will bow as part of a one-hour comedy block paired with the returning Rita Rocks, starring Nicole Sullivan, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Both shows will be stripped for a full week, before assuming their regular time slots: Sherri will air Tuesday at 10 p.m., followed by Rita Rocks at 10:30 p.m.
Featuring the actress, comedienne and co-host of ABC's The View, Sherri centers around a newly single mom, paralegal and part-time comedienne/actress who tries to get back into the dating scene and move on with her life after divorcing her cheating husband.
Sherri marks the first comedy series ever to be wholly owned by Lifetime, which has picked a dozen episodes that will be produced in New York.
The series also features Elizabeth Regen (The Black Donnellys), Kate Reinders (Ugly Betty), Kali Rocha (Grey's Anatomy) and Tammy Townsend (Lincoln Heights). Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show) and James Avery (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), will guest-star in multiple installments.