BET shakeup: Kelly Rowland has landed a new scripted comedy with BET called “What Would Dylan Do?.”
According to reports Kelly will play the lead as Dylan a struggling L.A.-based relationship blogger who lives with her best friend Cherise (Gabrielle Dennis of “The Game”) and wealthy and divorced roommate Brooke (Melanie Liburd of “Strike Back”).
In other BET news Tracee Ellis Ross is leaving “Reed Between the Lines” after only one season. According to the L.A. Times:
Ross in a statement said that “Reed Between the Lines” was a show “I believe in and care about” and that there was a “chance” she might return at some point. Loretha Jones, BET’s president of original programming and news, called Ross “an amazing talent,” adding, “We wish her nothing but the best and hope to work with her again in the future.”
When the second season launches next July, the couple will be separated. Carla, a psychologist, has moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles to take a “dream job” and hopes the family will join her. But Alex, a university professor and stay-at-home dad, doesn’t feel a move is right for the children and chooses to stay in Atlanta.
Tony Rock will join the cast and will play Julius Darren, Malcolm Jamal Warner’s oldest friend. Rock will serve as support after Tracee’s character leaves.