Tisha Campbell-Martin may be splitting from long-time husband Duane Martin, but her career isn’t slowing down a bit. The actress just scored a part as a series regular in a new ABC pilot.
The drama, helmed by “CSI: NY” showrunner Pam Veasey, Robin Roberts and Regina King, is currently untitled but will see the former “Dr. Ken” star in a serious television role, Deadline reported Tuesday, Feb. 27.
Campbell-Martin will play Sgt. Anise Kendrick-Morrison, one of five Black sisters who all work for the NYPD. As the siblings face challenges of work while managing their home life, Kendrick-Morrison balances her wit and outspokenness with a sense of humor. The first of the sisters to join the department, she “proudly patrols her own childhood neighborhood in Queens.”
“So excited and grateful to be working with @iamreginaking @reinaking11 @robinrobertsgma and #PamVeasey !!!!” Campbell-Martin wrote on Instagram Tuesday with a link to the report.
This would be the actress’ first regular TV series role since “Dr. Ken” was canceled. She last starred as gymnastics star Simone Biles’ mother in the athlete’s Lifetime biopic, “Courage to Soar.”
It’s also her first new gig since announcing her separation from fellow actor, husband Duane Martin, her husband of 27 years.