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‘I Am Excited to Call Showtime Home’: Regina Hall on Inking a First-Look Deal with the Premium Cable Network

Regina Hall is expanding her brand. The actress recently signed a first-look deal with Showtime, the ViacomCBS premium cable network that houses the show “Black Monday” starring the actress, according to multiple reports.  

“The Best Man” actress will develop projects under her Rh Negative banner. Hall already has a show in development with the network, a one-hour comedy special that she will star in and executive produce.

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Of the new partnership, Amy Israel, executive VP of scripted programming at Showtime, said, “Regina is an undeniable and brilliant force in Hollywood, both in front of and behind the camera.” She added, “She is one of the most dynamic and fearless actors of our generation, and in her work on ‘Black Monday,’ she hilariously destroys every scene she’s in. We are thrilled at Showtime to continue and expand our relationship with Regina as a producer and eager to get to work on what promises to be an ambitious slate.” 

Hall not only stars in the dark comedy series but serves as a producer on the show, which was recently renewed for a third season. Furthermore, the 49 year old is currently filming a limited series titled “Nine Perfect Strangers” for Hulu. She will also star in and executive produce in the drama “Master.”

“I am excited to call Showtime home,” the actress said in a statement. “Working with Amy has been such a delightful and organic experience. I am thrilled to expand our partnership to create smart, meaningful, and impactful stories.”

The D.C. native’s acting career spans over nearly three decades. Her television career began with a role on the soap opera “Loving” and guest appearances on the Fox police drama “New York Undercover.” She would later land the role of Coretta Lipp on the prime-time drama series “Ally McBeal,” which initially made for a recurring role over several episodes, but in the fifth season became a main character role for her. 

Hall’s big screen credits include the “Scary Movies” franchise, “Girls Trip,” and the 2018 drama “Support the Girls,” for which she received an award from New York Film Critics Circle for Best Actress — the first Black woman ever to do so. She also received a nomination for the Independent Spirit Awards, National Society of Film Critics, and Gotham Awards for her work in the movie.

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