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Kelly Rowland Lands Lead Role In New Scripted BET Pilot From ‘Buppies’ Creator

Kelly Rowland Lands Lead Role In New Scripted BET Pilot From 'Buppies' Creator

Kelly Rowland has signed up to star in a comedy pilot for BET, exec-produced by The Bernie Mac Show’s Warren Hutcherson, and written and co-executive produced by Julian Breece (remember him? He created that Tatyana Ali web series we featured on the old S&A site called Buppies).

I wondered what he’d been up to since then, and if that web series, which was picked up by BET, and aired on its website, opened up any doors for him.

To be titled What Would Dylan Do, Rowland will of course star as the titular Dylan, described as “a struggling L.A.-based relationship blogger” rooming with her best friend Cherise, and Brooke (she’s divorced and wealthy), when her ex-fiancee comes back into her life, causing her to rethink their relationship.

Joining Rowland in the cast will be Brandon Scott (aka Dr. Ryan Spalding on Grey’s Anatomy) who will play Dylan’s ex-financee (don’t worry, if you don’t know him, he’s black); also Gabrielle Dennis from The Game will play bext friend Cherise, while newcomer Melanie Liburd will play the rich divorcee Brooke.

BET hasn’t ordered the series yet; the pilot will be shot, and decisions will be made from there.

The cable TV network continues to ramp up its original scripted series slate for next season. I’m looking forward to watching all these new shows it’s already announced. 

And in case you were wondering, the former Destiny’s Child member has done some acting, like starring in the 2004 rom-com The Seat Filler, to appearances in Girlfriends, Single Ladies and Think Like A Man.

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Can we all agree that Kelly is fine, even in that getup she's rocking.


I hope Kelly's show gets on the air, it is smart for her to expand her brand and move beyond music.


Supporting cast looks solid and every time I see Kelly I like her more and more. She'll be a nice fit for TV. I remember Buppies too so I will definitely watch. Whenever it comes out, that is.


If Brooke is wealthy, why does she have two roommates?


I really liked Buppies and never understood why they didn't make it a show. Kudos to Mr. Breice who had a few films at Sundance I think. This could be good.


@Fay, it was a joke, alluding to the fact that being that the actor has been on Grey's Anatomy which there haven't been too many black men on the show, most people would assume as did I since I not an avid fan of Grey's Anatomy that the love interest of her show would be white. Also based on the synopsis and the way things are described one would totally see how being that she's a professional, wealthy woman that the money didn't come from a brother. That also seems to be the major issue when you watch some films. He was being facetious. No need to ring the alarm. Smh.


"Don't worry if you don't know him he's black"?! Did you seriously just write that? I really hope that line is referring to a joke made in the series, because not only is that racist, it implies that us, as readers, are racist as well.

ojie king



*relieved that Brandon Scott is Black*

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