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.