Veteran star of stage and screen, Jenifer Lewis (most recently seen as the over-protective mother in Think Like A Man), is starring in a new comedy web series, along with Shangela (the breakout star from the TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race), titled Jenifer Lewis and Shangela.
The scripted series is directed by Emmy-winning producer, writer and director Mary Lou Belli (she’s helmed episodes of Girlfriends, The Game and Reed Between The Lines), from scripts by the writing team of Mark Alton Brown & Dee LaDuke (Girlfriends, Designing Women), as well as Deborah Dean Davis (It Takes Two) and Margaret Oberman (Saturday Night Live).
Jenifer Lewis and Shangela follows the comic adventures of Ms. Lewis and Shangela as the show business diva mentors the up-and-coming drag performer, who lives in the basement apartment of her Hollywood mansion.
“Jenifer Lewis and Shangela is a fun romp for our fans. We want to share the good times and unpredictable foolishness we enjoy just hanging out together,” said Ms. Lewis, who also recently headlined her own one-woman show titled Black Don’t Crack.
Jenifer Lewis and Shangela is self-produced by Lewis with The Collaboration Factory.
The series premiered last week, with new episodes scheduled to debut weekly on Wednesdays this month.
Fans can also join the fun at www.facebook.com/jeniferlewisandshangela and Twitter @jeniferlewis @itsshangela #jeniferlewisandshangela.
Watch episodes 1 and 2 below: