Earlier this year we mentioned that Michael Ealy landed a new role in an upcoming TV series. According to reports, he’ll be playing the lead role of Detective Travis Marks in the new USA drama series, Common Law. The 12-episode show will finally kick off in the late Spring/early Summer.
Starring Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as a pair of dysfunctional Los Angeles police detectives put into couples therapy, USA had originally slotted Common Law to launch Thursday, Jan. 26 but in December, opted to move the hourlong back for a summer debut. [Source]
The series is co-created by Cormac and Marianne Wibberley and executive produced by Jon Turtletaub and Craig Sweeny. Common Law is scheduled to premiere on Friday, May 11 at 10 p.m EST on USA. Peep the trailer below if you missed it.
GABRIELLE UNION TO STAR IN ‘SINGLE BLACK FEMALE’
Gabrielle Union is rackin’ in those checks! The Good Deeds and Think Like A Man actress just landed a new gig for an upcoming BET comedic, hour-long series, Single Black Female, which is written by none other than Mara Brock and Salim Akil who are best known for their work on Girlfriends and BET’s current series, The Game:
Gabrielle Union has been tapped for the lead in Single Black Female, BET’s hour-long pilot from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the husband-and-wife duo behind the cable network’s hit comedy series The Game. Written by The Game creator Brock Akil, Single Black Female chronicles the work and family life of a Black woman (Union) who is the host of a popular Atlanta-based talk show host in the vein of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Single Black Female falls under the mega production pact the Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil (he directs The Game) signed with BET in May. Union, repped by Paradigm and Intellectual Artists Management, co-stars opposite Tyler Perry in Good Deeds. She was pursued for broadcast pilots as well this season. [Source]
Although Union is known for her movie roles, she’s no stranger to acting on television series. Let’s see how this show turns out when it’s finally ready for TV.