Words by Jiggy Jones
On a network where black comedy has taken over primetime television, ABC will add another one. (*DJ Khaled Voice*)
It’s simple. The skin of African Americans does not wrinkle and show age as much as people from other ethnic backgrounds. Look at Angela Basset (59), Jada Pinkett-Smith (46) and the entire female cast of The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday.
BDC will shine the light on the older black female experience. Three sorority sisters reunite after years of separation since their glorious days in college. They understand that although life is rough in adulthood, there is nothing like having your sisters there to pick you up when you need it the most.
ABC’s new comedy parallels Summer ‘17’s box office hit Girls Trip, only this reunion doesn’t include a hysterical get-away to Essence Music Festival.
The show will be written and executive produced by Insecure’s, Regina Hicks, and Larry Wilmore. Wilmore’s hand has touched several black TV classics such as In Living Color, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Jamie Foxx Show, Bernie Mac Show and recently Black-ish and Insecure.
Academy award winning actress Viola Davis continues her winning streak in both the box office and primetime television. Catch her emmy-winning performance as the star of ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder.
Hicks writing and production credits include, Sister Sister, Girlfriends and Marlon.
This well-seasoned production crew will have the job to fill out the cast with some heavy hitters. Will Hicks call on Insecure’s Amanda Seales and Yvonne Orji for ABC’s new black sitcom? Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish could be thrown into the pot of names as well to fill out cast of sisters. The producers will have their hands full.
Whomever it is, gear up for another win in the golden era of Black primetime Television.