CBS Studios and the NAACP provided details on Monday about the slate of Black-led content being developed in conjunction with the two parties’ production partnership, which officially launched a year ago.
The civil rights organization and the TV network tasked executive producer Sheila Ducksworth with leading their partnership team and developing more diverse programming back in Oct. 2020.
“This slate is highly indicative of the kind of fare that we’re looking to put forward, which is fresh and entertaining, with a strong point of view,” Ducksworth recently told Deadline. “We have been very fortunate to have several attachments that we think will really propel our projects in a big way.”
The five new shows, which have already been sold to various studios, include a Paramount+ reboot of the 1991 dramedy Soapdish with Whoopi Goldberg set to reprise her role as soap opera head writer Rose Schwartz. Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman serves as co-writer on the project, according to Deadline.
Fellow comedians D.L. Hughley and Earthquake will star separately in a pair of untitled autobiographical comedy series for Fox and CBS, the trade magazine reported.
Hughley’s show tells the real life-inspired tale of the comedian and radio show host as he balances his career with being a husband and father of an LGBTQ+ daughter, an autistic son living at home with his white girlfriend, and another shopaholic daughter with a penchant for using her dad’s credit card.
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