*Actress Jill Marie Jones has been cast as the lead in a new TBS “micro-series” titled “Gillian in Georgia.”
The former “Girlfriends” star will play Gillian Green, a single, New York fashionista who visits her sister Alicia (played by “Napoleon Dynamite” actresses Shondrella Avery) in small town Georgia, only to be met with more than a few surprises.
Not only is her big sister laid up with an injury, she expects Gillian to help her with her two rambunctious kids until she gets back on her feet. Never one to back down from a challenge, Gillian jumps in to help, but not without some resistance from Alicia’s husband, Cedric.
Eventually, Gillian stops feeling like a fish out of water as she connects with her family – and a handsome local, played by Darrin Henson. But just as Gillian begins to consider giving up city life for small town living, she gets a phone call that could change everything.
The micro-series, sponsored entirely by Chevy Malibu, debuts tonight during the commercial breaks of “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” at 8 p.m. Two new episodes will debut each Wednesday within the “Browns” commercial segments for five consecutive weeks.