*Despite filming it’s entire second season, the plug has been pulled for BET’s “Reed Between the Lines.”
The show’s star, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, confirmed the network’s decision to not air the sophomore season in an email to AccessAtlanta.com.
“There’s really not much to say about ‘Reed Between The Lines,” the actor wrote. “BET decided not the air the second season, even though it was shot. As a result, there’s really nothing to say about the show.”
Gabrielle Union in a scene from “Being Mary Jane”
*“Being Mary Jane” has yet to air its first season (or even a second episode). Still, BET has already ordered a season 2, according to Deadline.com.
The decision to quietly move forward comes after the 90-minute pilot’s impressive 4 million viewers.
Union stars as a successful TV news anchor in the series from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the duo behind BET’s flagship comedy “The Game,” which is currently in production on Season 7.
Tracee Ellis Ross, Malcolm Jamal Warner of BET’s “Reed Between the Lines”
Meanwhile, Deadline is reporting that BET has given up on its Tracee Ellis Ross comedy “Reed Between the Lines.”
Ross starred as Dr. Carla Reed, a successful psychologist trying to balance her family and career, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner as her husband. It was renewed for a second season in April 2012 but underwent a revamp later that year when Ross departed.
BET is yet to schedule Season 2. The first season of “Reed” spawned a spinoff, “Young Man On Campus” starring Jacob Latimore, which didn’t go past the pilot stage.
*Regina King is hott, hott, hott!
The fit actress showed off her body in a flirty string bikini while spending a little time at the Villa del Palmar Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico.
It’s been two months since her split with Malcolm-Jamal Warner, whom she dated for two years.
If she didn’t then, Regina is rocking it now, having a great time with her friends.
“They are having an incredible time,” a source tells Us Weekly of King and her pals. “They’ve been laughing, relaxing on the beach and enjoying lots of time at the spa.” The women have also tried out the cuisines at the resort’s various restaurants. King even learned how to make a specialty salsa from one of the chefs, the source says.
It seems like a lot of things have been changing up for the actress.
After five seasons, King’s show, “Southland” was canceled on May 10.
But she’s not worried about that sort of nonsense right now. She’s living it up with her girls on the beach.
“They’ve done tequila tastings, went to a Mayan dance ceremony and did a little shopping on Isla Mujeres,” the source tells Us, noting that they spent the majority of their time “relaxing on the beach and at the pool.”
See more pics of Regina King at US Magazine.com.
*Aww, a sad day in Black Hollywood.
Malcolm Jamal Warner and Regina King, who were once kid stars of the 80s, are no long an item.
They’ve spent two years together, but it just wasn’t what they were looking for.
“He said he wasn’t feeling it anymore,” said an anonymous source that reported to Us Weekly, that Malcolm asked Regina and her teenage son to move out of his residence.
Some may have even missed when they first got together, being that the now former couple kept their relationship relatively quiet.
According to the source, Regina is heartbroken.
*BET’s family comedy “Reed Between the Lines” just got the death sentence when Tracee Ellis Ross broke the news about leaving the show last week.
She didn’t divulge the juicy details until now.
In an interview with Essence.com, the actress revealed being on the show was not necessarily something on her timeline of long-term jobs.
“It was that BET hadn’t decided if they were picking up the show yet or not,” said Ross. “During that time when they didn’t know, I was offered a really amazing pilot for NBC, and BET graciously allowed me to go and do it.”
From there, she said, things kind of got sticky because she was trying to do both.
“Then the timing got complicated and there was a need to move forward. [BET] had to figure out how to deal without me because I wasn’t available. But it’s not because I wanted to leave.”
In fact, she said the show has potential and she “loves” it. If the opportunity presents itself in her life of complication, she could maybe return one day.
Oh, did we tell you the NBC pilot she left “Reed” for was not picked up?
*Tracee Ellis Ross is tired of pretending she likes the show, “Reed Between the Lines.”
Ok, that’s not what she said, but she is leaving the terribly scripted so-called BET comedy. Her departure comes shortly after joining the cast of NBC’s fall pilot, “Bad Girls,” a show about women in federal prison. The show wasn’t picked up, though.
So what’s the plan?
In a statement Ross said that, “Reed Between the Lines” was a show, “I believe in and care about,” and that there was a “chance,” that she might return at some point.
“Reed Between the Lines” will (unfortunately) continue without her.
Ross played Carla, the wife of Alex Reed (Malcolm Jamal Warner). The busy power couple attempts to manage raising three children while maintaining a loving relationship.
The second season will launch next July, but the couple will be separated as Carla moves away to Los Angeles to pursue her dream job.