TV One Orders First Scripted Series

African American-targeted network TV One has
ordered its first scripted series, Love
That Girl

Bent Outta Shape Productions/Hazrah
Entertainment will reprise the show, which had a four-episode special run on TV
One in January. TV One has ordered a full season of 26 episodes (13 have
already been produced). The series, from Bentley Kyle Evans (Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show), is targeted for a first-quarter 2011

The series stars Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Air, TV
One Access
) as a divorcee who returns home to Southern California to make a
fresh start at life and a career, but one complicated by the arrival of her
stand-up comedian brother (Alphonso McAuley).

Martin Lawrence will serve as executive producer
as well as appear in the series.

TV One launched in 2004. Its investors include Comcast and DirecTV.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.