Brandy to Star in BET’s Scripted Romantic Comedy ‘Zoe Moon’
At BET’s upfront presentation on Thursday, the network revealed an original scripted romantic comedy series for 2015 titled Zoe Moon, starring Brandy.
The Moesha and The Game actress will play Zoe, a single mom embarking on a new life and career as a fledgling cosmetics mogul who is “juggling it all.”
The network has also announced a reality series Chasing Destiny, where former Destiny Child‘s member Kelly Rowland will search for “the next big female superstar group to make their mark in a dog-eat-dog music industry.”
Other new series include Punk’d, a reboot of the MTV hidden camera series; About The Business, a docu-series centered on a group of friends in Hollywood who are pursuing careers in the entertainment industry; Criminals At Work, which explores crime and violence in the workplace; The Label, a docu-series, executive produced by Ludacris, about the rise and fall of some classic record companies; and DeSean Jackson: Home Team, which focuses on the NFL star’s life at home.
There will also be new shows for Centric, BET’s network centered on African-American women: According To Alex, a reality show featuring the friends and family surrounding Whoopi Goldberg‘s daughter Alex Martin Dean, who serves as an executive producer; #MyCurrentSituation, a docu-series on everyday people dealing with issues from running for office to working as a stripper; Curve Appeal, executive-produced by Queen Latifah, featuring stylist Timothy Snell, who helps plus-size women look good; and From the Bottom Up, a docu-series about women trying to make comebacks.
BET is also working on news specials on Hurricane Katrina, Muhammad Ali and O.J. Simpson.
Additionally, BET has entered a broadcast partnership with Roc Nation Sports to air live boxing events.
Brandy will soon begin her 8-week Broadway debut in Tony Award-winning musical Chicago.