Comedian Sherri Shepherd has signed on to star in a pilot for ABC for a new comedy called Black Don’t Crack.

(CBS News)

(CBS News)

What’s Happening:

  • In January, ABC ordered three comedy pilots including a reboot of The Wonder Years, a comedy called Maggie, and Black Don’t Crack.
  • The pilot is written and produced by Regina Hicks and producing partners include JuVee Productions (Viola Davis and Julius Tennon) and Wilmore Films (Larry Wilmore).
  • Variety is reporting that Sherri Shepherd has signed on to star in the pilot, playing the lead character Angela Wright. She will also serve as a producer.
  • The premise follows a single mom with unfulfilled dreams who rekindles her past joys after a personal crisis reunites her with her sorority sisters.
  • The pilot will be directed by Kelly Park, who recently directed episodes of ABC’s Call Your Mother.
  • Black Don’t Crack will fall under the ABC Signature brand of Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution.
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