A few weeks ago we told you about BET’s newest show, Single, Black, Female, by husband-and-wife duo Mara Brock and Salim Akil. Well, now the show has a star.

According to Deadline actress Gabrielle Union will play the lead role in the hourlong pilot set to debut in August. The show, which “chronicles the work and family life of a Black woman who is the host of a popular Atlanta-based talk show host in the vein of The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” is apart of a super deal by the Akils with the network that includes their popular show, The Game, as well as other undeveloped pilots.

The addition of Union, a big name talent, shows that BET is serious about reforming its image. Will it work?

Will you be tuning in to Single, Black, Female?

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