YouTube favorite The Couple is headed to HBO. The Black and Sexy TV web series follows the laugh out loud and thought provoking ups and downs of a young black couple.

Created by Jeanine Daniels and Dennis Dortch and starring Numa Pierrer and Desmond Faison, The Couple debuted in 2012 and has a steady fan base. The Washington Post reports that Spike Lee will be executive producing the HBO deal.

This news comes on the heels of several other black women making power moves in entertainment in 2014. Hopefully, this is not a trend, but the beginning having real diversity amongst the decision makers and content creators of Hollywood.

Black and Sexy TV is also responsible for other online favorites like That Guy, Hello Cupid and Roomieloverfriends. Check out the very first episode ofbelow.

What other online shows would you like to see make it onto the television screen or the big screen?

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