Tracee Ellis Ross will be returning to TV with Reed Between The Lines, a new half-hour comedy green-lit by BET that will be shot in Atlanta. In the new show, Ross plays Dr. Carla Reed, a busy psychiatrist, wife, and mother, who’s struggling to balance career and family.
Ross will also produce, alongside Arthur Harris and Kellie Griffin, the former head-writer for Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
Reed Between The Lines continues BET’s re-entry into the original scripted series arena alongside The Queen Latifah produced Let’s Stay Together and reincarnated Girlfriends’ spin-off The Game. Production on the pilot is slated to start in Atlanta on August 11th.
Girlfriends, Ross’ last TV series, was canceled two years ago after an 8 season run on UPN and then The CW. She can next be seen in the Off-Broadway Play, “Love Loss and What I Wore,” written by Nora and Delia Ephron, as part of the rotating cast alongside Rosie O’Donnell, Sherri Shepherd, Jane Lynch, Brooke Shields, and a slew of others.