The Akils have something new for fans, and this time, it’s based off their own lives.
As reported by Shadow and Act, the couple were just green-lit by ABC to premiere a new comedy project at Documenting Love, which Deadline reports will “draw parallels to [the 90’s sitcom] ‘Mad About You’.”
This real-life couple will draw parallels to the Akils, who have been married for 17 years.
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Between the two we’ve seen classic sitcoms such as The Game, Girlfriends, The Jamie Foxx Show, and Moesha. There’s no doubt this will be good TV.
In regards to their BET hit, Being Mary Jane, Shadow and Act notes that they’ll still receive executive producer credits.
Meanwhile, over at BET, the hit drama that they brought to the network, “Being Mary Jane,” continues mostly without them (although, announced previously they will continue to receive exec producer credits), under the guidance of Will Packer (who joined the show’s staff this year to executive produce), and “The Good Wife” co-executive producer Erica Shelton Kodish (who will serve as the new showrunner and executive produce as well) for the series’ upcoming 4th season, which doesn’t have a premiere date at this time.
In addition to the Akil Productions project, ABC also has Black-ish, Scandal, and American Crime— all spearheaded by African-American talent.
1. In 2015, Miley Cyrus revealed that she identifies as sexually fluid, telling Paper magazine, “I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age.”
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2. Ricky Martin shocked the world when he came out as gay in 2010. The father of two once revealed, “I know that I like both men and women, I’m against sexual labels.”
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3. After photos surfaced of her making out with Michelle Rodriguez, Cara Delevingne came clean about her bisexuality, saying, “It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it.”
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4. Frank Ocean captivated the world with his songs about love and women. When he opened up about his experience falling in love with a guy, he garnered the attention of many more.
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5. Lady Gaga has been open about her sexuality since the beginning of her career. After naysayers claimed it was all for marketing, she said, “This is who I am and who I have always been.”
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6. After coming under fire for using the F bomb multiple times on social media, Azealia Banks defended herself, saying “I can’t be homophobic. I’m bisexual.”
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7. Amber Rose has never been shy about her sexuality. She even openly admitted to being in a relationship with a girl, way before her Kanye days.
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8. David Bowie was one of the most notable artists of all time, whose sexuality and gender bent all of the traditional rules.
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9. Mel B once revealed that she was in a four-year relationship with a woman before.
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10. In 2013, Zoe Saldana said that she “might end up with a woman raising my children. I’ve been attracted to the male species, but if one day I wake up and want to be with a woman, I will do that because it is my life, therefore it is my decision.”
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11. Megan Fox told Esquire Magazine once, “I have no question in my mind about being bisexual.”
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12. Angelina Jolie has always been open about her bisexuality. She once told OK Magazine, “I have loved women in the past and slept with them.”
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