By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 14, 2012 at 10:17AM
If you missed my January 5th profile of up-and-comer Condola Rashad, click HERE to read it and catch up.
In that post, I noted that, among her recent previous work was a starring role in what was to be a new ABC series titled Georgetown (initially known as Inner Circle), first announced in early 2011 as a potential ABC pickup to debut during the 2011/2012 season.
In it, Condola played "an ambitious lesbian journalist reluctantly working the style segment of Website politicalcapitol.com when she’d rather be covering harder news."
The ensemble cast series (which also included Boris Kodjoe) centered on a group of "young and sexy Capitol Hill staffers" – specifically, the young people behind the Washington, DC power brokers. It was described as “a sexy soap.”
A pilot episode was apparently shot last summer, but ABC opted out, and decided NOT to order a full series; I couldn't find any specific reasons why they changed their minds, so it remains a mystery. Maybe the pilot just wasn't impressive enough for ABC execs - a pilot episode that I don't believe ever aired on the network. I couldn't find any evidence that confirms that it did; I'd think I'd remember a new primetime hour-long drama with at least 2 black leads making its debut, and I don't.
However, thanks to the fact that I now have Condola Rashad on my alert list, I came across the below 3 1/2 minute compilation of footage from that pilot episode - all featuring Condola's character of course.
So, if Georgetown was on your list of new TV series to watch, here's what will likely be your only look at what the show would've looked like: