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Tony Rock, Charlie Robinson, Michole White Join 'Reed Between The Lines' As Series Regulars

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 16, 2012 4:01 PM
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Returning for a second season, BET's comedy series Reed Between The Lines (starring Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Tracee Ellis Ross) has added Tony Rock, Charlie Robinson and Michole White to the cast, as series regulars.

Those who watched the first season of the series will know that it ended with 

As THR notes...

The second season finds Alex's (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) life in turmoil now that he's faced with an unplanned separation. He'll turn to his family and oldest friends as he looks to adjust to life as a single father without his wife as he ponders how long Carla (Girlfriends' Tracee Ellis Ross) will be gone -- and if she's even coming back. To that end, Apollo Live's Tony Rock (brother of Chris Rock), Night Court's Charlie Robinson and Michole White (Living Single) have boarded the series as regulars.

Rock will play Julius Darren, and White will play Simone Winters - both old friends of Alex's, there to offer support.

Meanwhile Robinson will play Alex's feisty, wise and comical father, Monroe Reed.

Another product of Mara Brock Akil & Salim Akil, who exec-produce, along with Felisha D. Henderson and Sara Finney-Johnson.

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  • donnadara | August 17, 2012 9:20 PMReply

    I liked the show. I thought it was one of the few kid friendly shows on BET and I thought it should have been aired at 8pm during the family hour instead of at 10. I think they should have recast Tracee because her character leaving the family does not fit in the program. Would Clair leave the Huxtables?

  • NO BRAINER | August 19, 2012 1:29 AM

    kid friendly? Yes. Good? HELL NO! I knew they were in trouble with the backstory of Ellis's character having two kids before Malcolm Jamal Warner. From that alone, everything about it screamed insincere sitcom made for cheap laughs.

  • ChgoSista | August 17, 2012 10:21 AMReply

    I watched about .000002 seconds of ONE episode of this show, so I don't know what-which-away about it, anyway...

  • Rachel | August 17, 2012 1:32 AMReply

    The real story is why Tracee left. Look into that. And why BET green lit this horrible very low rated show. #Drama

  • NO BRAINER | August 19, 2012 1:26 AM

    Why did they green light this crap show or the other one, Let's Stay Together. Both are awful in a nightmarish way.

  • ALM | August 16, 2012 9:57 PMReply

    Fail again, BET

  • Akimbo | August 16, 2012 5:48 PMReply

    I lovelove Michole White- she played Faizon Love's girlfriend on the Parenthood (throwback) and was one of the lesbians in She Hate Me- but I'm not so big on Tony Rock. Either way, good for them. Maybe the show won't be so corny now.

  • Ivory Jeff Clinton | August 16, 2012 6:54 PM

    I love her too! She was excellent as the bitter cousin of Salli Richardson-Whitfield's character in I Will Follow. And I remember being really impressed with her back as a coke-addicted lawyer on 100 Centre Street around 10 years ago with Alan Arkin, Latanya Richardson and Bobby Cannavale. I'm not crazy about this show -- thought it had potential, just kinda lackluster though -- but I'll be tuning in to check out Michole and see if it gets more interesting to me. ...

  • THE BLACK POLICE | August 16, 2012 5:13 PMReply

    Im so confused. I just watched what I think is the finale and theres no sign of a separation. Can anyone help me out?

  • NO BRAINER | August 19, 2012 1:24 AM

    Now you're talking, THE BLACK POLICE. They should've cancelled it.

  • the black police | August 16, 2012 9:25 PM

    They shudda just canceled it.

  • Akimbo | August 16, 2012 6:30 PM

    There's no option that's not ridiculous, but estrangement is more plausible than a potentially neverending business trip. At least they now have an actual storyline now, and won't spend the season being all "I just got off the phone with mom," "check out this picture your mom sent from the Netherlands," "what's Mom doing off camera now," and stuff like that. The weirdest part will be that she left the kids, particularly the older ones who are from an outside relationship. It's not a good show anyway, so I'm not up in arms over the change.

  • the black police | August 16, 2012 5:56 PM

    It just doesnt fit at all for them to be separated. Disrupts the theme. They coulda made her travel for work or something. Which of course is ridiculous but not as ridiculous as them separating...

  • Akimbo | August 16, 2012 5:45 PM

    Tracey Ellis Ross got that pilot Bad Girls with Jurnee Smollett, I'm not sure if it got picked up; could be midseason, so that's probably why she's off the show...for now? Maybe she made just a one season commitment to Reed, which would have been very smart for someone like her to do. They obviously want to keep on going with this series, so they opted to explain her absence making the couple estranged.

  • Matthew Milam | August 16, 2012 4:39 PMReply

    I guess after the success of Let's Stay Together, they decided to put ratchetness in Reed as well. Of course I don't see how it makes sense given that this was supposed to be a celebration of black love.

    This move seems to suggest otherwise.

  • THE BLACK POLICE | August 16, 2012 4:11 PMReply

    WTF they separated? I thought this was a light family show that celebrated black love??? Oh BET.

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