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Tracee Ellis Ross To Star In NBC Prison Drama Pilot "Bad Girls"

by Vanessa Martinez
March 14, 2012 8:14 PM
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Girlfriends' Tracee Ellis Ross is slated to star in the new NBC drama pilot titled Bad Girls, adapted from the UK ITV series by the same name which ran from 1999 until 2006. The John Wells Prods and WBTV project centers on a group of unlikely women in a federal prison, Deadline reports.

Ross will play a powerful business woman, who puts off having children to tend to her career; she is now desperate to get pregnant, but becomes incarcerated for selling dummy mortgages.

Ross can be seen in the BET comedy series Reed Between the Lines, which she also produced.

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  • bob | March 16, 2012 11:41 AMReply

    Gotta have a shower scene every episode!!!

  • Nadine | March 15, 2012 7:32 PMReply

    Let's not forget Amy Smart's character... "Smart will play 'the perfect blond Barbie doll from Orange County' serving time for stealing her friend’s credit card and running it up to the max." ( Whoopee!

  • BONDGIRL | March 15, 2012 7:11 PMReply

    Interesting that the 2 biracial inmates (Jurnee & now Tracee) are white collar criminals. The dark skinned actresses cast as the violent armed bank robbers in 5, 4, 3, 2...

  • Sonny | March 14, 2012 8:50 PMReply

    Who cares about Reed Between The Lines. That show was painfully unfunny which is sad cause it had potential & Malcolm is a great talent!! Go Tracee:-)

  • Geneva Girl | March 15, 2012 4:20 AM

    My family cares about Reed Between the Lines. Despite the shows many problems, it is one of the few that we could watch together as a family. I hope that it continues and that Tracee will film it on hiatus from Bad Girls.

  • slb | March 14, 2012 8:21 PMReply

    So what does this mean for Reed between the lines?

  • Ivory Jeff Clinton | March 15, 2012 8:49 PM

    If it's like most cable series and judging from the length the season one, Reed Between the Lines doesn't film as long as major network shows do. So that frees its cast up to do other shows. It's cool that TER is taking advantage of that.

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