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TV News: Michael Boatman Replacing Duane Martin On ‘Instant Mom’ + Ashanti Joins 'Army Wives'

Shadow and Act By Courtney | Shadow and Act December 1, 2012 at 10:56AM

TV News: Michael Boatman Replacing Duane Martin On ‘Instant Mom’ + Ashanti Joins 'Army Wives'
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Boatman

First, Michael Boatman will replace Duane Martin, who was initially cast to star alongside Sheryl Lee Ralph and Tia Mowry in the Nick at Nite family comedy pilot Instant Mom.

Creadted by Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, and written by Warren Bell and Jessica Butler, Instant Mom (which is based on the real lives of Bell and Butler) centers on:

... a 25-year-old party girl (Mowry) who trades in Cosmos for carpools when she marries an older man with kids.

Boatman will play the character Martin was initially assigned to play - the older gentlemen with kids; Sheryl Lee Ralph will play Mowry's mother, and rounding out the starring cast will be Sydney ParkTylen Williams and Damarr Calhoun, who'll play Martin's character's 3 kids.

Deadline gives a reason for the recasting as a result of yesterday's table read.

Ashanti

Second, Ashanti has been cast in Lifetime’s Army Wives as a series regular, joining two other additions, Torrey DeVitto and Elle McLemore.

Ashanti will play a character named Latasha Durant, described as "an optimistic mother of three, a sexy, fun woman who knows how to keep a husband – and how to keep him in line."

Ashanti joins the series during its upcoming 7th season, which will begin shooting in mid-December.

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