Martin Lawrence is executive producing an African-American comedy for TV One, part of an effort to target an audience that’s been underserved since the WB and UPN networks merged, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Four episodes of "Love That Girl!" were shot by writer-director Bentley Kyle Evans ("Martin," "The Jamie Foxx Show") on a minimal budget, cramming all the episodes into a five-day shoot. Tatyana Ali ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) stars.
The show, TV One’s first original scripted program, will roll out over three nights beginning Jan. 19 and if it’s a success, the network is expected to make an additional standard order.