Silver Spring, MD — “Love that Girl,” a sexy, new half-hour sitcom, is back with new episodes beginning Jan. 10, 9 PM (ET), starring Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Air, TV One Access) as a young divorcee who returns home to southern California for a second chance in life and a career in her father’s (Phil Morris) real estate business. and marks the exciting return to television of producer/writer/director Bentley Kyle Evans (Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show), who also created the series.
When her unemployed brother Latrell (Alphonso McAuley) unexpectedly moves in with her, the world that she was trying to create is suddenly turned upside down, and life will never be the same. Tyana’s new move reconnects her with old friends, especially her best friend Nefertiti (Kendyl Joi) who is happily single and ready to help her friend get her groove back. There are many other characters in Tyana’s world and they all know that she is smart, sexy, fun-loving and far from perfect… That’s why they all Love That Girl!, Encore airing are scheduled for midnight each night.
“We are delighted to be a part of this exciting project and bring this fresh, new comedy to TV One viewers,” said TV One Senior Vice President of Original Programming Toni Judkins. “In many ways, Love That Girl!, is a family affair, and we feel like Bentley Kyle Evans and his colleagues are bringing Love That Girl!, home to TV One, since Tatyana Ali already is the host of our popular original entertainment show TV One Access, and Martin has been an incredibly strong part of our primetime lineup since the network launched six years ago on January 19.”
“It’s great to be back in the television game and working with a network like TV One, said Bentley Evans. “Not only do they get the business behind programming to the more sophisticated urban market, they have the ideal audience for a series like ours. What we wanted to do was create a series that was unique and distinctive, intelligently written, and well crafted – and I think we accomplished all four objectives with the episodes we created. And on the business side, thanks to our two Distribution partners, Dennis Ray and Desmond Gumbs, we were able to structure a business relationship with TV One that will bring benefits to all parties involved. If executed properly, this will represent a whole new model for producing and delivering quality scripted series to the television market, at a reasonable cost.”
Bentley Evans, and partners produced the sitcom outside the traditional studio system by personally calling in favors and using unconventional methods, personal resources and relationships with industry veterans behind the scenes to give of their time to bring this vision to life including Martin Lawrence and Jeff Franklin, creator/writer and producer of the hit series “Full House” and “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.” Franklin also wrote for the classic series Laverne & Shirley. In addition, Trenten Gumbs and Raphael Saadiq are also Executive Producers on the project.