Richard Roundtree and Aaron D. Spears Join Single Black Female

Actors round out new BET series.

Posted: 03/22/2012 08:00 AM EDT
Richard Roundtree, Aaron D. SpearsMara Brock Akil, BET, BET Networks, Salim Akil, Gabrielle Union

Actors Richard Roundtree and Aaron D. Spears have been cast in BET’s hour-long pilotSingle Black Female.


Both will star opposite Gabrielle Union. As we reported, the series — created by the husband-and-wife duo Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil — focuses on the work, social and family life of cable news network host Mary Jane (Union).


Spears, who stars in The Bold & The Beautiful, will play Mark Bradley, a charismatic co-anchor and close friend to Mary Jane. Roundtree will star as her father. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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