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.

 

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