“It was that BET hadn’t decided if they were picking up the show yet or not,” says Ross. “During that time when they didn’t know, I was offered a really amazing pilot for NBC, and BET graciously allowed me to go and do it.”
Ross says from there things got tricky. “Then the timing got complicated and there was a need to move forward. [BET] had to figure out how to deal without me because I wasn’t available. But it’s not because I wanted to leave.”
The natural-haired maven tells us that things happen for a reason. Despite the casting changes and the fact that the NBC pilot she filmed was not picked up, she appears to be in good spirits. “I love Reed Between the Lines, I believe in it. There is a chance I’ll go back, always. There’s nothing weird about it.”
We can’t blame her for jumping at the chance to do a show on NBC. It’s just too bad that show didn’t get picked up and she’d already quit BET. All anyone can do though is make the best decision he/she has with the information available at the time. Something else will come up for her, for sure. “Reed Between The Line” second season begins in July, and they’ve re-written the story to say that Carla moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career and Alex stayed behind with the children in Atlanta.
Do you think they should write her back into the show?
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