Diggy Simmons, Teyana Taylor and Bria Murphy Cast In BET Series, ‘The Start Up’

April 11, 2014  |  

Source: Instagram

A couple of years ago BET announced that former “Run’s House” star Daniel “Diggy” Simmons would be starring in a new entourage-like pilot called “The Untitled Diggy Simmons Project”.  The pilot was going to be directed by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. According to a description provided by the network, the movie would “take an edgy look at Simmons’ life as a blogger and his group of friends that support him during his rise to the top.”

Though two years have passed since the network’s original announcement, it looks like the pilot is still going to happen and will eventually be turned into a series. The title has since been changed to “The Start Up”. Diggy announced the big news to Instagram and Twitter followers earlier this week.

“Not only have I been excited about this new music that’s on the way, I’m also very excited to announce that I have a new scripted television show titled #TheStartUp that has been picked up by @BET and is be going to series,” he wrote. “Last night was the @BET Upfronts and I was accompanied by 2 of my beautiful cast mates @TeyanaTaylor and @Bria_Murphy to represent the show. I’m super excited to be apart of the BET family and can’t wait for everyone to see #TheStartUp! Last night marked a historical day in our journey.. And we’re only going up from here! Thank you Ms. Debra Lee!”

Source: Twitter

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  • chanela

    They should just change the name to nepotism


    If it was on another station I would watch. Hate on me all you want, but I don’t support BET

  • Trisha_B

    Are there any other black tv directors besides Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil? Lol they seem to be the only people making these shows

    But I’m not mad lol, I’ll watch. Diggy grew up to be a handsome kid. Not a huge fan of Teyanna tho. Hopefully she works better w/ these directors

  • positivebeatsnegative

    I’ll watch.

    I love to support Black people, I like Diggy Simmons, I Teyana Taylor and Bria Murphy

    • Mrs.Mason

      I will also be watching but if I get bored i’ll just leave my tv on and do something else so they can get my rating! lol

  • Jebbels

    That teyana aint bad looking at all.