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During the first season of “Reed Between the Lines,” 15-year-old singer Jacob Latimore starred as a college prodigy who struggled to fit in at Mt. pleasant University with his older cousin Marco who’s a star on the basketball team, and now BET is turning that plot into its own scripted show titled “Young Man on Campus (Y.M.O.C.)”
On the “Reed” episode, Dawnn Lewis starred as Jacob’s mother, but Terri Vaughn will be taking over her part in the comedy pilot, “as an earthy mama bear who truly wants Jacob to have every advantage in life that she didn’t.” The background on her character, Trishelle, who is a widow, is “She got a second job driving the campus bus at Mt. Pleasant five years ago to get an employee discount on her children’s tuition, and while Jacob got in on a scholarship, she keeps the job to keep an eye on him.“
Jacob Latimore and Eric D. Hill, Jr., who played Marco, will reprise their roles for the show, which will also add a few new cast members. Dondre Whitfield will play Prof. Derek Watson, the primary authority figure in Jacob’s life, besides his mother, who discovered the boy genius, and Vanessa S. Simmons who will play Aliyah, a girl both Jacob and Marco have a crush on.
Y.M.O.C. will be written and executive produced by Jacque Edmonds Cofer, who executive produces “Reed” and “Let’s Stay Together,” which he also created. Word has it that BET is already considering ordering 10 episodes of the show before even seeing the pilot.
What do you think about this sitcom idea? Will you check it out?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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