The cancellation of “Love Is” had fans of “Black Lightning” wondering if their favorite show would follow in its footsteps.
But according to Deadline, The CW, the network that airs the show, has renewed the show for its third season.
After Amber Dixon Brenner came forward with allegations that Akil sexually and physically abused her and stole portions of her work for OWN’s “Love Is,”
As a result, the show was canceled.
Afterward, Warner Bros. said that they were launching their own investigation. They found that not a “single person” on the series had issues or complaints about Akil.
Mark Pedowitz, president of the CW said he believed Akil’s lawsuit was personal.
“When litigation came to us, Warner [Bros] did the appropriate thing and did an investigation on the set… and there is no world where that is not a safe place, there were no wrongdoings found,” he said during his executive session at TCA. “He had a personal issue that is nothing to do with the show. The show, as far as we’re concerned, is that Salim, the other producers, the cast and the crew, they deserve to work.”
As far as the issue of plagiarism, Pedowitz said, “I can’t say if he did or he didn’t, that’s for the the courts to decide. We’ll see what happens.”