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Ladies, thank your lucky stars! Morris Chestnut is heading over to BET to star in a leading role! Not only will Mr. Chestnut be starring in this television show, he will also be a part of its development along with other projects for the network, according to the Humor Mill Mag.

This is a win all around as BET steps their game up to show that it is a serious network with serious capabilities, having just recently premiered Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union, to rave reviews, and having penned a multi-project deal with producers Salim and Mara Brock Akil.

Chestnut has plenty of experience in television, having just recently played the role of Dr. Ike Prentiss in the Showtime drama Nurse Jackie. 

We look forward to seeing his acting chops in a lead television role as well as more of his production skills. Chestnut was a producer on the film Not Easily Broken with co-star Taraji Henson and the hit action film Takers with co-stars Idris Elba, Michael Ealy T.I., and Chris Brown. We also look forward to him reprising his role as the ever sexay football star Lance Sullivan in The Best Man Holiday coming to theaters this fall.

How do you think he’ll do on BET?

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