Two major networks are in the business of hiring young Black actors for their fall lineup.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has just signed up Amaury Nolasco, Joy Bryant and Jurnee Smollet for regular roles on three of their shows.
Jurnee will be joining the cast of football drama “Friday Night Lights” where she’ll be playing the daughter of an athlete once headed to the NFL. Jurnee’s character will be subject to no end of drama as she tries to help her dad raise her brothers and sisters.
Joy Bryant will make take on the role of a single mother on “Parenthood.” She’ll be playing a woman trying to restart her dance career by heading to California’s Bay Area. While there, she’ll also
Meanwhile, Amaury is set to team up with Regina King “Southland” where he’ll take on the role of her new detective partner.
And ABC has brought Mechad Brooks (aka Eggs from “True Blood”) on as a regular for the new legal drama, “The Deep End.” He’ll play the role of Malcom Bennet who is an associate at a huge Los Angeles law firm.
This will be a return to the network for Mechad who also had a recurring role on “Desperate Housewives.”
– Sonya Eskridge
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