Meagan Good Lands Lead Role in New Fox Pilot

MEAGAN GOOD MINORITY REPORT

Meagan Good has been quite the busy little bee this pilot season. As Deadline reported a few weeks ago, black actresses are in high demand this season and no one has been as highly sought after as “Think Like a Man” actress Meagan Good.

Despite her first foray as a lead on a network series ending in cancelation, Meagan’s services have continued to be in high demand, leading to several network bidding wars. Meagan was contractually obligated to NBC despite “Deception” being axed after one season. However, it appears Fox has stepped in and landed the actress for their female lead in the upcoming sci-fi drama “Minority Report.”
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Jill Marie Jones Lands ‘Evil Dead’ Leading Role

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Former ‘Girlfriends’ star Jill Marie Jones is the latest Brown Sista to be tapped to lead her own television series.

According to a recent press release, Jill will helm Starz’s upcoming original series ‘Ash vs Evil Dead,’ which starts filming in New Zealand later this spring.

The half hour series will originally air ten episodes and debut this fall alongside Starz’s 2014 break out hit ‘Power’ which stars Naturi Naughton and Omari Hardwick.
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Vanessa Williams Lands ‘Fantasy Life’ Pilot

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Former ‘Ugly Betty’ star Vanessa Williams has been tapped to star alongside Kevin Connolly in the new Fox pilot ‘Fantasy Life,’ which is based on the memoirs of ESPN fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry.

Vanessa, whose last starring role was on ABC’s ‘666 Park Avenue,’ will reportedly take on the role of Terry, the “bold and pragmatic SVP of Programming” at a major sports network and a woman not to be crossed.
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Yaya DaCosta Tapped for Lead Role in NBC Pilot

Model turned actress Yaya DaCosta has landed another plum acting role. Per Entertainment Weekly, the 32-year old Harlem native has landed a starring role in the “Chicago Fire” spin-off “Chicago Med.”

Yaya will take on the role of Maggie Seaver, a beautiful young nurse who begins dating firefighter Kelly Severide, whom she has known since high school.

DaCosta’s character will be introduced in episode 19 of this season’s “Chicago Fire,” which was recently renewed for a fourth season by NBC, after posting impressive ratings gains amongst the coved 18-49 age range.
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K. Michelle: “Worst Man I Ever Had”

With her new mixtape “S.T.O.R.M.” set for a late summer release, Jive recording artist and R. Kelly protégée K. Michelle has created a bit of buzz for herself by recording “Worst Man I Ever Had,” a cover of Beyonce’s new single “Best Thing I Never Had.” K., who says she is a longtime fan and admirer of Beyonce’s music, sings her heart out on the track and in my personal opinion, creates a tune just as awe inspiring as the original.

Give the song a listen below and let us know what you think.

And in another bit of K news, check out the singer below featured as one of Vibe magazine’s “Summer of Celebs in Swimwear.”