CBS Passes on Tika Sumpter’s ‘313’ Pilot

Tika Sumpter Produced Drama Stalls at CBS

Tika Sumpter Produced Drama Stalls at CBS

Looks like Tika Sumpter just might be returning to The Haves and Have Nots next season after all. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 36-year actress will not be moving over to CBS as her pilot for the network, tentatively titled The 313, did not get a straight-to-series order as previously expected.
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Anika Noni Rose Lands Lead Role in New CBS Pilot

ANIKA NONI ROSE FOR JUSTICE ON CBS

“Dreamgirls” actress, Anika Noni Rose, is the latest Brown Sista to secure an acting gig during this busy pilot season.

According to online reports, Anika will helm the new CBS civil rights drama “For Justice,” which is based on James Patterson’s debut crime novel “The Thomas Berryman Number.” The pilot is being written by “Law & Order” alum Rene Belcher and lensed by Selma director Ava DuVernay.
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