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tatyana_ali_martin_lawrenceMartin Lawrence also serves as an executive producer of the sitcom created by Bentley Kyle Evans and starring Tatyana Ali as a young divorcee who returns home to LA for a second chance in life and a career in her father’s real estate business

Martin Lawrence guest stars on the two-part season finale of TV One’s first original scripted series, sitcom “Love That Girl!,” starring Tatyana Ali. The two-part finale airs April 11 and April 18 at 9 PM ET. Pictured: Tatyana Ali and Martin Lawrence.Photo credit: Robert Kley/TV One.

 

 Silver Spring, MD (BlackNews.com) — TV One wraps up the season of its first original scripted series, Love That Girl!, with a special two-part finale Monday, April 11 and Monday, April 18 at 9 PM ET guest starring Martin Lawrence, who also serves as an executive producer of the series.

The breezy sitcom created by Bentley Kyle Evans (Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show).stars award-winning actress Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) as Tyana Jones, a young divorcee who returns home to Southern California for a second chance in life and a career in her father’s (Phil Morris) real estate business. When her unemployed brother Latrell (Alphonso McAuley), an aspiring stand-up comedian, unexpectedly moves in with her, the world that she was trying to create is suddenly turned upside down, and life will never be the same. Martin Lawrence guest stars April 11 and April 18 as Tyana’s Uncle Gerald, who interrupts her much-needed “staycation” when he drops in and needs a place to stay for a few days. Uncle Gerald becomes an annoying house guest, and when Tyana finally thinks he’s gonna leave, Gerald tells her he must stay for a few more weeks while he waits to collect his winnings from a horse race. Evans, through his company, Bent Outta Shape Productions, Inc., assembled a top-notch team to produce the series, including his executive producer partner Martin Lawrence. He originally brought four special episodes of the African-American produced sitcom to TV One that he had produced outside the traditional studio system in 2009 and TV One aired in January 2010 and re-assembled the team for the new series, which premiered on TV One in January 2011. Trenten Gumbs, Stacey Evans Morgan and Raphael Saadiq also serve as Executive Producers, and Evans re-assembled his talented producing team, which includes Eric D. Upshur, for the new production. Evans is also producing the series in association with HazraH Entertainment, the production company of sisters Tatyana and Anastasia Ali. Superstar comedian, actor and producer Martin Lawrence has long been an audience favorite on TV One, with his long-running sitcom Martin having continually served as one of the network’s most popular programs since it began airing in primetime when the network launched in January 2004. The episodes repeat both nights at 10 PM and at midnight (all times ET). Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvoneonline.com) serves more than 52.4 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult African American viewers. TV One’s investors include Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK; www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA and CMCSK; www.comcast.com], one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services; and The DirecTV Group.

See a clip from a Martin Lawrence episode of Love That Girl!http://lovethatgirl.tvoneonline.com/?page_id=1348


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