Melissa De Sousa Joins Cast Of Centric TV’s ‘Single Ladies’Posted by Wilson Morales
January 20, 2015
Blackfilm.com has learned that Melissa De Sousa (The Best Man, Best Man Holiday) has joined the cast of the hour-long romantic comedy series ‘Single Ladies,’ which will now air on Centric TV, a division of BET Networks.
The series was picked up after VH1 cancelled the series following its third season. The new season will beginning airing on March 18.
Going into its fourth season and set in Atlanta, “Single Ladies” follows the lives of three best friends who have very different and unique philosophies on love, sex and relationships. Keisha (LisaRaye McCoy-Misick), Raquel (Denise Vasi) and April (Charity Shea) navigate the dating scene– with a few bumps and bruises along the way– and beg the question: what do women really want?
De Sousa will have a recurring role as Austin Aguilera, who is described as a Socialite extraordinaire. A party is not a party unless she has the reigns. This twitter sensation and queen of social media appears to have the popularity and adoration of an empress. But the disappointment of being alienated from her highly decorated military father has left a devastating void she’s found impossible to fill.
A veteran of numerous films and TV shows such as One on One, Second Time Around and Reed Between the Lines, De Sousa is best known for her role as Shelby in both of Malcolm D. Lee’s films, The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday.
Also part of the cast is Chastity Dotson as Roshonda ‘Ro’ Robinson, Raquel’s older Half Sister, With her street smart moxie and the attitude to match, this unrefined, unapologetic around the way girl finds herself in the spotlight when she inherits a successful business after her estranged sister, Raquel, disappears and is presumed dead. Ro will eventually impress Felicia and become friend and advisor to Austin.
Also past of the cast is Nicole Ari Parker who plays mega church pastor Dr. Evelyn Powell. Parker starred in the Showtime series Soul Food and has appeared in other TV and film projects including TNT’s Murder in the First, NBC’s Revolution, and UPN’s Second Time Around.
Executive produced by Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, the newest showrunner will be Felicia D. Henderson, who has executive produced many series such as Moesha, Sister, Sister, Soul Food, and Fringe.
The series also stars former LeToya Luckett, Damien Dante Wayans, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Travis Winfrey, D.B. Woodside and Terrell Tilford.