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BET Green-lights Pilot From The Game Creator

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 11:  Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil arrive at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominees' Luncheon  at The Beverly Hills Hotel on February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

The Game creator and producers Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil have a new pilot at BET. The husband-and-wife pair is working on Single Black Female, an hour-long series about an Atlanta talk-show host, à la Ellen, Deadline reports. The show does not appear to have anything to do with obsessive identity-imitating roommates, but never say never! Brock Akil is among TV's most consistent — and consistently popular — creators of black female comedy, but the pair's upcoming movie will probably be higher profile than their other work: She wrote and he directed Sparkle, Whitney Houston's final project.

Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images