This is one we didn’t see coming.
Today, it has emerged that seasoned actress Tracee Ellis Ross has left BET ratings winner ‘Reed Between The Lines’, in which she starred as lead character Carla Reed.
In a release published by the LA Times:
Ross in a statement said that “Reed Between the Lines” was a show “I believe in and care about” and that there was a “chance” she might return at some point. Loretha Jones, BET’s president of original programming and news, called Ross “an amazing talent,” adding, “We wish her nothing but the best and hope to work with her again in the future.”
When the second season launches next July, the couple will be separated. Carla, a psychologist, has moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles to take a “dream job” and hopes the family will join her. But Alex, a university professor and stay-at-home dad, doesn’t feel a move is right for the children and chooses to stay in Atlanta.
With the series’ entire premise designed to showcase a successful African American relationship, here’s hoping it finds a unique way to handle Ross’ departure- since it means the said relationship is essentially over as far as viewers go.
Unfamiliar with the show? Peep behind the scenes footage from its last season above….