Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil

BET has given the green light to Single Black Female, a drama from The Game creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, Deadline reports.

The project is about the personal and professional life of an Atlanta-based talk show host. The series, written by Brock Akil, is part of the Akils' deal with the network that includes a series and several pilot commitments.

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Brock Akil most recently wrote and Akil directed the remake of the film Sparkle, which will feature Whitney Houston in her final role. It's slated for an August release.