Damon Wayans has gained a wife in ABC's comedy pilot Never Better. Nicole Ari Parker plays the better half of Wayans' character, a recovering alcoholic now trying to be a good husband and father.Meanwhile, Keith Robinson is on board ABC's pilot Good Behavior. He'll play a cop who keeps an eye on a family of criminals led by a matriarch (Catherine O'Hara), whose husband has been jaled for five years. J.R. Whalen
On Feb. 25, Soul Food kicks off its fifth — and final — season on Showtime. At least the all-black ensemble drama is going out on a high note. Soul boasts seven nominations for the 35th NAACP Image Awards (airing March 11 on Fox). Three of the nods are for outstanding actress in a drama series: Nicole Ari Parker, Malinda Williams and Vanessa Williams. For the women who play the Joseph sisters, it's a bittersweet time.
"As soon as I met all the cast members in the audition process," Malinda says, "I told everybody, 'Y'all know we got a hit, right? Don't play.' I mean, really, from the door. The first two episodes were so incredibly written, and I knew the caliber of actors that were representing these characters. I knew we were going to be a hit."
"Even though Malinda saw