Tracee Ellis Ross LEAVES BET's "Reed Between The Lines"
Despite BET's "Reed Between The Lines" getting picked up for a second season, star Tracee Ellis Ross is officially OUT. Deets inside...
More shakeups in starring roles at BET. Tracee Ellis Ross, who plays Malcolm Jamal Warner's wife on sitcom "Reed Between The Lines," said today she will not be returning. This is interesting as the show revolves around her relationship and family with Malcolm's character.
According to the L.A. 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.
Similar to Tia Mowry's exit on "The Game," it will be interesting to see how the show stays afloat without its main center character. No word exactly on why Tracee left.