This weekend, while at the press junket for Robert Townsend’s web series Diary Of A Single Mom (which is about to air it’s upcoming third season), Townsend made a startling announcement to the press; he stated that the series may land on TV One!
This news comes as groundbreaking news because it serves notice to the networks that there are African American dramas that will work for television.
If you are not familiar with Diary Of A Single Mom, here is the show description from it’s website;
Diary of a Single Mom is a web based original series that chronicles the lives and challenges of three single mothers and their families trying to get ahead despite obstacles that all single mothers face, such as childcare, health care, education and finances. The series is produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Robert Townsend, renowned for such films as Hollywood Shuffle and Meteor Man and written by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Cheryl L. West.
Diary of a Single Mom stars Monica Calhoun (The Best Man) as Ocean Jackson, a single mother of two striving to keep her family afloat while working to fulfill her own ambitions of finishing her GED, going to college and opening her own business. Along her journey, she befriends and joins forces with two other single moms, Lupe (Valery Ortiz – The N’s “South of Nowhere”), a mother juggling different fathers for each of her two children while facing health concerns that will change her life and Peggy (Janice Lynde – “Letters to Dad”), a once married, wealthy 50-something who suddenly finds herself widowed, broke and guardian to her only grandchild. Together, the three women search for support and faith as they strive to triumph over the challenges of everyday life.
Diary of a Single Mom also stars Richard Roundtree, Leon and Billy Dee Williams and was written by Cheryl L. West, and directed by Robert Townsend. The show is a PIC.tv Release, and for more info- and past episodes- check out http://pic.tv !
Stay tuned for our cast interviews this week, and leave a comment below!