Everyone knows actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner from playing Theo Huxtable from the mid-80s well into the early 90s. However, many might have bypassed his recent BET sitcom “Reed Between The Lines” that starred him and Tracee Ellis Ross. Warner recently spoke to Access Atlanta about his feelings surrounding the show’s demise.
In the exclusive interview, Malcolm-Jamal Warner told the publication, “There’s really not much to say about Reed Between The Lines. BET decided not the air the second season, even though it was shot. As a result, there’s really nothing to say about the show. None of us were happy to hear [the cancellation.] They had their reasons, a lot of which I don’t understand…. I thought it was a great execution of dealing with a guy who thought he had a perfect family and marriage only to find out there were issues along the way.”
In case you didn’t know, “Reed Between The Lines” centered around a happily married and professional couple with children. Ross was a psychologist and Warner played a professor. The show followed them as they raised their three children and try to keep everything together while remaining strong as a couple.
After the first season aired to dismal ratings, Tracee Ellis Ross left the show to shoot a pilot which was never picked up. In her absence, BET allowed the show a second season, but never aired it and never gave an explanation as to why. Even when Access Atlanta reached out to BET for a comment on their Malcolm-Jamal Warner interview, none of the channel’s reps could be reached for comment.
While i understand MJW being upset about losing a job, how many people actually knew about this show and were excited about it? No shots, I’m just asking.