VH1 and BET (both subsidiaries of Viacom) are teaming up to develop a one-hour drama that is slated to premiere simultaneously on both networks. The show, Wifey, is about the newly widowed wife of a hip-hop mogul who takes over her husband’s record label.
The pilot will be directed by BET President of Entertainment Reginald Hudlin.
“This project represents a first on several levels," said Hudlin in a statement. "BET has never jointly developed or produced a program with any other network, the premiere/revenue structure is unique,and I imagine it’s the first time that a network head has directed a pilot.”
Queen Latifah is set to serve as an executive producer of the show for her production company, Flavor Unit.