SSGers, did you know that I'm a little bit psychic? It's totally true.
I magically knew that the Hollywood Foreign Press wouldn't nominate Tiffany Haddish for her hilarious, grapefruit-abusing turn in Girls' Trip and would completely ignore Queen Sugar--one of the best shows on television (Word in the street is: they probably don't even watch them). And earlier this week, I was thinking "Why the fork hasn't Kylie Bunbury booked another TV show?"
Ask and you shall receive! (I wish Kim Zolciak-Biermann and her dusty wig would get booted for #RHOA!)
TVLine.com reports that Bunbury, lead in the woefully short-lived Pitch, has drafted to star in the ABC reboot of Get Christie Love.
Normally, I'm against reboots, but this one brings up crickets for even me, who loves all things cop shows. Love, which ran from 1974 to 1975, was about a black CIA agent who leads special unit of super spies. So this could be the entertainment lovechild of Olivia Pope and JamesBond. Not too shabby.
The logline for the new series: “Beautiful and charismatic, Christie transforms into whoever she needs to be in order to get the job done, especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death."
Produced by Vin Diesel, Love is billed as an action-packed thriller with a heavy musical component. In terms of great action shows, let's hope it's a little more Blindspot and Nikita, and less Quantico and Castle.
My spidey-sense is also telling me that ABC is hoping Christie Love fills in some Scandal-ous stillettos in next season's schedule.
You don't need psychic powers to know that Bunbury will bring her physicality, sick talent and black girl magic to this role just as she did with Ginny Baker. Though I'm still brokenhearted over Pitch's premature cancellation, Bunbury leading yet another TV series is the best medicine ever. The full-on cure would be Mark-Paul Gosselaar cast as her second in command and love interest.
It must be noted that Get Christie Love was the first television series starring a black woman. Bunbury is in great company, sugah.
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