Scripted television is making a heavy comeback in the midst of all this reality TV. NBA star Nick Young and actress and reality star Tami Roman star in The Assist, a new pilot being shopped around to networks. The Assist is a comedic drama from executive producer Ernest Dukes that also stars acting newcomer Paris Phillips and R&B singer Brooke Valentine (remember the song ‘Girlfight’ featuring Big Boi).
The Assist centers on a charismatic street-smart girl from Brooklyn (Phillips) who gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to work for an NBA superstar (Young) after a chance encounter. Shamicka Lawrence of Hollywood Exes serves as a producer on The Assist which is currently being pitched to various networks. Check out a few excerpts from the cast and producer below.