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Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore team up for new HBO comedy series

August 7th, 2013 | by ND McCray
Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore team up for new HBO comedy series
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The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl creator and star, Issa Rae has linked up with The Daily Show‘s Larry Wilmore to co-write a new comedy series for HBO.

Rae will be star and, alongside Bernie Mac Show co-creator Wilmore, co-executive producer of the forthcoming show, which will reportedly continue to focus on her popular web series’ theme of, “awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern day African-American woman.”

The actress and writer teamed up with Shonda Rhimes and ABC Studios last year to develop two new series, I Hate L.A. Dudes – a half-hour comedy focusing on an aspiring journalist new to L.A. who’s adjusting to the local dating scene – and The Mix; a comedic drama honing in on the public and private lives of five women on a popular morning talk show.

Rae is also expected to release a memoir/collection of personal essays next year, published through Simon & Schuster.

Source: Deadline