“Born Again Virgin” is an all-new dramedy series premiering on TV One this summer, as the network continues to make strides towards a lineup that includes more original scripted programming. The network aired the pilot as a sneak preview on Friday, February 6 at 11 p.m. after the 46th NAACP Image Awards. The setting of the show is set in Atlanta and shot in Atlanta. Production for the series begins next month. It’s a planned 30-minute series, which explores the love lives of three 30-something best friends: Jenna, a blogger/journalist who decides takes a vow of celibacy after a stream of unsuccessful dates and hook-ups. She decides to document her newly adapted sex-fast and share the “sexcapades” of her girlfriends â€“ Kelly and Tara. The blogging angle is reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw from the iconic HBO show “Sex and the City.”
Jenna is determined to make the blog a success and transform her friends’ lives in the process. Jenna’s best friend and roommate Kelly, an image brand consultant/publicist, is known equally for her success and bad taste in men. Sleeping rent-free on Kelly & Jenna’s couch is, Tara, Kelly’s ultra-needy client. She wants to be famous and will stop at nothing to get there. Tara is beautiful, but spoiled, and would rather spend time between acting gigs finding her next suitor of the month to pay her bills rather than getting an actual job. And just as Jenna is settling into her new found virginity, in comes her new neighbor Donovan. A hot, single lawyer, Donovan quickly challenges her vow of celibacy. The cast does not boast any big names: Danielle Nicolet (Jenna), Gabrielle Dennis (Kelly), Eva Marcille (Tara), Durrell â€˜Tank’ Babbs (Donovan) and Jackie Long (Rick). So sort of like “Single Ladies,” the trio of women will deal with friendship, dating and career challenges.
by Farren Washington