Kellee Stewart (My Boys) is set to team with former Sebastian Jones for BBF (Black Best Friend) a single-camera comedy based on her life. BBF has been set up at Fox through 20th Century Fox TV with a script commitment.
For over a decade, actress Kellee Stewart has built a career by playing the black best friend on TV sitcoms. BBF blows up the trope and hijacks the camera away from the usual white female lead and onto the black best friend. It follows a black woman, caught between two cultures, who steps out of the shadows of her friends in search of her authentic self.
In addition to starring, Stewart is executive producing alongside Jones, Cedric the Entertainer and Eric Rhone via Cedric’s Bird and a Bear Entertainment. Jeff Melnick (The Soul Man, Hot In Cleveland) serves as a producer.
Stewart was a series regular on the TBS comedy My Boys, playing best friend to the lead, played by Jordana Spiro, and starred in three seasons of the TV One sitcom Soul Man. Her feature credits include the Hot Tub Time Machine franchise, and she recently wrapped Lifetime movie The 10th Date. Stewart co-stars in the indie Hunter Gatherer, which opens in Los Angeles next month after a premiere at South by Southwest.