Mara Brock Akil and her husband, writer-director Salim Akil, have landed at ABC with a pilot production commitment for a new comedy series titled Documenting Love.  This marks the Akil’s first broadcast sale under their three-year deal at Warner Bros. TV, which started in May.

Written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, Documenting Love draws inspiration from the Akils’ real-life relationship, and is described as a multi-camera comedic love story about a modern-day power couple.

Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil will executive produce the series through their Akil Prods. banner for WBTV.

Mara created/executive produced the 2000 sitcom Girlfriends,which aired on UPN and its successor the CW for eight seasons, and its spinoff The Game, which ran on the CW and BET for combined nine seasons. Salim was director on both and executive produced The Game.

The Game set a ratings record in its move to BET, with 7.7 million viewers tuning in for the sitcom’s premiere on the cable network. The Akils spent the last five years under overall deals at BET where Mara created and she and Salim executive produced Being Mary Jane, the network’s first one-hour scripted series, which stars Gabrielle Union. The duo is expected to consult on the series’ upcoming fourth season, and will maintain their executive producer credit on the BET series.



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