Following her work as producer and writer of the ABC sitcom, black-ish, Yvette Lee Bowser has been on a roll as executive producer, writer, and showrunner of the Netflix series, Dear White People.  As Lionsgate recently renewed the critically acclaimed Dear White People for its third season, the network has now signed an overall deal for Bowser to develop her own television series.

The Living Single creator, spoke on her latest deal, stating, “I’m delighted to expand my relationship with Kevin, Chris and the rest of the Lionsgate team through this exciting new venture. Lionsgate’s longstanding commitment to deliver daring premium content to diverse audiences makes them a perfect partner, and I look forward to working together on more projects for their slate.”

Lionsgate EVP and Head of Worldwide Scripted Television, Chris Selak, also mentions, “We’re incredibly proud to begin this new phase of our relationship with Yvette who’s helmed some of the most iconic and diverse shows in television. With her creative vision, sophisticated wit and passion for telling authentic, relatable stories, we look forward to collaborating with her on new series that reflect her bold, original and provocative signature.”

Bowser has created and sold over twenty five pilots for television over the past fifteen years, and became the first African American woman to develop her own prime-time series in 1992 with the hit classic Living Single.  She is also known for writing and producing Half & Half, Hanging with Mr. Cooper, Lipstick Jungle, For Your Love, and A Different World.   Most recently, Bowser served as a consulting producer on the ABC hit series black-ish, and is currently the showrunner and executive producer on the Netflix hit series Dear White People.



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