Viola Davis and Larry Wilmore Are Producing the TV Show Black Don’t Crack

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My long-lost parents Viola Davis and Larry Wilmore are collaborating on an ABC comedy about a group of black sorority sisters, titled Black Don’t Crack.

The story follows three sorority sisters as they reconnect after their college glory days (sounds like Girls Trip without the trip) and “realize that now that they are of a certain age sometimes it’s okay to crack and no one will be there for you like your sisters,” according to Deadline, which has a humorous whitesplanation of the show’s working title:

Written and executive produced by Insecure co-executive producer Regina Hicks, Black Don’t Crack is named after the popular urban phrase articulating the notion that African Americans’ skin does not wrinkle and ages slower than people from other ethnicities.


As a comedy finally focused around older black women, this has the potential to fill a Living Single void on TV. The show is being developed through ABC Studios under Davis and her husband’s production company and Wilmore’s as well. I nominate Tiffany Haddish to star in it.

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