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LeToya Luckett Boards NBC's 'Love Is a Four Letter Word' (Exclusive)
NBC's Love Is a Four Letter Word has completed its casting shake-up.
The network has tapped former Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett to co-star in the drama pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
From TV writer/playwright Diana Son, Love Is a Four Letter Word explores what happens when three diverse couples take on issues including race, sexuality and gender roles — putting modern marriage to the test.
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Luckett will play the role of Tandi, a happily married woman and mother, who is experiencing difficulties fulfilling her dream of having a second child. Luckett assumed the role after former lead Meta Golding exited, and Cynthia McWilliams (Real Husbands of Hollywood, who had formerly been cast as Tandi) took over the starring role of Julie, an attorney formerly married to Nick (Rockmond Dunbar) and the mother of his two children.
Colin Donnell (Arrow) co-stars as Tandi's husband Sean and Nick's friend. Brian Tee, Nadine Velazquez, Monet Mazur, Lauryn Hardy, Alex Henderson and Iyanna Arrigo round out the cast.
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Son will pen the script and exec produce the 20th Century Fox Television and Fabrik production alongside Mikkel Bondesen, Kristen Campo and George Tillman, who will direct the pilot.
Luckett's credits include a recurring role on HBO's upcoming Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson series Ballers as well as VH1's Single Ladies and HBO's Treme. An original member of Destiny’s Child, Luckett has since pursued a successful solo career with a new album due in the spring. She is repped by APA, Everly Lee and Stone Meyer.