#ConversationStarter: Sitcom Shake Up At BET.

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There will be only one doctor in the house when BET’s sitcom Reed Between The Lines returns for its second season.

The series touted as a modern ‘Cosby Show’ focused on Alex and Carla Reed played by Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Tracee Ellis Ross respectively.

Alex is a stay-at-home dad and online college professor and Carla a psychiatrist.

Together they raise twins from Carla’s previous marriage and one of their own.

Malcolm Jamal-Warner’s TV wife Tracee Ellis Ross announced last Friday that she will not be returning for the sophomore season nor did she explain why she is leaving.

However she hinted there is a possibility of her return somewhere down the line.

2011 Promo For “Reed”

From the L.A. Times:

Ross in a statement said that “Reed Between the Lines” was a show “I believe in and care about” and that there was a “chance” she might return at some point. Loretha Jones, BET’s president of original programming and news, called Ross “an amazing talent,” adding, “We wish her nothing but the best and hope to work with her again in the future.”

Carla will be written out as moving to LA for a “dream job” and wanting the family to join her. However, her husband thinks it would be unfit for the kids to leave their Atlanta home. Leaving Alex to take care of the kids on his own.

Joining the cast in light of Ross’ departure is Michole White, Tony Rock and Charlie Robinson.

White and Rock will play old pals of Alex aiding him in adjusting to a new lifestyle while Robinson will play his dad.

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Chime in:

Will the “modern Huxtables” survive without one of its brightest star?

Will you buy into Carla leaving her kids for a dream job?

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