NBA baller Nick Young and reality star/actress Tami Roman star in The Assist, a new dramedy pilot. The Assist is a fish-out-of-water comedy from executive producer Ernest Dukes that also stars acting newcomer Paris Phillips and R&B singer Brooke Valentine.
The Assist centers on a charismatic street-smart girl from Brooklyn (Phillips) who gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to work for an NBA superstar (Young) after a chance encounter. Shamicka Lawrence (Hollywood Exes) serves as a producer on The Assist which is currently being pitched to various networks. Check out a few excerpts from the cast and producer below.
It’s a different element that I wanted to try. Basketball only lasts for so long so I wanted to branch out and see what else I could do. I don’t want to be [limited] to one category.
I wanted to do this project because I read the script and we haven’t had any really good scripted programming in a long time, everything is reality TV. Although I’ve made several checks in that genre, I’m very excited to return back to scripted TV.
[SEE THE TEASER ON THE NEXT PAGE.]