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Whoa! Now this sounds like it could be good. Really good. Tika Sumpter, who’s currently starring at the box office in “Southside and You” and on Oprah’s OWN in “The Haves and Have Nots,” has got a new project. She’s set to co-executive produce and star in a new drama for CBS called “The 313.”

313 of course is the area code for Detroit which is where the series will be set. The premise is that a sex scandal has brought down the current administration and suddenly a 29-year-old female City Council President (Sumpter) becomes the Mayor of Detroit and has to deal with all the drama the job brings.

The project is the creation of writer Tracy McMillan (“Satisfaction,” “Mad Men”) and producer Michael London. It’s London’s first broadcast sale under the first-look deal he and his production company, Groundswell Productions, entered with CBS TV Studios in June, according to Deadline. The project was brought to Groundswell by director of development Hilary Zaitz Michael.

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source: BlackAmericaWeb.com

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