Patti LaBelle returns to TV screens
The Grammy-winning singer previously starred in her own television series called “Out All Night.”
Patti LaBelle joins season 2 of ABC’s “The Wonder Years.”
Deadline reports that the music icon and New York Times bestselling author is set to appear in two episodes as a church choir director named Shirley Williams, the mother of Dulé Hill’s character Bill.
As theGrio previously reported, “The Wonder Years” is a reimagining of the beloved coming-of-age series that ran from 1986 to 1993. It starred Fred Savage as Kevin Arnold, an angsty middle-class teenager growing up in the suburbs of the 1960s. He won a Peabody Award and an Emmy for Best Comedy after his first season.
According to Deadline, LaBelle’s character is described as “sweet” but she “has another side when the choir members don’t quite hit the right notes.”
No premiere date has been announced for the second season, reports TV Line.
The Grammy-winning singer previously starred in her own television series called “Out All Night.” LaBelle’s film and television credits include “A Soldier’s Story”, “A Different World”, “American Horror Story”, and “The Kominsky Method”. She also starred in Season 2 of “The Masked Singer.”
Lee Daniels serves as executive producer on the reboot, which centers on a middle-class black family in Montgomery, Alabama. “The Wonder Years” also stars Don Cheadle as the narrator and adult Dean Williams, Elisha “EJ” Williams as 12-year-old Dean, along with Saycon Sengbloh as Lillian Williams and Laura Kariuki as Kim Williams.
The series marks a reunion for Daniels and LaBelle, who worked on the two Fox dramas, “Empire” and “Star.”
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