As reported by MSDTV, rumors had spread that Tracee Ellis Ross was being replaced by Tony Rock on Reed Between the Lines.
Ellis confirms her departure and explains why she’s jumped ship..
Tracee tells Essence.com
“It was that BET hadn’t decided if they were picking up the show yet or not. During that time when they didn’t know, I was offered a really amazing pilot for NBC, and BET graciously allowed me to go and do it.”
“Then the timing got complicated and there was a need to move forward. [BET] had to figure out how to deal without me because I wasn’t available. But it’s not because I wanted to leave.”
“I love Reed Between the Lines, I believe in it. There is a chance I’ll go back, always. There’s nothing weird about it.”