The Chi is without a doubt, one of the best shows on television right now and we have the show’s creator and executive producer, Lena Waithe to thank for that.
Needless to say, that when Waithe’s new pilot deal with TBS for her show Twenties, we were ecstatic!
Waithe write the show while she was in her twenties (hence the title) and is said to be a much lighter drama than her current Showtime series. Speaking to Vulture last year, the Emmy award-winning writer spoke about developing Twenties:
“I’m in the process of trying to get it going, so stay tuned. Hopefully this episode will help this network be like, “Okay, let’s give this girl a show.” I don’t know if I necessarily want to be in it, but I wrote these, and people all over town were reading both scripts together and were like, “Who is this unicorn?” She wrote this half-hour, light but very emotional thing about these three black girls in L.A. in their 20s, and this hour-long drama about five black men on the Southside of Chicago? My goal is to get both on the air. We got one down, so I’m trying to get the other one going.”
Well, after years of hard work, her dream is now being turned into a reality.