Brandy Returning To Comedy Roots

Actress/singer Brandy is returning to her comedy series roots.

Actress/singer Brandy is returning to her comedy series roots. The "Moesha" star is finalizing a development deal with Fox Broadcasting Co., Touchstone TV and studio-based Storyline Entertainment to star in a half-hour series project.

Storyline's Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will executive produce the show, with Brandy and her mother and manager, Sonja Norwood, co-executive producing. The concept for the series is being shaped up as producers are meeting with writers.

The deal reunites Brandy with Zadan and Meron. In 1997, she played the title role in the duo's hit musical "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella," which successfully launched the most recent incarnation of the "Wonderful World of Disney" franchise on ABC.

Two years later, Brandy starred opposite Diana Ross in another musical for ABC, "Double Platinum," executive produced by Zadan, Meron and Norwood.

"I'm really excited to reunite with Craig and Neil along with my mom, Sonja, on this project," Brandy says. "I feel that this team, in collaboration with Fox and Touchstone, will work to create a very exciting new series for me to star in."

While working on the project, Brandy will continue her efforts in support of her recently released Atlantic album "Afrodisiac," which debuted last month at No. 3 on The Billboard 200.

Brandy got her big break at age 14 with a role on ABC's short-lived 1993 comedy series "Thea." The following year, she released her self-titled debut album.

From 1996-2001, she starred in the hit UPN comedy series "Moesha," which spawned another long-running sitcom for the network, "The Parkers." The following year, MTV chronicled Brandy's road to motherhood in the reality series "Brandy: Special Delivery."