HOLLYWOOD — If one little woman with a music career can star in a sitcom — that being Eve — why not two or three?
Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams of 3 Little Women, better known as 3LW, have signed with ABC for a TV series based on their recent Disney movie, “The Cheetah Girls.”
A representative for the group and the show’s producer, Debra Martin Chase (“The Princess Diaries”), said they are also discussing writing in a role for Jessica Benson, who joined the trio after Bailon and Williams made the movie.
“We’re starting [to film] in April,” Williams said at Teen People’s recent Artist of the Year party. “We’re excited.”
Like the movie, “The Cheetah Girls” sitcom will be based on Deborah Gregory’s four-year-old book series about a girl group of different ethnic backgrounds, similar to 3LW (see “3LW Don’t Judge Others By Color Of Their Spots In ’Cheetah Girls'”
). Actresses Raven (a.k.a. Raven-Symone of “The Cosby Show” fame) and Sabrina Bryan (“The
Bold and the Beautiful”) will reprise their roles on the show, which will shoot in Toronto.
“The Cheetah Girls” may be one of two upcoming TV projects for 3LW. Bailon said the trio are in talks about filming the recording process for their next release as a reality show.
“I think it’s gonna be called ’Welcome to Atlanta’ or something like that,” she said. The working title refers to the home of their new label head, Jermaine Dupri, with whom they will record Phoenix Rising (see “3LW Sign To So So Def, Ask 50 Cent To Get ’Gangsta’ With Them” ).
“We’re going to Atlanta on December 8, and we’ll actually be living there for two months,” Bailon said.
“We finished our part of the album, all seven songs, and JD will add his four,” Williams added. “We’re gonna make history.”
Finished tracks so far include “After This,” which they performed at the Lady of Soul Awards, “Bling Bling” and “Gangsta.”
Before 3LW leave for Atlanta, they hope to secure a production company for their next movie, a heart warmer they wrote themselves called “My Daughter’s Keeper” (see “3LW Script Their Own Flick; New LP Keeps Rising“ ).
The girls, who hail from different East Coast cities, have also been busy decorating a house they recently bought together in Los Angeles.
“It’s the three of us and Kiely’s mom always,” Bailon said. “We always need a chaperon with us. My mom would be mad if there wasn’t anybody watching me.”