ABC’s ’90s girl group has found its fourth member: My Name Is Earl vet Nadine Velazquez has joined the Alphabet network’s hip-hop drama pilot Queens, our sister site Deadline reports.
The potential series follows four women in their 40s who reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the ’90s hip-hop group Nasty Bitches. Velazquez’s character, Valeria, was known as the Puerto Rican rapper Butter Pecan. The other members of the quartet are played by Eve (Eve), Brandy (Moesha) and Naturi Naughton (Power).
Velazquez’s TV credits also include Six, Major Crimes and The League.
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* Top Gear will return for Season 30 on Sunday, April 25 at 8/7c on BBC America (and streamer AMC+). Watch a trailer:
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