NICOLE PARKER AND BORIS KODJOE STAR AS NEWLYWEDS RYAN AND JACKSON MUSE STARTING OUT ON THEIR SECOND MARRIAGE TO EACH OTHER, ON "SECOND TIME AROUND," MONDAY, SEPT. 20 AT 9:30PM ON UPN
"Pilot" -- A few months into their second marriage, Ryan (Nicole Parker) and Jackson Muse (Boris Kodjoe) discover that their "don�t ask, don�t tell, don�t snoop" policy, as it applies to their time apart, needs some work, especially after Jackson discovers that his lovely new bride posed nude for an art show and Ryan learns that her new husband was once engaged to another woman, on the premiere of SECOND TIME AROUND, Monday, Sept. 20 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN. Stan Lathan directed the episode from a script by Ralph Farquhar and Michelle Listenbee Brown.
Later, to help the feuding newlyweds, Jackson�s brother, Nigel (Brian White), and his fianc�, Paula (Danielle Nicolet), trick the two into coming to their couples therapy group where the real truth comes out.
UPN�s new comedy SECOND TIME AROUND follows newlyweds Jackson Muse, a handsome, earnest architect, and Ryan Muse, a beautiful, free-spirited artist, who, after several adventurous years after their young first marriage ended, decide to reunite and give it another heartfelt go. Now, even with old stuff, new stuff and the stuff in between, the Muses are striving for wedded bliss. However, all of the couple's family and friends continue to dispense varied opinions and marital advice. Jackson's younger brother Nigel, a dentist whose practice scarcely covers his lavish lifestyle, and his snobbish fianc�e Paula, a real estate agent, are convinced that the twice-baked Muses need to join their couples' therapy group. Ryan's gorgeous, spirited best friend Coco, who owns a hip caf�, also remains skeptical about the reunion, certain that "leftovers shouldn't be reheated."
Nicole Parker is best known for her performance in the award-winning original series "Soul Food" as Teri Joseph, for which she received four nominations for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Parker also guest starred on several series, such as UPN�s ALL OF US, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Cosby" and "Law & Order." Additionally, Parker has been featured in several feature films, such as "Brown Sugar," opposite Taye Diggs; "Remember the Titans," starring Denzel Washington; "Blue Streak," with Martin Lawrence, and "Boogie Nights," opposite Mark Wahlberg. She has also appeared in many independent films, including "200 Cigarettes," "Loving Jezebel," "Subway Stories," and the 1999 Sundance Film Festival winner "The Adventures of Sebastian Cole." Parker has been nominated for six NAACP Image Awards and has received a special award at the Urban World Film Festival for Outstanding Body of Work as an Actress.
Boris Kodjoe most recently starred in the award-winning series "Soul Food," a role for which he received three NAACP Award Nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He has made guest starring appearances on UPN�s EVE and ALL OF US, "Street Time," "Boston Public," "For Your Love" and "The Steve Harvey Show." On film, Kodjoe appeared in the features "Love & Basketball" and "Brown Sugar," for which he received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
Brian White will star this fall in the feature "Mr. 3000," where he plays a young, up-and-coming baseball superstar, opposite Bernie Mac and Angela Bassett. His other film credits include "Me & Mrs. Jones," opposite Kim Fields, "Redemption," "The Movie Hero" and "Brick."
Most recently, White appeared on television as Detective Tavon Garris in the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama series "The Shield." His other television appearances include recurring roles in UPN's "Moesha," "Spyder Games" and "Nancy Drew."
Melissa De Sousa portrayed Shelby in the romantic comedy "The Best Man," which earned her a NAACP Image Award nomination. De Sousa recently completed work on the independent film "Constellation," also starring Gabrielle Union. Her other film credits include "Laurel Canyon," "Miss Congeniality," "30 Years To Life" and "Ride." On television, De Sousa recently starred as Flex Alexander�s girlfriend Natalie in UPN's ONE ON ONE. She was also a regular in the drama "The $treet," opposite Jennifer Connelly, and the comedy "Damon," with Damon Wayans.
Danielle Nicolet got her start in acting at the age 14 when she appeared in the film "National Lampoon�s Loaded Weapon," opposite Samuel L. Jackson. She then made the transition to television with recurring roles in "Family Matters," "3rd Rock from the Sun" and "The Bernie Mac Show." In addition, Nicolet has made guest appearances in UPN�s HALF & HALF, "Angel," "For the People," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and received several award nominations for "Stargate: SG-1." In film, Nicolet worked in "Shadow of Doubt," opposite Melanie Griffith, "Race" and "A Light in the Forest."
Ralph R. Farquhar (UPN�s �Moesha� and �The Parkers�) and Claude Brooks (�Lyricist Lounge�) are executive producers. Michelle Listenbee Brown (UPN�s �The Parkers�) is the co-executive producer. Farquhar and Listenbee Brown are creators.
Ryan Muse: Nicole Parker
Jackson Muse: Boris Kodjoe
Nigel Muse: Brian White
Coco: Melissa De Sousa
Paula: Danielle Nicolet
Daphne: Sara Rafferty
Omar K. Bone: Mailon Rivera
Steve: Dan Warner
Waitress #1: Shawna Riggio
Waitress #2: Cynthia Graham
Kent Simon: John Ales
RATING: To Be Announced