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BET’s “The Quad” will return for Season 2 on Jan. 23, 2018, the network announced on Tuesday.
Led by Anika Noni Rose, the scripted drama from executive producer Felicia D. Henderson is a true-to-life drama about HBCU (historically black college or university) culture and relationships.
The show’s second season will pick up in spring semester, with Georgia A&M’s survival as an independent, historically Black university hanging in a precarious balance as the driven Dr. Eva Fletcher (Rose) struggles to raise capital for the nearly bankrupt institution. If she fails, the school may be forced to join Georgia’s large, public and predominantly white university system in order to keep its doors open.
Rapper and producer Antwan “Big Boi” Patton Sr., RonReaco Lee (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Let’s Get Together”), Sheryl Lee Ralph (“One Mississippi,” “Ray Donovan”) and Debbi Morgan (“Power,” “All My Children”) are all slated to appear in recurring guest roles this season, alongside Jasmine Guy (“A Different World,” “School Daze”).
Patton will play Lenny Jenkins, the over-zealous father of the latest high school quarterback phenomenon.
Lee will reprise his role as Southwestern Delta University’s executive band director and Cecil Diamond’s (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) chief rival, Clive Taylor. Ralph will guest star as Ula Pettiway, Georgia A&M faculty member Carlton Pettiway’s wife, and Morgan will play Dr. Helen Chambers.