Magic Johnson’s Aspire Network Sets Femme-Forward Talkshow (Exclusive)

Co-hosts are Angela Burt-Murray, Erin Jackson, Issa Rae, Rene Syler, Malinda Williams

Magic Johnson’s cabler Aspire has greenlit “Exhale,” a talkshow in the vein of “The View” to be hosted by five African-American women in the entertainment space.

Weekly yakker aims to bring candid conversation to topics including family, relationships, career, money and faith. Co-hosts are journo Angela Burt-Murray, thesp and comedian Erin Jackson, helmer Issa Rae, author and TV anchor Rene Syler and actress Malinda Williams.

Exhale,” produced by Lynne Robinson and Black Robin Media, will be Aspire’s third original series. Victoria Mahoney serves as director on “Exhale.”

Show has begun lensing, and the eight-episode first run will bow in June to coincide with the net’s one-year anniversary.

“We are thrilled to add ‘Exhale’ to our lineup of original programming,” said the cabler’s g.m. Paul Butler. “This fresh, hip and candid new series will enlighten audiences with its broad range of topics relevant to the community.”

Aspire launched last June as a part of the deal struck between Comcast and NBCUniversal and targets African-American auds.

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