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Hopefully that means there will be a lot of cursing.

HBO has given the greenlight to the pilot for Insecure, a half-hour comedy written by YouTube superstar Issa Rae and The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore about "the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American." This news coupled with the upcoming release of Rae's book is making it really easy for me to give her all of my money this year.

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Rae created the popular web series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," which has over 180,000 subscribers and 20 million views, and she'll serve as co-executive producer on Insecure. Wilmore was The Daily Show's senior black correspondent for years, and has produced hits shows The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Bernie Mac Show, The Office and Black-ish. In 2012 ABC purchased the rights for I Hate L.A. Dudes, a show Rae was developing with Shonda Rhimes, but eventually passed on the project. Oh, well… We're excited to see what HBO delivers!

Danielle Henderson is a lapsed academic, heavy metal karaoke machine, and culture editor at Fusion. She enjoys thinking about how race, gender, and sexuality shape our cultural narratives, but not in a boring way.