Queen Latifah is set to executive produce the drama, Wifey for VH1 and BET, and Latifah's Flavor Unit.

The show will be set inside the hip-hop music business; it revolves around the widowed wife of a slain hip-hop mogul who takes over his troubled record company with help from her friends. In an unprecedented collaboration between a pair of TV networks, the Viacom-owned duo are jointly developing a scripted-series pilot that, if picked up, would air in the same time slot on both channels throughout its first season, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

Production on Wifey will begin in March; the pilot will be directed by the president of entertainment at BET, Reginald Hudlin.