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Gladys Knight

The Secret White House Project

3/23/2012 2:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Gladys Knight is pulling double duty ... 'cause in between training sessions for "Dancing with the Stars," TMZ has learned Knight is also working on a top secret scripted TV show.

Sources close to production tell us ... Knight has been cast to star in a show called "The First Family" ... about a fictional President of the United States who's juggling work with his family life. We're told Gladys is playing the President's mother.

Sources connected to Gladys tell TMZ ... the Motown legend is working extremely hard to handle both gigs ... and producers on both shows are being very flexible to accommodate the star.

We're told the sitcom is already garnering interest from a major network ... which has made it clear they want to rush production to capitalize on Knight's "Dancing" momentum.

We spoke with Byron Allen -- the Executive Producer of "First Family" -- who tells us, "Gladys is truly an American treasure and we're excited to work with her."

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1.

Kelly    

It'll never work. She's too old.

852 days ago
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Blue Lake    

Gladys needs to get her cheddar in advance if she's working with this creep.

852 days ago
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TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

It's already been cancelled...or should be.

852 days ago
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Rickey    

You know, I was in Vegas and saw Gladys’s show at the Tropicana. I must say, it was awesome! It is really worth the cash advance I spent on going there. However, I would like some information on her upcoming releases. Which she did at the show a very sexy young man playing a violin…? He was great also. I just wonder what was the title of that song? And when will it be out, and what is the man’s name? Thank you again for a wonderful show. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!

852 days ago
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Truth    

THIS IS A COMPLETE FLOP... HAVEN'T WE SEEN THIS **** BEFORE? OH YEA, IT WAS TITLED THE LAME "COSBY SHOW". WHAT A YAAAWWNER. #TRUTH!!

852 days ago
6.

John    

Gladys Knight has always been a very good actress. I remember seeing her in Pipe Dream, a movie that she starred in some years ago. She's just as good an actress as she is a singer... pretty close.

852 days ago
7.

SLH    

do singers ever sing any more??? ffs

852 days ago
8.

gossipgirl86    

Go Glady's! You are the BOMB!

852 days ago
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Christina G.    

It sounds like a winner, but they need to rush it for another reason--Obama may not be in office by the time it airs, which would reduce the audience appeal.

852 days ago
10.

stu    

ANYTHING that Byron Allen does sucks worse that Tyler Perry.
He's responsible for doing Gloria Alred FAKE court show.
LUV Gladys has a singer.

852 days ago
11.

jak    

Where are her Pips?

852 days ago
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DeeDee    

Gladys, you are so above doing this piece of shiite. This guy was Zero's speech writer. He thinks he can do a tv show now? FAIL.

852 days ago
13.

Sultry    

Love you Gladys! Hope the show is a big long lasting HIT!

852 days ago
14.

Lucille    

That's nice, you go Gladys!

852 days ago
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Luz    

I am so proud of that woman, Gladys Knight, the way she danced to that Cha-Cha in DWTS! It's clear to see she's a true professional and a great trooper. A chip from the old tree like they don't come any more!

852 days ago
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