Mara Brock Akil has been drafted into the big leagues. The celebrated creator and producer of the recently canceled sitcom 'Girlfriends' and the must-see TV series, 'The Game,' is on board to write the script and executive produce a buddy comedy based on the 2006 book 'Making Friends With Black People,' Variety reported.About the state of race relations in the U.S., the project is being developed as a sitcom for NBC, and Salim Akil, her husband, is also on board too. 'Making Friends' will center on two guys -- one African-American and one white -- who become close friends, but who don't necessarily see things the same way. Nick Adams, a standup comic, wrote the book as a humorous look at how people dance around issues of race. He'll serve as a co-producer on the project.