Hollywood couple WILL and Jada Pinkett Smith remain very hands-on behind the scenes of their new sitcom ALL OF US - despite busying themselves with various movie projects.

The pair serve as co-executive producers for the show based loosely on their lives, which has just been given the greenlight for a full series after favourable audience numbers over the autumn (03).

And although Jada's currently acting in COLLATERAL alongside Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx, she and her husband still make sure everything's running smoothly - and have also brought former FAME star Debbie Allen on board to direct the last 12 episodes of the season.

LisaRaye McCoy, sister of rapper Da Brat and one of the stars of the show, says, "Will is coming back to guest again, and Jada is going to portray a character in an upcoming episode.

"They're here all the time for the table reads. And we get a lot of input from them on how they want to tell the story."

17/12/2003 09:06