NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedian and actor, Kevin Hart teams up with BET Networks to bring viewers one of the funniest shows on television "Real Husbands of Hollywood." (#BETRealHusbands) The semi-scripted series is the fakest reality show ever following these men of Hollywood along their surreal lives. Enjoy the ride as these guys take on all things, from the husband's point of view. You may recognize some situations or characters from those other reality shows. That is completely on purpose, tune in to the network premiere Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 10-10:30 p.m. EST/PST.
"I haven't been this excited about a project of mine in a while, there is nothing like this on television......the levels of funny that will be reached on this show are endless!!!," said Kevin Hart.
Kevin Hart recently divorced, Nick Cannon, husband of superstar Mariah Carey, Boris Kodjoe, husband of actress Nicole Ari Parker, Duane Martin, husband of actress Tisha Campbell-Martin, J. B. Smoove, husband of the songstress Shahidah Omar and Robin Thicke, husband of actress Paula Patton, round off the main cast of characters with a number of special guest appearances by television, film, music and sport's top stars including Jay Leno, Ed O'Neill, Shaquille O'Neal, Nelly, Faizon Love, Common, Trey Songz, Cedric the Entertainer and several other A-list surprises.
"We knew after the response to the 'Real Husbands' sketches on the BET Awards that we had something special. Look in the dictionary under the word 'obvious' and you see a picture of us deciding to turn the sketches into a series," said Stephen Hill, BET's President of Music Programming and Specials. "Kevin Hart leads an incredible cast in this show that turns all of the conventions you hate to love in those wives shows on their collective ear. We are SO proud to be working with this all-star production team. This is the best funny you'll see on TV this year."
"Real Husbands of Hollywood" is executive produced by Kevin Hart ("Think Like A Man," "Laugh At My Pain"); Stan Lathan ("Martin," "Moesha"); Ralph Farquhar ("The Parkers," "Married With Children"); Jesse Collins ("The BET Awards," "The 54th Annual Grammy Awards"); Tim Gibbons ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"); Chris Spencer ("MTV 2012 Video Music Awards," "Def Comedy Jam"); Dave Becky ("Everybody Hates Chris"); along with BET Networks' President of Music Programming and Specials, Stephen Hill are the executive producers behind this bold, new series.
Follow the cast of husbands on Twitter: @KevinHart4real, @NickCannon, @RobinThicke, @BorisKodjoe, @DuaneMartin and @ohsnapjbsmoove.
The new scripted comedy "Second Generation Wayans" (#BETWayans) will debut at 10:30 p.m. EST/PST, after the premiere of "Real Husbands of Hollywood." This hilarious half-hour series stars Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans, George O. Gore II and Tatyana Ali. During the show, viewers will see the good, the funny and the ugly as Damien Dante and Craig emerge from the long shadows of their uncles to carve out their own paths to stardom in Hollywood. Joining the duo on this ride is friend and business partner George O. Gore II and their office assistant Maya (played by Tatyana Ali). "Second Generation Wayans" is executive produced by Devon Shepard, Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans and George O. Gore II for BET Productions.
"The Wayans family name is synonymous with comedy and entertainment, and you'll indulge in plenty of laughter and amusement in 'Second Generation Wayans.' You'll also witness firsthand that life as a Wayans and childhood star isn't all fun and games in Hollywood. In a way, this series is a behind the scenes look at what it's like to juggle the pressures of being famous while trying to create your own path," says Loretha Jones, President of Original Programming, BET.
This new comedy series will also feature special guests Marlon Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr., Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, DeRay Davis, Gabourey Sidibe, Erik Estrada, Terry Crews, LeToya Luckett, Keith Robinson, Affion Crockett amongst others.
For more information about "Second Generation Wayans" visit BET.com/SecondGenerationWayans.
Follow the cast of "Second Generation Wayans" on Twitter: Starring @DamienDW, @CraigWayans, & @OfficialTatyana.
For video sneak peeks and first looks of "The Real Husband of Hollywood" and Second Generation Wayans visit their official pages respectively at BET.com/rhoh and BET.com/SecondGenerationWayans. Viewers can also find series updates on Facebook by liking the fan pages at facebook.com/BETRealHusbands and facebook.com/BET2ndGenWayans. Also, join the conversation about the shows on Twitter by using hashtags: #BETRealHusbands and #BETWayans; follow the show for all updates & special surprises @BETRealHusbands and @BET2ndGenWayans.
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