Nelly, Keyshia Cole And The Manns To Star In New Reality Shows
by BlackAmericaWeb.com,posted Aug 12 2014 6:53AM
Nelly and Miss Jackson’s relationship is headed to BET.
The rapper’s girlfriend – boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s infamous ex – will be a part of his new reality show set to air on the Viacom-owned cable network, which has also given series orders to shows starring Keyshia Cole (her third for BET), and one featuring Meet the Browns stars David and Tamela Mann.
The untitled Nelly vehicle will focus on the rapper navigating his hip-hop career, fashion business, co-ownership of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats and the raising of his biological kids and late sister’s children – all while balancing a relationship with Miss Jackson.
The eight hour-long episodes will, as BET says, offer viewers an all-access pass to Nelly’s life. Nelly will executive produce the Entertainment One series alongside Tara Long, John Morayniss, Howie Miller, David Shaye, Kim McKoy and Shanta Conic and co-executive producer J. Erving.
The untitled Cole project, picked up for six half-hour episodes, will follow her ongoing emotional journey as she confronts real-life issues, including her unstable marriage to NBA player Daniel Gibson, her evolving career, motherhood and family struggles. (The previous series, Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is and Keyshia & Daniel: Family First, ran from 2006-08 and in 2012, respectively.)
The untitled series starring the Manns will follow husband and wife Tamela and David Mann at home with their four adult children, at exclusive events and with their famous friends. The couple has been married for 26 years.
BET has picked up eight hour-long episodes of the show from Entertainment One. The Manns executive produce alongside Long, Miller, McKoy, Roger Bobb and Phil Thornton.
“These three shows are led by talent that our audience connects with but are also very different shows,” BET Senior VP of Original Programming Charlie Jordan Brookins tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re excited about these new shows. What BET does is give the audience what they’ve been looking for.”
The three additions join an unscripted roster that features long-running hit Sunday Best and scripted entries such as The Game, Being Mary Jane, Let’s Stay Together and Real Husbands of Hollywood.