REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD” TO DEBUT ACROSS AFRICA ON BET INTERNATIONAL


…Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon & Robin Thicke star in the fakest reality show ever

Lagos, 5 February 2013: US funnyman and actor Kevin Hart has teamed up with BET to create one of the funniest comedy shows on television. “Real Husbands of Hollywood”, a semi-scripted series billed as the “fakest reality show ever”, follows a group of genuine Hollywood husbands as they live their over-the-top existences. See it from the husband’s point of view and enjoy the ride as these guys take on all challenges that life throws at them.

Real Husbands of Hollywood” premieres on BET International at 23:00 WAT/00:00 CAT on Wednesday January 13.

Parodying and lampooning the human caricatures we hate to love in reality shows, “Real Husbands of Hollywood features a cast of real-life entertainment figures, all playing loosely fictionalised versions of themselves. Starring in the show are the (recently divorced)Kevin HartNick 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). Special guest appearances by television, film, music and sport’s biggest stars come thick and fast, with cameos from Jay LenoEd O’Neill, Shaquille O’Neal, Nelly, Faizon Love, Common, Trey Songz, Cedric the Entertainer and several other A-list surprises.

Don’t be surprised if you recognise some situations or characters reminiscent of those other reality shows: the intention is deliberate!

“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.

“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.”

Follow the cast of “Real Husbands of Hollywood” on Twitter: @KevinHart4real, @NickCannon, @RobinThicke, @BorisKodjoe,@DuaneMartin and @ohsnapjbsmoove.
To join the conversation about “Real Husbands of Hollywood” on Twitter, please add the hashtag #BETRealHusbands to your Tweets.

BET International is available to 50 territories in sub-Saharan Africa via a wide range of DTH, DTT and cable platforms including Zuku(Channel 125), TopTV (Channel 190), DStv (Channel 135), GOtv (Channel 22), StartimesMyTV and ZAP (Channel 74).

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