As celebs, media and those lucky enough to grab a ticket to the premiere settled in their seats, BET CEO Debra Lee greeted the audience. It was the intro to a promising look for BET as it builds new original programming for its viewers. As the cast of “Second Generation Wayans” was introduced, the audience clapped and howled as the actors made their way to the front of the theater for introductions. Perhaps the best, and worst moment of the night was the slip of the tongue made by BET President Stephen Hill. As Hill introduced the cast of “Real Husbands of Hollywood”, he mistakenly called Duane Martin, Duane Nelson. After a few “Oh no, he didn’t” remarks from the audience, Martin saved the moment by grabbing the microphone and stating “My name is Duane Campbell.” Cheers all around.
Words of a true husband of Hollywood.
Kevin Hart hits a slam-dunk, hole in one, grand slam and touchdown with the new half-scripted comedy show. Big ups go to Nick Cannon who held it down for the Mariah mansion – oops, I mean who held his own (that was a point for Kevin). Duane Martin was cast perfectly as the friend with big, yet bogus dreams and scams. Boris, as we all picture him to be, is the glue of sensibility that holds it all together. JB Smoove was the backseat comic who kept everyone laughing when Kevin was clearing his throat. But the award for coolest man of the hour goes to: Robin Thicke, who was simply Robin. By being the hot fabulous singer that he is, Robin was all that and more. You’ll see.
Guest appearances in only the first episode of “Real Husbands of Hollywood” include: Ed O’Neil, Melanie Fiona, Russell Simmons and more. Kevin may be short but his list of celebrity friends is long.
“Second Generation Wayans” is a very promising scripted show with guest appearances by Regina Hall, DeRay Davis and Letoya Luckett.
as cousins Damien Dante Wayans and Craig Wayans fight to get from up under their uncles’ shadows, their real-life situations of being broke, jobless and overlooked for roles make this dramedy one to remember. You’ll definitely get a chuckle from the struggle.
And that’s a wrap!
Check out the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” airing Tuesday, January 15th (10:00pm EST/PST) followed by Second Generation Wayans (10:30pm EST/PST) on BET.