Last night Atlanta’s top tastemakers and VIP’s were treated to an exclusive viewing of TV Ones new sitcom hopeful “The Ricky Smiley Show.” The entire cast was in attendance at the Buckhead Theater walking the red carpet, engaging with fans and participating in a Q&A session regarding the show.
The fully catered event, with drinks sponsored by Grey Goose, dawned appearances by BET’s Toya Wright and Memphitz, “Love & Hip Hop ATL” Raheeda and Kirk, TLC’s Chilli, rapper Scrappy and his fiance Erika and more.
ABOUT “THE RICKEY SMILEY SHOW” COMEDY SERIES:
“The Rickey Smiley Show” is new and great multi-camera sitcom that keeps audiences laughing with the challenges, joys and insanity longtime comedian and nationally syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley faces as a single father raising three children (ages 8-18), as well his struggles with his ex-wife, extended family, and his attempts to try and have a ‘personal life.’ Just as unpredictable and entertaining – Smiley’s life at the radio station which is a hot-bed of office politics, back-stabbing, sexual innuendo, social issues, celebrity appearances, music and of course, lots of humor. The series also features several celebrity guest stars and special appearances from many of Smiley’s original characters he has made famous over the years, including Mrs. Bernice Jenkins, Lil’ Daryl, Minister Joe Willie and Beauford.
Also starring: Ray J as Kenny, Smiley’s morning show producer and protégé; J Anthony Brown as Rickey’s radio station manager Maurice, aka”Mo-Sweets” from his earlier rap career; Roz Ryan as Aunt Sylvia; Lil JJ as Rickey’s 18-year-old son Brandon; Ajiona Alexus as Smiley’s 16-year-old daughter De’Anna; Gabriel Burgess as his youngest son Aaron; Noree Victoria as his business manager Simone Renee Jackson; andDemetria McKinney as Rickey’s uber-career oriented ex-wife, Monica.
“The Rickey Smiley Show” is produced for TV One by BobbCat Films. Executive producers include veteran television and film producer Roger Bobb (Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” & “Meet the Browns”), series star Rickey Smiley, Yolanda Starks-White, and Ward White.
While I’m not a big fan of sitcoms, I actually chuckled out loud. I don’t want to spoil the premier tonight on TV One, so I’ll hold off on the specifics, but I feel confident that it’ll have a good run.
Be sure to check back for interviews from the cast tomorrow. And be sure to tune into TV One tonight as the “The Rickey Smiley Show,” will make its debut at 9PM est.
HNIC over at Bobbcat Films Roger Bobb.
The man of the hour Rickey Smiley and date.
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