The BET network will air the new comedy series “Real Husbands of Hollywood” which is designed to keep you laughing as they spoof one of the most popular reality TV series to date, “The Housewives.” According to an interview with Kevin Hart by Essence on Thursday, Jan. 10 the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” started out as just a skit on the BET Awards.
The new spoof television comedy “Real Husbands of Hollywood” is scheduled to premiere on BET Wednesday, Jan. 15, and will focus on a group of male celebrities that hang out together while their famous wives are away at work.
Kevin Hart called in some favors and was able to put together a group of his celebrity friends to star in the “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” The series will feature stars Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Duane Martin, Boris Kodjoe, J.B. Smoove and Robin Thicke.
The “Real Housewives” franchise has captured some of the most dramatic and volatile moments between the women on each series. They have also suffered through lost friendships, divorces, jail and other misfortunes. It will be interesting to see just how the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” will choose to incorporate these situations into their show.
Kevin Hart told Essence during their interview that after the skit of the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” on the BET Awards he was inundated with messages on whether it would become an actual show. Due to the popularity of the skit and public outcry Kevin decided to move forward with the venture.
After we did the sketch [BET] received emails and tweets of people asking, “Was it real? Is this going to be a series?” People were just in love with the overall idea of it. At the time I didn't feel like it could be a show because, as I said, it was just a sketch, and after a while that sketch is eventually gonna get old, you know? But I discussed it with my writing partners and we said, “You know, we probably could pull it off. We would have to make this a fake reality show.”
Ta'Mika Reynolds from South Euclid, Ohio can't wait for Wednesday to watch the show. “I'm looking forward to watching the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” because it appears as if the guys are going to take things to the extreme and it will keep you laughing, says Ta'Mika. I'm also looking forward to seeing the beef between Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon over Mariah Carey because it seems hilarious in the commercial, she continued.
There are lots of fans in the making already who really hope “Real Husbands of Hollywood” lives up to the hype. Only time will tell.
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