The future of the show is uncertain
By Valerie Milano
Husbands at TCA (Jan. 6, 2013)
Pasadena, CA (Hollywood Today
) 2/4/2013 – “What’s happening right now happens on the damn show. I cuss his ass out several times.” – Comedian and actor J.B Smoove to his co-star of Real Husbands of Hollywood, Kevin Hart.
The new reality show spoof from the BET Network premiered January 15th. Real Husbands of Hollywood
features an all star cast including the likes of Nick Cannon, Nelly, Robin Thicke, Kevin Hart and a few others, all of whom are not coincidentally married to women who are also a part of the Hollywood elite. Though the men play themselves on the show, the series is semi-scripted and was created to poke fun at the ridiculousness of the reality television genre. Hart, who is America’s hottest new funny man, decided to take on the project because he believes it’s something fresh and unprecedented that has the potential to be an enormous success. “Honestly, you know what, this show actually was something I wanted to do because it’s so different, you know. Not only is it different for me, but it’s different for BET, and BET, they’re changing. The network is changing, and I have a part a chance to be a part of that change. This show can be groundbreaking.” Says Kevin Hart.
With Hart and Smoove both being comedians who have extensive backgrounds in stand up and improv, the banter between the two is nothing short of hilarious. In fact, it is Hart’s personality and humor that drives the show and works as a gel for the rest of the cast. Co-stars Boris Kodjoe and Duane Martin are no strangers to the big screen, but their counterparts Nelly and Nick Cannon seem to struggle a bit with their comedic delivery. Regardless, the show keeps pace, moving on quickly to the next moment and opportunity to bust viewer’s guts. Set to be a 10 episode season, the 20 minute series premiere saw Kevin Hart get beat up by a nine year old, Duane Martin debuting his “breakaway” men’s suit and Hart blatantly showing interest in Robin Thicke’s very beautiful and very talented wife, actress Paula Patton (Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol). While Real Husbands of Hollywood
has no shortage of egos, cat fights and yelling matches designed to mimic those we might see on a “real” reality show, Hart and BET executives are sure not to push the envelop when it comes to racial stereotypes and being offensive to the viewing public. “I think that we made it a priority not to go too far within the jokes that we were trying to create. And we made sure that we didn’t want to offend women or even men or particular races. And I think that’s something that BET stands strong behind because that’s not what their network is about, nor is it what this show is about. It’s about fun. It’s about making fun of what we see on a regular basis.” Says Hart.
The future of the show is uncertain, but if those involved in the project and individuals who have seen the premiere are right, we’ll be tuning into Real Husbands of Hollywood
for many years to come.
premiere of Box Tops for Education Town Hall, is available today! Here is the link:
The lively panel discussion includes BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood” star Boris Kodjoe, his wife, actress Nicole Ari Parker, Grammy award-winning artist Rozonda “Chili” Thomas, Spelman College President Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, and Box Tops for Education Brand Manager Tommy Hillman. MSNBC Contributor and Executive Editor of Politic365.com
Jeff Johnson moderated.
Viewers will hear Boris and Nicole reveal personal challenges regarding parenting and ensuring their children receive the best education while Chilli encourages parents to value education as opposed to purchasing material items for their kids.