BET Orders New Reality Series Starring Nelly, Keyshia Cole & The Mann Family
BET has ordered three new reality series for its upcoming 2014 fall schedule. R&B singer Keyshia Cole returns to the network for the third time, while St. Louis veteran Nelly, and acting couple David and Tamela Mann get their own shows as well.
Cole already had two shows air on the network with Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is airing 2006-2008 and Keyshia & Daniel: Family First in 2012. The untitled project will air for six 30-minute episodes and will be produced by James DuBose’s DuBose Entertainment, Manny Halley from the Imani Entertainment Group and Cole herself. Kai Bowe will serve as an co-executive producer.
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The untitled Nelly vehicle, meanwhile, will focus on the rapper navigating his hip-hop career, fashion businessman/co-owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats and father to his biological children and his late sister’s children, all while balancing a relationship with Miss Jackson, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ex-girlfriend. The eight hourlong episodes will, as BET says, offer viewers an all-access pass to Nelly’s life. The eight hourlong episodes will, as BET says, offer viewers an all-access pass to Nelly’s life. Nelly will executive produce the Entertainment One series alongside Tara Long, John Morayniss,Howie Miller, David Shaye, Kim McKoy and Shanta Conic and co-executive producer J. Erving.
Finally, the untitled Manns entry will follow Tamela Mann (Diary of a Mad Black Woman) and David Mann (Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns) and feature the couple at home with their four adult children, at exclusive events and with their famous friends. The couple, married for 26 years, have become well-known around the globe for their roles in Tyler Perry’s film and stage work. BET has picked up eight hourlong episodes of the show from Entertainment One. The Manns exec produce alongside Long, Miller, McKoy, Roger Bobb and Phil Thornton.
The upcoming shows bolster BET’s current original programming lineup which features Being Mary Jane, The Game, Let’s Stay Together, Real Husbands of Hollywood and reality series Sunday Best.