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'Rickey Smiley Show' Co-Star Roz Ryan Has A Few Words For S&A Readers...

TV One will premiere the second season of the network's original sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show this Friday, July 26 at 9pm Et, with back-to-back episodes. The Rickey Smiley Show stars the radio personality as Rickey Smiley, a character loosely based on his own life - a popular, local DJ based in Atlanta, who is the single father to three children. The show's stories are derived from Rickey's attempt to raise his children by himself and still have a personal life, as well as from the dynamic situations that arise at the radio station. Joining Smiley in the cast for the 13-episode second season are Ray JJ. Anthony BrownLil Jj, Roz...
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The Rickey Smiley Show

Network: TV One

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: September 18, 2012 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Rickey Smiley, J. Anthony Brown, Noree Victoria, Demetria McKinney, Lil' Jj, Ajiona Alexus, Gabriel Burgess, Roz Ryan, and Ray J.

TV show description:

Rickey Smiley (playing a fictional version of himself), is a popular, local DJ based in Atlanta. He's also the single father of three children. The show's stories are derived from Rickey's attempts to raise his children while still having a personal life. In addition, the stories come from situations at his job at the radio station.

At work, Rickey deals with characters like radio station manager Maurice (J. Anthony Brown) -- also known as "Mo Sweets" in his earlier rap career -- and Kenny (Ray J.), Rickey's producer and protégé.
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TV One Renews 'The Rickey Smiley Show' For A Second Season, Orders 26 New Episodes

Your reactions to the new series, which debuted last September on TV One, weren't the most favorable, based on comments I read on this blog. But obviously enough of you have been watching the new comedy series starring comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley (produced by Roger Bobb) because the network has announced that it is renewing the series for a second season. When it debuted last September, the show delivered the highest rated original series premiere in TV One's History, setting a record! Joining Smiley in the cast are Ray JJ. Anthony BrownLil JjRoz RyanNoree Victoria and Demetria McKinney. The show will has...
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TV One's 'The Rickey Smiley Show' Propels Network To New Ratings Record

Your reactions to the new series, which debuted 2 nights ago on TV One, weren't the most favorable, based on comments I read. But obviously, enough of you tuned in to watch the new comedy series starring comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley, produced by Roger Bobb, when it aired on TV One, on September 18, 2012, at 9pm, because the network is stating, via press release this morning, that the show delivered the highest rated original series premiere in TV One's History, setting a record. Joining Smiley in the cast are Ray JJ. Anthony BrownLil JjRoz RyanNoree Victoria and Demetria McKinney. ...
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Premiering Tonight: TVOne's 'Rickey Smiley Show' (Ray J, J. Anthony Brown, Roz Ryan Co-Star)

The new comedy series starring comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley is produced by Roger Bobb and will premiere on TV One, tonight, September 18, 2012, at 9pm. Joining Smiley in the cast will be Ray J, J. Anthony Brown, Lil Jj, Roz Ryan, Noree Victoria and Demetria McKinney. The show will also feature some 10 guest appearances throughout the season, including Fred Hammond, Lisa Ray, Tommy Ford and Terri J. Vaughn. Details on series plot, and more in the press release below (preview of the series at the bottom of this post):  - The Rickey Smiley Show, scheduled to premiere on September, 18, 2012 on TV One, will offer an all-star cast which, in...
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'The Rickey Smiley Show' Premieres Tomorrow on TV One (Video)

Tune in alert for TV One's latest sitcom "The Rickey Smiley Show," which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 18 (9/8 c). The new series stars comedian and nationally syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley, as well as stars singer/actor Ray J, comic J. Anthony Brown, Roz Ryan ("Amen"), Noree Victoria ("Necessary Roughness.) and Demetria McKinney (.Tyler Perry.s House of Payne.). From TV One "The Rickey Smiley Show" stars comedian and nationally syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley. The new comedy is loosely based on Smiley's life as a radio personality and a single father trying to balance family life-having life- and a career in the spotlight. The series also stars singer/actor Ray J, veteran comic J. Anthony Brown, Roz Ryan ("Amen"),
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TV One's 'Rickey Smiley Show' Premieres Sept 18 (Ray J, J. Anthony Brown, Roz Ryan Co-Star)

The new comedy series starring comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley is produced by Roger Bobb and will premiere on TV One, on September 18, 2012. Joining Smiley in the cast will be Ray J, J. Anthony Brown, Lil Jj, Roz Ryan, Noree Victoria and Demetria McKinney. The show will also feature some 10 guest appearances throughout the season, including Fred Hammond, Lisa Ray, Tommy Ford and Terri J. Vaughn. Details on series plot, and more in the press release below (preview of the series at the bottom of this post):  - The Rickey Smiley Show, scheduled to premiere on September, 18, 2012 on TV One, will offer an all-star cast which, in addition to the...
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Radio veteran Joyner set for 'next frontier'

Radio veteran Joyner set for 'next frontier'
LAS VEGAS -- For Tom Joyner, the decision to add a television show to his resume after three decades on radio was an easy one. "I'm finally at that point where (television) is the next frontier," said the host of The Tom Joyner Morning Show, which is syndicated in more than 115 radio markets nationwide. Now, he's at the National Association of Television Program Executives selling a one-hour weekend variety-comedy show targeted to air Saturday nights and launch in the fall. The Tom Joyner Show is being distributed by his company Reach Media, which also syndicates his radio program. For the past several years, Joyner and his radio cast and crew have been traveling to more than 20 cities annually to hold live entertainment-variety shows he's dubbed Sky Shows. They've featured appearances by such performers as Usher, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, Bill Cosby and D.L. Hughley. "It's a rock show without the rock stars," said J. Anthony Brown, Joyner's sidekick.

Drumline

Drumline
Back in the day, before Dallas Austin became a red-hot record producer, with Madonna, TLC, Pink and Brandy among his many clients, he got an early taste of the music business as a high school band drummer in his hometown of Atlanta.

That experience provides the inspiration for "Drumline", a thoroughly enjoyable portrait of the highly precise preparation that goes into the making of a competitive show marching band.

It's formula all the way. Basically, if you've seen "Remember the Titans", "Save the Last Dance" and "Fame", you get the picture. But it's done with such spirit and care -- from the writing to the casting to the direction -- that it's pretty difficult to resist the film's freshly choreographed charm.

Based on audience response at a preview screening, Fox should be on sleeper alert. Not only will "Drumline" have no trouble doing "Barbershop"-style word-of-mouth business, but it could also demonstrate some nice crossover potential beyond its targeted young urban demo.

Nick Cannon, star of his eponymous Nickelodeon series, makes an assured feature debut as Devon Miles, a self-confident young hip-hop drummer from Harlem who has won a full music scholarship to Atlanta A&T University.

Talented but undisciplined, Devon's in for a rude awakening from Day One as he discovers his new school is run like band boot camp, presided over by the exacting, old-school Dr. Lee (Orlando Jones).

Devon also manages to engage in a divisive game of one-upmanship with the resentful Sean Taylor (Leonard Roberts), a senior class band member who ultimately outs Devon as being musically illiterate.

Will Devon get his act together in time to earn a spot on the drumline and make it to the Big Southern Classic? Will he learn to check his ego and get in sync with Dr. Lee's "One band, one sound" credo?

While the answers are obvious, the talent on both sides of the camera infuse this patented underdog tale with an infectious energy.

The writing, credited to Tina Gordon Chism and Shawn Schepps, is bright and uncluttered.

Director Charles Stone III ("Paid in Full") keeps everything moving briskly and propulsively, and the entire cast -- which also includes Zoe Saldana as Devon's principled girlfriend and comedian J. Anthony Brown as a colorful rival bandleader -- are in perfect character pitch.

As for the music, those who'd cringe at the prospect of marching band renditions of Jackson 5 and Earth, Wind & Fire songs will be in for a pleasant surprise, thanks to "Drumline"'s rhythmic precision and imaginative choreography.

Who knows? "Drumline" might even end up doing for marching band enrollment what "Top Gun" did for Navy recruitment.

DRUMLINE

20th Century Fox

Fox 2000 Pictures presents a Wendy Finerman production

Credits: Director: Charles Stone III; Screenwriters: Tina Gordon Chism and Shawn Schepps; Story: Shawn Schepps; Producers: Wendy Finerman, Timothy M. Bourne, Jody Gerson; Executive producers: Dallas Austin, Greg Mooradian; Director of photography: Shane Hurlbut; Production designer: Charles C. Bennett; Editors: Bill Pankow, Patricia Bowers; Costume designer: Salvador Perez; Music: John Powell; Executive music producer: Dallas Austin; Casting: Aleta Chappelle. Cast: Devon: Nick Cannon; Laila: Zoe Saldana; Dr. Lee: Orlando Jones; Sean: Leonard Roberts; Jayson: GQ; Ernest: Jason Weaver; Charles: Earl C. Poitier; Mr. Wade: J. Anthony Brown.

MPAA Rating PG-13, Running time 118 minutes

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