Rickey Smiley to Star in New TV ONE Show, Ray J Joins Cast
Not only has Rickey Smiley signed a brand new radio deal with RADIO ONE for the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” he’s also headed to TV with a new show of the same name. In partnership with veteran TV producer-director-writer Roger Bobb, the syndicated radio personality is currently in production in Atlanta shooting the TV ONE weekly sitcom to debut this fall.“RADIO ONE and TV ONE are huge believers in investing in quality content. Rickey Smiley represents a significant multi-media talent and our enhanced backing and long-term investment in his brand represents a commitment we believe is core to our company’s’ future strategy. Ricky Smiley is not only a current star, but he is one of the fastest growing entertainment brands in any media today,” says RADIO ONE CEO and TV ONE chairman Alfred Liggins in a statement to press.“When you combine Rickey’s hugely successful radio brand with these two massive TV properties, it is going to be truly groundbreaking tracking the growth when millions of new fans catch on to Rickey,” adds SYNDICATION ONE president Gary Bernstein.Word on the street is Ray-J, Kenya Moore, Keri Hilson, Jay Anthony Brown, and LisaRaye lead an all-star surprise guest line up.Smiley’s TV and film credits include “Let’s Stay Together” and Friday After Next, among others. –yvette caslin
The show debuts Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 9 p.m. EST.
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