On September 17, 2012 Rickey Smiley hosted a private screening for his new show, “The Rickey Smiley Show” at Buckhead Theater in Atlanta. It’s a new and great multi-camera sitcom that keeps audiences laughing with the challenges, joys and insanity longtime comedian and nationally syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley faces as a single father raising three children (ages 8-18), as well his struggles with his ex-wife, extended family, and his attempts to try and have a ‘personal life.’ Just as unpredictable and entertaining – Smiley’s life at the radio station which is a hot-bed of office politics, back-stabbing, sexual innuendo, social issues, celebrity appearances, music and of course, lots of humor. The series also features several celebrity guest stars and special appearances from many of Smiley’s original characters he has made famous over the years, including Mrs. Bernice Jenkins, Lil’ Daryl, Minister Joe Willie and Beauford.
Also starring: Ray J as Kenny, Smiley’s morning show producer and protégé; J Anthony Brown as Rickey’s radio station manager Maurice, aka “Mo-Sweets” from his earlier rap career; Roz Ryan as Aunt Sylvia; Lil JJ as Rickey’s 18-year-old son Brandon; Ajiona Alexus as Smiley’s 16-year-old daughter De’Anna; Gabriel Burgess as his youngest son Aaron; Noree Victoria as his business manager Simone Renee Jackson; and Demetria McKinney as Rickey’s uber-career oriented ex-wife, Monica.
“The Rickey Smiley Show” is produced for TV One by BobbCat Films. Executive producers include veteran television and film producer Roger Bobb (Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” & “Meet the Browns”), series star Rickey Smiley, Yolanda Starks-White, and Ward White.
Check out the red carpet pics!
Photos: Aric Thompson of Dream Photography