On Tuesday, September 18th at 9 pm EST/8 pm CST, “The Rickey Smiley Show” will premiere on TV One. This sitcom is highly anticipated, and here are 5 reasons why you watch all 10 episodes of the show based on the life of Rickey Smiley!
1. Big Heart:
Even though “The Rickey Smiley Show” is about life at work, it also covers life at home. As a single father raising three kids, “The Rickey Smiley Show” shows that a loving modern family can be portrayed on TV with relatable story lines without coming across as cheesy.
2. Rickey Smiley & Company:
Rickey Smiley makes millions laugh weekdays as the host of “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” But he’s also picked up fans as a successful stand up comic, who’s made numerous appearances on both television and film. While “The Rickey Smiley Show” isn’t a direct reflection of Rickey Smiley’s life, it is as funny as his other vehicles. In addition to being funny as the lead on his, Rickey Smiley characters Bernice Jenkins and Joe Willie will also make guest appearances and bring the laughs.
3. Every Generation:
It’s rare to find a TV show that can be enjoyed by every generation, but “The Rickey Smiley Show” is one that does. The wide age range of the cast members helps, but the universal themes of family and fun are really what makes this show entertaining to multiple age groups.
4. Funnier Than You Think:
Rickey Smiley being funny is expected, but his co-stars and guest stars also bring it! J. Anthony Brown is an established standup comedian who is heard daily on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.” He brings his seasoned comedic skills to “The Rickey Smiley Show” as Rickey Smiley’s TV boss Maurice. Ray J may be best known for his music and other activities, but he has appeared on several sitcoms and is refreshingly funny as Rickey’s producer Kenny. Another standup comic on the cast is Lil’ JJ, who became famous as a teen for winning a BET comedy talent search at the age of 13. On “The Rickey Smiley Show,” Lil’ JJ is enjoyable as Rickey’s eldest child Brandon. Veteran sitcom actress Roz Ryan maintains her comedic reputation as Aunt Sylvia on the show, and the other cast members all do a great job delivering the funny with their comedian cast members. Even though some of the cast members aren’t established comics, they are funnier than you would expect.
Some of the most popular shows are labeled guilty pleasures, but “The Rickey Smiley Show” is one that can be enjoyed WITHOUT being embarrassed to tell people you watch it.
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