“Will You Be Tuning In?” VH1’s Teyana and Iman To Officially Debut In March
The Shumperts are finally coming to our TV screens! Singer/Songwriter Teyana Taylor and her husband, NBA shooting guard Iman Shumpert, will be starring in their own reality show on VH1 called “Teyana and Iman.” We told you that the show would debut on February 19, but it’s been moved back to March 26.
VH1 released a teaser of the show, which Teyana shared on Instagram yesterday. Teyana opens up the teaser by popping a bottle of champagne saying, “Let’s get this started.” She, Iman, and their daughter, Iman “Junie” Shumpert, Jr., playfully march around with a cover of Dionne Warwick’s “What the World Needs Now is Love” as the soundtrack, while also giving us some steamy interactions between the married duo.
The world certainly does need more love now. And from what we’ve seen from the late 20-something husband and wife, they can definitely provide that on the small screen. However, I don’t know about you, but I am a little worried about what reality TV will do to this gorgeous, loving couple.
“Teyana and Iman” is being compared to VH1’s previous #BlackLove reality show “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.” The cable network is hoping to fill the void that the now-defunct series has left. But if the two shows are being compared, I have to wonder whether “Teyana and Iman” will have the same fate as the Rubberband Man rapper and his Who Can I Run To wife. I am crossing my fingers that the show will bring the Shumperts even closer, but we all know that reality TV, for the most part, has created more problems for married folks than anything.
But I do have a lot of hope for this couple going into the reality TV business, especially because they’re both serving as executive producers. Iman, in particular, expressed how important it is that he and his wife represent a positive Black love story on reality TV, something that he admits is lacking today.
“When I look at reality shows, they don’t look like reality to me. It’s so important to be a positive representation of Black love that my ass actually got on TV,” said Iman, in an earlier teaser of the show in November.
I will definitely be tuning in. Will you? And do you have any concerns about what reality TV will do to this couple who is getting into a business that has torn a lot of marriages apart?