Those of you who really enjoy the concept of TV One’s R&B Divas may be pleased to know that BET is taking a similar approach with their new reality series, Hip Hop Sisters. According to Eurweb, the show will document the lives of hip-hop legends MC Lyte, Monie Love, The Lady of Rage, Yo Yo and Smooth. Up and coming hip-hop artist Lil Mama will also be appearing on the show. What all six of these women have in common is that they’re seeking to relaunch their musical careers.
“Hip Hop Sisters is a docudrama following the relaunch of six female rappers’ careers. MC Lyte, The Lady of Rage, Yo Yo, Smooth, Monie Love and Lil Mama join forces and declare themselves the Hip Hop Sisters. Their goal is to reclaim their titles as the Queens of Hip Hop — as they manage their drama-filled personal careers and lives and search for the next great female MC. MC Lyte joins Lemuel Plummer (Vindicated, The Sheards) as executive producer,” Viacom described the show in an issued statement.
In addition to Hip Hop Sisters, the network will also be premiering three more shows including:
Back to Me With Jeanette Jenkins, a show that “gives participants the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to remove their roadblocks and start a journey back to healthy living. Every week, two subjects will be chosen based on their home video submission to have their bodies and lives transformed by celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins — the trainer behind many of the hottest bodies in Hollywood including: Kelly Rowland, Tia Mowry, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke. From their first-day surprise by Jeanette until their final reveal, the participants will be empowered to remove all of their past excuses and tap into their greatness — resulting in a much-improved mind, body and spirit.”
Internal Affairs, a show that “chronicles the fascinating true-crime stories of internal affairs officers. It presents a series of stunning human dramas as officers face the most daunting personal challenges of their lives. Investigating officers can find themselves ostracized and shunned by their peers. The discovery of their colleagues’ criminal activities haunts them and takes them to places they’ve never anticipated. At the same time, their dedication to law enforcement brings with it the commitment to treat these criminals as any other. It’s these emotional human elements combined with high-stakes criminal investigations that makes Internal Affairs unique, compelling and provocative.”
Gone Gospel: “one-hour music competition docuseries that takes popular musical artists of yesteryear and immerses them in a Gospel boot camp, giving them a second chance to dig deep and transform their lives as they write their own personal inspirational anthem. In each episode, the castmembers will be mentored by gospel greats as they compete against each other in challenges that will test them musically and emotionally. At the end of the journey, one winner will be crowned. Gone Gospel is hosted by award-winning producer and gospel artist Kirk Franklin.”
Sounds like a pretty decent lineup. Do you think you’d be interested in any of these shows?