Real Husbands of Hollywood

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Real Husbands of Hollywood
Real Husbands of Hollywood.jpg
Genre
Created by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes19
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Chris Spencer
  • Dave Becky
  • Jesse Collins
  • Kevin Hart
  • Ralph Farquhar
  • Stan Lathan
  • Stephen Hill
  • Tim Gibbons
Camera setupSingle
Running time20 to 22 minutes
Production company(s)
  • HartBeat Productions
  • JSR Productions
  • 3 Arts Entertainment
DistributorBET Networks
Broadcast
Original channelBET
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 15, 2013 (2013-01-15) – present
External links
Website
 
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Real Husbands of Hollywood
Real Husbands of Hollywood.jpg
Genre
Created by
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes19
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Chris Spencer
  • Dave Becky
  • Jesse Collins
  • Kevin Hart
  • Ralph Farquhar
  • Stan Lathan
  • Stephen Hill
  • Tim Gibbons
Camera setupSingle
Running time20 to 22 minutes
Production company(s)
  • HartBeat Productions
  • JSR Productions
  • 3 Arts Entertainment
DistributorBET Networks
Broadcast
Original channelBET
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runJanuary 15, 2013 (2013-01-15) – present
External links
Website

Real Husbands of Hollywood is an American comedy-improv reality television parody on BET. The series debuted on January 15, 2013.[1] It was announced in March 2013 that the series would be renewed for a twelve episode second season,[2] which premiered on October 15, 2013.[3] The series premiered in Australia on The Comedy Channel on October 16, 2013.[4]

Background[edit]

The series was created by comedian Kevin Hart, and follows him along with other married celebrities (each playing a comical fictionalized version of themselves) within the series including: Boris Kodjoe, Nelly, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove, Nick Cannon, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, and Robin Thicke. Thicke didn't return for the second season due to his music career, though Hart has stated that the door is open for Thicke to return.[5] The series is intentionally filmed in a style similar to Bravo's The Real Housewives. Episodes often hinge on the "real" Kevin Hart's desperately unsuccessful attempts to climb Hollywood's celebrity social ladder (which always backfire in humiliating ways), and the character's barely-hidden jealousy of his more successful celebrity friends. A sneak peek was shown as a segment during the 2012 BET Awards and the official promo was released in October 2012.[6]

Premise[edit]

The series follows the daily lives of Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove, Robin Thicke, Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon and Nelly as they adventure through their surreal life in Hollywood.[7]

Guest stars[edit]

Special guests within the first season include: Laila Ali, Jennifer Freeman, Russell Simmons, Melanie Fiona, Estelle, Cedric the Entertainer, Shane Mosley, Elise Neal, Keri Hilson, Rocsi Diaz, Alec Mapa, Terry Crews, Tisha Campbell-Martin,Takhorra Taylor, Young Jeezy, Nicole Ari Parker, Jay Leno, Ed O'Neill, Shaquille O'Neal, Faizon Love, Common and Trey Songz.[1] Season 2 brings Chris Rock, Conan O'Brien, Wanda Sykes, Katie Couric, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Denis Grondin, and more.[3]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesSeason PremiereSeason Finale
110January 15, 2013 (2013-01-15)March 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)
212[2]October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
11"Easy Bake Kevin"January 15, 2013 (2013-01-15)4.14[8]
22"Thicke and Tired"January 22, 2013 (2013-01-22)2.29[9]
33"It's Gettin' Hot in Herrre"January 29, 2013 (2013-01-29)2.21[10]
44"Karma's a Mitch"February 5, 2013 (2013-02-05)1.99[11]
55"Hart vs. Mosley"February 12, 2013 (2013-02-12)2.00[12]
66"Auf Wiedersehen, Mitches"February 19, 2013 (2013-02-19)2.05[13]
77"Trick'd"February 26, 2013 (2013-02-26)1.85[14]
88"Hollyhood Scuffle"March 5, 2013 (2013-03-05)1.82[15]
99"Blackstabbers"March 12, 2013 (2013-03-12)1.73[16]
1010"Retreat from Couples"March 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)2.15[17]

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
11/121/2"Fund Raising Hell/Hell of a Fund Raiser"October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)3.54[18]
133"Frauditions"October 22, 2013 (2013-10-22)1.69[19]
144"Tisha & Duane"October 29, 2013 (2013-10-29)1.44[20]
155"Rock, Paper, Stealers"November 5, 2013 (2013-11-05)1.73[21]
166"Hook, Lie & Sink Her"November 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)1.52[22]
177"Outdated"November 19, 2013 (2013-11-19)1.46[23]
188"Doing the Bump"November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)1.62[24]
199"Scattered Showers"December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)1.65[25]
2010"Storm Showers"[26]December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)TBA
21/2211/12"The Bump Stops Here/The Harter They Fall"[27][28]December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)TBA

Reception[edit]

Entertainment Weekly chose the show as No.1 for their "The Must List: The Top 10 Things We Love This Week," writing, "Step aside, Housewives! Our new favorite divas are the men who take the spotlight in star/exec producer Kevin Hart's uproariously funny reality TV spoof."[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""Real Husbands of Hollywood" and "Second Generation Wayans" to Premiere Tuesday, January 15 on BET". thefutoncritic. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "BET's "Real Husbands of Hollywood" Renewed for 2nd Season!". the Futon Critic. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "BET Networks Presents Its Fall 2013 TV Preview Lineup". The Futon Critic. August 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Real Husbands of Hollywood on THE COMEDY CHANNEL". The Comedy Channel. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://blackamericaweb.com/115037/video-kevin-hart-explains-why-robin-thicke-left-real-husbands/
  6. ^ Berkshire, Geoff. "BET's 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' with Nick Cannon, 'Second Generation Wayans' get January premieres". zap2it. Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ "BET Networks Unveils New Programming at 2012 Upfront Presentation". Retrieved January 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tuesday's Cable Ratings: BET Tops Charts with "Real Husbands of Hollywood," "Second Generation Wayans"". The Futon Critic. January 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Hardcore Pawn" Leads Viewers, "Pretty Little Liars" Tops Demos". The Futon Critic. January 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Hardcore Pawn," "Pretty Little Liars" Once Again Top Viewers, Demos". The Futon Critic. January 31, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Tuesday Cable Ratings:'Tosh.0' Wins Night, 'Pretty Little Liars', 'Hardcore Pawn', 'Cougar Town', 'Justified', 'White Collar' & More". TV by the Numbers. February 7, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Tosh.0" Tops Demos, Westminster Dog Show Leads Viewers". The Futon Critic. February 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 21, 2013). "Tuesday Cable Ratings:'Tosh.0' Wins Night, College Basketball, 'Pretty Little Liars', 'Cougar Town', 'Real Husbands of Hollywood','Justified', 'Face Off' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  14. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 28, 2013). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Tosh.0' Wins Night + 'Pretty Little Liars', 'The Daily Show', 'Snooki & JWOWW', 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  15. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 6, 2013). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: NBA Basketball Wins Night, 'Pretty Little Liars', 'Tosh.0', 'Justified', 'Cougar Town', 'Dance Moms' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  16. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 13, 2013). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Tosh.0' Wins Night + 'Pretty Little Liars', 'Snooki & JWOWW', 'Justified', 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  17. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 20, 2013). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Tosh.0' Wins Night, 'Pretty Little Liars', 'Justified', 'Cougar Town','Top Gear', 'Dance Moms' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  18. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 16, 2013). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Sons of Anarchy' Wins Night, Real Husbands of Hollywood', 'Catfish', 'Face Off', 'Tosh.0' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  19. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 23, 2013). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Sons of Anarchy' Tops Night + 'Pretty Little Liars', 'Snooki & JWOWW', 'Tosh.0', 'Ravenswood' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  20. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 30, 2013). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: Basketball Wins Night, 'Sons of Anarchy', 'Tosh.0', 'Face Off', 'Top Gear' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  21. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 6, 2013). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Sons of Anarchy' Leads Night + 'Moonshiners', 'Tosh.0', 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  22. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 13, 2013). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Sons of Anarchy' Wins Night, College Basketball, 'Tosh.0', 'Moonshiners', 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  23. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 20, 2013). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Sons of Anarchy' Wins Night + 'Tosh.0', 'Moonshiners', 'The Daily Show' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  24. ^ Bibel, Sara (November 27, 2013). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Moonshiners' Wins Night, 'Tosh.0', 'Real Husbands of Hollywood', 'Bad Girls Club' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  25. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (December 4, 2013). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Sons of Anarchy' Wins Night + 'Tosh.0', 'Moonshiners', 'The Real Husbands of Hollywood' & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  26. ^ "Real Husbands of Hollywood: Storm Showers". Zap2it. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Real Husbands of Hollywood: The Bump Stops Here". Zap2it. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Real Husbands of Hollywood: The Harter They Fall". Zap2it. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  29. ^ Entertainment Weekly Staff (February 8, 2013). "The Must List". Entertainment Weekly (New York: Time Inc.): 7.