At that time, there was no word of when the show would air or even any specific details about what type of show it would be.
Smiley has recently revealed the official cast list and I’ve also found out that LisaRaye (Single Ladies) and Kenya Moore, who happens to be Atlanta’s newest “housewife”, will be making guest appearances on the show!
Kenya shared a photo of she and Ray-J on the set recently.
Ray-J is said to be featured in a recurring role on the show as Smiley’s best friend… kinda similar to “Cole” from Martin.
More details + photos below…
Kenya will appear as the wife (or ex-wife) of someone on the show.
The sitcom will reportedly center around Smiley and his family and friends and will resemble the format of MARTIN (the former Martin Lawrence sitcom).
I heard that one of the writers on the show was actually a former writer on MARTIN back in the day and that Tommy Ford (remember Tommy with no job?), will even be making a few appearances.
LisaRaye recently appeared on Smiley’s morning show and revealed that since Single Ladies has wrapped she may do a “walk on role” on the new TVOne Show.
A few days later photos appeared of LisaRaye, Victoria Rowell and Kenya Moore on the set.
Keri Hilson is said to have been filming this week as well.
Smiley revealed the official cast listing on his website recently but as you read above, there will be a ton of walk ons and celebrity appearances:
Take a look at the new and familiar names featured in the cast of “The Rickey Smiley Show” sitcom!
Character: Aunt Sylvia
Description: Rickey Smiley’s TV aunt who helps raise his kids with him.
J. Anthony Brown
Description: The General Manager of the Atlanta radio station Rickey Smiley works at.
Description: The Producer of television version of “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” and Rickey’s protege.
Description: Rickey Smiley’s manager.
Description: The eldest of Rickey Smiley’s three TV children.
Description: The only daughter and the middle of Rickey Smiley’s TV children.
Description: The youngest of Rickey Smiley’s TV children
“The Rickey Smiley Show” will make its debut on TVOne Sunday, October 14th. While MARTIN has definitely been done before, it certainly hasn’t been done recently, so I guess it’s about time for a funny… mature sitcom.