What started out as a gag on the BET Awards has now turned into a full-fledged “scripted reality series.”
Created by Kevin Hart, BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood” — loosely based on Bravo’s “Real Housewives” series — follows the daily lives of the actor/comedian and some of his celebrity friends, including Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove, Nick Cannon, Nelly and Robin Thicke as they adventure through their “surreal life” in Hollywood. Common, Trey Songz, Shaquille O’Neal, Jay Leno, Ed O’Neill and Faizon Love are also among a number of other special guests set to make appearances on the show.
In the second episode, Duane shows off his suit factory, which has sweatshop-like conditions and a bunch of old people working there for free; Nelly tries to smooth things between Kevin and Robin; and Robin unintentionally upstages Kevin in almost every way imaginable. Also, Kevin has another “meeting” with Nick Cannon’s nephew Calvin that doesn’t end well.
Watch “Real Husbands of Hollywood” Episode 2 below: