BET has set Jan. 15 as the premiere date for new comedies “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” starring Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove and Robin Thicke, and “Second Generation Wayans,” starring Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans, George O. Gore II and Tatyana Ali.
“Real Husbands” is a “semi-scripted” comedy executive produced by Kevin Hart that promises a “surreal” look at Hollywood celebrity from the point of view of men whose wives also have Hollywood careers. Cannon is married to Mariah Carey, Kodjoe to Nicole Ari Parker, Martin to Tisha Campbell-Martin, Smoove to Shahidah Omar and Thicke to Paula Patton.
The celeb-packed show originated as a series of sketches on the popular BET Awards and also promises guest appearances from Shaquille O’Neal, Cedric the Entertainer, Jay Leno and Nelly.
“Wayans” focuses on cousins Damien and Craig as they strive to emerge from the shadows of famous uncles Keenen, Damon, Shawn and Marlon.