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BET's 'House Husbands' Gets New Title + New Cast: Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, Robin Thicke, JB Smoove

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 16, 2012 9:38 PM
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When it was initially announced in April, in BET's unveiling of its next season new programming & pickups, it was called House Husbands; that name has changed, making the scripted comedy series' official new title, The Real Husbands of Hollywood.

And with a title like that, you can probably guess what will make up its content.

Based on what was described as "an insanely funny sketch" that aired during the 2011 BET Awards, the upcoming new series will skewer the immensely popular Real Housewives reality TV franchise.

Already previously attached to star in the primetime series are Kevin Hart, Nelly, Bobby Brown, Anthony Anderson and Nick Cannon (although with Bobby Brown heading back to rehab, he's likely out; the same goes for Anthony Anderson, who's NBC series Guys with Kids was picked up for next season).

And as of this evening, you can add Robin Thicke, J.B. Smoove, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin and Faizon Love to the cast of the show which will reportedly include both scripted and improvised dialogue.

Stan Lathan is attached to direct, with 10 episodes on order.

Ralph Farquhar (the series showrunner) will exec produce with Hart, Tim Gibbons, Dave Becky, Stan Lathan and Jessie Collins

And if you missed the sketch that the show is based on, watch a snip of it below for an idea of what to expect:

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  • LA | August 17, 2012 10:24 AMReply

    They forgot to mention the shows creator and other executive producer Chris Spencer!!!!

  • ChgoSista | August 17, 2012 10:18 AMReply

    JB Smoove is too inarticulate/mush-mouthy! I cannot stomach listening to him talk/speak!!!

  • LD | August 16, 2012 10:15 PMReply

    The sketches for BET Awards were hilarious. I look forward to it. I wonder if Nicole Ari Parker, Paula Patton & Tisha Campbell Martin will mock themselves with their husbands occasionally

  • misha | August 16, 2012 10:14 PMReply

    Ok, I did love the sketch and the idea of turning it into a series but this cast is so...MEH! J.B. Smoove may be the saving grace...the guy is hilarious.

  • misha | August 16, 2012 10:43 PM

    Oh yeah, I thoroughly enjoyed Kevin and the other original stars of the sketch. The new additions (sans J.B.) though? Blah!

  • Tonya | August 16, 2012 10:25 PM

    Totally agree...this cast sounds boring! I think JB and K.Hart will carry the show.

  • the black police | August 16, 2012 9:43 PMReply

    My reaction: oh... Also, Robin Thicke acts?

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