Category: COMEDY

Starz Dates ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Season 4 + Releases First Look Images

Today, S02drunk190.1tarz announced the highly-anticipated Season Four return of STARZ Original comedy series “Survivor’s Remorse” on Sunday, August 20th at 10PM ET/PT. The upcoming season of “Survivor’s Remorse” executive produced by Tom Werner, Maverick Carter, LeBron James, Mike O’Malley, Paul Wachter and Victor Levin will include ten half-hour episodes and include guest stars: Isaiah Washington, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Neal McDonough and DJ Khaled to name a few.

“Survivor’s Remorse” Season 3 averaged 3.0M viewers per episode among all reportable platforms, +30 percent vs. Season Two and +58 percent vs. Season One. The series is a top-6 scripted program on cable among African-American viewers and a top-4 weekend program on cable among African-American viewers.*

In the upcoming Season Four of the Mike O’Malley-created comedy series, Cam Calloway thought he’d finally reached the top when he signed his massive contract to play basketball in Atlanta. But the higher you reach, the farther you have to fall. His success has impacted the lives of everyone in his life and that kind of change comes with unintended and far-reaching consequences. The past that he has been desperately trying to avoid comes rushing back with a vengeance and family secrets threaten to destroy everything he has worked so hard to achieve. Plus, Cam’s mom, Cassie Calloway, is dating the man who pays him to wear sneakers.

“Survivor’s Remorse” follows the life of Cam Calloway, played by Jessie T. Usher, a hard working, young basketball star who is thrust into the limelight after signing a multi-million dollar contract with a professional basketball team in Atlanta. Cam moves to Georgia with his cousin and confidant Reggie Vaughn, played by RonReaco Lee, to begin the journey to superstardom. The two confront the challenges of carrying needy family members who are along for the ride and their strong ties to the impoverished community where they were raised. Cam, Reggie and an unforgettable group of characters wrestle with the rewards and pitfalls of stardom, love and loyalty.

GUEST EDITOR BILL BELLAMY TALKS “MR. BOX OFFICE,” TOUR INSPIRED BY TEDDY PENDERGRASS AND STAYING RELEVANT

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Comedian Bill Bellamy has capitalized off time spent in this industry by knowing how to make power moves. In the past, he’s performed on Def Comedy Jam, was the voice of Nickelodeon’s “Cousin Skeeter”, has been a host on MTV and starred in films such as Love JonesHow To Be a Player and The Brothers. After 20-plus years in the game, he still has a stash of tricks up his sleeve. Lately, he’s produced material to cater to all audiences, so there’s plenty of him to go around. Sitcom junkies can tune into his new syndicated TV show “Mr. Box Office,” which hit small screens in September. Bellamy plays Marcus Jackson, a member of Hollywood’s elite who slipped up and is condemned to do community service teaching at a rough high school. Over time, Marcus learns to look beyond his bubble of fame to discover how real people deal with tough situations, becoming a better him in the process. Bellamy drew from his own experiences to further connect with the character.

“He never really had to do anything that had any substance. Before I had kids, I didn’t have any real, down to earth ground-age,” he says while reminiscing on carefree days spent in the company of Janet and Jackson, Whitney Houston, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac. “Now in my real life, I have a family and I have more purpose. I utilize that in the show. [It’s] cool to be making the money and to have all the stuff that we can dream of, but it’s also good to be a good person and be about something, too.” READ MORE

Interview: Paul Mooney Talks the 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney’s Face, and Washington D.C.

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Paul Mooney has never been one to bite his tongue. The legendary comedian, actor, author, and social analyst got his first break writing for Richard Pryor. He helped pen Pryor’s Is It Something I SaidBicentennial Nigger, and Live on the Sunset Strip albums. In addition to writing for programs like Sanford and Son, Mooney served as the head writer for The Richard Pryor Show, where he helped launch the careers of actors like Robin WilliamsJohn Witherspoon and Sandra Bernhard.  Mooney was also the head writer during the first season of the groundbreaking In Living Color, where he fathered characters like the wonderfully volatile Homey D. Clown. He’s probably best known to younger generations for his unforgettable appearances on Chappelle’s Show. This month, he’ll be performing at D.C.’s Howard Theatre and New York’s B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, in all of his unfiltered splendor thanks to Jill Newman Productions in association with PM7 Entertainment.  Mooney talked to Complex about the 2012 presidential election, why people can’t handle the truth and, of course, race. As expected, he’s articulate, unapologetic, and brilliant. READ MORE