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Rickey Smiley Returns to TV One with New Reality Show

Nationally syndicated radio personality and standup comedian Rickey Smiley returns to TV One with the premiere of his new docuseries “Rickey Smiley For Real” on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.

The hour-long series takes a look at Smiley’s humorous, hectic life as he manages his career, being a single father and a budding personal life.

“Rickey Smiley For Real showcases the ‘real’ Rickey,” said D’Angela Proctor, TV One’s senior vice president of original programming and production. “We see his real job, real friends, real kids and his really crazy life.”

Infusing his brand of comedy into every situation, “Rickey Smiley For Real” also introduces viewers to his four children — sons Brandon and Malik and daughters D’Essence and Aaryn — and his extended family of co-workers, colleagues and friends.

Throughout the season, viewers get a glimpse at Smiley’s most important role – fatherhood – as he keeps his head above water with an untraditional schedule and lifestyle while trying to maintain a love life, TV One said.

Smiley saw earlier success on TV One with his scripted series “The Rickey Smiley Show,” which ran for three seasons.

“As a successful member of our Radio One family, Rickey’s return to TV One is sure to resonate with our audience,” Proctor said.

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