NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BET Networks reveals the cast of its new late-night original series BET’s MANCAVE. Singer/songwriter and actor Tank, comedian Gerald “Slink” Johnson (Black Jesus) and hit-making producer Marcos “Kosine” Palacios join previously announced TV personality and Executive Producer Jeff Johnson as the official cast of the 12-episode weekly half-hour series. From Executive Producer Steve Harvey and Truly Original, this progressive new talk format assembles a diverse group of black men who will share unadulterated and provocative views about life, love, politics, sex, pop culture and more. Through humor, genuine emotion and heated debate, the cast will discuss their own opinions and experiences, while revealing what it’s really like to navigate the world as an African-American man. These outspoken men will kick back and get transparent about today’s hot-button topics. Four guys. Different worlds. Lots of opinions. BET’s MANCAVE opens its doors January 18, 2018 at 10:30 PM ET/PT.
R&B star Tank is a Grammy-Award winner who also starred in BET’s record-breaking series “The New Edition Story” (aired January 2017) as MCA Records executive Jheryl Busby. The father of five was recently engaged to girlfriend Zena Foster, mother to two of his children, earlier this year.
Actor, producer and comedian Gerald “Slink” Johnson is best known for his hilarious yet controversial role as “Black Jesus” on Adult Swim and The FXX series “Chozen,” but viewers might be surprised how his traditional upbringing in Arkansas has shaped his views today.
Marcos “Kosine” Palacios is one half of the producing duo Da Internz, which has created monster hits for artists like Rihanna (“Birthday Cake”), Nikki Minaj (“Anaconda”) and Big Sean (“Dance (A$$)”). Kosine is also an on-air personality at Apple Music Beats1 Radio. He’s a Chicago raised, college graduate whose Afro-Latino (Panamanian/Guatemala) heritage will add a unique perspective to the mix.
Each episode will feature a new celebrity guest who will join the guys as they offer an unfiltered look at what men REALLY talk about within their inner circle of male friends. Covering such topics as entertainment, sex and relationships, politics, current events, sports and much more, this no-holds-barred conversation provides a fresh take on black men’s views of what’s happening in today’s culture.
Every episode of BET’S MANCAVE will also feature a variety of irreverent weekly segments, including field packages driven by the men or by one of the show’s correspondents on assignment. From man on the street interviews to physical and mental challenges, hilarity and fun is sure to ensue.
Starting January 18, BET will keep the cameras rolling during commercial breaks and BET Social will post custom content of the cast going deeper on the most engaging topic(s) discussed in that night’s episode with the launch of BET Presents: Mancave Uncut (Working Title) on Facebook Watch. Facebook.com/MancaveBET will be the exclusive content hub that will feature exclusive content. Fans can also join BET’s MANCAVE-dedicated Facebook Community group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MancaveBET to keep the conversation going beyond the television screen.
BET’s MANCAVE is produced by Truly Original and East 112th Street Productions/Steve Harvey Productions. Truly Original’s Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Bryan Hale and Jeff Johnson executive produce. Steve Harvey and Gerald Washington also serve as executive producers for East 112th Street Productions. Steve Barry and Joe Braswell will serve as showrunners.
For a between-commercial-breaks look at the show, plus exclusive clips, log on to BET.com and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #MancaveBET.
About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA)(NASDAQ:VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in nearly 85 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa, France and South Korea. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER (formerly CENTRIC), a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET Networks around the globe.
About Truly Original
Truly Original creates a broad range of scripted and unscripted programming for television and digital platforms. Run by Emmy award-winning producers Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, who serve as Truly Original’s co-presidents and CEOs, the company is a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America. Truly Original’s series include ManCave for BET; Ink Master, Ink Master: Redemption and Ink Master: Angels for Spike; The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Potomac, Don't Be Tardy, Shahs of Sunset, Summer House, Xscape Still Kickin’ It and the all-new series Stripped for Bravo; Vanity Fair Confidential for ID; Swamp People for History; Comic Book Men for AMC; Hack My Life for truTV; The Horn for Red Bull TV, and many others. Truly Original is headquartered in New York City.