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The untitled Nelly vehicle, meanwhile, will focus on the rapper navigating his hip-hop career, fashion businessman/co-owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats and father to his biological children and his late sister's children, all while balancing a relationship with Miss Jackson, Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s ex-girlfriend. The eight hourlong episodes will, as BET says, offer viewers an all-access pass to Nelly's life. Nelly will executive produce the Entertainment One series alongside Tara Long, John Morayniss, Howie Miller, David Shaye, Kim McKoy and Shanta Conic and co-executive producer J. Erving.
Finally, the untitled Manns entry will follow Tamela Mann (Diary of a Mad Black Woman) and David Mann (Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns) and feature the couple at home with their four adult children, at exclusive events and with their famous friends. The couple, married for 26 years, have become well-known around the globe for their roles in Tyler Perry's film and stage work. BET has picked up eight hourlong episodes of the show from Entertainment One. The Manns exec produce alongside Long, Miller, McKoy, Roger Bobb and Phil Thornton.
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"These three shows are led by talent that our audience connects with but are also very different shows," BET senior vp original programming Charlie Jordan Brookins tells THR. "We're excited about these new shows. What BET does is give the audience what they've been looking for."
The three additions join an unscripted roster that features long-running hit Sunday Best and scripted entries such as The Game, Being Mary Jane, Let's Stay Together and Real Husbands of Hollywood.
- This article originally appeared in THR.com.