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Comedian Rickey Smiley Gets His Own TV Show

TVOne has granted comedian and largely syndicated radio host Rickey Smiley his own TV show.

Smiley, who has a big radio following, will have his own sit-com on the network called, The Rickey Smiley Show.

The series centers on Smiley as he plays a radio show host trying to raise four adopted children. The show will also star Roz Ryan, J. Anthony Brown, Lil JJ, and reality show star Ray J, who will play Rickey’s “protege.”

Rickey Smiley is a standup comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality best known for his prank phone calls. The calls featured Smiley disguising his voice and carrying on a hilarious conversation with the recipient of the call(Wiki).

The comedian, who had a starring role in Ice Cube’s Friday After Next, is currently hosting a morning show on Hot 107.9 in Atlanta, Georgia, which is heavily syndicated on other Urban radio stations around the U.S. Smiley also appeared as the host of the 2000 season of BET’s ComicView program.

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