Rickey Smiley Signs New Contract With Radio One
June 25, 2012 at 6:07 AM (PT)
THE RICKEY SMILEY MORNING SHOW has signed a brand new deal with RADIO ONE, and simultaneously announced big TV news, being picked up by FOX TV's DISH NATION and partnering with TV ONE to develop a new sitcom for the network.
SMILEY and veteran TV producer/director ROGER BOBB have teamed up to create, THE RICKEY SMILEY SHOW, currently in production in ATLANTA. It will debut this FALL on TV ONE as a weekly sitcom.
RADIO ONE CEO and TV ONE Chairman ALFRED LIGGINS remarked, "RADIO ONE and TV ONE are huge believers in investing in quality content. RICKEY SMILEY represents a significant multi-media talent and our enhanced backing and long-term investment in his brand represents a commitment we believe is core to our companies’ future strategy. RICKEY SMILEY is not only a current star, but he is one of the fastest growing entertainment brands in any media today."
SYNDICATION ONE Pres. GARY BERNSTEIN added, "When you combine RICKEY's hugely successful radio brand with these two massive TV properties, it is going to be truly groundbreaking tracking the growth when millions of new fans catch on to RICKEY."