I found a very interesting article online today in reference to Rickey Smiley’s new show on TV ONE. There were some comparisons to THE RICKEY SMILEY show as to the Tyler Perry Shows.. Hmmm Why? According to our friends at Euro Web:*
TV critics who have seen clips of TV One’s new sitcom “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” premiering Tuesday, Sept. 18, have suggested it’s cut from the same cloth as small screen product from Tyler Perry. Well there’s a reason for that.
One of the show’s biggest similarities to Tyler Perry’s fare is the presence of church scenes. “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” has its share, based on Smiley’s real life experience as a deacon and trustee at his own church in Birmingham.
Also, Perry is to Madea what Smiley is to Sis. Bernice Jenkins – his longtime standup character who will make appearances in the series, as will Smiley’s fictional Joe Willie of Joe Willie and the Deuteronomaires and Pastor Bartholemew.
Read more at http://www.eurweb.com/2012/09/tv-ones-ricky-smiley-sitcom-and-its-tyler-perry-connection/#L4dsOII5s5HFJrv3.99