Former girl group members unite on BET to form supergroup

BET is forming the next big R&B girl group — with the help of members from platinum-selling ensembles like 702, Total, Danity Kane, 3LW, Blaque and Cherish.

The reality show “BET Presents The Encore” will premiere June 9 and includes eight former members from groups who had success in the ‘90s and 2000s, as well as Grammy-nominated R&B singer Nivea.

“I felt that girl groups never got its just do … and I, as a content creator, wanted to … educate the masses on who I feel are the forgotten sisters of music,” executive producer Carlos King said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I wanted to pay homage to that industry and really give these women an opportunity to share their stories and their struggles.”

Reality TV Producer Carlos King Inks First-Look Deal With OWN

EXCLUSIVE: Prolific reality TV producer Carlos King is expanding his relationship with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network with a first-look deal. Under the pact, King, via his Kingdom Reign Entertainment, will develop original unscripted series that will be available exclusively on OWN, which he will executive produce. King is the creator and executive producer of OWN’s top-rated Saturday night unscripted series Love & Marriage: Huntsville and Behind Every Man, as well as the network’s newest Friday night series Belle Collective, which premiered in January.

OWN’s Brand New “Belle Collective” Introduces A Powerful Group Of Mississippi Boss Women You Won’t Want To Miss

Carlos King has done it again y’all! We are absolutely ecstatic to be the first to tell you about the latest southern docuseries coming to OWN this January.

Today the network is unveiling the teaser of the latest addition to their popular Friday night unscripted programming lineup — “Belle Collective” — which premieres Friday, January 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The new series from the producers behind the hit “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” centers on the personal and professional lives of five successful, glamourous boss women who are redefining what it means to be a southern belle in Jackson, Mississippi. These dynamic women represent Mississippi’s finest Black female entrepreneurs, determined to break ceilings – glass and otherwise – while shredding long-held stereotypes of the South. They must set aside their differences to redevelop a struggling mid-twentieth century historic district that was once known as the hub for Black-owned businesses.

OWN Orders Unscripted Series From Will Packer and Carlos King

The series order is for “Behind Every Man,” which hails from prolific executive producer Carlos King. “Behind Every Man” aims to shine the spotlight on the women behind famous men we look up to and admire, focusing on the passions, struggles and sacrifices they have made to support the men they love. The show will air on Saturday nights behind the seventh season premiere of “Iyanla: Fix My Life.”


Whether it’s a table-flipping catfight or stinging allegations of a marital affair between castmates, the bar keeps getting raised for reality television year after year. But particularly in the Black community, a chorus of critics have accused shows like Real Housewives of Atlanta and Love & Hip Hop of propagating painful racial stereotypes, especially regarding Black women, in order to drive ratings. In the following open letter written exclusively for, Carlos King, executive producer of Real Housewives of Atlanta and Hollywood Divas, answers his critics.

I often get asked the question, “Do you have any guilt for perpetuating negative stereotypes of Black women on reality television?” And my answer is always a simple: No. I then always ask myself if my white counterparts get asked the same question, and I highly doubt they do, so why the double standard?

Reality TV King Talks Producing Hit Shows for VH1 & Bravo

We have good news for you. You can have a cool career and make a good living. No need to choose between loving your job and paying your mortgage. The following profile, part of the Cool Jobs series, offers a peek into the nuts and bolts, perks and salaries behind enjoyable careers. As a young kid

Carlos King (@kingdomlos) was obsessed with watching television. When his brothers were out playing basketball, and his sisters were doing their own thing he was inside tuned into Teen Summit with Anonda Lewis (who he credits with inspiring him to pursue television) and Montell Williams.

Watching daytime television shows as a child has led to great success in the reality TV arena. With hit shows such as the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta,” “I Dream of Ne-Ne,” as well as “Oprah’s Season 25: Behind the Scenes,” King is living up to his name. Head of his own production company Kingdom Reign Entertainment, this TV professional phenom is positioning his organization to stay at the top of the reality TV market.