Carlos King: Atlanta’s Reality TV King

“Carlos,” you might say. “Carlos, me and my man are gonna break up.” Carlos King listens attentively. He mmhms. He’s there for you. Then he says: “So, you wanna do Thursday at 1 p.m.? You wanna do it at Trump Towers? You wanna talk to one of your girlfriends about it now?”

Then, he rushes into action to make it happen. King is a 36-year-old star reality-television producer who’s made his name by owning the seductive and salacious market of Atlanta, Georgia. King was the executive producer of the wildly popular, positively cult-classic Real Housewives of Atlanta — which has regularly grabbed more than 3 million viewers over its seven seasons so far. Now Housewives continues on without him; he’s working on two new brainchildren: Selling It in the ATL, following the lives of female real estate agents trying to outcompete one another to hawk their wares, and The Next 15, which invites erstwhile reality television stars to try for another shot.

Depending on your palate, The Next 15 is either as delicious as reality programming gets, or as distasteful. Either way, it represents a new trend that King refers to as “breaking the fourth wall” — producers have decided the new frontier for reality is to put themselves on screen. King is on camera, as a “transparent” producer for some 20 or 30 percent of every show, he tells me. He was partially inspired by the Lifetime sleeper hit Unreal — a scripted show that looks behind the scenes of a Bachelor-esque series. You’ve gotta admire the artistry: Like a cinematographer, King has identified another camera angle, another way to engineer drama.

TV One Aims To Change Reality Genre With ‘The Next 15’

TV One today announced production has begun on “The Next 15,” a docu-series following the lives of six reality stars whose infamous television debuts have come and gone.

Currently filming in Los Angeles, the series documents the return of one of the original reality TV divas, Tiffany “New York” Pollard (“Flavor Of Love,” “I Love New York”) and Claudia Jordan, who is out for redemption since recently ousted from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” The cast also consists of reality show veterans Jennifer Brown (“Basketball Wives”), Karamo Brown (“The Real World: Philadelphia”), Laura Govan (“Basketball Wives: LA”), Raymond “Benzino” Scott (“Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta”). All are attempting to generate their next 15 minutes of fame, on “The Next 15,” a new series which aims to “disrupt” the reality TV genre as we know it. The series showcases the normally unseen “fourth wall” between the producers and the talent, revealing what happens not only on camera but also behind it, as the action unfolds.


WE tv announced today that the network has greenlit the new docu-series “Selling It: In The ATL,” both adding to its growing original programming slate and further developing a franchise focused on the popular city of Atlanta. WE tv will debut six, one-hour episodes of “Selling It: In The ATL” on Thursday, November 5 at 10 pm ET/PT. The new series comes directly on the heels of the successful freshman season of “Cutting It: In The ATL,” which reached 4.5 million total viewers and ranked as a top five new unscripted summer series among women 25-54, prompting a second season renewal.

Watch The Hollywood Divas Season 2 Super Trailer

This summer the careers and personal lives of TV One’s HOLLYWOOD DIVAS cast are hotter than ever, as actresses Golden Brooks, Paula Jai Parker, Countess Vaughn, Lisa Wu and Elise Neal, return for season two on a new night, premiering Wednesday, July 15th at 9PM/ET.

The one-hour docu-drama kicks off as the ladies experience major career resurgences, juggle work/life balance and make romance a greater priority.

Kingdom Reign Presents…My Super Sweet 16

Enjoy President’s Day by watching a 16 year old who is the leader of her OWN country! Tonight, My Super Sweet 16 returns with Lil Wayne’s daughter, Reginae Carter, as she celebrates her 16th birthday in Hotlanta!

As hip-hop royalty, the pressure is on to throw the most talked about party of the year. However, friendship drama threatens to turn Reginae’s party into a spectacle of another sort.

Will Weezy’s daughter’s coming of age celebration end up being totally fabulous or totally fizzle?

My Super Sweet 16 featuring Reginae Carter & Lil Wayne debuts tonight, Monday February 16th at 7pm on MTV.

Executive Produced by Carlos King and Kingdom Reign Entertainment.

TV One To Launch New Series “Hollywood Divas”

TV One will add Hollywood Divas to its line-up of its hit reality series R&B Divas Atlanta and R&B Divas LA. The announcement was made today by D’Angela Proctor, SVP Programming and Production, TV One. The new one-hour reality show, currently in production in Los Angeles, will join the network schedule in Q4 2014.

Hollywood Divas follows actresses Elise Neal (The Hughleys), Golden Brooks (Girlfriends), Paula Jai Parker (Hustle and Flow), Countess Vaughn (The Parkers) and Lisa Wu (Real Housewives of Atlanta) as they navigate life attempting to stay relevant in the unpredictable entertainment industry.

“TV One’s audience has a passion for programming that reveals the private stories behind the public lives of Black artists,” said Proctor. “The Hollywood Divas’ willingness to share their, experiences with inequality and obstacles when it comes to the Hollywood merry-go-round is the foundation of this series. How these women are personally affected by this phenomenon and how they individually handle the pressure, is where the Hollywood Diva stories begins.”

“We are excited to be a part of the TV One family on this groundbreaking series about the lives of Black Actresses in Hollywood,” remarked executive producers Carlos King and Todd Tucker. “Our goal is to continue the success of capturing compelling stories about women from all walks of life.”

Bravo Was The Number One Cable Network in Primetime

Wedding bells rang as Bravo Media was the #1 cable network in primetime this past Sunday night among P18-49 and P25-54 driven by “The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kandi’s Wedding,” “What Watch Happens Live” and “Married to Medicine. The season finale of “Kandi’s Wedding” at 8pm delivered 2.8 million total viewers, making it the highest-rated episode of the season and also the #1 unscripted cable telecast of the day among P18-49 and P25-54.

Real Housewives Of Atlanta Executive Dishes On The New Girls Of Season 7

If you thought Real Housewives of Atlanta was dramatic before, you better get prepared for the complete CRAZINESS of season 7 and the new cast members who are set to majorly shake things up!

In an EXCLUSIVE interview, the exec producer of RHOA, Carlos King, reveals why we should be pumped for the new housewives (Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney) and the details concerning Porsha Williams’ demotion from season regular.

Bravo Media Ranks #1 & Marks Best Night in Network History

Behind the strength of its Sunday night lineup, Bravo Media was the #1 ad-supported cable network for the night in primetime this past Sunday among all key demos, according to Nielsen. Sunday also marked the network’s best night ever among all key demos and most watched day among total viewers. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” garnered a franchise reunion high among total viewers with 4.3 million and was the #1 unscripted cable entertainment telecast of the week among P18-49 with over 2.4 million.

Oprah’s Gut Check

After a taping with author Terry McMillan and her gay ex-husband, the head of Harpo public relations calls Oprah about a potentially offensive comment she made during the show. Watch Oprah discuss the comment with members of her staff.

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