T. J. Holmes, of guy I used to hilariously fake Google stalk fame, left CNN last year only to re-emerge with BET Networks, signing a multi-platform deal. Part of that deal was a shiny new show. And now, BET and Holmes have announced what that show will be -- a comedy news half-hour, a la The Daily Show or Real Time with Bill Maher. Only this time it's, Don't Sleep with T. J. Holmes.
Full disclosure: I was a part of the development process for this show, recruited by BET as a writer on the pilot. Which is how that photo of the Teege and I -- together at last -- came into being. If you want to know what's going on with the show now, I don't know because I was one of the writers on the pilot -- not a producer or development person at BET. I'm pretty low on the process totem pole. Higher than "key grip" but lower than "lead writer."
Also, the title was not my idea. But I did find it hilarious.
The folks who worked on the pilot, T. J. included, are great people. Which means if the stars align just right, the show could do really well. Hence why I'm excited for it. It's good to see people take on challenges and try something different. Go bold or go home.
But them I'm a natural-born risk taker, believing that where there is high-risk you can also find high-reward.
So cheers to the Prince of West Memphis! I'll be watching!