50 Cent To Host Variety Show Featuring Music, Comedy, Celebrities And More!
50 Cent will host a variety show on A&E, titled “50 Cent Presents,” it was announced on Thursday. The series will feature a combination of musical performances, sketch comedy, celebrity appearances, and much more!
The rapper is producing the in-development show through his production company, G-Unit Films and Television, which is also behind the hit Starz series “Power.” “50 Cent Presents,” however, will be the rapper’s first foray into the world of unscripted television. In addition to music, comedy and celebrities, the show is also slated to include dance performances, magic acts, and reality experiments.
“I grew up watching variety shows and am excited to put my own spin on the format,” the rapper told The Hollywood Reporter. “I hope everyone is ready to bring their talent forward, I want to show the world the best of the best.” Although variety shows were immensely popular during the 1960s and 1970s, the format has mostly been replaced by reality competitions series, such as “American Idol” and “The Voice.” With “50 Cent Presents,” the rapper hopes to relaunch the genre.
Gossip Cop has reached out to a rep for 50 Cent to get more details about the upcoming series, such as a potential air date and names of possible celebrity guests, but we’ve yet to hear back.