“Of course, I've been arrested,” stressed a contestant on the trailer of the new MTV show From G's to Gents
. The newest addition to the ridiculously wide array of reality shows the network has been spewing features 14 G's (gangsters) with less than refined exteriors and attempts to give them a thorough make-over to give them a new, clean shot at life and a lot of dough ($100,000) to help them jumpstart the transformation. The fun begins at Tuesday July 15 at 10pm ET/PT on MTV.
Despite initial rumors that it will follow an old MTV and VH1 modus operandi of shuttling personalities from one show to another, From G's to Gents
will introduce 14 new people. According to a January casting call, the network looked for “passionate” hustlers who measure their self-worth by “the number of fights they've won, girls they've slept with, or weight of bling around their neck.”
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No, Jamie Foxx will not be hosting the show as previously reported, the Oscar-winner is actually producing it. The 14 men will move into a posh mansion and try to join an exclusive club to learn the secrets of success via a gentlemen's handbook. They will be taught (or trained) everything from style to etiquette, grammar to business, taking on such varied tasks as serving tea to playing cricket. It will be hosted by the so-called ultimate gentlemen and hip-hop artist turned fashion designer Fonzworth Bentley.
Guest stars include business mogul Master P, food and wine expert Ted Allen
), music producer Irv Gotti, designer Ozwald Boateng and platinum recording artists Danity Kane. According to the trailer, some will make it, and some will fall by the wayside. Not an entirely novel concept for reality shows, is it?
-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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