"After two seasons of working with the ‘ins and outs’ of a scripted series while balancing my radio hosting responsibilities and my personal life, I realized the effort was redundant,” Smiley said in a statement. “There was a better opportunity to share through a reality lens – showing warts and all – my efforts to maintain a satisfactory professional and personal life as a single father and entrepreneur.”
Among those who will show up on the show, according to an advance release I was provided:
His four children – sons Brandon and Malik, adopted daughter D'Essence, and adopted daughter Aaryn – as well as his extended family of co-workers, colleagues and friends – his deceased friend's son Craig, live-in assistant Miss Pat, personal assistant Miss Price, D'Essence's boyfriend Landon, business manager Bruce, childhood friend and family lawyer Nikita Blockton, radio co-host Da Brat, radio show sidekicks Gary Wit Da Tea, HeadCrack and Juicy, and radio show producer Beyonce Alowishus.
Curiously, his long-time writer and associate producer Special K is not listed.