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Tyrese Gibson, Rev Run team up for OWN talk show

Run DMC rapper-turned-reality star Rev Run (pictured, left) and R&B singer Tyrese Gibson (right) will co-host a primetime talk show about men, marriage, love and relationships for the Discovery-owned cable net.
June 11, 2015

R&B singer Tyrese Gibson (pictured, right) and Run DMC rapper-turned-unscripted star Rev Run (left) will host a primetime talk show for OWN.

The pair, who previously collaborated on the book Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed, are bringing “man school” to television, according to the Discovery Communications-owned cable net.

The 36-year-old Gibson and 50-year-old Rev Run – a.k.a. Joseph Ward Simmons – will discuss men, marriage, love and relationship issues in front of a studio audience with celebrity guests “in a no-holds-barred relationship throw down.”

The eight-episode weekly series, which is not yet titled, is being developed and produced by CBS Television Distribution in association with Voltron Pictures and Simmons/Lehman Productions. It will premiere in early 2016.

Eric Pankowski created the show in collaboration with Gibson and Rev Run and serves as exec producer alongside Gibson, Simmons, Jerome Martin, Isabella Castro and Michael Lehman.

Simmons also stars in the HGTV and DIY Network series Rev Run’s Renovation , Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers for the Cooking Channel and Rev Runs Around the World, which will premiere on Travel Channel later in the year. His past unscripted credits include Run’s House for MTV and the spin-off Daddy’s Girls.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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