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Tyrese Gibson and Rev Run will be starring in a new prime time show on OWN TV called, “Man School.” The talk show will be an extension of their New York bestselling book, “Man-ology.”
According to the press release, the pair will be bringing “man school” to television sharing everything that readers need to know about men and love. These two unorthodox “love and relationship experts” will be joined by a primetime studio audience plus celebrity guests in a no-holds-barred relationship throw down. Social media platforms will take center stage galvanizing America to ask Tyrese and Rev Run their most intimate questions about men, relationships, marriage and sex. The eight episode weekly series will debut in early 2016.
Often at odds with each other, ordained minister Rev Run (aka Joseph Ward Simmons) is 50, married and a father of six and grandfather of one, while Tyrese is a 36-year-old single father and one of People Magazine’s sexiest men alive.
Millions of fans throughout the world know Tyrese Gibson for his starring roles in two of the biggest movie franchises as Roman Pearce in Universal’s juggernaut “Fast and Furious” movie and the Paramount Pictures franchise “Transformers.” He is also a four-time Grammy-nominated platinum recording artist. Gibson’s upcoming album, BLACK ROSE – which marks his last solo album – will be released July 10, 2015 through his own label, Voltron Recordz. His new single from the album, “Shame,” was the #1 Most Added song to radio in the country and is currently #4 on Billboard. Gibson is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller How To Get Out Of Your Own Way.
Rev Run (aka Joseph Ward Simmons) is a founding member of RUN DMC, the international platinum recording artists who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rev Run currently tours with RUN DMC and also enjoys a solo career as a DJ with residencies worldwide. He then starred in “Run’s House,” the reality series that ran for six seasons on MTV and spawned the spinoff “Daddy’s Girls.” He currently stars in “Rev Run’s Renovation” on HGTV and DIY Network; “Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers” on The Cooking Channel; and “Rev Run Around the World Adventures,” set to debut later this year on The Travel Channel. He is the author of several books including Take Back Your Family: How to Raise Respectful and Loving Kids in a Dysfunctional World, and Words of Wisdom: Daily Affirmations of Faith.
The yet-to-be-titled series is produced for OWN by CBS Television Distribution in association with Voltron Pictures and Simmons/Lehman Productions.