Centric’s docu-series/reality show “From the Bottom Up” has been given a second season. The show, which is produced by Queen Latifah and Nicci Gilbert, followed five women who were very successful in the past and lost everything due to substantial circumstances, ranging from controversy to jail time. The show charted their progress as they work their way back to the top of their careers and find redemption for themselves and their families.
Last season, the cast included: Christine Beatty, Kimberly Smedley, Stacii Jae Johnson, Chrystale Wilson, and Sara Stokes. Beatty was at the center of the scandal with Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and served jail time and probation for her crimes. Smedley was jailed for administering botched silicone buttocks injections. Johnson, ex-event coordinator to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, was arrested in 2012 on DUI charges. Wilson, also known as Ronnie from The Players Club, has struggled to excel in her career beyond the 1998 film. Stokes, singer from Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs’ Making The Band 2, was arrested and charged with domestic violence in July 2014.
Details of how many episodes and when it will return are still being finalized. [AJC]