Mo’Nique Lands Production Deal To Develop Unscripted TV Projects
Mo’Nique is coming back to the small screen.
The comedienne and actress has inked a deal to produce multiple unscripted series.
She and her husband Sidney Hicks’ company Hicks Media will team up with Cris Abrego of Endemol Shine North America to create the TV projects. Mo’Nique will also serve as the host and star of the upcoming shows, according to Yahoo!
This isn’t the first time Mo’Nique will work with Cris Abrego. Their history includes working on VH1’s Charm School together in the early 2000s. Abrego’s company 51 Minds produced it while Mo’Nique was the host for its two-year stint from 2007 to 2009.
Abrego said of partnering with Mo’Nique again:
“I’ll never forget my first time working with her on ‘Charm School,’ where she made it very clear that there was a lack of diverse faces behind the camera and that things needed to change. That was 15 years ago, and Mo’Nique has been a champion of equality and representation in our industry ever since.”
“Mo’Nique is an icon in every sense of the word, and I can’t think of anyone who is more relevant and whose authentic voice should be heard right now more than hers. Our team at Endemol Shine is thrilled to be working with her and excited by the top names that both she and Sidney are already bringing in to collaborate with.”
Mo’Nique and Sidney Hicks added that they are excited
“to be forming a partnership with such a creative force in the industry as Endemol Shine.”
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