For Richer or Poorer will return to GMC TV on January 26.
The wedding vow-themed production has been turned into a six-episode series, and a continuation of the play-based movie of the same name that premiered in April.
The series stars Rockmond Dunbar and LeToya Luckett, as Kya and Aubrey Wilson, a married couple of four years who questions their commitment as they go though difficult financial times that ultimately place their strengths and weaknesses on the front line.
Angell Conwell, Anthony Evans Jr., Carl Anthony Payne, and Jackée Harry will also star in the series.
In case you missed the TV movie, you can watch it here!
This is this question Ebony Magazine‘s “Entertainment & Culture” writer Michael Arceneaux posed in his review of the new BET comedy. The show stars Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans, George Gore III, and Tatyana Ali, but LeToya is posed to be the break-out star of the show. Read what he has to say about LeToya’s performance below.
So far, the most hilarious thing about the show is former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett. Luckett, who’s been quietly building her acting resume in recent years, plays Rochelle, the mother of Craig Wayans’ son.
Admittedly, her character is a familiar trope many would understandably like to see go away – the baby mama from hell. If nothing else, LeToya plays the character well and flexes surprising comedic chops, particularly when she dismisses criticism over her son with Craig calling her by her first name with “I don’t need to advertise I’m somebody’s mama. My son knows who I am.” She’s the breakout star of this show, proving once again that the Houston, Texas native knows how to make an impression when given the right opportunity.
Be sure to watch the premiere of Second Generation WayansTONIGHT at 10:30/9:30c pm on BET!
LeToya Luckett is continuing to build her acting portfolio in 2013. Having completed several stage, television and film projects over the past few years, she will be adding another film to her resume – The Concerto.
The independent film is directed by Pece Dingo, and stars Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) and Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga). Parrish stars as a young musician who moves to Los Angeles and into a house that has the perfect man (Rathbone), only he is a ghost who has been dead since 1969.
The new BET show, “Second Generation Wayans” will premiere January 15, 2013!
LeToya joins the show’s stars Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans, George Gore II, and Tatyana Ali, as Rochelle. Her character is the mother of Craig’s child, Bronx, and described as a cute, ex R&B singer who had a one hit single a decade ago [with] a bold, sharp attitude and often finds herself quarreling with Craig. In the pilot, Craig and Rochelle are no longer seeing one another and tensions boil over between them during a run-in at a club.
About the show:
Craig Wayans and Damien Dante Wayans come from America’s First Family of Comedy. Their co-star George Gore II is best known for his role as Big Head Junior in Damon Wayans’ sitcom My Wife & Kids. Second Generation Wayans is a hilarious new scripted family comedy.
However, as it turns out, being a Wayans isn’t all fun and games. Viewers see the good, the funny and the ugly as the young trio emerges from the long shadows of their aunts and uncles to carve out their own paths to stardom.
The series premiere of “For Richer or Poorer” is set to premiere this Saturday, December 1st at 9 & 10pm on GMC TV. The new series is the continuation of the original gospel play, that aired last April. The story is about commitment and honesty, and focuses on Kya and Aubrey Wilson, a married couple of four years who questions their commitment as they go though difficult financial times that ultimately place their strengths and weaknesses on the front line.
LeToya, Rockmond Dunbar, and Angell Conwell have all returned to reprise their roles, while adding Anthony Evans Jr., Carl Anthony Payne, and Jackée Harry to the cast. In case you missed the TV movie, you can watch it here!
Join the conversation on Twitter and use the hashtag #ForRicherOrPoorer. Watch the trailer below!