After successful ratings behind urban television
staples such as Making the Band 2 and Pimp My Ride, MTV has announced pilots for
two more Hip-Hop headed programs, according to published reports.
Former P.Diddy manservant Farnsworth Bentley
will serve as host and executive producer of "Borrow My Crew." The
Gentleman of Bad Boy and his "glam squad" will give viewers image
makeovers ala’ an episode of Ricki Lake.
The network is also developing a vehicle for
Roc-A-Fella rap star Jay-Z. The show would bring artists from different musical
genres together to mesh their styles into a new sound.
No title has been announced for the Jigga hosted
program at press time.
Cameron Diaz, Wilmer Valderrama, Frankie Muniz,
Stan Lee, Rob Zombie and former B2K front man Omarion are the other celebrities
slated to star in upcoming MTV pilots for the 2004-2005 season.