Dont look for Rev. Run or his family to abandon faithful viewers of their hit show Runs House anytime soon.
The popular MTV reality series has been given a green light for a sixth season, the rap icon revealed to AllHipHop.com today (December 19).
It reminds me of Lucille Ball or the Cosbys. You do it if you love it, Rev Run told AllHipHop.com. Its my ministry. It helps people. Peoples parents love it. You dont want to let go of what youre called to do until God tells you to move on. Its a labor of love and I enjoy it.
While agreeing to a sixth season was a no-brainer for Rev Run, it was the idea of a spin-off that solidified the deal.
The new show, titled Daddys Girls will focus on Rev. Runs daughters, Vanessa and Angela as they run their popular Pastry shoe and apparel line while making a life in Los Angeles.
The thing that excites me most is the fact that after five seasons of Runs House, that was the end of my contract and I was most proud that I mustve managed it well enough that theyd come back and offer me Daddys Girls and Runs House, said Rev. Run, who was amazed at his good fortune.
That was a moment that I was like Wow. You feel like you did very good with kids and changing flavors and tastes," Rev Run commented. "To be going into six seasons of Runs House is mind-blowing to me. And then for them to add another show to it, Runs House and Daddys Girls, it just felt like Whoa. This is great.
The sixth season of Runs House will begin filming in January. Although Daddys Girls will focus on Vanessa and Angela, the show will introduce viewers to the girls cousin Jessica and neighbor Alycia.
And while he wont have a constant physical presence on Daddys Girls, Rev. Run will be accessible to his daughters via the telephone advice and mentoring, along with meddling a little bit too much as an overprotective dad at times.
Those are the type of things youll see, he said. Maybe Ill call a little bit too much and stuff like that, which is the way I am. Im just very protective of them. With Daddys Girls comes the chance to create what Rev. Run calls a natural extension of Runs House for viewers. It follows the same positive note. Its not just girls running amuck in LA. Its young African-American women with business sense and morals, he said.
The Simmons sisters wont be the only ones gracing the small screen with a show of their own.
Family matriarch Justine Simmons will be back on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) next month with her hit show Brown Sugar by Justine Simmons.
Inspired by the Justines love of 1930s and 1940s jewelry, items featured on the show include brown and white diamonds, white gold and sterling silver According to Rev. Run, the series, which premiered earlier this year, was tailor-made for his wife.
Shes doing wonderful. That is a big deal. Its a perfect fit for her, the entertainer said, adding that Brown Sugar allows Justine to come into her own with something she enjoys. We do quite a few things, but this one fits her so wonderfully because she gets to be herself. She has fun. She designs the jewelry.
Daddys Girls will premiere at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 5 on MTV.
Brown Sugar by Justine Simmons will air Jan. 20 on HSN.
The sixth season of Run's House will debut sometime in 2009.