New series to feature sketch comedy, music, magic and celebrity guest appearances
50 Cent is developing a new variety series at A&E Network, TheWrap has learned.
“50 Cent Presents” will combine sketches, standup, reality experiments, music, magic, dance and celebrity guest appearances. 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, will serve as host and executive producer for the show.
“Leaning into A&E’s legacy in showcasing the arts, we’re setting out to redefine the traditional variety show,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vice president and head of programming at A&E Network. “50 Cent is the perfect partner to refresh this classic format. He is a true tastemaker across industries and we are excited to see his impressive showcase of talent.”
“50 Cent Presents” is produced by Back Roads Entertainment for A&E Network. Executive producers at G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. are Jackson and Stephen J. Savva. The executive producer at Back Roads Entertainment is Colby Gaines. Executive producers at A&E Network are Frontain Bryant, Brad Holcman and Sean Gottlieb.
Jackson is represented by Marc Kamler at APA and attorney Eric Feig. Back Roads Entertainment is also represented by APA.
Jackson was in court last week, after being ordered to appear to explain why he had posted numerous pictures of himself with tall stacks of cash on his Instagram account, despite his current bankruptcy proceedings.
In one such photo, the rapper used the stacks of cash to spell out the word “Broke.”
The rapper claims that the money he posed with in the photos was prop money.