“Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson and actress-host La La Anthony will get ample brownie points with mom this year, as the pair return to VH1 to host “Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Moms.”
The annual special — which in case it is unclear, is to commemorate Mother’s Day — brings back both personalities to help superstars salute their matriarchs. This year’s installment will tape at Downtown L.A.’s Ace Hotel Theater, and air on May 7 at 9 p,m.
Previous guests (and their moms) include Alicia Keys, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Ludacris, DJ Khaled, Kelly Rowland and Maxwell.
Anderson currently stars on and executive produces the hit ABC show “Black-ish,” as well as its spinoff “grown-ish.” He recently won his fourth individual NAACP Image Award in the category of “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.”
Anthony, from the Starz series “Power,” has produced on Broadway, appeared in numerous films and is a New York Times best-selling author.
“Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Moms” is produced by Flavor Unit and Jesse Collins Entertainment. Shakim Compere, Queen Latifah, Jesse Collins, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay are executive producers.
Amy Doyle, Garrett English, Elena Diaz and Andria Parides are producing for VH1, with Joe Buoye as head of production.