Bow Wow is teaming up with BET to host a new dating series titled After Happily Ever After, marking his return to the network after eight years.
According to a report from Deadline on Thursday (August 4), BET will be launching the new show in collaboration with Bunim/Murray Productions in the fall.
The eight-episode series will see Bow Wow help those who have previously separated play matchmaker for their ex-partners in order to help them find new love.
“Im returning to BET,” Bow Wow said in an Instagram post sharing the news. “Just one of many! Stay tuned! Get ready for ‘After Happily Ever After’ NEW HIT SHOW coming your way!!!!!”
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Bow Wow will throw a singles party with a new group of contestants in each episode to kick things off. However, the catch lies in the party only being attended by the exes in an attempt to pick the best option for their former partner.
Once someone is chosen, they will move in with the contestant and date them for 48 hours. Ultimately, the person will get to choose whether to keep the prospect or send them back to the group for a chance to meet someone else.
“We look forward to airing this entertaining dating series that will help singles find love. This show promises to be full of surprises, twists, and turns that will leave viewers asking for more,” said Tiffany Lea Williams, Executive Vice President of BET Unscripted Programming.
“We are also thrilled to welcome Bow Wow home to BET and to partner with Bunim/Murray Productions, who has been creating unscripted hits for three decades and always delivers their latest guilty pleasures to viewers.”
“This unique series is created for men and women looking for their second act love story while taking into consideration that they are often still entangled with their exes because of their history, their children, and their extended families,” Bunim/Murray President Julie Pizzi added. “On After Happily Ever After, ex-couples who genuinely loved each other can now work together to give their ex another shot at finding a life-long partner.”
The series announcement comes two years after Bow Wow revealed he wanted to bring BET back to its glory days by taking on a top executive position at the network. The rapper was widely considered “Mr. 106 & Park” for his dominance on the countdown show and later hosted it for two years. Bow Wow claimed BET was losing its luster, and he had a plan to bring it back.
“My only dream job now is i want to take over BET. I want a high position,” the rapper tweeted at the time. “I was blessed to host but NOW i want an office. I want to run and come up with content for the network. I know what they missing. All you have to do is LISTEN to the people.”
He added: “BET forgot what made them HOT! The MUSIC!!! breaking artist etc… music shows that mattered. Now its like lifetime. Just a bunch of sitcoms. Do you know the only time there is music on BET IS when there is an award show? Think about that. Like 3 x out the year. Thats crazy!”