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A&E to Develop Sketch Comedy / Music Showcase ’50 Cent Presents’

Rapper 50 Cent is the Creator, Executive Producer and Star

A&E Network is in development on a series described as a combination of sketch comedy, music and showcase tentatively called “50 Cent Presents.” Created by, starring and executive produced by rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, the series will combine sketches, standup, reality experiments, music, magic, dance and celebrity guest appearances. Jackson will also serve as host, giving viewers cutting-edge content within an innovative take on the variety format.

“I grew up watching variety shows and am excited to put my own spin on the format. I hope everyone is ready to bring their talent forward, I want to show the world the best of the best,” said Jackson.

“Leaning into A&E’s legacy in showcasing the arts, we’re setting out to redefine the traditional variety show,” added Frontain Bryant. “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 Curtis J. Jackson and Stephen J. Savva. Executive producer at Back Roads Entertainment is Colby Gaines. Executive producers at A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Brad Holcman and Sean Gottlieb.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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