Season five of the hit franchise RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL returns to TV One with more fun, family drama and life challenges on Tuesday, October 30 at 8 p.m./7C. This season the show captures Rickey Smiley navigating the ups and downs of his professional demands while adapting to new additions in his household, and juggling the growing pains of his young adult children. Various health topics and relationship matters will also be revealed throughout the season. A hit with critics and viewers alike, RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL Season 4 reached 7.3MM unique viewers 2+ during its premiere run. Additionally, TV One ranked as a top Ad-Supported Cable network in that Tuesday 8p-10p timeslot among AA P25-54 (#4).*
To kick things off this season, the promotions campaign celebrates Rickey’s proud HBCU roots with a series of hilarious, high-energy spots. Featuring Rickey as an honorary ‘drum major’ for the Clark Atlanta University Marching Band, the rest of the cast, including Da Brat, Juicy, and Gary With da Tea, join in the fun. In partnership with Urban One, TV One will also host the RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL HBCULove Tailgate Truck Tour Experience at the annual SpelHouse Homecoming celebration on Saturday, October 27. The interactive event will feature a branded truck, silent listening party, a live DJ, a virtual reality experience, and promotional giveaways.
In this season’s opener, all the kids have moved out and Rickey finally has the house to himself. Just as Rickey gets comfortable being an empty nester, four new teenagers move into his Birmingham mansion courtesy of his cousin Summer, who’s looking for a fresh start after suffering from a stroke.