MC Hammer to Star in Reality Show

Published February 19, 2009

Seems like everybody’s getting a reality show these days.

In the latest reality-show update, America will get an up-close, personal look at the life and times of rapper MC Hammer, who will be heading to the A&E network in the near future. So, what will the show be called? “Hammertime,” of course. And the half-hour, 11 episode program will feature his wife and five children. It is scheduled to premiere some time this year.

"Here's a dad with five kids, married to the same woman for more than 23 years, living in the same place where he grew up and going to church every Sunday," says Executive producer J.D. Roth, who sees Hammer as a modern-day Bill Cosby and his family as an unscripted version of the Huxtables. "He's had his ups and downs, and it's what makes him such a character you root for."

Hammer is as well know for smash hits like “You Can’t Touch This” as he is for his meteoric crash from opulent wealth to bankruptcy. He now lives in Oakland, Calif. "MC Hammer is an iconic figure in American pop culture, but many people only know him for his music and fashion sense. Now A&E takes an unprecedented look behind his larger-than-life personality and into his life as a devoted husband, father and business entrepreneur," said Robert Sharenow, senior vice president alternative at A&E.

Written by BET.com Staff

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