Revealing Look at ‘Black Men’ on TV One
by Jon Lafayette
“Black Men Revealed” is returning to TV One later this month with new hosts Doug and Ryan Stewart. The brothers are known as “The 2 Live Stews” on their syndicated sports talk-radio show.
The series, which returns July 20, is designed to explore with viewers what black men really think, the network says.
Shot at a night club in Atlanta, episodes of the show feature the 2 Live Stews and three male guests of different ages, educational backgrounds and economic status. Topics due to be discussed over the course of the season range from “Why I Never Called Her Back” and “Fatherhood: Just Be a Man About It” to “The Secret’s Out,” about gay black men who pass on the HIV virus to their wives or other female partners.
In the second-season opener, the Stews’ guests will be Dr. Kamau Bobb, an expert on the performance gap for minority students in math and science; Zo Williams, a self-published author and relationship expert; and comedian Johnny Mack, talking about why African-American culture is frequently depicted negatively but remains influential in mainstream American society.
There will be a bit of a turnabout in the season’s finale as women join the Stews; guests will be comedian Sheryl Underwood, radio personality Rashan Ali and lifestyle maven Bevy Smith, aka “Uptown Girl.”
“Black Men Revealed” is produced for TV One by Macvision Entertainment. Executive producers are Alec Chenault, Monique Chenault, Marcus King and Greg Shelton.