Flex & Shanice - Netflix
Nineties pop sensation, Shanice Wilson, and her husband, One on One star Flex Alexander, were both first generation millionaires who lived the good life with their two adorable children, Imani and Elijah. But suddenly both of their careers came to a halt, and when the checks stopped coming in, they lost EVERYTHING. Now, as Flex and Shanice struggle tomake ends meet, they have to balance being parents and while trying to revive their careers, all while living in a crowded house with nine family members.\ \ Joining Flex, Shanice and the kids are Shanice's "diva" of a mother, Crystal, devoted stepdad Mike, enthusiastic cousin Ruba, peace-loving uncle Spirit, and Flex's hilarious cousinEd. This house is jam-packed with equal parts people, laughs, chaos and love!\ \ Shanice has been with the same manager since she was 11 years old, her "momager" Crystal. When Shanice learned that her mother's attitude was the cause of her career stallingout, she fired her. Now with the help of her cousin Ruba, Shanice wants to reinvigorate her career by recording new music and finding a new manager. But even though she hasthe talent, will she be able to hustle her way back into the spotlight?\ \ Meanwhile, Flex's acting career has flatlined. And although he hasn't performed standup in 20 years, Flex realizes that getting back on the stage could be the best way to gethis career back on track. But will time and age have caused him to lose his edge?\ \ With the help of the entire family, Flex and Shanice struggle to raise their kids, rebuild their careers and get hold of their finances, all while trying to find some alone time every now and again.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Flex & Shanice - Queen Sugar - Netflix
Queen Sugar is an American drama television series created and executive produced by Ava DuVernay, with Oprah Winfrey serving as an executive producer. DuVernay also directs many episodes. The series is based on the novel of the same name by Natalie Baszile. The series airs on Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and premiered on September 6, 2016. The series follows the life of three siblings: two sisters, Nova Bordelon (played by Rutina Wesley), a formidable journalist and activist from New Orleans, and Charley Bordelon (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), a modern woman, who, with her teenaged son Micah, leaves her upscale home in Los Angeles and moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm; and their brother Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), a single father struggling with unemployment and an absentee, recovering drug-addict mother of his child.
Flex & Shanice - Development - Netflix
On February 2, 2015, it was announced that Oprah Winfrey Network had ordered a straight-to-series TV drama based on Queen Sugar, the novel by Natalie Baszile. Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, who worked on the 2014 film Selma, co-created the series, while DuVernay was set to write and direct the initial episodes. The first season began filming in February 2016 and contained 13 episodes. DuVernay announced on January 27, 2016 that the series would feature an all-women directorial team. On February 15, 2016, Neema Barnette joined the series as director and producer. Award-winning director Tina Mabry is a producer and will also direct two episodes, and Anthony Sparks, an award-winning TV writer and professor, is a co-executive producer for the series. It was later announced that singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello would provide the score for the series.
Flex & Shanice - References - Netflix