MTV has ordered eight episodes of actor/comedian Jamie Kennedy’s new Hip-Hop comedy-reality show, Blowin’ Up, the network announced Wednesday (March 22).
The series, which will premiere in the third quarter, follows Kennedy and his sidekick, Stu Stone, as they embark on Hip-Hop superstardom.
During their journey, the duo, who write, record and perform together, seek advice from Hip-Hop stars and top music executives.
In 2003, Kennedy starred as Brad “B-Rad” Gluckman in the movie Malibu’s Most Wanted. In that role, he played a struggling white rapper whose father was running for governor.
Kennedy is also infamous for his antics on The Jamie Kennedy Show, where he combined hidden-camera pranks with sketch comedy to see how everyday people–and some celebrities– behaved in atypical situations.
Kennedy would appear in a variety of disguises, getting his “marks” involved in equally bizarre predicaments. The skits were presented in front of an audience, either in-studio or on location.
After three seasons, The Jamie Kennedy Show ended its original run in spring 2004.
Blowin’ Up is scheduled to hit the small screen this fall.
Source: All Hip Hop