Beverly’s Full House
You may be asking yourself the same question I’ve asked myself many times. Why am I doing a “Reality Show”? Here’s why, its not a reality show, it’s a Docu –Series and a “Constructive Reality Show”. Before you think I’m getting all Hollywood on you, there is a distinct difference.
A Reality Show is, most times, completely contrived, other times it’s as fully scripted as any sitcom or drama series. A Docu- Series is much like a documentary, you turn the cameras to focus on a subject and follow it to whatever conclusion that develops through the stories that have been witnessed.
I believe there is a unique opportunity in television for a new style of reality show, a “Constructive Reality Show.” A show that is truthful, healing, fun, entertaining and will provide the audience with lessons that are beneficial, productive and perhaps, even life changing.
I have been in this business, in many capacities; for many years and I learned early, and quickly, that to succeed I had to be myself. I had to be honest and that’s what you’ll see, me, the real Beverly Johnson.
Someone else who shares my passion for authenticity is a woman I met over 30 years ago. In the early 1980′s I received a request to be followed around New York City by a brilliant and upcoming news anchor from Maryland, she wanted to do “A Day in the Life of a Super Model”, I accepted. I met the anchor when she came to NYC and her name was Oprah Winfrey. She was as brilliant, fascinating and authentic then as she is today. She did a wonderful piece on me. We continue to have a mutual respect and friendship with each other. I trust Oprah; I admire her vision for Oprah Winfrey Network (“OWN”),
My last appearance, which was my 12th, on The Oprah Winfrey Show was in February 2011. During a chat with Oprah, I told her I had a few show ideas for her new network, OWN. She set me up at OWN, we meet with OWN’s executives to discuss shows I wanted to produce. The show I pitched that resonated the most was about my daughter, Anansa, who married a former NFL player and was now pregnant, and were moving in with me.
They loved that idea and refined it to include the central theme of the dynamics between “Mother and Daughter Relationships.” I knew this show idea would provide me with an opportunity for Anansa and me to address our past differences and to make a better future for my daughter, my granddaughter and me, as well.
Also, I wanted to include documenting the building of my new company, Beverly Johnson Enterprises. The show also highlights and shows women that it is never too late to empower yourself to achieve whatever goals and dreams you have inside of you. That is what I am doing and will convey to you in my new show. That is how “Beverly’s Full House” came to be.
Love and Beauty,
PS. In the February of 2012 “Beverly’s Full House” will be air on OWN.
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