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5/15: Keyshia Cole spinoff show set for BET

Neffe

Neffe

BET has announced a spinoff to its Atlanta-based reality program “The Keyshia Cole Show: The Way It Is,” which ended its successful run last year after three seasons. It’s called “Frankie & Neffe” and will debut August 18.

Frankie, Keyshia’s troubled mom, and Neffe, her alcoholic sister, became stars on her own show, often overshadowing the R&B star with their arguments, tears and basic camera-friendly antics. Honestly, Keyshia herself wasn’t that exciting from a reality show standpoint.

Thanks to Frankie and Neffe, the show became one of BET’s most successful original series ever. The most recent episode, the finale of the third season, in December, 2008 drew 2.1 million viewers. (While sizable, that was down from a peak of 2.9 million for season two finale in December, 2007.)

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Producer James DuBose said “everyone has a Frankie and Neffe in their family,” so they are very relatable. The show just wrapped taping this past Wednesday here in metro Atlanta and is set for eight half-hour episodes. “This will show their growth and independence in their personal lives,” he said. The pair now live in Norcross.

Frankie

Frankie

The show itself has helped Frankie and Neffe because it has given them enough fame that they can now generate income via appearances. (And the show itself pays them an undisclosed amount of money, too.) They also received a major financial leg up from Keyshia, who will not be on the new show as she busies herself with her own musical career.

Will either Frankie or Neffe carve out their own careers down the road outside of being on a reality show? Not clear.

78 comments Add your comment

Who??

May 15th, 2009
6:41 pm

Who cares?? Keyshia visited the house I was living in one time, and I slept right through it.

P.S. Who??

May 15th, 2009
6:42 pm

O yeah…she can’t sing, either.

everydayjane

May 15th, 2009
6:56 pm

@Who?? Really? Was it a rehab?

atl1000

May 15th, 2009
7:50 pm

i love love LOVE keyshia cole. i’d be a little embarrassed about her family if i were her though. but her voice is that of an angel

braveshater

May 15th, 2009
8:01 pm

Why are crackheads gettin tv shows. Why cant we get some positive role models for a change.

Honeydrop

May 16th, 2009
10:11 am

Entertainment is a mix..while we have the educational, motivating stuff, we can also have entertainment as well…troubled pple arent bad pple…its the way life deals with pple at times..and the choices they make and some pple like Neffe..who had quite damaged beginnings but they have turned it around..so Kudos to them…we alwaz get lessons from pple like them

MaryRashelle

May 16th, 2009
11:14 am

….and this is supposed to be news??? AJC….you have to do better….

Christy

May 16th, 2009
11:45 am

When is the channel, WET, White Entertainment Television, coming out? So funny how black people want “equal rights” yet they have black TV, black colleges, black Miss America, etc.

Ron

May 16th, 2009
11:46 am

Well at least she did it right and made sure her name ended with an “A”

lisa

May 16th, 2009
11:48 am

Great lets continue to put the loud ghetto black women on tv. I guess the blacks that aren’t loud, ghetto, drunk and with a bunch of children are boring. Black people lets stop supporting this image of black women. Like someone said why can’t postive black people have shows? Then we wonder why all black women are sterotype as being loud and ghetto because of things like this and I love NY, Charm School, Flavor of Love to name a few.

Becky

May 16th, 2009
11:52 am

Christy I’m pretty sure every time you turn on the tv you see someone that’s white. If it wasn’t for BET or Spanish stations minorities would rarely be seen on tv. In other words WET is on every time you turn on the television.

Christy

May 16th, 2009
11:55 am

Really Becky? Give me a channel that is all white.

Eddie

May 16th, 2009
12:12 pm

Christy – Why do you need “all white” entertainment? Entertainment, much like music is pretty universal. My grandfather had an old saying, “eat the fish, spit out the bones”. In other words, watch what you like, ignore the rest. Probably what I’ll do to any of your additional comments.

Shay A.K.A BET

May 16th, 2009
12:15 pm

This msg. is for Christy a.k.a WET wannabe. Honey u really need a reality chk. and let me be the to expose u. Why are you commenting about black television and equal rights? Let me be the 1st to say, “I honeslty know that WHITES still owe us our 40 acres and a mule”. F.Y.I A white person purchased BET from a black man. So if you really wants to see WET keep watching TRU tv with all the serial killers and murders from craiglist. So if you would like to discuss our from the plantation from “From The IN House to the Out House To the WHITE HOUSE” WE”RE Everywhere Black is in. White is Out. You couldn’t get enough of OBAMA? Lisa keep it real. You’re not the JONE’S. GO head Keisha Cole, Frankie & Neffe

TV Viewer

May 16th, 2009
12:17 pm

BET and other networks will continue to show these “ghetto” acting people as long as the ratings are good. Unfortunately, many individuals like drama. Drama doesn’t have a certain race, gender, or nationality. It’s just drama!

Christy

May 16th, 2009
12:22 pm

Shay Shay Shay. Typical thug. You want to talk about people killing? How about every single day in Atlanta? Always black. Yes, there are some white morons who are serial killers but at least they are not on the news NIGHTLY killing people like you thugs do. Atlanta is a HIGH CRIME city and is a black city. Funny how that works. The state of Wyoming is 98% white. Guess how many murders happened there in 2008? NINE. Yes, nine in a year. You thugs do that in Atlanta alone in a week.

Chris

May 16th, 2009
12:33 pm

It’s funny the trash people talk on computers but wouldn’t dare say to someones face. TV Viewer that’s true and sad. I just pray one day things will change.

Kassie

May 16th, 2009
1:06 pm

I understand crackhheads, unmarried women having 15 babies by different men, and just plain being ignorant brings viewers…but so did The Cosby Show and My wife and Kids…can we get some positivity on television? Especially a network that is supposed to be a representation of the black community!!! It is sad!!!

Tonya

May 16th, 2009
1:12 pm

This response is for Christy….Crime comes in all COLORS…not just Black, White, Latino, etc…Crime happens EVERYWHERE and is committed by all races…It is ignorant comments by people like YOU that keeps us in the old south….I thought the question was about the Keisha Coles spin off shows…I may watch them or I may not…It is entertainment..

Disgusted

May 16th, 2009
1:13 pm

Christy, it’s people like you who will continue to foster hatred in our country. I’m disgusted that in 2009, you would make a blanket statement by calling African-Americans, “thugs”. There are bad people in every race and culture, and making generalizations about a race or culture is the definition of pure ignorance. Take a hard look at yourself and think about the seeds that you plant everytime something like that comes out of your mouth…it produces negativity and a virus that will continue to plague this nation…racial hatred.

Tonya

May 16th, 2009
1:15 pm

Disgusted, you said that PERFECTLY! I agree with you 100 percent…

Christy

May 16th, 2009
1:25 pm

It sure is funny that when a white person makes a comment that is a fact, it’s “racist.” The things I say and believe are exactly like Bill Cosby thinks. Is he racist? Would be nice if the thugs would listen to him. Fact = there are murders daily in Atlanta and the killer is black 99% of the time. Am I racist for speaking the truth? Morons.

Soulfinger

May 16th, 2009
1:31 pm

Disgusted, you are right on the money. I agree, there is a lot of crap on TV but everyone and everything shouldnt be so serious all the time. There are plenty of educational programs and TV shows w/ high values and morals. Sometimes folks just want a break and want to just laugh and let go. Of course some shows go too far and help promote negative sterotypes (and not just for Blacks..see growing up Gotti or Anna Nicole show to name a few). I would say that if anyone felt that strongly agains those types of shows, than go on speaking tours, boycott, write a letter etc. That would be much more effective than venting insults. Otherwise, you have the freedom to just NOT WATCH!!! Also fellow bloggers, please dont let anyone like Christy trick you into responding to thier comments. She would never say those things in any of your faces for it is in the nature of racists to be cowards. If you ignore them, they will get bored and go away. Dont let them anger you, its a trick of the devil! CIAO!!

DebbieDoRight

May 16th, 2009
2:26 pm

I think Keisha Cole is a saint to put up with some of the crazy people in her family!! She was obviously raised right. Kudos to her adoptive parents!

abell

May 16th, 2009
3:06 pm

I was not a consistent viewer but watched several episodes. Keyshia’s mother and sister were highly entertaining to watch in their never ending dysfunction. However, their antics were balanced by Keyshia, her adopted mother and the other sane people in her family. This new show will highlight family dysfunction and I do not believe there will be any focus on healing. That would be entirely too boring for most people.

James

May 16th, 2009
3:16 pm

If they had an analogous channel called WET, it would all be shows about trailer trash and constantly play Britney Spears videos. On Sunday, there would be only shows from ultra conservative preachers and evangelicals. Do you really want that?

Whites can go to HBCUs. That’s why they have the Historically in the title. They are no longer (and never were) black only. In fact, there are whites who go to those schools, but I’m sure a person like you wouldn’t know that. You’re too busy trying to blame Black people for your problems.

Pageants are designed to make money. That’s all. I doubt a Black person could name one Black Miss America. It’s just a cash grab by the pageant owners.

JOSHUA SMOLLETT

May 16th, 2009
4:21 pm

can we all just get along!

Ralph Swietz

May 16th, 2009
4:25 pm

Please, don`t waste your breath argueing with Christy…..the AJC is full of “Blog Nazi`s” They get on every topic, from social to sports and turn it into an arguement of blacks, Atlanta blacks, Obama,crime stats, Black eyed peas, etc….it`s almost like an organized attack were they sometimes write in as black people to stir up trouble…don`t be fooled!!!

Vita

May 16th, 2009
4:29 pm

Hey, Christy since you HATE Atlanta and all the black people so much with our crime and all. Why don’t you take yourself to Wyoming where they only had nine homicides so you say that you know of, I’m sure they will welcome you with open arms. Believe me you won’t be missed.

me

May 16th, 2009
4:47 pm

christy, pick up a bible and read proverbs 22 and pray. because I see that you are very unhappy with yourself. with a statement like that, I can almost say unstable mentally

me

May 16th, 2009
4:47 pm

oh did i mention the year is 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lj

May 16th, 2009
5:44 pm

Producer James DuBose said “everyone has a Frankie and Neffe in their family,” so they are very relatable
THE DEVIL IS A LIAR!!!!!!
I NEVER HAD A FRANKIE OR NEFFIE IN MY FAMILY AND THERE ARE OTHER AMERICAN FAMILIES THAT HAS NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS AS WELL.
I BELIEVE SOCIETY TODAY LOVES DRAMA AND MESS, UNFORTUNATELY THAT IS WHAT PRODUCERS ARE PRODUCING, NOW I AM NOT SAYING EVERY FAMILY IS PERFECT, BUT THERE ARE FAMILIES THAT ARE MAKING BETTER DECISIONS THAN OTHERS THAT CAN HELP OTHER FAMILIES.

It's Me...

May 16th, 2009
6:07 pm

Christy is a total idiot. She is obviously close minded, inexperienced in life, and pure KKK. She probably is a fan of BET, TV1, Lil Wayne, and Kat Williams. Keep supporting us Christy! Black Power!!! ;-)

truth

May 16th, 2009
6:07 pm

christy eat tihs & eid!!!!

[...] Click here for the complete article. Will you still be watching without Keyshia? [...]

kewlazfk

May 16th, 2009
7:32 pm

Okay, the truth about Christy is she probably was raised in an area where the minoroty was the majority but never was accepted. Even today as adult, it’s plain to see she’s still affected by this…why else would she blog on a Keisha Cole article?

Christy, go ahead, take a deep breath, bat those blue eyes, throw back that blonde hair and approach that brother on your job that you can’t stop thinking about because you want him but don’t have enough confidence to get at.

Christy

May 16th, 2009
7:34 pm

African-Americans are victims of nearly half the murders committed in the United States despite making up only 13% of the population

AFP:

Around 8,000 of nearly 16,500 murder victims in 2005, or 49 percent, were black Americans, according to the report released by the statistics bureau of the Department of Justice.

Broken down by gender, 6,800 black men were murdered in 2005, making up more than half the nearly 13,000 male murder victims.

Black women made up 35 percent, or 1,200, of the nearly 3,500 female homicide victims.

Young black men aged between 17 and 29 bore a disproportionately high burden in the grim statistics, making up 51 percent of African-American murder victims.

kewlazfk

May 16th, 2009
7:41 pm

Christy…why are you so consumed and spun up about providing statistics on “black crime stats”? You should be smart enough to know all stats are excessively skewed to provide a major slant for those who are making the argument in their favor. BTW Christy, how many of those blacks included in your researched stats have been falsely accused by some bigoted white person like Susan Smith? Research her for some unskewed stats sweetheart.

Greg

May 16th, 2009
8:08 pm

Is anyone else alarmed that 99% of reality TV shows featuring Black folks are filled with negative images? When are we going to say enough? VH1 has made a fortune out of shows with Black folks acting like complete fools and women who act like trash. Where is the outrage? Why do we continue to support these shows filled with the worst of the worst? We deserve better.

And Christy – you are a complete idiot and your talking points are nothing more than recycled crap from the 1980s. White Entertainment Television? Really, really? Do people really still have to explain this to your simple-minded, ignorant, low-class, azz? Do everyone a favor and move to Wyoming…or lay in the middle of I-75. Preferably during rush hour.

kewlazfk

May 16th, 2009
8:15 pm

Greg…get off my white queen! LOL

TV Viewer

May 16th, 2009
10:36 pm

When you are a part of reality tv, the viewers will see the good and the bad side of families. Neffe and Frankie didn’t yell at each other all the time; however, the producers made you think that it was a shoot out at the OK coral. As stated earlier, drama sells. If you don’t like it, turn to TLC and watch Jon & Kate Plus 8. Oops, did I mean to say that?!

Shay A.K.A BET

May 17th, 2009
12:36 pm

christy, christy. You don’t get any respect from the black community at all. As a matter of fact give me the definition for the word “THUG”. Do you ever watch SNAP or go to CRAIGLIST? I guess not. Since you want to get so technical with this discussion. Isn’t it funny how WHITES have done BLACK AFRICAN AMERICAN for decades and we still need ours. When we try to better ourselves we have to be hustling or robbing people. If I’m not mistaken African Americans I quote you would say, “SLAVES” built the White House. We have contributed to a lot of positive things in our lives that we don’t get reconigtion for any good. Only people like you would keep the KKK alive. To be honest the FEDS need to confiscate your PC for terrorist threats and attacks. Because it seems like the the dark is coming to the light with you people. F>Y>I “THE BUSHES”> LOL If you know what I mean. Obviously white try so hard to be black and GHETTO. You want our lips, butocks and our men and you’re still not satisfied. GET a Grip on yourself and LIFE. SHAY SHAY SHAY

Christy

May 17th, 2009
1:20 pm

Ha ha. Thank you for the laugh Shay! “Whites want your lips, butt, and men?” The lips make you look like a monkey, your butts are so big that you can’t fit in a chair, and your men are all thugs, in jail, or are busy worrying about planning their next crime. Yea, you are right, white people want all that.

Atl Resident

May 17th, 2009
3:10 pm

So many ignorant, racist people and no respect one here, but I know one thing, one one will disrespect me in my face if they know what’s coming back to them.

Kimberly

May 17th, 2009
3:30 pm

Christy and others,

Why are you all being so terrible to one another? It is true many crimes are “intra” racial not “inter” racial. I’m Africian American and I’ve never committed a crime and my lips are not big. My husband is an Engineer and he isn’t in prison nor has been in prison. I’ve worked for a prominent law firm for almost 8 years. All races have positive and negative points about them. We are all imperfect human beings but there is good in so many people on this earth. The discussion concerns what is happening in the United States. There are many countries that are facing many of the same issues and they are not black. People do bad things period. There are many people who are doing very good things whether they are black, white, jewish, italian, etc.. All races have room for many improvements. Christ message was love. I certainly don’t see that expressed here in this email thread

Mrs.Kirby

May 17th, 2009
7:18 pm

I am such a big fan of Keyshia Cole and her family…. I am so glad that they are comin back to share their lives with us. Much love to BET and to Keyshia and her family.

Shay

May 17th, 2009
7:34 pm

As for you mark; You’re just as racist as christy. Both of you are stupid and ignorant. To be honest both you guys need to stand on I75, 85 or 285 during rush hours. By the way christy white people want to rap, they want big azzes and lips and want a brother underneath their no-azzes-at-all. Grow the hell up and as for you mark kill yourself for even making a comment about a Black African American needs to hang themself. By the way christy i bet you nor mark would come to Vine City and make those racial remarks. IG MOES

Shay

May 17th, 2009
7:37 pm

Simpson Rd., MLK Dr., nor Bankhead azz wipes!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL

Zenobia

May 17th, 2009
8:36 pm

The last time I checked there were more white comminted crimes in America than blacks. Chirsty please get some updated information not some 1990 statics.

nunu

May 18th, 2009
1:37 am

Ms Christy y r u even on this site if u want WET then shouldn’t even b worried bout KC and her family u and mark both must didn’t get tha memo our president is blk baby we take over so suck it up! It will never b a WET so just watch BET and shut up I 4got this was bout KC luv u girl u f***ing Christy& Mark 1 last thing My president is blk
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