The Mo'Nique Show
|The Mo'Nique Show|
|Opening theme||"(Do It) 'Til You're Satisfied" (Season 1) "Keep On Doin' It" (Season 2)|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||251 (as of April 28, 2011)|
|Running time||60 minutes (including commercials)|
|Audio format||MTS stereo|
|Original run||October 5, 2009 – August 16, 2011|
The Mo'Nique Show is an American talk show hosted by comedian actress Mo'Nique. Aired on BET, the series began October 5, 2009. The show's second and final season premiered on Monday, October 4, 2010.
On July 18, 2011, BET cancelled the show after two seasons on the air.
The show ran all-new episodes Monday through Thursday at 11PM ET, featuring celebrity guests and musical performances. The hour-long program also featured a "resident deejay." Although aired on BET, it was recorded at Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, Georgia. After being cancelled, The Mo'Nique Show is now on repeat from its final season and airs at 3 a.m.
On the debut episode, celebrity guests included:
- Steve Harvey, promoted his book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment.
- Monica, promoted her BET show, Monica: Still Standing.
- Live performance by Jeremih, performing Imma Star (Everywhere We Are).
- During the premiere of the episode while she hosts, Wendy Williams does not appear on the show.
The show begins with the theme song accompanied by an announcer announcing the featured guests. Mo'Nique appears from an 'elevator', and is walked down the stairs by Rodney Perry. Mo'Nique proceeds to center stage and begins her monologue. At the conclusion of each show, Mo'Nique gives her final thoughts; these final thoughts usually pertain to the monologue from the beginning of the show and/or the guests that appeared on the episode. Following her final thoughts, she instructs her studio audience as well as home viewers to "take their arms and wrap them around themselves and squeeze real tight, because we've all just been hugged."
Awards and nominations
- 2010 Award for Outstanding Talk Series
- 2011 Nomination for Outstanding Talk Series
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