Brandy: Special Delivery

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Brandy: Special Delivery
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Opening title sequence
Also known as''MTV Diary Presents Brandy: Special Delivery''
GenreReality
StarringBrandy
Robert "Big Bert" Smith
Sonja Norwood
Willie Norwood
Ray J
Theme music composerBrandy
Rodney Jerkins
Fred Jerkins III
Japhe Tejeda
LaShawn Daniels
Opening theme"Happy" performed by Brandy
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Stephanie Chambers
Dan Murphy
Producer(s)Ann Meek
CinematographyAlex Pappas
Editor(s)Joe Botana
Greg Nash
Brian Ray
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)MTV Networks
Release
Original networkMTV
Original releaseJune 18 (2002-06-18) –
July 9, 2002 (2002-07-09)

Brandy: Special Delivery is an American reality series following R&B singer Brandy's pregnancy with baby Sy'rai. The series aired on MTV. The premiere episode premiered in the United States and Germany on June 18, 2002, with Canada following on June 21, where it took The Osbournes TV slot on Tuesdays 10:30 pm.[1] The show eventually spawned four episodes.

Production history[edit]

Originally only planned to be a regular Diary episode, MTV felt the material was interesting and entertaining enough to sustain a five-episode-series.[2]

Before the series even aired, it drew comparisons to The Osbournes which Special Delivery would replace.[1] MTV denied any similarities stating, "The show really has nothing to do with The Osbournes".[3]

Episodes[edit]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Brandy - R&B singer and actress
  • Robert "Big Bert" Smith - Brandy's boyfriend and producer
  • Sonja Norwood - Brandy's mother and manager
  • Ray J - Brandy's brother (episodes 2 & 4)
  • Willie Norwood - Brandy's father (episodes 2 & 4)

Secondary cast[edit]

  • Sy'rai Iman Smith - Brandy's daughter (episode 4)
  • Drano - a manager and the baby's godfather (episodes 1 & 3)
  • Dick Clark - TV-host (episode 1)
  • Wanda Dennis - parent mentor (episodes 1 & 2)
  • Jackie Maser - Brandy's interior decorator (episodes 1 & 3)
  • Mike City - producer of the song "Full Moon" (episode 3)
  • Dr. Felicia Ota - Brandy's doctor (episode 3 & 4)
  • Darien Davis - Brandy's photographer (episode 3)
  • Grace Holmes - Brandy and Robert's midwife (episodes 3 & 4)

Music[edit]

During the show the viewers get to hear several of Brandy's songs from her current and her previous albums. The following lists every song played during the show. (in the order of being played)

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
  • "Happy" (theme song)
  • "Top of the World" (featuring Ma$e)
  • "U Don't Know Me (Like U Used To)" (Remix featuring Shaunta & Da Brat)
  • "Tomorrow"
Episode 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Silverman, Stephen M. (2002-06-11). "Brandy to Fill Osbournes' MTV Slot". people.com. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  2. ^ Altman, Billy (2002-05-29). "Brandy Not Trying To Be Next 'Osbournes'". yahoo.com. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  3. ^ Susman, Gary (2002-06-11). "A Star Is Born". ew.com. Retrieved 28 June 2010.

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