Former NBA player, current TNT analyst Kenny Smith gets reality show with family
Well, we now we know what show promos TNT is going to beat us over the head with during the next playoffs (following in the footsteps of “The Closer” and “Franklin & Bash)…
Kenny “The Jet” Smith — a nine-year NBA veteran who won two rings with the Rockets in the ‘90s and is now part of the brilliant “Inside the NBA” show on TNT — is getting his own reality show with his family. The show will air on TBS starting next spring. To point out what most of you know, TBS and TNT are both owned by Turner Broadcasting (which also runs NBATV).
Sure, we’d all rather have cameras follow Charles Barkley around and record the details of his life, but he is too smart to let that go public.
Smith is married to Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith, who is one of the prize-showing ladies on the game show The Price is Right, and has been since 2005. She’s had some other acting gigs including in “Any Given Sunday.”
Together they have five children, ages 2 to 20, all of whom will be part of the show.
I don’t know. I thought JaVale McGee was ripe for this kind of thing with the show he and his mother had (along with others) on the Oprah Winfrey Network, but that was pretty much unwatchable. This… I don’t know. I’m not much of a realty TV guy (outside of Top Chef, which is brilliant).
At least it should lead to some good ribbing of Smith on Inside The NBA. Barkley and Shaq should have a field day with it.