Netflix announced on Thursday that it will produce “Def Comedy Jam 25” to mark the 25th anniversary of the comedy show, to air this fall. “Def Comedy Jam” originally ran from 1992 to 1996 before being revived in 2006. The show, which was produced by Russell Simmons, helped to launch the careers of the likes of Martin Lawrence, Cedric the Entertainer and Sheryl Underwood.
The lineup of performers for the special thus far include: Lawrence, Underwood, Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Eddie Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Kid Capri, Tracy Morgan, Craig Robinson, JB Smoove, Sommore, Joe Torry and Katt Williams.
The Real Husbands of Hollywood, a comedic spoof of the Real Housewives franchise, pulled in 4.1 million viewers during its 10:00 p.m. premiere. When combined with its 11:00 p.m. encore, the premiere episode attracted 6.5 million total viewers.
Second Generation Wayans debuted at 10:30 p.m., pulling in 3.4 million total viewers. When combined with its 11:30 p.m. encore, the premiere episode attracted 4.7 million total viewers. In total, BET’s entire Tuesday night scripted block drew over 11 million total viewers.
According to a press release from BET, Real Husbands of Hollywood and Second Generation Wayans “are now this season’s top 2 sitcom premiere telecasts on cable (not just on BET).”
Tuesday night the Real Husbands of Hollywood hashtag #RHOH was the number one trending topic worldwide on Twitter.