News: MTV Signs Up "From Gs To Gents" For Second Season

Thursday, Sep 25, 2008 3:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

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One week after Creepa was named the ultimate gentleman on popular reality series' "From G's To Gents," MTV has announced that the show will be returning to the network early next year.

Fonzworth Bentley will stay on as the show's host, leading an entirely new cast of bad boys aspiring to become well-groomed professionals and winning the grand prize of $100,000. The upcoming season will also place Bentley behind the scenes as a member of the production team.

"With casting already underway, my goal for this season is to really reach deeper into the G culture to find young men who society has discounted or cast aside, and give these men an opportunity to turn their lives around," he said in a statement.

Known to hip-hop audiences as Diddy's former personal assistant, Bentley spoke with SOHH prior to the first season's debut and justified why the show would outshine other reality-based ones. "I really believe that this show is going to be one of the truest windows into America that we have on television," he told SOHH.

Proving the program is much more than just a reality show, former contestant Shaun told SOHH the series' impact on his personal life.

"Those guys on the show helped me go ahead and bring out what I'm really good at," he said. "I'm going to start going to school for Psychology and maybe I'll pick up a career in being a motivational speaker."

The first season of "From G's to Gents," which was executive-produced by Jamie Foxx, drew over 50 million viewers. Season 2 is currently scheduled to premiere in early 2009.

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