The Rickey Smiley Show is an American television sitcom created by Rickey Smiley, Ward White and Yolanda Starks White and loosely based on the life of Smiley about a radio DJ who is a single father attempting to raise his children by himself and still have a personal life.
Other comedy is derived from situations that arise at the radio station, which is a hot bed of office politics, back stabbing, sexual innuendo, social issues, celebrity appearances, music and, of course, humour.
The cast includes J. Anthony Brown as radio station manager Maurice, also known from his earlier rap career as "Mo Sweets;" Ray J. as Rickey's producer and protégé Kenny; Roz Ryan as Aunt Sylvia, who lives with the Smileys and tries to keep the household in order; Lil JJ as Rickey's eldest son Brandon, an 18-year-old gaming devotee; Ajiona Alexus as his 16-year-old daughter De'Anna, who is the princess of the household; Gabriel Burgess as precocious eight-year-old son Aaron; Noree Victoria as Rickey's business manager Simone Renee Jackson; and Demetria McKinney as his ex-wife Monica.
The series is produced for TV One by Bobbcat Films. Executive producers are Roger Bobb, Rickey Smiley, Yolanda Starkes-White and Ward White. Executive in Charge of Production for TV One is Tia Smith.