Run's House is an American reality television series created by Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan, Will Griffin, John Davies and Sean Combs which follows the family of rapper and hip-hop music pioneer Joseph Simmons a.k.a. "Reverend Run".
The series aired in the USA on MTV from 13 October, 2005 to 14 July, 2009. There are 59 half-hour episodes in six seasons.
Run's House originally aired in South Africa on DStv's MTVbase and MTV channels. It later began airing on SABC3, beginning with Season 3. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 4 originally aired on MTVbase from 14 June to 20 September, 2008, on Saturdays at 20h00. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 4 premiered on SABC3 on Friday 8 April 2011, at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 15 episodes in the fourth season.
Season 4 of Run's House returns and the Simmons family will once again open their home to MTV's cameras.
This season, the whole family - Run, Justine, Vanessa, Angela, JoJo, Diggy and Russy - is back under one roof, and what they experience together will change their lives forever.
Rev Run and his wife, Justine, continue to teach their kids to celebrate success and endure pain with their unique outlook on life.
The past three seasons of Run's House has brought you the often-hilarious struggles of Rev Run, who has tried to strike a balance between being a father, a reverend and an icon while keeping America's first family of hip-hop securely grounded.
From homework and sex education to a Las Vegas wedding and Run's oldest daughter, Vanessa, appearing half-naked in Maxim magazine, the family has proven it's able to laugh at itself.
While Season 2 of Run's House ended with the family looking forward to welcoming a new baby to the household, Season 3 began with the unexpected loss of Rev Run and Justine's newborn, Victoria Anne Simmons.
Even in the face of such a tragedy, Run insisted that the cameras keep rolling, believing that his family's heartbreak could inspire others in their times of need. Run, Justine and the rest of the Simmons family carried on despite their pain.
During Season 3 of Run's House, JoJo learned to drive, Russy learned the value of money, Vanessa and Angela launched their own line of shoes, Rev Run donned a gorilla suit and Justine continued to heal.
Plus, Vanessa got the acting role she had been dreaming of and JoJo prepared to go to college.
But the biggest news of all was that Run and Justine decided they wanted to adopt a baby. And with change comes responsibility, bringing us to Season 4.
Season 4 of Run's House finds the family at the beginning of a summer full of surprises. Rev Run's daughters are anxious to fly the coop and move to Los Angeles, while Run and Justine prepare their home for a possible new addition to the family.
JoJo is graduating from high school and on a quest for a record label deal, Diggy is starting to like girls and Russy is growing up fast.
But when circumstances pull Angela and Vanessa from their New York City apartment, they land back at Run's House for the summer, and Rev Run knows this could be the last time his entire family is under one roof.
Last season, the Simmons clan had a year of extreme highs and lows, and now Rev Run hopes they can enjoy some of their best times together.
During season 4, the family will get some news that will change their lives forever, making way for a new beginning and a very different family dynamic.
Note: broadcast dates for the first two seasons are unavailable.
Season 3 (9 episodes)
Channel: MTVbase | Premiere: 10 Sep 2007 | Finale: 5 Nov 2007 | Mondays, 21h00
Channel: MTV | Premiere: 13 Oct 2008 | Finale: 8 Dec 2008 | Mondays, 20h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 4 Feb 2011 | Finale: 1 Apr 2011 | Fridays, 20h30
Season 4 (15 episodes)
Channel: MTVbase | Premiere: 14 Jun 2008 | Finale: 20 Sep 2008 | Saturdays, 20h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 8 Apr 2011 | Finale: 15 Jul 2011 | Fridays, 20h30
Season 5 (10 episodes)
Channel: MTV | Premiere: 20 Jul 2009 | Finale: 21 Sep 2009 | Mondays, 22h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 6 Jul 2012 | Finale: 21 Sep 2012 | Fridays, 21h30/21h00
Season 6 (9 episodes)
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 28 Sep 2012 | Finale: 23 Nov 2012 | Fridays, 21h00