Hearst Media Production Group (HMPG) and Emmy and Grammy award-winning actress, comedian and best-selling author Tiffany Haddish have entered into a development deal to produce two unscripted series.
“I partnered with HMPG on these projects to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Haddish. “I’ve been unhoused before and I know how hard it is to get back on your feet. I also knew that my situation didn’t define me, nor did it make me believe that I was unworthy or unlovable. Everyone deserves a chance at love and a happy home. That’s why I’m making this show. I want to use my platform to help others who are going through what I went through and give hope to those who need it most. Let’s do this! She Ready!”
The first original series is a follow doc exploring the intriguing dynamic between successful women who have engaged in romantic, long-term relationships with homeless men. A second untitled project features transformative psychotherapist, author and lecturer Elliott Connie, who recently released his latest book, The Solution Focused Brief Therapy Diamond.
The collaboration with Haddish, who will serve as Executive Producer on the projects, is part of HMPG’s growing slate of development initiatives within its entertainment unit.
“Tiffany is one of the most dynamic and relatable voices in comedy,” said Angelica Rosas McDaniel, HMPG executive vice president and general manager, entertainment. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with her as we expand HMPG’s general market offerings and develop these authentic, inclusive and engaging stories we are committed to telling.”