Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Producing & Hosting Variety Show for A&E


NEW YORK: A&E is developing a new sketch-comedy, music and showcase series starring and executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

The tentatively titled 50 Cent Presents will combine sketches, standup, reality experiments, music, magic, dance and celebrity guest appearances. Jackson is set to serve as host of the series, which will be produced by Back Roads Entertainment for A&E.

Executive producers at G-Unit Film & Television are Jackson and Stephen J. Savva. The executive producer at Back Roads Entertainment is Colby Gaines, while executive producers at A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Brad Holcman and Sean Gottlieb.

“I grew up watching variety shows and am excited to put my own spin on the format,” Jackson said. “I hope everyone is ready to bring their talent forward, I want to show the world the best of the best.”

“Leaning into A&E’s legacy in showcasing the arts, we’re setting out to redefine the traditional variety show,” said Frontain Bryant. “50 Cent is the perfect partner to refresh this classic format. He is a true tastemaker across industries and we are excited to see his impressive showcase of talent.”