Carlos King Steps Into The Shade Room To Talk About His Impact On Reality TV, Stepping In Front Of The Camera, His Latest Projects & More


The dialog about who’s the queen of actuality tv typically sparks a debate, nonetheless, in the case of who’s the king of actuality tv, Carlos King is the primary identify talked about. He has helped to show a few of our favourite actuality stars into family names, and he continues to take action by way of a few of his newest tasks.

Nonetheless, when he isn’t behind the scenes, he’s now in entrance of the digicam on his late-night speak present, “The Nightcap With Carlos King,” or on his podcast “Actuality With The King.”

Carlos stepped into The Shade Room to talk with us about the entire wonderful exhibits he has over on the OWN Community, in addition to a few of his previous tasks and likewise what we will anticipate from him subsequent.

If you hear Carlos’ identify, some exhibits that may come to thoughts embrace “Actual Housewives of Atlanta,” “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta,” Hollywood Divas,” “BET Presents: The Encore,” and lots of others. When requested about what made him wish to create an empire out of actuality tv, he mentioned,

“I’ve all the time been a fan of popular culture since I used to be a child. I simply love leisure, I really like this style of tv. So once I obtained the chance to provide ‘The Actual Housewives of Atlanta,’ in 2008, I caught this bug in actuality television, and honey it’s been stinging me ever since. So I wished to guarantee that I stepped away from working for another person and determined to begin my manufacturing firm Kingdom Reign Leisure to essentially simply begin creating exhibits that I felt like mirrored the tradition. I wished to do exhibits that I knew Black Twitter can be happy with…I knew that the Roommates would speak about, which is how how ‘The Encore,’ on BET took place. So for me, it’s all about establishing my model, we did that with ‘Love and Marriage: Huntsville,’ now we obtained ‘Love and Marriage: DC.’ So being a Black man making a franchise is large, and to be the primary overtly homosexual Black man to have a late-night present is groundbreaking. So I’m right here on my Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey, and attempting to make fetch occur.”

Carlos credit these which were round him for encouraging him to step in entrance of the digicam, nonetheless, he wished to lock down on his producing abilities earlier than really doing so.

“I’m such a tough employee, that I wished to guarantee that I cultivated the talent set of being a producer,” he mentioned. “Did I’ve goals of being on TV? Certain, I wished my very own daytime speak present once I was 12 years previous. So I all the time had that at the back of my thoughts, however to ensure that it to make sense for me, I had to verify to hone my talent set in producing earlier than I made a decision to make that leap.”

Proper now Carlos shouldn’t be solely dominating the OWN Community with simply his speak present but in addition with “Love and Marriage: Huntsville,” “Love and Marriage: DC,” and “Belle Collective.”

When explaining how he determines which cities he’ll use as a focus for his exhibits, Carlos mentioned, “I prefer to faucet into cities that folks simply aren’t acquainted with.” He added, “I additionally wish to discover completely different territories that I don’t learn about, as a result of it retains issues attention-grabbing, even for me.”


After dominating the truth tv discipline, Carlos did tell us that he has many extra tasks within the works, together with exhibits that cowl true crime, and courting. He additionally hinted that issues aren’t over in the case of the BET collection, “The Encore.”




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