According to BET Centric, with the success of Oxygen's "Preachers" franchise taking over Los Angeles and Detroit, the network is expanding down south for the upcoming series, "Preachers of Atlanta." And word on the street is a popular '90s singer is heading up the cast.
The Jasmine Brand reports Montell Jordan is in talks to join the show, although no official announcements have been made. The singer/songwriter is best known for his 1995 smash hit "This Is How We Do It" and he's written songs for a slew of other artists including Deborah Cox, Sisqo, Lil' Mo, Christina Milian and more. Jordan left the music business in 2010 to become a minister at Victory World Church in Atlanta.
As for the series, Oxygen states:
"Atlanta is the home not only to fast cars, sprawling mansions and the southern elite, but a new generation of up-and-coming preachers who are superstars of the pulpit. The third installation from the popular franchise, “Preachers of Atlanta” documents the lives of the city’s young elite mega-pastors as they focus on the daily struggles and triumphs as husbands, wives, fathers, mothers and friends, while also maintaining their duties as men and women of God."
In addition to "Preachers of Atlanta," the network has also announced a new daily series taking a look at the most outlandish and bizarre moments on reality TV. Hosted by "Bad Girls Club" alum Tanisha Thomasand "New York Live's" Ben Aaron, the half-hour show will also invite reality stars to rehash their "15 minutes of fame." There's been no word on when either show will premiere.