From Allhiphop.com:Hip Hop legend Rev. Run has scored another hit with his MTV reality series “Run’s House,” as the hit show has been picked up for another season.
MTV renewed the show, which has been one of MTV’s top-rated shows after airing only three episodes – making it one of the network’s fastest pickups in history. Run attributed his success to his family values and his deep spiritual beliefs, which are featured on the show.
“My show is to preach by letting you look at my life on television,” Run told AllHipHop.com.
“Look at the way I raised my kids, look at the way I treat my wife. That’s my ministry. Look at me on MTV and say ‘wow, I like this guy. I don’t really give a big sermon on that show, but my life is a sermon.”
According to Nielsen Media Research statistics, in the week ending Oct. 30, “Run’s House” was ranked #5 in the Top 10 Ad Supported Cable
A friend of mine told me that I should check "Run's House" a few weeks ago and ever since I've been hooked. My interest also being sparked from being a longtime fan of Run-DMC, "Run's House" is sort of like a real-life Cosby Show, but with a Hip-hop edge. Also important to Run's House" success is the fact that it provides an able assist for the trashy filth that dominates current day reality TV, giving it such a bad rep.
Yet, while most people have a serious distaste for reality-TV, it wouldn't still exist if somebody wasn't watching it. Plus reality TV is nothing new -- it's been disgusting and amusing people for decades ever since Chuck Barris and "The Gong Show" dream. Unfortunately nowadays you can't get your reality-TV fix on without getting slapped in the head with inane rundowns of what's going on with Danny Bonaduce, Corey Feldman and other talentless wannabes who are doing a serious disservice to pop-culture.
Compared to such contemporaries, "Run's House" (named after a 1988 Run-DMC song) is at the top of the heap in quality, variety and realism. Indeed, take away the mansion and all the other benefits of fame and you have a show that most people can identify with. The five kids each have their nuisances, but they remain respectful and do well in school. But yeah, Run's kids do want the kind of fame MTV's unleashed, and now doles out itself: the oldest daughter is a Ford model -- but also a student in college -- and one of Rev. Run's son's, JoJo, is an aspiring rapper.
Run, who has a new solo album out in stores, serves well as the family honcho with a comedic edge. Whether he's trying to get his wife to exercise more, settling petty sibling disputes or taking care of Jojo's temper tantrums, he's the embodiment of everyday dad's, or better yet, the anti-Ozzy Osbourne.