MTV Greenlights Ja Rule Reality Series

MTV will produce a comedic docu-series based on the life of rap artist/actor Ja Rule.

The series, Follow The Rules,  centers around the Grammy-nominated rapper and his family.  The series will Executivel Produced by actress/singer Queen Latifah as well as Christian Sarabia, Jeffrey Atkins, Shakim Compere and Irv Gotti, said network officials.

“Ja Rule is the modern day reality rap star version of Bill Cosby’s role from The Cosby Show,” said   Susanne Daniels, President of MTV Programming. “He embraces a unique parenting style with his teenage kids that feels fresh and funny.  We’re excited to be in business with him and his delightful family.” 

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.