Flex Returns Home To New York
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network docu-series, “Flex & Shanice,” following actor and comedian Flex Alexander (“One on One”), ’90s pop singer Shanice (“I Love Your Smile”) and their hilarious extended family will return Saturday, December 13 at 10 pm ET/PT with Flex returning to his old stomping grounds, New York City.
Raised in the South Bronx’s Clinton Towers, Flex grew up “b-boying” and dancing backup for the likes of Queen Latifah and Salt-N-Pepa. In Saturday’s episode titled, “Welcome to the Jungle,” Flex unites with old friend and fellow comedian, Charlie Murphy (Chappelle Show), when Charlie invites Flex to fill an open spot at the Stand Up New York Comedy Club.
After getting his start at clubs like the Uptown Comedy Club in Harlem, Boston Comedy Club, Comedy Cellar, Club 88 and Terminal D, Flex is excited but nervous to return to the New York stage and in front of a tough New York crowd. Cameras roll and reveal whether or not Flex is able to rise to the occasion.
With Flex gone in New York, Shanice is left to manage a family camping adventure alone on the west coast, and the thought of bugs, snakes, coyotes and even mountain lions incite Shanice to rethink a family adventure without Flex.
About “Flex & Shanice”
“Flex & Shanice” follows the lives of husband and wife duo, actor Flex Alexander (“One on One”), ’90s pop singer Shanice (“I Love Your Smile”) and their extended family all living together under one roof. From the outside looking in, Flex and Shanice are living the dream — they are beautiful celebrities with a long-standing marriage, gorgeous kids and a lovely home in suburbia. But what this fairytale couple has been hiding from the world is that they have been teetering on the edge of financial ruin for the past five years. So they moved their hilarious extended family in to help make ends meet, but nine people under one roof can add just as much stress as it relieves. Cameras follow Flex as he tries to rebuild the stand-up career that he abandoned 18 years ago, and Shanice as she heads back into the studio attempting to restart her R&B career. The family will try to hold it together as they aim to capture that one big break to help turn their luck around.
Catch this “Flex & Shanice” this Saturday, December 13 at 10 pm ET/PT.