'College Hill: Celebrity Edition' Trailer: Stacey Dash Is Uncomfortable Taking African American Studies In BET+ Series With NeNe, Ray J And More
The first trailer of College Hill: Celebrity Edition features NeNe Leakes, Ray J and many others... including Stacey Dash, uncomfortable with her African American college course.
In a preview of the new series, the Clueless star, along with fellow celebrities such as Lamar Odom, Big Freedia, Dreamdoll, India Love and Slim Thug, seek to broaden their educational horizons by navigating college life through the lens of a celebrity and at the same time showcase the unique culture and academic experience of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
The trailer begins with the group enrolling at Texas Southern University, where they will work towards completing a special certificate program.
The celebrities then attend their first class, African American Studies, which the trailer depicts as an uncomfortable experience for Dash.
The rest of the sneak peek teases many of the ups and downs that celebrities experience as college students. Will they graduate or will this opportunity bring out the best in them?
The eight-episode series will premiere June 27 on BET+.
Check out the trailer above.
The original show premiered in 2004 and ran for five seasons.
College Hill was produced by former powerhouse couple Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Tracey Edmonds. Eight students from the HBCUs and their personal, academic and professional lives were documented. Filming took place at Southern University in Louisiana, Langston University in Oklahoma, Virginia State University, the University of Virgin Islands and the Atlanta Triple Threat Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College.
Despite high ratings and a different presentation from HBCUs, not all people were fans. Students and academics at HBCUs felt this was a negative portrayal of the experience and wanted it not to be broadcast. One student even wrote an open letter.
You can read more in our oral history of the series here.
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