*Silver Spring, MD – For thirty days K-Ci and JoJo Hailey allowed cameras to follow their journey of reflection, healing and redemption as they entered a rehabilitation program in an attempt to save their lives and their careers.
The special one-hour series finale Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 9 PM ET highlights their challenges on the road to recovery and their optimistic look toward the future – complete with a new publicity photo shoot; final individual therapy sessions and their last challenge: Will they be able to complete their first on-stage performance without their old crutch, alcohol?
“I know it’s going to be rough and especially with the business that I’m in,” said K-Ci. “That’s my life, that’s my living — to promote records — and sometimes I’ve got to promote them at clubs. That’s temptation.”
The eight episodes leading to the series finale of K-Ci and JoJo…Come Clean reveal the stronghold that drinking and partying previously had on the brothers. Over the course of the series, K-Ci and JoJo confront these demons head-on with the help of a team of professionals: Pastor Jamal Bryant, team leader and spiritual counsel; A.J. Johnson, celebrity lifestylist and fitness expert; Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, licensed therapist and minister; and Drs. Evelina & Lawrence Weinstein of The Center to Overcome Addiction.
During their treatment, the brothers were challenged to depend solely on one another when they were required to live together for the first time in a decade – temporarily without the support and familiarity of their trusted, longtime personal security guard Big D. Next, K-Ci and JoJo attempted to change their eating and exercise habits in an effort to avoid replacing alcohol with sugar and comfort food, another unhealthy habit. As they uncovered the roots of their addiction, they reached out to family and music industry friends to mend relationships as well as demonstrate their desire to change and become better men.
“We’re taking it one day at a time,” said JoJo. “There’s no telling what God has around the corner for us.”
Viewers wishing to catch up on earlier episodes can tune in Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 3 – 7 PM ET as TV One airs the prior eight episodes of K-Ci and JoJo. . .Come Clean. As the season concludes Tuesday night in episode nine, viewers follow K-Ci and JoJo to a special practice session with their old band mates in preparation for the duo’s first performance with their new-found sobriety. They meet with former Uptown CEO André Harrell, a major figure in their lives who launched their careers when he signed them to their first record deal as part of R&B supergroup Jodeci. Harrell observes the transformation taking place in their demeanor, encouraging them to stay strong. K-Ci and JoJo also participate in their first model search to find the right women for a new publicity shoot.
During a visit to his ranch, music legend, mentor and recovered addict Charlie Wilson delivers a stinging dose of reality – their struggle to remain sober will be a daily pursuit for the rest of their lives. Then it’s on to the concert. Will the brothers be able to perform sober? And will the crowd welcome their return? As the series ends, they reflect on their journey which has left them closer, stronger and more determined to succeed.
“I feel a big difference…my confidence level, my self esteem is boosted,” said K-Ci. “I don’t have to depend on that buzz no more. I have a whole new buzz now.”
The reality series, which will repeat Tuesday at midnight, is produced for TV One by Ultrawave Vision Productions. Executive producers are Carl Craig, Damon Jones and Gregory Everett. TV One executives in charge of production are Robyn Greene-Arrington and Craig Henry.
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvoneonline.com) serves 50.3 million households (Nielsen June 2010 universe estimate), offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult African American viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves more than 5.5 million households. TV One’s investors include Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK; www.radio-one.com, the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA and CMCSK; www.comcast.com, the leading cable television company in the country; The DirecTV Group; Constellation Ventures; Syndicated Communications; and Opportunity Capital Partners.