*Vivica A. Fox is bringing an all-male revue to Lifetime with “Vivica’s Black Magic,” Shadow & Act reports. The new series arrives this January with host Vivica A. Fox and featuring her “Magic Men.”
The actress, producer and entrepreneur is “putting her name, her money and her reputation on the line to give women a night they will never forget,” with the help of her friends, Eurika and Kiana. Hundreds of men will audition, and the trio will narrow it down to a group of eight worthy of a coveted spot in her show. The guys must then make “Black Magic” happen by competing against each other.
Vivica’s ultimate goal is to get “Black Magic” a spot on the famous Las Vegas Strip. “The main goal of the show is for us to get a residency in Las Vegas,” Fox told ET. “I want to see these boys’ faces on a big billboard in Las Vegas.”
“I remember back in the day going to see Magic Mike when it first came out,” she said. “There was just no diversity that was represented. I’ve got everything from white chocolate to dark chocolate to caramel to butterscotch, because we know the brothers got some moves.”
Fox added, “I call my guys male exotic dancers, just for respect,” she explained. “With these guys, it’s an art. The moves that they got are just unbelievable.”
“Vivica’s Black Magic” premieres Wednesday, January 4 at 10pm ET/PT on Lifetime. The network has ordered 8 one-hour episodes of the series, which is produced by Propagate. Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Brett-Patrick Jenkins and Luke Neslage are executive producers for Propagate. Mary Donahue and Mioshi Hill executive produce for Lifetime.