‘Sherman’s Showcase’: IFC’s John Legend-Produced ‘Soul Train’ Take-Off Featuring Sketches “Too Edgy For Fallon”

“We call it the Marvel universe of black music that we’ve created for this show,” said Riddle, speaking at the TCA press tour.
It is exec produced by John Legend and Frank Scherma, the chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, who runs RadicalMedia, alongside Riddle, Salahuddin Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius and Jim Bouvet.
It features guest stars including Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor, Common, Morris Day, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Quincy Jones, Mike Judge, Kenny and Keith Lucas, John Legend, Nigel Lythgoe, Curt Menefee, Vic Mensa, Tawny Newsome, Ne-Yo, Ray Parker, Jr., Mario Van Peebles, Damon Wayans, Jr., Marlon Wayans and Bresha Webb.
Sherman’s Showcase is a sketch comedy show created by former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writers Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin that includes sketches that were “too edgy” for the NBC late night show.
The more the merrier.” Not since the 1990s have you felt that you can be a black show and people won’t be like ‘is there space for more than one’. It’s super cool that we’re all coming out at the same time. Asked about their thought on the number of diverse sketch shows recently commissioned including HBO’s The Black Lady Sketch Show from Robin Thede and Issae Rae, as well as Kenya Barris’ Astronomy Club, featuring the UCB alums, Riddle, said, “We have no problem with being lumped in those people, we love Robin Thede and Issa Rae. I don’t think any of these shows are going to look the same or deliver the same kinds of jokes, they’re specific to the people that created them.
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What you see in season one is so many of our ideas that often started at Jimmy Fallon and that we’re even too edgy for that audience that we’re like ‘let’s do it on IFC’,” added Salahuddin. “They say that every artist’s first album is 15 years material and I think that’s true here.
The IFC Soul Train take-off, which launches later this month, is hosted by Salahuddin, who plays Sherman McDaniels as he takes viewers through time via music and comedy drawn from the 40-year library of a legendary (but fictional) musical variety show. Whether it’s a questionably-attired funk super group in the 1970s, an up-and-coming MC in the 1980s, or an R&B diva from the 1990s, Sherman’s Showcase has music, comedy, game show segments, political roundtables, commercial parodies, breakout hits destined to climb the charts, a dancing robot and a legendary host who’s been there from the beginning.

‘The Voice’ Coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson & John Legend React To Adam Levine Exit

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Clarkson wrote:- "Found out last night about @adamlevine leaving The Voice & while I get that he’s been doing the show 4 a while & wants to step away, it will be weird showing up 4 work & he’s not there 👀 To start an amazing show from the ground up is a big deal!"
And Legend said simply, "We'll miss you brother."
“Having a hard time wrapping my head around Adam not being at The Voice anymore,” Shelton wrote on Twitter. I only found out about this yesterday and it hasn’t set in on me yet.” Not unlike their frenemy relationship on the show in which the two are known for the good-natured needling of each other but actually are very close friends, Shelton got in a last jab, writing, "Gonna miss working with that idiot." “After 16 seasons that changed both of our lives.
Host Carson Daly announced Friday morning on NBC News' Today that Levine would be stepping away after eight years on the show.


Adam Levine's fellow The Voice coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend are reacting to the news that the Maroon 5 frontman will not be returning to the hit singing competition series, making it clear he will be missed.

Black Eyed Peas – Wings lyrics

When I saw you in my dream
You wore the crown, you were my king
I hope you know you are my everything (everything, everything)
You are the wind under my wings
I’m in the clouds, you take me high (high, high, high, high, high)
You make me float, you make me fly (fly, fly, fly, fly, fly)
I hope you know you are my paradise (paradise)
[Chorus: Nicole Scherzinger]
And this is how it sounds when I’m walking on the sky
Du du du du-du du du
Du du du du du-du du du
Du du du du-du du du
Du du du du du-du du du
Du du du du-du du du
Boy this love is like a dream
You are the wind under my wings
[Verse 1: will.i.am & Nicole Scherzinger]
Hey bae, you know you got me
OD when I rock your body all night (yeah)
Over time girl, we go OT
You love my D-I-C what you like? [Verse 3: will.i.am]
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, imma let the beat rock
Check it out, [?]
This is my move
I like how you move
You like how I put my needle in you (move)
I take your blues away with this tune that I wrote just for you (move)
We up in that bed, your head’s in ‘dem clouds when I enter you (ooh)
When I enter you (ooh)
When I enter you (move)
Imagine me loving you passionly, making your fantasies true (move)
Imagine me killing the pun-, love fagality, ooh (move)
Imagine us, pictures fabulous, when I zoom in on you (ooh)
When I zoom in, zoom in on you (ooh)
When I zoom in, zoom in on you (ooh)
[Pre-Chorus: Nicole Scherzinger]
When I saw you in my dream
You wore the crown, you were my king
I hope you know you are my everything
You are the wind under my wings
I’m in the clouds, you take me high
You make me float, you make me fly
I hope you know you are my paradise
[Chorus: Nicole Scherzinger]
And this is how it sounds when I’m walking on the sky Two, two, three, four, hit it! (yeah)
Double tap when I saw you on site
You put me in a spell, check you’re my type (yeah)
You’re the kinda chick that I like (yeah)
You’re the kinda chick that I like (yeah)
Hey bae, come tease me, please me
I make you my side piece and my wife (yeah)
Freakin’, then take it easy
Hop in my cockpit, we gon’ take flight (yeah)
When I go down you in paradise
Feelin’ that trill o’ high, so don’t be ‘fraid of heights
[Chorus: Nicole Scherzinger]
And this is how it sounds when I’m walking on the sky
Du du du du-du du du
Du du du du du-du du du
Du du du du-du du du
Du du du du du-du du du
Du du du du-du du du
Boy this love is like a dream
You are the wind under my wings
[Verse 2: apl.de.ap & Nicole Scherzinger]
Hey bae, you got what I need
I like it when you on me all day (yeah)
Hey bae, I’m planting my seed
Then 39 weeks, she’ll have my baby (what?)
Lately I’ve been thinking ‘bout baby name
But maybe I’m crazy (yeah)
Let’s take it slow, like John Legend’s set (yeah)
Let’s take it slow like John Legend’s set (yeah)
Me and you could take a time
Watch the years and days and hours pass by (yeah)
Hey bae, you got the hourglass type sh**
That’ll make me say “my oh my” (yeah)
Hey bae I love the way you sound
So when we be gettin’ down, you make me feel high
[Chorus: Nicole Scherzinger]
And this is how it sounds when I’m walking on the sky
Du du du du-du du du
Du du du du du-du du du
Du du du du-du du du
Du du du du du-du du du
Du du du du-du du du
Boy this love is like a dream
You are the wind under my wings
[Bridge: sample]
Bring that beat back, bring that beat back
Bring that beat back, bring that beat back
Y’all wanna hear that beat, right?