Vybz Kartel fans globally will be able to watch the debut of Teacha’s Pet – the highly anticipated reality TV series featuring popular dancehall entertainer, Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer.
Teacha’s Pet which airs tonight (September 23), surrounds the love life and career of Vybz Kartel and was shot on location at an upper St. Andrew residence in Jamaica.
Fans of the ‘world boss’ will be able to access the programme online via a pay-per-view service on www.teachaspet.com – the show’s official website. Teacha’s Pet will air in Jamaica on CVM TV with an exclusive 20-minute aftershow on Peppa, carried on LIME Mobile TV.
A first for Jamaican television, speaking at the launch, Tara Playfair-Scott, LIME Head of Television & Entertainment said: “After every show, fans who want more can tune in to the entertainment channel Peppa, for a 20-minute after show featuring all the “too hot for TV” moments ,”
Playfair-Scott explained that the content shown on Peppa and Online will include bloopers, exclusive interviews and extended scenes not included in the main broadcast.
Produced by Carleene Samuels and directed by Jason ‘Jay Will’ Williams of Creative Source Productions, the programme features a cast of 20 female contestants who live together and complete daily challenges as they try to win the love of Vybz Kartel.
According to Samuels, Teacha’s Pet is unlike any other programme produced locally. “Generally persons tend to be skeptical about Jamaican reality series, however we are positive that this top quality production will attract high viewership particularly among the artistes’ huge fan base across the globe.”
In June, producers of the show issued a casting call online for Kartel’s ‘love hopefuls’ that resulted in over 1000 applications from young women locally and internationally being submitted. The finalists who will appear on the show were selected by the artiste and producers of the show.
Commenting on the show, Palmer said: “This is another milestone and pillar of success in my career.” “I have always had an interest in pursuing film based projects along with my music. I am very pleased with the production and I look forward to the response of my fans and the viewers who will tune in every Friday night”.
He further pointed out that, to date, the response from his fans has been very positive and resulted in contestants from as far as the Middle East being selected to be a part of the show.
Other local celebrities including Amelia ‘Milk’ Sewell as the substitute teacher and recording artiste ‘Popcaan’ as the confidant are also featured in the weekly hour long programme.
Fans of the show will be able share feedback, gossip and comments on the show’s Facebook and Twitter accounts as well on the show’s website.