The Mo'Nique Show

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The Mo'Nique Show
Created by Mo'Nique
Sidney Hicks
Presented byMo'Nique
Opening theme"(Do It) 'Til You're Satisfied" (Season 1) "Keep On Doin' It" (Season 2)
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes251 (as of April 28, 2011)
Executive producers Mo'Nique
Sidney Hicks
Marilyn Gill
Production location Atlanta, Georgia
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Original network BET
Audio format MTS stereo
Original releaseOctober 5, 2009 (2009-10-05) 
August 16, 2011 (2011-08-16)

The Mo'Nique Show is an American talk show hosted by comedian and actress Mo'Nique. Aired on BET, the series began October 5, 2009. The show's second and final season premiered on Monday, October 4, 2010.



The show ran all-new episodes Monday through Thursday at 11PM ET, featuring celebrity guests and musical performances. The hour-long program also featured a "resident deejay." Although aired on BET, it was recorded at Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, Georgia. After being cancelled, The Mo'Nique Show is now on repeat from its final season and airs at 3 a.m.

Premiere episode

On the debut episode, celebrity guests included: [1]


The show begins with the theme song accompanied by an announcer announcing the featured guests. Mo'Nique appears from an 'elevator', and is walked down the stairs by Rodney Perry. Mo'Nique proceeds to center stage and begins her monologue. At the conclusion of each show, Mo'Nique gives her final thoughts; these final thoughts usually pertain to the monologue from the beginning of the show and/or the guests that appeared on the episode. Following her final thoughts, she instructs her studio audience as well as home viewers to "take their arms and wrap them around themselves and squeeze real tight, because we've all just been hugged."


The debut episode attracted over 1.5 million viewers, 850,000 of which were said to have come from the 18–49 demographic. [2] [3]

Awards and nominations

NAACP Image Awards

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