Hammertime

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Hammertime: An Icon Returns to TV

It's been six years since MC Hammer (né Stanley Burrell) tested the reality TV waters as an original cast member of VH1's The Surreal Life. Now he's back with A&E's Hammertime (Sundays, 10 pm/ET) — but this time, he's running the show (literally), with family in tow. Hammer has gone from huge success with 1990s hits like "U Can't Touch This" to his bankruptcy in 1996. In recent years, his life has been quieter and largely out of the public eye. TVGuide.com spoke with Hammer about why he chose do Hammertime now, what sets it apart from other music artists' reality shows and if Hammer pants are his biggest gift to pop culture.  Read Full Article

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 7/26/2009

Season 1, Episode 11
Jamaris has big plans for his senior prom. He wants to wear the original suit from Hammer's video for "U Can't Touch This" and do the Hammer dance onstage! Hammer's not so sure about letting someone else wear the famed suit for the first time ever, so Jamaris will have to pass a test... Meanwhile, Stephanie is finding herself stretched thin by taking care of such a large family. Believing that spontaneity is the key to a successful marriage, Hammer makes special plans for them to get away from it all. Only one loose end, who will enforce Sammy's new bedtime?

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Season 1, Episode 10
It's Spring Break and Hammer and his entire family hit the North Shore of Oahu for some fun in the sun. Hammer decides to surprise Stephanie by proposing to her again after 23 years of marriage and the trip culminates with an emotional vow renewal ceremony that the whole family takes part in.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 7/19/2009

Season 1, Episode 9
Jeremiah serves Hammer and Stephanie breakfast in bed. Hammer thinks there's something fishy. Jamaris and Booby wash Hammer's car. Jeremiah reveals, "It's a scam." They're only doing it to get what they want. Hammer decides to teach the kids a lesson and tells them they're going to Stockton to help feed the homeless.

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Season 1, Episode 8
In this "lost episode", Hammer tries to book a huge show in Las Vegas appropriately named "HammerTime Las Vegas." Booby and Hammer have a dance off on Hammer's Dancejam website, and if Hammer loses the competition, he promises to install a swimming pool for the family.

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Hammertime: An Icon Returns to TV

It's been six years since MC Hammer (né Stanley Burrell) tested the reality TV waters as an original cast member of VH1's The Surreal Life. Now he's back with A&E's Hammertime (Sundays, 10 pm/ET) — but this time, he's running the show (literally), with family in tow. Hammer has gone from huge success with 1990s hits like "U Can't Touch This" to his bankruptcy in 1996. In recent years, his life has been quieter and largely out of the public eye. TVGuide.com spoke with Hammer about why he chose do Hammertime now, what sets it apart from other music artists' reality shows and if Hammer pants are his biggest gift to pop culture. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, June 14, 2009

True Blood
9 pm/ET HBO
Just when you thought it was safe to go out at night again, the vampire drama that generated so much fang-fare its first time out is back for a second season. It's a precise continuation of last year's cliffhanger — picking up with Sookie and Tara mid-scream in Merlotte's parking lot — so we won't have to wait to identify the body in the back of Andy's car. And that's not the only surprise in store, as Jason takes a wrong turn down a righteous path, and Sookie adjusts to Bill's new housemate.

Read on for previews of In Plain Sight, Hammertime, Chopped and Ice Road Truckers. read more

Musicians Who've Made the Move to Reality Shows

Ever since Ozzy Osbourne invited cameras to document his dysfunctional family life back in 2002, networks have been trying to recreate the same magic by giving musicians reality shows to call their own. Now, 1990s superstar MC Hammer is jumping on the family-themed reality bandwagon with his new series Hammertime (premiering Sunday, June 14 at 10 pm/ET on A&E).

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Premiered: June 14, 2009, on A&E
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A reality series following the life of Stanley Burrell, best known as rapper MC Hammer, along with his family.

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