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The Snob Is Moving to NYC to Work on TJ Holmes' New Show for BET

Well, it's official! I was hired to do some writing n' such for T.J. Holmes' new show for BET, better known as "Don't Sleep!"

For those of you playing at home, I worked on the pilot last winter and many, many moons ago used to pretend to stalk T.J. for poops n' grins on the Internet. Life is incredibly funny in how a guy I started writing about during this blog's beginnings in 2008 is the same guy I wound up working for in my first scripted TV writing gig. Be sure to check out the show, premiering in October on BET! Along with script writing and blogger duties you just might catch me on as the occasional panelist. I'm already (silently) featured in the show's promos, but I hate those promos because I'm wearing the sweater of doom and I'm about 25 lbs heavier than I am now. 

Along with getting to work with The Prince of West Memphis in real life, other perks include continuing to work with the wonderfully exuberant and always exciting Madeleine Smithberg (who created The Daily Show with Jon Stewart among other things) and her awesome co-pilot Sarah North. Together they run Mad Cow Productions and are producing the show for BET. I'll also get to work again with Boondocks executive producer Rodney Barnes, who was lead writer on the pilot and is also going to be part of the show as a consultant. Needless to say, things are about to get pretty interesting around here for Fall 2012.

As always, thanks to everyone who has supported this blog (that's not going anywhere, I'll still try to update in New York). But I wanted to point out that because of folks who read this blog -- including various casting agents, producers, vice presidents and executives at BET -- I have this opportunity today. People who read The Snob and liked it are the most responsible for my post-print journalism success and I'm forever grateful to you for it!

Pat yourselves on the back. You deserve it!

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Reader Comments (31)

This is HUGE! Congrats!

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDawn Danielle

I'm so happy for you, Snob. What a dream come true. I remember you having a TJ Homes alert feature in the side bar :) Good luck in NYC. I'll be rooting for you.

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMimi

i am THRILLED for you! you deserve this Snob...werk it girl!!!!!

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter@MsSiaNyorkor

Congratulations! Good luck in NYC!

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterListenToLeon

So many congrats Danielle. I had already planned to watch, but I will be sure to watch now. A great selection... Keep them on track!! :)

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCicely Murray


August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Fantastic, Danielle, fantastic! Congratulations! I remember you saying that NYC, the city, the pace, could be a lot for you. Advice from a former New Yorker, don't fight the tide, just go with it. Best of luck!

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbroadbandette


August 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdevessel

NO! the back patting is deservedly all yours! If you weren't so darn smart, witty, and all-around GOOD at what you do - you wouldn't be where you are and going where you're going! Awesomeness awaits! I can hardly wait for the debut of this sure-to-be long running show!

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCafeJan

Congrats! They need you ;)

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary PR Williams

What amazing news. Congratulations on continuing to expand your reach and live your dreams. I can't believe you're working with TJ of all people. Just wonderful.

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdkan71

Congrats. Rooting for your continued success!!

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFL Lurker

Congratulations!!!! When does this start so I can set the DVR?

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEricka

God is able! Congratulations!! So happy for you - - what a testimony!

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDefunct lawyer

WOW! Look at you! Congratulations. You deserve it.

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSpinster

Congratulations Danielle. Alas, this means my friends and I won't be able to excitedly tell each other if we've had a Snob celebrity sighting here in DC. We'll have to trek all the way to NYC. Good luck with the new gig. I'm sure you'll be fabulous.

August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

This is awesome. Congratulations!

August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Congratulations, Soror!!! :) I'm so excited for you!! We, I mean you, get to touch TJ!!! Stalk--I mean, dreams do come true!!!

August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNIkki

you are living all of our fantasies

August 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthelady

Wow! Congrats, Snob!

August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie B.

Congratulations Danielle!

You are the Queen of parlay!

August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmerge Peoria

I so love this opportunity for you, your writing is awesome. I saw you in those clips too and was like that's snob, on the dude she used to crush on show, how fab! Many blessings of prosperity, peace, health, wealth, and joy!!!!!!

August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOSHH

I'm so proudhappyglad for you!!!!

August 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK. Niambi

I'm so happy for you and wish you tons of success on your new endeavor. So proud of you!

August 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteronegirl

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all your love and support!

August 31, 2012 | Registered CommenterDanielle Belton
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