On the heels of the success of season 1 of “College Hill: Celebrity Edition”, BET announced that Season 2 of the show will take place at Alabama State University. As first reported by Alabama State University’s official website, the series will take place at the Birmingham, Alabama-based HBCU and feature 8 celebrities who aspire to fulfill their goal of graduating college. The season 2 cast includes Amber Rose, Joseline Hernandez, Tiffany “New York” Pollard, Parker Mckenna Posey, Iman Shumpert, Kwaylon “Blameitonkway” Rodgers and O’Ryan Browner. Ray J also joins this edition of the series as he wasn’t able to receive his certificate of completion after plagiarizing an assignment.
“We are extremely excited to welcome ‘COLLEGE HILL: CELEBRITY EDITION’ to the campus of Alabama State University,” said Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., President of Alabama State University. “I want to thank Tracey Edmonds, Sean Rankine, Mark Seliga, and BET+ for selecting ASU as the location for the popular reality show that gives a global stage to the academic excellence, rich history and unique culture of the nation’s HBCUs.”
Tracey Edmonds, the creator of the “College Hill” franchise and also an alumna of Southern University, also spoke about the new season, saying, “As the creator of the original franchise, I was so moved by the way both legacy fans and new fans embraced the first season of our ‘COLLEGE HILL: CELEBRITY EDITION’ reboot. Edmonds Entertainment is looking forward to partnering again with This Way Out Media for our second season which will showcase the incredible heritage and plethora of assets that Alabama State University has to offer. We are honored to be collaborating with ASU and are excited to share more entertaining stories about the richness of the HBCU culture and experience with audiences again this upcoming season.”
The first season of “College Hill: Celebrity Edition” premiered to a massive audience after the 2022 BET Awards. The first two episodes premiered following the BET Awards telecast and drew 854,000 viewers and was ranked as one of the top shows on cable the night of June 26th. The series also caused an increased interest in Texas Southern University as the university’s Google search mentions rose dramatically after the airing. It is worth noting that reports surfaced in 2020 that the College Hill reboot would head to Jackson State University in light of Deion Sanders becoming head coach of the football team. Tracey Edmonds is currently dating Coach Sanders.
Details about the release and filming of the series has not been released yet but the show is set to premiere in 2023. We will keep you abreast on the return of the series.