Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke is set to premiere Monday, Sept. 14 at 10/9c, and will chronicle the comedian/actor’s crazy life and financial woes. Per the preview above, said woes stem from having eight children, two ex-wives, four baby mamas, 12 additional relatives to take care of and a taste for lots and lots of champagne. Also per the preview above, it’s clear that Eddie’s mom, Doris, is a star waiting to happen. We’re excited that she’s getting her chance to shine!
And just as a refresher on Eddie’s work, check out his appearance on Chappelle’s Show, in the “World Series of Dice” segment:
|The World Series of Dice|
For a more detailed description of the series, check the press release below:
From his sitcom Malcolm and Eddie, to movies like Undercover Brother to his sold-out stand-up tours, comedian Eddie Griffin is a major player in the comedy game. He’s also one of the hardest working men in the entertainment industry. And he better be because he’s supporting eight children, two ex-wives, four “baby-mamas” and an entourage of family and friends. It’s a large extended family that makes this comedian’s life complete. The problem: they’re also bleeding him dry – and now Eddie Griffin is in danger of going broke.
Premiering Monday, September 14, at 10/9c, Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke is a 30-minute docu-series that will give viewers an intimate look into Eddie’s struggle to support himself and a rather large and complicated extended family. In fact, his generosity and sense of responsibility are what put him in a financial nose dive. Simply put, Eddie’s earnings can’t keep pace with his elaborate lifestyle.
But there is one person who might be able to help him figure it all out. Enter Doris, Eddie’s mom, the one person who can give him a big dose of tough love. Will mom tolerate the blow-out parties and fast Hollywood life that Eddie loves so much? Can she open his eyes to the fact that his life is out of control? That’s up to Eddie.
Eddie Griffin: Going for Broke show page