The Mo'Nique Show (TV Series 2009–2012)


The Mo'Nique Show (TV Series 2009–2012)

It is a late night talk show akin to "The Tonight Show," with comedienne Mo'Nique at the helm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb  4.6 /10
Creator Garry Odom
Creator Elijah Everett
Creator Cory Fernandez
Release Date2009-10-05
GenreComedy, Talk-Show
Content Rating
Awards2 wins & 1 nomination.
Self - Hostess / ... 579 episodes, 2009-2012
Rodney Perry
Rodney Perry
Self - Co-Host / ... 308 episodes, 2009-2012

The Mo'Nique Show

The Mo'Nique Show is an American talk show hosted by comedian 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:

  • Steve Harvey, promoted his book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment.
  • Monica, promoted her BET show, Monica: Still Standing.
  • Live performance by Jeremih, performing Imma Star (Everywhere We Are).


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.

Awards and nominations

NAACP Image Awards

  • 2010 Award for Outstanding Talk Series
  • 2011 Nomination for Outstanding Talk Series