Somebodies, a new sitcom created by UGA alumnus Henry Cameron “Hadjii” Hand will premiere at 10 p.m. Sept. 9 on the BET network. Nate Kohn, Grady College professor of telecommunications, served as an executive producer of the show.
A 1998 graduate of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Hadjii wrote, directed and stars in the show. In addition to Kohn, Hadjii shares executive producing duties on the television series with Generates Peter Aronson (executive producer of The Bernie Mac Show) and Jordan Levin (former CEO of the WB network). The first scripted episodes of the half hour, single-camera series were shot on location in Athens this summer.
Hadjii plays the central role of Scottie, an African-American undergraduate at a large university trying to figure out his place in the world. Recognizing the need to get his life on track, Scottie embarks on a journey of self-discovery without exactly knowing which path to follow. However, everyone in his life has an unsolicited opinion on the direction he should take: from his eccentric Southern family (Aunt Agnes, Uncle Skeeter and Uncle Charles) to his sometime girlfriend-and always good friend-Diva; from the caustic musings of his fire-and-brimstone preacher, Rev. Hill, to the sarcastic ribbings of his buddies.