By Aryssa Durrell
Sentinel Contributing Writer
TV One’s highest-rated program is back as “LisaRaye: The Real McCoy” premieres for its second season April 7 at 6 p.m., Pacific Time.
The series follows the charismatic LisaRaye McCoy as she returns to her career as an actress and watches the relationships in her personal life grow and change. The first season of “The Real McCoy” gave viewers an inside look on what was really going on in LisaRaye’s life after her marriage with the Premier of Turks and Caicos “came crashing down in scandal,” as she states in the opening credits of this second season series.
Media reported allegations of domestic violence and infidelity in the marriage of LisaRaye and her former husband, Michael Misick.
Last season, LisaRaye was still finding her way back into the spotlight of Hollywood, but this season she is back in action, literally.
The second season shows LisaRaye getting ready for her next step in her acting career preparing to take on action roles with a little stunt work.
It also follows her as she takes on the role of “momager,” or mom and manager, to her daughter Kai, as she takes on a modeling career of her own.
This second season is also one built on personal relationships of LisaRaye.
“… There’s a spiritual journey that’s taking place, there’s also dating that’s taking place,” she recently told the L.A. Sentinel.
There are a host of personalities that make guest appearances on the second season such as Tatyana Ali, Bobby Brown and Bishop T.D. Jakes.
LisaRaye spoke on the importance of the relationship with such people, especially with the Jakes.
“Bishop T.D. Jakes, he has definitely helped me with my spiritual walk of finding my purpose, finding my passion and being able to … shake” off some negativity, she said.
When asked what she wanted viewers to learn and take away from the show, LisaRaye explained her intentions and hopes for “The Real McCoy” series.
“It was important for me to get my story out because there were so many different versions of what … the public thought of what happened with my marriage, what was going on with me, questions about what was I going to do …,” she said. “I know that they (the viewers) will be able to take another perspective, another outlook on who they think I am, they will actually gather strength from my story, and they will actually be able to relate to my story in one way or another.”
LisaRaye does not shy away from her winning personality during this second season, as she and her daughter, assistant Quincy, and business associate Tom create a colorful show for viewers. LisaRaye is taking matters into her own hands this time around and is not letting time pass her by.
Tune in to TV One April 7 at 7 p.m. to see just what LisaRaye is getting into these days.
Also, LisaRaye has deemed this same day to be “all-white day;” she is calling on her fans and viewers to wear white clothing on this Thursday in support of her show.