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The Soul Man & Hot In Cleveland Premiere Party Recap

by Nellie


Last week I was invited to live tweet the Soul Man season premiere of season 3 with a couple of other influences and TV Land staff. I was super excited for the opportunity as I have been a fan of The Soul Man since we got introduced to TV Land staff at Blogging While Brown last year. I remember being very impressed with their Social Media Strategy as they are known to work with bloggers in fantastic ways.

The best part of the premiere? It was LIVE! That’s right, absolutely anything could happen! Remember how fun it was when comedy shows did their shows live back in the day? Heck, I still watch SNL to see who is going to crack up laughing… It’s the best part!


Since I would be live tweeting both original TV Land shows Hot In Cleveland and The Soul Man I didn’t have to arrive until late in the evening around 8:30 pm. I cam home from work, decompressed from the day a bit then headed back to Manhattan that evening.

the trump soho


We would be all tweeting from the Trump Soho Hotel. When I got there there was plenty of snacks, drinks and sweets. Trust me I would need it as I would be up way past my bedtime!

It was about 10 of us in the room and it was a very fun environment! The staff and influencers all got along like old buddies! Here we are in our version of the #oscarselfie πŸ™‚

The soul man live

Finally it was time for the show to start! I was so nervous! Who gets nervous to tweet?! This girl. It was so interesting watching the behind the scenes of the social media from the TV Land staff, one was manning the live feeds, another was managing the various Twitter handles, another managingΒ  the website–all kinds of technology being managed in the same room.

Once the show began I got into my normal Twitter groove. I might as well been on my couch (although hanging out in Trump Soho wasn’t too bad!) Hot In Cleveland was insanely hysterical and is now a permanent fixture on the DVR! There were flubbs, giggles and some very hilarious acting especially from my girl, the legendary Betty White!


β€” #TheSoulMan (@TheSoulMantv) March 25, 2014

The Soul Man was next and it was equally as funny! There were some some cameos like Brandy, B.o.B, Martin Lawrence and at one point I was laughing so hard I forgot what I was there to do…tweet!

TV Land Goes LIVE!

Cool part? With all of our tweeting we got The Soul Man and Hot In Cleveland to trend! I was so happy to be a part of that moment, it was so exciting.

At the end of the night TV Land was gracious enough to provide black car service to take me all the way home to Brooklyn safe and sound (and warm! It was freezing that night!).

Have you ever seen The Soul Man and/or Hot In Cleveland?

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Kristina Walters March 31, 2014 - 5:32 am

Sounds like a lot of fun! I’ve said it before and I will say it again, living in New York you get to do the coolest things!

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:27 pm

Its a fun place to live, I gotta say. πŸ™‚

Allie March 31, 2014 - 6:18 am

How cool are you?? Sounds like such an amazingly fun night!! I don’t watch either of these shows but now I just might. I’ve heard about Hot In Cleveland and how funny it is πŸ™‚ I also love that you got nervous to tweet because I would SO do the same thing – ha ha!!

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:26 pm

yeah girl, I couldn’t believe I was nervous. I was actually over thinking my tweets smh.

Janine Huldie March 31, 2014 - 7:44 am

I have watched Hot In Cleveland a few times, but for some reason always forget it is on and I also watch Nashville at the same time. but my mont told she watched both of these live shows the other night (she watches weekly) and that they were hilarious. So was kicking myself for forgetting to watch or at least DVR. Sounded like a fun experience though and you really always get such great opportunities πŸ™‚

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Your mom is so right!! Don’t forget to set that DVR! πŸ™‚

Kim March 31, 2014 - 10:35 am

Wow – what a super fun experience!! I’ve never seen either show but might have to check them out – I’m running out of treadmill entertainment!!!
So awesome that y’all got the shows to Trend!!

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:25 pm

yes try those out, they are really and truly well written and super funny.

FitBritt March 31, 2014 - 11:19 am

What a cool experience! You must have had an absolute blast! I love the selfie!

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Thanks! I think it was a pretty good replica!

Yum Yucky March 31, 2014 - 12:47 pm

You are always somewhere on “the scene”. I love it.

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:24 pm

I try πŸ™‚

Tamara March 31, 2014 - 3:01 pm

I haven’t seen either, but I do love Martin Lawrence. And I love, love, love your descriptions of fun city blogging events!

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Thanks Tamara!

Carla March 31, 2014 - 8:56 pm

I saw this on IG and was so excited for you! I love both of these shows and watch them (although usually on the weekend when they replay).

Nellie March 31, 2014 - 9:23 pm

I didn’t even know that they replayed on the weekend. I totally set my dvr so I wouldn’t forget!

Carla April 2, 2014 - 7:17 am

I wana be you.

Nellie April 3, 2014 - 10:01 pm

the feeling is mutual πŸ™‚


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