New [this year] is [NY Times Best-Selling] author Karen Kingsbury and Dr. Shirley Caesar who sings an original song for the show, which we were blessed to produce for her,” said actress and director Kim Fields about her new television special “Holiday Love: Re-Imagined.” The show began airing December 16, 2012 in various cities and will run until the New Year.
Fields is best known for her role in the sitcom “Living Single” and as a director on BET’s “Let’s Stay Together.”
“Holiday Love: Re-Imagined” has Fields doing funny skits with Rickey Smiley in his recurring role as “The Delivery Man.” The show also offers performances by Yolanda Adams, Smokie Norful, Kenny Lattimore, Wess Morgan, Tye Tribbett and Ledisi.
“We released Tye Tribbett’s single, ‘Little Drummer Boy’ on iTunes. Everyone has their favorites,” Fields pointed out. “It’s scripted so they can have an idea of where the scenes are going, but we’re not trying to make you feel uncomfortable. I had Rickey for only five hours!”
This is Kim Fields third “holiday” special. “The last one was two hours— an extended cut,” Fields said about her normal one-hour show. “Each one takes three to three and a half days to shoot. We have fun, but we want to be efficient with everyone’s time. You get a sense of where you can cut the fat. We have an amazing crew, everyone is so professional.”
Kim said God gave her the idea for the holiday specials. It worked for her because she grew up on Dick Clark and Bob Hope television specials. “I was on an Andy Williams Special,” she said.
When asked about the message of the specials Fields answered, “The same joy, compassion and love we see during the Christmas holiday— have it 365, make God prominent 365!”
To learn more about the Kim Fields “Holiday Love: Re-Imagined” television special, which airs in Baltimore on WJZ on December 25, 2012 at 7:00 a.m., visit: www.HolidayLove365.com.
Eunice Moseley is a PR/media and promotions consultant, as well as a syndicated entertainment columnist for over 20 years. For more entertainment news, visit: www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com