From G's to Gents

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  • 2008
  • 2 Seasons
  • 4.9  (240)

From G's to Gents was an American reality television show that aired on MTV in 2008. The show was hosted by Fonzworth Bentley and aimed to transform young men from gangsters and "G's" to gentlemen, or "Gents." The show was created by Jamie Foxx and produced by Cris Abrego and Mark Cronin.

The premise of the show was to take a group of young men who lived a life of crime, violence, drugs, and street life and transform them into a well-mannered, respectful, and responsible individual. Each season of the show began with 14 contestants from various backgrounds, including gang members, hustlers, and drug dealers. They were put through a rigorous program that involved everything from etiquette lessons to physical challenges to one-on-one mentoring sessions with Bentley and other notable guests.

Throughout the show, the contestants competed in a series of challenges designed to test their ability to adapt to a life of luxury and refinement. They were tasked with learning to dress appropriately for various occasions, mastering the art of conversation, and demonstrating their knowledge of etiquette in various social situations. The challenges ranged from preparing and serving a fancy dinner to high-society guests to organizing and hosting a fundraising event for a worthy cause.

Each episode of the show was split into two parts. In the first part, the contestants received training from Bentley and other experts in areas such as fashion, grooming, and communication. They also had the chance to discuss the journeys that had led them to become "G's" and their motivations for wanting to change. In the second part of the episode, they were given a specific challenge to complete, and the winner would receive a prize and immunity from elimination.

The show was not just about grooming and etiquette, however. Contestants were also given a chance to confront the issues that had led them down the path to criminal behavior. In one episode, for example, they were taken to a prison to witness the harsh reality of life behind bars. In another episode, they met with victims of gang violence to hear their stories and understand the impact their actions had on innocent people.

The mentorship aspect of the show was a key part of its success. Bentley was not just a host but a mentor to the contestants, and he offered them guidance and support throughout their journey. He encouraged them to open up about their past, engage in self-reflection, and see the value in education and personal development. He also brought in other successful individuals, such as entrepreneurs and community leaders, to share their experiences and offer advice.

The show was well-received by audiences and critics alike. It was praised for its unique concept and the positive message it sent about self-improvement and redemption. The contestants were given a chance to transform their lives and pursue a path of success, both personally and professionally.

From G's to Gents ran for two seasons, with the first season airing in 2008 and the second season airing in 2009. The show was cancelled after its second season due to low ratings, but it left a lasting impact on the contestants who participated and the viewers who watched their journeys.

Overall, From G's to Gents was a groundbreaking show that presented a unique way of addressing the issues of crime, violence, and poverty in America. It showed that with the right guidance, support, and opportunity, even the most troubled individuals can transform themselves into responsible and successful members of society.

From G's to Gents is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on July 15, 2008.

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12. Reunion
April 14, 2009
The eliminated G's gather to talk with Mr. Bentley before the big season finale.
After The Final Chapter
11. After The Final Chapter
April 14, 2009
Mito, Blue and Teddy join Mr. Bentley to talk about how their lives have changed since the finale.
A Gentleman At Last
10. A Gentleman At Last
April 14, 2009
Mr. Bentley brings back some surprise guests to help him to decide which of the final three G's should be admitted to the Gentleman's Club.
Pimps, Ho's and Family Time
9. Pimps, Ho's and Family Time
April 7, 2009
A visit from the important women in the G's lives brings to light some parenting issues Baron is still dealing with.
Party Like A Gentle-Man
8. Party Like A Gentle-Man
March 31, 2009
The G's throw a social networking party for Mr. Bentley's friends and Teddy is in hot water after revealing his occupation as a pimp.
Boyz In The Woods
7. Boyz In The Woods
March 24, 2009
The G's must test their faith in themselves and ability to try new things with a rock climbing trip to the woods.
The Model Boss
6. The Model Boss
March 17, 2009
The G's work on their career building skills by planning a photo shoot for rapper E-40 and an altercation between Mito and Lank puts them both on the chopping block.
The Grizzly Gang
5. The Grizzly Gang
March 10, 2009
The G's must put on PSA's for middle school kids and Baron receives some disturbing news from home.
Waltz It Out
4. Waltz It Out
March 3, 2009
The G's get a test in chivalry and teamwork when they must coach team members through a date with model Esther Baxter.
Slip Of The Tongue
3. Slip Of The Tongue
February 24, 2009
After getting a lesson in eloquence the G's take part in a rhetoric duel where Macho stirs up drama for "licking at" A-Felon.
Get Your Swag On
2. Get Your Swag On
February 17, 2009
After getting a lesson in how to dress from designer Jay Kos, the G's are divided into 3 teams and compete to see who can successfully pull of the best fashion looks.
Down 'N Dirty
1. Down 'N Dirty
February 10, 2009
The second season kicks off with 16 G's competing for acceptance into the Gentlemen's Club and a $100,000 prize.
Where to Watch From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents is available for streaming on the MTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch From G's to Gents on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 15, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    4.9  (240)