Fonzworth Bentley Creates ‘The Breakfast Club’ Homage by Grown-ish!

EVERYONE is talking about the new comedy Grown-ish starring the Johnson’s (Black-ish) eldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.




We are excited about Atlanta’s own Derek Watkins who choreographed and arranged the homage to The Breakfast Club by the cast of Grown-ish!  Derek, better known as Fonzworth Bentley, is an American actor, producer, and author.  He is perhaps best known for being Sean Comb’s former personal assistant and landed a role in the MTV reality show Making the Band 2.  He also starred in his own show “From Gs to Gents” and he became a New York Times bestselling author for his etiquette manual, Advance Your Swagger: How to Use Manners, Confidence, and Style to Get Ahead.


I had a chance to see Derek & his wife Faune Chambers Watkins at a red carpet event here in LA!

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Derek Watkins and wife Faune attends Cavalia Odyssey in LA / Photo RobinLori


I absolutely LOVED The Breakfast Club when I was a kid.  Take a look at Derek’s cool twist on “whistling” scene:



And here’s the original “whistling” scene from The Breakfast Club:



Anthony Anderson is the executive producer of this spinoff and I’m really looking forward to seeing it.  Grown-Ish premieres Wednesday, January 3rd 8/7 c on Freeform.  Watch the TRAILER:

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