The Shop is a reality show on MTV about a barbershop located in the heart of Jamaica, Queens. The shop is owned by music producer Cory Rooney, who has produced for some of the big names out there like hits for Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Destiny's Child and more. The Shop never misses a topic that goes on in the hip hop world and pop culture. Rappers stop through on a regular basis to get reactions to their latest tracks. Customers come to learn about what are on the barber’s minds. The shop is the truth: nothing goes by unnoticed. As they say in the opening of the show: "If they ain't talking about you in the barbershop, they probably ain't talking about you at all." The Shop is where performers come for cuts. The series had a sterling cast of barbers, who all have aspirations in the music business. There is Deb, the only female barber; Tim, The Manager of the Shop "who doesn't really manage," according to Cory Rooney; Ted, the handsome one of the bunch who is always finely put together and can also dance with the best of them; Pop, the voice of reason in the shop with the engaging smile; Bob, the shop musician with dreams of producing hits; and Van, the man of confrontation and one million opinions, who wants to use this platform to "go Hollywood."