TV ONE CELEBRATES BLACK MUSIC MONTH





TV One Announces the Premiere of Original Go-Go Music Documentary “The Beat Don’t Stop” During Black Music Month
The film, due on June 21, features Doug E. Fresh, Backyard Band, Junk Yard Band, Trouble Funk, E.U., TCB, TOB, Beat Ya Feet Finest, Maiesha and the Hip Huggers, among others.
[via press release from TV One]
TV ONE CELEBRATES BLACK MUSIC MONTH WITH THE PREMIERE OF GO-GO MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, THE BEAT DON’T STOP, ON SUNDAY, JUNE 21 AT 8 P.M. ET

Original Documentary Highlights the Official Sound of Washington, D.C. and Features Doug E. Fresh, Backyard Band, Junk Yard Band, Trouble Funk, E.U., TCB, TOB, Beat Ya Feet Finest, Maiesha and the Hip Huggers, and Many More

(SILVER SPRING, MD) – May 20, 2020 – TV One celebrates Black Music Month with the debut of its original documentary, THE BEAT DON’T STOP, airing on Sunday, June 21 at 8 P.M. ET/7C, followed by an encore presentation at 10 P.M. ET/9C. The long-awaited documentary was a year in the making and highlights the history and legacy of Go-go music. It features trailblazers, legends and stars who have championed the sound throughout the decades. The film also delves into the evolution of the Go-go culture, celebrating the legacy of the Godfather of Go-go music, Chuck Brown, and the pivotal role Radio One played as the original broadcast platform for the music genre. Additionally, it examines the passion that fueled social movements, including the internationally recognized Don’t Mute DC, which emphasized the music’s power and influence amid a rapidly changing cultural landscape.

“I always sought to represent the underrepresented. I always gave voice to the voiceless, and Go-go was very much that,” said Cathy Hughes, Chairwoman and Founder, Urban One who served as Executive Producer for the project. “We are proud to be a part of the Go-go story and grateful to tell the story of the men and women who helped to create and promote this amazing sound.”

THE BEAT DON’T STOP pays homage to the unique contribution of Go-go music to the musical landscape. It features a host of celebrities, artists, music historians, and community leaders including rapper Doug E. Fresh; band members from Junk Yard Band, Trouble Funk, E.U., Backyard Band, TOB, TCB and Maiesha and the Hip Huggers; the dance crew Beat Ya Feet Finest; music historians Dr. Natalie Hopkinson and Kato Hammond; music journalists Ericka Blount and Alona Wartofsky; Don’t Mute DC organizer Ron Moten; talent promoter and former MCA Records executive Bo Sampson; music producer Tone P; Radio One Personality Angie Ange; DJ Flexx; hip hop artist DJ Kool; and many others.

Big Brother Konan who hosted the first daily radio show in the country dedicated to Go-go music, on Radio One station, WOL-AM, also lends his account to this comprehensive look at the social power and influence of this unique art form.

Go-go music is the indigenous sound of Washington, D.C., which emerged out of underprivileged neighborhoods during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic in the 1980s. It was largely blamed for the rise in crime and violence that paralyzed D.C. THE BEAT DON’T STOP takes viewers through that history and addresses how the music served as a platform for African Americans to elevate and address issues such as class struggles, gentrification and the music’s impact on black culture.

THE BEAT DON’T STOP is executive produced by Urban One Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes. For TV One, Deirdre Leake-Butcher and Tracey Uy served as Executive Producers, with Bo Sampson of Bodacious One Productions serving as Co-Executive Producer. Nile Cone served as senior writer and producer. Susan Henry is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting, Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production, and Michelle Rice is General Manager.

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For more information about TV One’s THE BEAT DON’T STOP, visit the network’s www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tag #THEBEATDONTSTOP.

ABOUT TV ONE:

Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Uncensored, ATL Homicide, Fatal Attraction and Urban One Honors. In addition, TV One is the cable home of original blockbuster films including When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Bobbi Kristina and The Bobby DeBarge Story. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

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TV One’s Acclaimed Series “Unsung” Ranks #1 on Cable in 10 P.M. Timeslot





TV One’s Acclaimed Series “Unsung” Ranks #1 on Cable in 10 P.M. Timeslot During Its Premiere Run
TV One further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[via press release from TV One]
TV ONE’S ACCLAIMED SERIES “UNSUNG” RANKS #1 ON CABLE IN 10 P.M. TIMESLOT DURING ITS PREMIERE RUN
Season 14 Delivered a Combined Reach of 5.7 Million Total Unique Viewers P2+ During its Premiere Run
(SILVER SPRING, MD) – April 30, 2020 – Season 14 of TV One’s award-winning documentary series UNSUNG delivered a combined reach of 5.7MM unique viewers P2+ during its premiere run. Additionally, UNSUNG was the #1 series on Cable, 2020-to-date, in the 10 p.m. timeslot among African American Households: P25-54 and P2+.*

UNSUNG celebrates the lives of trailblazing musicians wh.ose full stories and journeys have yet to be explored. Through first-hand accounts, interviews with family and friends, and archival footage, each episode weaves a tale of the highs and lows of a life in the limelight.

The premiere episode on February 23 featured Dru Hill and reached 805K Unique Viewers 2+ on its premiere night. Competitively, UNSUNG “Dru Hill” was the #1 cable telecast in its timeslot among African Americans: P25-54, and the #4 primetime cable telecast for the full weekend among African Americans: P/W25-54 and African Americans: P/W18-49.

This season highlighted the memorable stories of influential artists including rap’s first female star MC Roxanne Shante; singer/actor Christopher Williams; funk and disco band Skyy; the “Mother of Freestyle” Shannon; Grammy Award-winning crooner behind the 1972 number one single “Me and Mrs. Jones,” Billy Paul; vocal powerhouse Betty Wright, best known for the 70s hit single “Clean Up Woman;” multi-Grammy Award-winning musician Al Jarreau; and Atlanta hip hop quartet Goodie Mob.

*Source: Nielsen; L+3; 1-min Reach qualifier | Rank excludes News and Sports programming; Other specifications available upon request.
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THE SEASON 3 PREMIERE OF TV ONE’S HIT SERIES “UNCENSORED” POSTPONED UNTIL FALL





The Season 3 Premiere of TV One’s Hit Series “Uncensored” Postponed Until Fall
The series was originally slated to premiere on Sunday, April 26.

[via press release from TV One]

THE SEASON 3 PREMIERE OF TV ONE’S HIT SERIES “UNCENSORED” POSTPONED UNTIL FALL

New Season to Explore the Personal Lives of Celebrities and Spotlight Larenz Tate, Tyrese, Eve, Yandy Smith-Harris, Omari Hardwick and Many More

(SILVER SPRING, MD) – April 7, 2020 – TV One announced today that the third season of its original auto-biographical series UNCENSORED will now return in fall. The series was originally slated to premiere on Sunday, April 26. The edgy docu-series explores the private lives of some of today’s most notable personalities and Season 3 is set to include actor Larenz Tate, singer/actor Tyrese, rapper/TV personality Eve, producer/TV personality Yandy Smith-Harris, actor Omari Hardwick and many more.

The auto-biographical series delves into the lives of luminaries as they reveal secrets to their success, obstacles they faced and how they’ve navigated the perils of social media that helped but sometimes haunted their careers. Viewers will get a glimpse into the lives of celebrities as they reveal their own stories, in their own words.

UNCENSORED is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas (Executive Producer), Keith Neal (Executive Producer), Jay Allen (Co-Executive Producer) Paul Hall (Showrunner), and James Seppelfrick of Swirl Films. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive Producer in Charge of Production; Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production; and Brigitte McCray is Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

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For more information on UNCENSORED, visit TV One’s YouTube Channel and check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes content on www.tvone.tv. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TV One’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) and the UNCENSORED Facebook and Instagram (@UncensoredTVOne) using the hashtag #UNCENSORED.

ABOUT TV ONE

Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Uncensored, ATL Homicide, Fatal Attraction and Urban One Honors. In addition, TV One is the cable home of original blockbuster films including When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Bobbi Kristina and The Bobby DeBarge Story. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

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TV ONE’S TRUE-CRIME THURSDAYS RETURNS WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES





TV One’s True-Crime Thursdays Returns with All-New Episodes of the Popular Series “For My Man” Beginning Thursday, April 23 at 9 P.M. ET
The true-crime series features the outrageous and shocking stories of women who have been arrested for a crime they committed in the name of loyalty and love for their man.

[via press release from TV One]

TV ONE’S TRUE-CRIME THURSDAYS RETURNS WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES OF THE POPULAR SERIES FOR MY MAN BEGINNING THURSDAY, APRIL 23 at 9 P.M. ET

SILVER SPRING, MD. – April 2, 2020 – TV One’s newest night of true-crime programming, True Crime Thursdays, launches with the return of an all new season of FOR MY MAN premiering Thursday, April 23 at 9 p.m. ET. The Thursday night expansion joins the network’s signature True-Crime Mondays programming slate currently airing all-new episodes of FATAL ATTRACTION on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET.

“Expanding on our acclaimed portfolio of true-crime programming with the addition of a new night provides a unique opportunity to tell more of the engaging stories that our viewers have come to love,” said Brigitte McCray, Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Production. “The overwhelming response to our True-Crime Monday shows made imprinting Thursdays as an official second destination for more of the gripping content viewers crave a logical choice. One that will undoubtedly resonate as we continue to build upon the success of fan-favorites like For My Man.”

FOR MY MAN is a true-crime series that features the outrageous and shocking stories of women who have been arrested for a crime they committed in the name of loyalty and love for their man. The series follows passionate culprits who are blinded by love and have no limit as to how far they’ll go for the men in their lives.

An overview of featured episodes of FOR MY MAN Season 6 are below.

FOR MY MAN: Ruled By Love (Michelle Miles)

Premiere: Thursday, April 23 at 9 p.m. ET

Swept off her feet by a flashy older man who lavishes her with attention and gifts, Michelle Miles becomes shocked to learn her new man is actually the kingpin of a massive interstate drug operation. While hesitant about the budding relationship, Miles is awed by his influence and power until he introduces her to his world of crime. As a loyal woman, she decides to stand by his side and become his queen. He teaches her everything she needs to know – how to prepare, package and manage the money from the drugs. However, when the federal and local authorities launch a major investigation into the drug ring, Miles’ loyalty is tested.

FOR MY MAN: Conflicting Vows (Ashley Bailey)

Premiere: Thursday, April 30 at 9 p.m. ET

New to the police force, Ashley Bailey is determined to provide a better life for her family until she discovers her husband has been hanging around with some shady characters. Bailey begins to launch her own investigation and suspects they have been participating in a massive drug ring. Although she doesn’t condone her husband’s indiscretions, she loves him and chooses to stand by his side. Soon, a sting operation reveals her connection to the drug ring through her husband and fellow police officers believe she may be leaking top secret information to him and his associates. Faced with the evidence against her, Bailey is forced to make a difficult decision on upholding her oath to the police force or honoring her marriage vows and remaining loyal to her husband.

FOR MY MAN: Facing The Music (Marsha Bernard)

Premiere: Thursday, May 7 at 9 p.m. ET

Marsha Bernard made it her mission to make Jamaica’s hottest dance hall DJ her newest beau when she saw him performing and he hand-picked her from the crowd to come on stage. Determined to defeat her competition and seek his attention, Bernard risked it all to be his number one by being loyal and supporting his international drug empire. However, the relationship takes a turn when he leaves the country and abandons her with tons of narcotics with the intention of framing her.

FOR MY MAN: Driving Force (Jasha Howard)

Premiere: Thursday, May 14 at 9 p.m. ET

Jasha Howard is a beautiful and ambitious woman who falls for a charming bad boy. He offers her the excitement and rebellion she has always been longing for. He entices Howard to become his partner in crime and together they pull off a dangerous bank heist. He convinces her they need the money for their future and coaches her every step of the way. She agrees with the plan hoping to prove her loyalty to her man and start a new life together as a family. The Bonnie and Clyde relationship soon begins to spiral out of control and her idea of being a “ride or die” soon takes a turn when local authorities begin to catch up to them.

For more information about TV One’s FOR MY MAN, visit the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using #ForMyMan and catch clips and promos on TV One’s YouTube Channel.

FOR MY MAN is produced by Jupiter Productions for TV One. Todd Moss serves as Executive Producer with Brooke Jordan and Crystal Vineyard as Show Runners for the series. Gold Morgan is Executive Producer in Charge of Production. For TV One, Robyn Green Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production, and Brigitte McCray is Head of Original Programming and Production for the network.

ABOUT TV ONE

Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Uncensored, ATL Homicide, Fatal Attraction and Urban One Honors. In addition, TV One is the cable home of original blockbuster films including When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Bobbi Kristina and The Bobby DeBarge Story. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

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Season 3 of TV One’s Hit Series “Uncensored” Returns with All New Episodes





Season 3 of TV One’s Hit Series “Uncensored” Returns with All New Episodes Exploring the Personal Lives of Celebrities On Sunday, April 26 at 10 P.M./9C
The edgy docu-series explores the private lives of some of today’s most notable personalities including actor Larenz Tate, singer/actor Tyrese, rapper/TV personality Eve, producer/TV personality Yandy Smith-Harris and actor Omari Hardwick.

[via press release from TV One]

SEASON 3 OF TV ONE’S HIT SERIES “UNCENSORED” RETURNS WITH ALL NEW EPISODES EXPLORING THE PERSONAL LIVES OF CELEBRITIES ON SUNDAY, APRIL 26 AT 10 P.M./9C

New Season to Spotlight Larenz Tate, Tyrese, Eve, Yandy Smith-Harris and Omari Hardwick

(SILVER SPRING, MD) – March 24, 2020 – TV One’s original auto-biographical series UNCENSORED resumes for its third season with premiere episodes debuting on Sunday, April 26 at 10 p.m. ET/9C. The edgy docu-series explores the private lives of some of today’s most notable personalities including actor Larenz Tate, singer/actor Tyrese, rapper/TV personality Eve, producer/TV personality Yandy Smith-Harris and actor Omari Hardwick.

“We’re excited for the return and talent line-up for this season of Uncensored, which is one of the network’s top-rated series,” said Executive Producer in Charge of Production Jason Ryan. “Viewers will get to experience the intimate revelations of some of their favorite celebrities.”

The auto-biographical series delves into the lives of luminaries as they reveal secrets to their success, obstacles they faced and how they’ve navigated the perils of social media that helped but sometimes haunted their careers. Viewers will get a glimpse into the lives of celebrities as they personally reveal their own stories, in their own words.

UNCENSORED is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas (Executive Producer), Keith Neal (Executive Producer), Jay Allen (Co-Executive Producer) Paul Hall (Showrunner), and James Seppelfrick of Swirl Films. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive Producer in Charge of Production; Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production; and Brigitte McCray is Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

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For more information on UNCENSORED, visit TV One’s YouTube Channel and check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes content on www.tvone.tv. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TV One’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) and the UNCENSORED Facebook and Instagram (@UncensoredTVOne) using the hashtag #UNCENSORED.

ABOUT TV ONE

Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Uncensored, ATL Homicide, Fatal Attraction and Urban One Honors. In addition, TV One is the cable home of original blockbuster films including When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Bobbi Kristina and The Bobby DeBarge Story. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

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TV One Spreads Hope and Compassion





TV One Spreads Hope and Compassion with the Cable Television Premiere of the Original Film “Sinners Wanted” on Palm Sunday, April 5 at 4 P.M./3C
The award-winning film features an all-star cast ensemble including Lamman Rucker, Traci Braxton, Clifton Powell, Roland Martin, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Joseph Curtis Calendar, Hope Blackstock, Tiana Melvina Woods, and Nasir Rhamim.

[via press release from TV One]

TV ONE SPREADS HOPE AND COMPASSION WITH THE CABLE TELEVISION PREMIERE OF THE ORIGINAL FILM “SINNERS WANTED” ON PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 4 P.M./3C

The Award-Winning Film Stars Lamman Rucker, Clifton Powell, Traci Braxton, Kenneth Wayne, Ashley Rios, and More

(SILVER SPRING, MD) – March 23, 2020 – TV One celebrates Holy Week with the cable-television premiere of SINNERS WANTED on Palm Sunday, April 5 at 4 P.M. ET/3C with encore airings on Saturday, April 11 at 12 P.M. EST/11C and Easter Sunday, April 12 at 4 P.M. EST/3C. The award-winning film features an all-star cast ensemble including Lamman Rucker, Traci Braxton, Clifton Powell, Roland Martin, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Joseph Curtis Calendar, Hope Blackstock, Tiana Melvina Woods, and Nasir Rhamim.

The movie tells the story of Leo Shepherd (Kenneth Wayne), an unconventional pastor ridiculed by his hypocritical congregation after rescuing and falling in love with Gigi (Ashley Rios), a woman with a troubled past.

“When asked to produce Sinners Wanted it was a no brainer,” said Executive Producer Tressa Azarel Smallwood of MegaMind Media. “I knew that a movie addressing forgiveness and judgement teetering around a pastor marrying a prostitute would change the thinking of many. This movie had to happen and partnering with TV One was genius on behalf of all involved.”

“I am very proud of my sons effort in producing this story,” remarked Pastor John K. Jenkins, First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Washington, DC. “This film will help the next generation understand what God’s Love truly means. It’s amazing how they took the biblical story of Hosea and Gomer and made it present day. I encourage church communities all over to country to see it.”

SINNERS WANTED follows the journey of Leo Shepherd (Wayne), a young vibrant minister from Macon, Georgia, who relocates to Washington, D.C., for an opportunity to pastor Grace Community Church. On his first day, Leo meets a prostitute named Ginger “Gigi” Clementine (Rios). Ironically, Leo is immediately drawn to her as she reminds him of his mother. They begin to grow closer and their feelings become stronger. The church finds out about the budding relationship and immediately voice concerns about the impact of the woman’s past on the church’s image. Despite the congregation’s outcry, Leo continues to pursue Gigi and falls deeply in love, eventually asking for her hand in marriage. Their holy union, however, turns out to be catastrophic and reveals both Leo and Gigi’s past.

“It’s interesting to see what Leo and Gigi do, and whether or not they are gonna make it,” commented Lamman Rucker. “I think it’s a good script and it shows that Josh and Jimmy have alot of potential in writing good stories.”

SINNERS WANTED is written and directed by Joshua Jenkins and Jimmy Jenkins. The film is Co-Executive Produced by Tressa Azarel Smallwood of MegaMind Media and Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr., Gregory Freeman and Kia Freeman of Free Mind TV & Films serves as producer. Grammy Award-Nominated Gospel Artist Anthony Brown also serves as Producer. James Wallace of World Bookings serves as Associate Producer. For TV One, Dexter Cole is Senior Vice President of Scheduling and Acquisitions; Robyn Green Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production; and Brigitte McCray is Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

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ABOUT TV ONE

Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Uncensored, The DL Hughley Show, ATL Homicide, Fatal Attraction and Urban One Honors. In addition, TV One is the cable home of original blockbuster films including When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Bobbi Kristina and The Bobby DeBarge Story. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com, the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

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