Film & Television

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby

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TV One Debuts Upcoming Original Programming

TV ONE DEBUTS UPCOMING ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING WITH NEW PRIMETIME TALK SHOW FROM ACTOR, COMEDIAN AND REACH MEDIA SYNDICATED RADIO HOST D.L. HUGHLEY, SEASON TWO OF THE HIT SERIES, UNCENSORED AND ORIGINAL MOVIES AT THE 2019 TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR

Network Also Rolls Out Cleo TV’s Diverse Programming Slate Aimed At Gen X and Millennial Women

NAACP Unveils Nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards, Airing Live on TV One from Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on Saturday, March 30

Last Wednesday, February 13th, at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press TourTV One presented its premiere 2019 programming lineup for the cable network and its recently launched digital network, CLEO TV. Kicking off the morning, the nominees for the NAACP Image Awards 50th Anniversary show were announced by the President of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, Logan Browning (Dear White People) and Winston Duke (Black Panther). Netflix led the nominations in the Television categories with 22 nominations and had 4 film nominations followed by HBO and ABC with 20 and 18 respectively. Marvel led the motion picture category with 13 nominations followed by Annapurna with 11 nominations. In the recording categories, RCA leads with 11 nominations followed by Interscope with 8 nominations and Atria led the literary category with 4 nominations. NAACP’s official nomination release and the full list of nominees is available on its website.

The NAACP Image Awards will air on TV One live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood Saturday, March 30 at 9 p.m. ET/8 CT.

The Hype Magazine was on hand to cover the amazing event and our Juan Gonzalez touched bases with the creators and stars of the amazing new slate of programming…tune in!

Presented by Alfred Liggins, III, Chairman and CEO of Urban One, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of TV One; Michelle Rice, TV One and CLEO TV General Manager, Robyn Greene Arrington, TV One Vice President of Original Programming and Production, and Dexter Cole, Senior Vice President of Program Scheduling and Acquisitions, TV One highlighted the network’s upcoming original programming. Actor and REACH Media syndicated radio personality D.L. Hughley introduced his new primetime talk show, THE D.L. HUGHLEY SHOW, set to premiere in March, featuring stories relevant to a rapidly evolving African American community.

Additionally, the session also highlighted the edgy autobiographical hit series UNCENSORED, premiering Monday, March 4 at 10 p.m. ET, and presenting first person accounts of today’s most notable personalities, including Tasha Smith. TV One also unveiled a new slate of original movies set to debut later this year, including THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY and LOVED TO DEATH.

Recently launched lifestyle and entertainment network targeting millennial and Gen X women of color, CLEO TV, introduced three new unscripted series including acooking show titled NEW SOUL KITCHEN with Chef Jernard Wells and Chef Porsche Thomas. CLEO TV’s lifestyle series include LIVING BY DESIGN WITH JAKE AND JAZZ, a home redesign show with a culinary twist featuring sibling duo Jake and Jazz Smollett, and LENS OF CULTURE which is a short-form series hosted by world-travelers and influencers Tai Beauchamp and Elton Anderson. Dexter Cole, TV One Senior Vice President of Program Scheduling and Acquisitions, introduced the Daytime Emmy(R)-nominated “coming of adulthood” scripted series GIANTS that was created by actor, writer and director James Bland.

Details on TV One’s returning series and CLEO TV’s upcoming programming slate are included below.

New TV ONE Unscripted Original Programming:

THE D.L. HUGHLEY TALK SHOW

THE D.L. HUGHLEY TALK SHOW is a new talk show that dives head first into hot topics of the day and dishes on the latest news, entertainment, pop culture and what’s trending in social media. Shot in a highly stylized studio, the look and feel of the show is patterned after a traditional radio show, adapted for television. Always insightful and informative, D.L. and his co-host Jasmine Sanders use humor to deliver everything from hard news to lighter fare. The show is a hybrid of D.L.’s existing radio show and fresh content created specifically for a late night audience. THE D.L. HUGHLEY SHOW is produced for TV One by Pygmy Wolf Productions with D.L. Hughley and KP Anderson serving as Executive Producers. Charlie Gerencer serves as Co-Executive Producer and Jade Mills serve as Executive in Charge of Production. From TV One, Susan Henry and Regina Thomas are Executive Producers in Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting for TV One and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

Renewed TV ONE Unscripted Original Programming:

UNCENSORED

TV One’s popular docu-series that focuses on the intimate lives of the biggest stars in entertainment, sports, and pop culture is back for another season. UNCENSORED takes a deep dive into your favorite personalities as they reveal secrets to their success, the obstacles they’ve faced, and the work they’ve had to overcome. UNCENSORED is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas (Executive Producer), Keith Neal (Executive Producer), Paul Hall (Showrunner), and Jay Allen (Supervising Producer) of Swirl Films. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

New TV ONE Original Movies:

THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY
The movie explores the life of Bobby DeBarge, the former lead singer of the 70’s R&B/Funk Band Switch. The eldest sibling of the world-famous pop group DeBarge found his life in peril as he struggled with fame and fortune while coping with the memories of his dysfunctional childhood. The film is slated to debut in June 2019. THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY is produced for TV One by Swirl Films. Eric Tomosunas and Teri Debarge are Executive Producers. Executive Producers in Charge of Production for TV One are Karen Peterkin and Jason Ryan. Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

LOVED TO DEATH
Inspired by TV One’s true crime programming, LOVED TO DEATH follows a newly engaged couple whose lives are cut short when they are suddenly gunned down by a crazed gunman at a toll booth. Upon meeting and falling in love with Chuck Everette, Deborah Ross leaves a long term abusive relationship with Nathan Burris to be with him.  Just as their life is about to start, the two are suddenly gunned down at Deborah’s job as a toll booth operator. LOVED TO DEATH is produced for TV One by Asylum and written by Chad Quinn. David Rimawi is the Executive Producer and David Michael Latt is Producer. The film is directed by Lee Davis with Scotty Mullen as Casting Director. For TV One, Karen Peterkin is the Executive Producer In Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

Unscripted CLEO TV Original Programming:

JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ
During this half-hour cooking-talk show, viewers get to hang out with Harlem’s own culinary wiz, Chef JJ Johnson, as he prepares meals from his kitchen and entertains his celebrity friends. JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ was produced for TV One by Powerhouse Productions with Sonia Armstead and Rochelle Brown. For TV One, Tia A. Smith and Jason Ryan are the Executive Producers in Charge of Production and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

NEW SOUL KITCHEN
In this short-form cooking show with a twist, hosts Chef Jernard Wells and Porsche Thomas serve up healthy and alternative takes on comfort food. NEW SOUL KITCHEN was produced for TV One by Powerhouse Productions with Sonia Armstead and Rochelle Brown. For TV One, Tia A. Smith and Jason Ryan are the Executive Producers in Charge of Production and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

LIVING BY DESIGN WITH JAKE AND JAZZ
During this half-hour show, sibling duo Jake and Jazz Smollett team up to transform living, work, and play spaces of millennial families in this new lifestyle series. LIVING BY DESIGN WITH JAKE AND JAZZ was produced for TV One by Powerhouse Productions with Sonia Armstead and Rochelle Brown. For TV One, Gold Morgan and Susan Henry are Executive Producers in Charge of Production and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

LENS OF CULTURE
This short-form series hosted by world-travelers and influencers Tai Beauchamp and Elton Anderson is a food, culture and travel guide for black millennials. LENS OF CULTURE was produced for TV One by Powerhouse Productions with Sonia Armstead and Rochelle Brown. For TV One, Karen Peterkin and Regina Thomas are the Executive Producers in Charge of Production and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.

Scripted CLEO TV Acquired Programming:

GIANTS
This Daytime Emmy-nominated scripted series – created by actor, writer and director James Bland – is a coming-of-adulthood drama originally streamed on “Insecure” creator Issa Rae’s YouTube channel. It follows the lives of three Black millennials each battling their own inner giants as they approach the age of 30.

Nominations for the 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards:
For complete list of nominees, please visit the NAACP Image Awards website:

https://naacpimageawards.net

 

Courtesy of TV One

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