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Published on August 23rd, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Facebook Watch Orders ‘Peace of Mind With Taraji’ For A Second Season

The New Season Hosted by Taraji P. Henson and Her Best Friend Tracie Jade Will Premiere This Fall on Facebook Watch.

Facebook Watch has renewed the Daytime Emmy-nominated Peace of Mind with Taraji, hosted by Golden Globe Award-Winning Actress Taraji P. Henson and her best friend and co-host Tracie Jade, the  Executive Director of Henson’s Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, for a second season. The series renewal continues the platform’s commitment to talk-show-focused content that builds community and highlights diverse voices.

Peace of Mind with Taraji shines a spotlight on the challenging mental health issues facing us today – especially those in the Black community. Through personal interviews with celebrities, experts, and everyday people, the series shows how to provide support, bring awareness, and aims to destigmatize mental health issues.

The first season of Peace of Mind with Taraji debuted in December 2020 on Facebook Watch. Over eight weeks, Taraji and Tracie Jade shared powerful discussions with best-selling author Gabrielle Union on her experience with PTSD, singer and television personality Tamar Braxton on the damaging pressure of being a strong Black woman, Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige on holiday despair and isolation, stand-up comedian and actor Jay Pharoah on his experience with police brutality and the toll it took on his mental health, in addition to topics such bipolar disorder, grief after death without warning, eating disorders and more.

Production of the new season has commenced in Los Angeles. The 10-episode new season will debut later this year on Facebook Watch.

Taraji P. Henson and Tracie Jade said: “We’ve long been mental health advocates for the Black community and founded BLHF to educate and provide resources to those who are struggling with talking about their challenges. In season two of Peace of Mind, we will continue to open the door for impactful and relevant conversations. Partnering with Facebook allows us to engage more broadly with our community, sharing our own personal battles with mental health as well, in hopes that they see themselves in us. The more we talk about it, the more comfortable others will feel to talk about it. We will talk, we will laugh, we will cry…., we gon’ heal, TOGETHER!”

SallyAnn Salsano, Founder & CEO 495 Productions expressed: “Now more than ever I think it’s important that Tracie and Taraji have created a safe space to address the real challenges regarding mental health that people face every day, celebrities included, and they do it with healing and with hope. 495 is lucky to work with them as they lead these discussions into a second season with our partners at Facebook Watch” 

Mina Lefevre, Head of Development & Programming, Facebook Watch comments: “‘Peace of Mind with Taraji’ is a shining example of how great content can build community and create conversation on Facebook Watch. We had a tremendous response to our first season as Taraji and Tracie struck a chord with fans and critics alike. They are the perfect duo to discuss and destigmatize mental health issues, offering important and accessible conversations with compelling guests week after week. We’re excited to show you what’s in store this upcoming season with Taraji, Tracie and our partners at 495 Productions.”

Peace of Mind with Taraji is part of a diverse slate of critically acclaimed Facebook Watch talk shows, joining Daytime Emmy Award-winning Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield Norris, STEVE on Watch with Steve Harvey and Red TableTalk: The Estefans with Gloria Estefan, her daughter Emily Estefan and niece Lili Estefan.

Peace of Mind with Taraji is produced by 495 Productions with Taraji P. Henson, Tracie Jade Jenkins, SallyAnn Salsano, and Jennifer Ryan serving as Executive Producers. Ebony McClain serves as Co-Executive Producer.

About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, Media and SEO Consultant, Journalist, Ph.D. and retired combat vet. 2023 recipient of The President's Lifetime Achievement Award. Partner at THM Media Group. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, the United States Press Agency and ForbesBLK.

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