All-new episodes of TV One’s original docu-series, “UNSUNG” debut on Sunday, April 2. “UNSUNG” takes the lead by highlighting the “Best In Black”. Kicking off with some of the most talented and influential in fashion at 9 p.m. ET/8C followed by “UNCENSORED” featuring R&B singer Tevin Campbell at 10 p.m. ET/9C. Each episode will be published on TV One’s website TVOne.tv.
UNSUNG PRESENTS: BEST IN BLACK
TV One’s Award-Winning series is celebrating its 15th anniversary by highlighting some of the entertainment industry’s top performers. Black excellence can be found in every sector of entertainment, especially fashion. In the premiere episode, viewers will get first-hand accounts from the world’s most influential fashion icons.
“UNSUNG,” one of the network’s longest-running and award-winning series, highlights the careers and explores the personal lives of some of the most talented and influential Black artists, performers, and musicians in history.
The season also includes:
Athletes – April 9
Film Trailblazers – April 16
Activists – April 23
Movies and Film – April 30
Comedians – May 7 (season finale)
“UNSUNG” is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is executive produced by Frank Sinton and Arthur Smith of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland, Kysha Mounia and Jamecia Blount also serve as Executive Producers. For TV One, Austyn Biggers is the SVP of Programming and Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production.
About TV One Networks
TV One Networks is the hub of black culture and entertainment with a broad offering of original programming and classic series, serving both diverse audiences for TV One and CLEO TV. Launched in January 2004, TV One currently serves 47 million households and CLEO TV, launched in January 2019, is the sister network with a 42 million household reach. Each network has a unique audience that serves viewers with fan favorites from TV One such as Unsung, Uncensored, Fatal Attraction, Payback, Tough Love: Atlanta, Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story and Urban One Honors. While, CLEO TV, a lifestyle and entertainment network targeting Millennial and Gen X women of color, delivers content that uplifts and inspires today’s modern-day woman. Viewers of CLEO TV can expect award-winning content in both original and acquired series including Boss Girl’s Guide, Culture Kitchen, New Soul Kitchen, Just Eats with Chef JJ, Global Gourmet, Living By Design, Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix and All Things Adrienne House to Home. Both networks are solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned and operated multi-media company.
ABOUT A. SMITH & CO. PRODUCTIONS
A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly-rated, and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. Founded by Chairman Arthur Smith, an unscripted TV pioneer who was inducted into the Realscreen Awards Hall of Fame and named Broadcasting & Cable’s “Producer of the Year,” the company has produced over 5,000 hours of award-winning programming, more than 200 shows, for more than 50 networks and platforms, with formats sold to well over 120 territories. For two decades, A. Smith & Co. has been a global leader in non-fiction television for productions, including “Hell’s Kitchen” (FOX), “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC), “Profiled: The Black Man” (discovery+/OWN), “Unsung” (TV One), “Welcome to Plathville” (TLC), “American Ninja Warrior Junior” (Peacock), the NFL’s “Pro Bowl Skills Showdown” (ESPN), “The Titan Games” (NBC), “Mental Samurai” (FOX), “Ellen’s Next Great Designer” (HBO Max), “Voices of Fire” (Netflix), “American Gangster: Trap Queens” (BET+), Season two of “Floor is Lava” (Netflix) and more. For more information, please visit https://www.asmithco.com/.
ABOUT SWIRL FILMS
Swirl Films is America’s “number one urban film production company,” a full-service film & television production company with over 60 original productions in the past six years, focusing on urban content and programming, independent features and multi-camera productions. Swirl Films is a major content provider for TV One including the original productions: Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016), which was TV One’s first ever biopic, starring LisaRaye McCoy, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Darius McCrary, Indirah Khan and Teyonah Parris as Howard. According to the network, the film broke record ratings, undeniably becoming the top original film in the network’s history drawing in 2 million views, resulting in the network’s highest ratings week ever. Quickly surpassing those numbers is TV One’s #1 original premiere of all time, When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story (2017), starring Lance Gross, Niatia Kirkland and Tami Roman, directed by actress Tasha Smith. Swirl Films previous production credits for TV One include Born Again Virgin, starring Danielle Nicolet, Meagan Holder and Eva Marcille; Here We Go Again, starring LeToya Luckett, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Kyndall Ferguson; Russ Parr’s award-winning film, The Undershepherd, Hear No Evil and 35 & Ticking (Kevin Hart).