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23 Feb 2019

TV One highlights upcoming programming schedule, including a new primetime talk show and season two of the hit series, “Uncensored”

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February 23, 2019 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: Winston Duke and Logan Browning

PASADENA, CA — TV One presented its premiere 2019 programming lineup for the cable network and its recently launched digital network, CLEO TV, during The Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour on February 13. Kicking off the morning, the nominees for the NAACP Image Awards 50th Anniversary Show were announced by NAACP president Derrick Johnson — Logan Browning (“Dear White People”) and Winston Duke (“Black Panther”). Netflix led the nominations in the television category with 22 nominations and had 4 film nominations, followed by HBO and ABC, who received 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. Atria led the literary category with four nominations. NAACP’s official nomination release and full list of nominees is available on its website at: www.naacp.org. 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.

Presented by Alfred Liggins, III, chairman and CEO of Urban One, Inc., and CEO 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.

TV One and CLEO TV talent and executives. (Photo Credits: Earl Gibson, Courtesy of TV One and CLEO TV)

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 a cooking show entitled “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.

THE D.L. HUGHLEY TALK SHOW

Comedian and REACH Media syndicated radio personality D.L. Hughley introducing his new primetime TV One talk show, “The D.L. Hughley Show.”

“The D.L. Hughley Talk Show” dives head first into hot topics of the day and dishes on the latest news, entertainment, pop culture and on 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, but is 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. It is produced for TV One by Pygmy Wolf Productions with D.L. Hughley and KP Anderson serving as Itsexecutive 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 and casting, and Robyn Greene Arrington is vice president of original Pprogramming and production.

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. The show 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 and casting and Robyn Greene Arrington is vice president of original programming and production.

THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY

The movie explores the life of Bobby DeBarge, the former lead singer of the 70s 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 and 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 and casting and Robyn Greene Arrington is vice president of original programming and production.

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. The show 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

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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.  The show 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. The series 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.

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.

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