TV ONE ANNOUNCES NEW SEASON OF AWARD-WINNING SERIES "UNSUNG" PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 8 PM/ET
Season Premiere of Network's Signature Music Biography Series to Feature Heavy D & the Boyz
SILVER SPRING, MD - October 14, 2013 - TV One will premiere the new season of its NAACP Image Award-winning music biography series Unsung on Wednesday, October 30 at 8PM/ET, with a profile of rap and hip-hop outfit Heavy D & the Boyz. Known for its thorough portraits of singers and music acts whose success or legacy in the industry was cut short due to personal crises and transformative circumstances, Unsung will shed light on the rise-and-fall stories of a new group of artists in each one-hour episode this season.
"A truly unique documentary experience, this series continues to profile wildly gifted acts of the last 30 years, revisiting their career trajectories and unveiling the reasons for their apparent withdrawal from the public eye," said D'Angela Proctor, SVP of Programming and Production for TV One. "With highly personal eyewitness accounts from the artists' families, friends and colleagues, as well as commentary from music industry insiders, we ensure that their stories do not go unsung."
Unsung episodes include:
· WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 8PM/ET - Heavy D & the Boyz
· WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 8PM/ET - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
· WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 8PM/ET - Geto Boys
· WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 8PM/ET - The Delfonics
· WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 8PM/ET - CeCe Peniston
Unsung is narrated by Gary Anthony Williams and is executive produced by Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Production for TV One. Mark Rowland is Co-Executive Producer. Executive in charge of production for TV One is Jubba Seyyid and producer for TV One is Lamar Chase.
About TV One
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 58.4 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK; www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners; and Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK; www.comcast.com], one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.
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 in 2000 by Arthur Smith and Kent Weed, the company has produced more than 2000 hours of award-winning programming. The company's current production slate includes such hits as "Hell's Kitchen," "Kitchen Nightmares," "American Ninja Warrior," "Divorce Hotel," "Joe Rogan Questions Everything," "Chainsaw Gang," "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura," "Too Young to Marry?," "Save Our Business," "Full Throttle Saloon," "Unsung," "UFC Countdown" and many others. A. Smith & Co.'s library of programming includes hit shows such as "The Swan," "Skating with Celebrities," "Paradise Hotel," "Trading Spaces," "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," and "Pros vs. Joes." A. Smith & Co. has developed and produced the No. 1 show in America an astonishing 25 times and a Top 10 show more than 200 times. The company has produced programs with budgets totaling approximately one billion dollars, for more than 40 broadcast and cable networks. In 2011, A. Smith & Co. joined forces with Tinopolis Group and in doing so became the leading North American television production entity within the Tinopolis organization with the ability to tap into that company's resources on a worldwide basis.