TV ONE ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW EPISODES OF "UNSUNG" TO PREMIERE ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 AT 8:00PM ET/PT
Season to Explore the Renowned Careers of Montell Jordan, Hi Five, The Emotions, Martha Wash, Troop, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Wilson Pickett, The Chi-Lites, Peaches & Herb and Rick James
Silver Spring, MD - July 14, 2014 - TV One today announced the return of its award-winning docu-series Unsung, the network's longest-running original series. Slated for premiere on Wednesday, July 30 at 8PM/ET, the ten all-new episodes will feature profiles on prominent artists including Montell Jordon, Hi Five, The Emotions, Martha Wash, Troop, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Wilson Pickett, The Chi-Lites, Peaches & Herb and Rick James.
"As an intimate portrait of the lives of some of music's most captivating artist, Unsung remains a celebration of their impact on both the recording industry and culture alike," said D'Angela Proctor, SVP of Programming and Production for TV One. "By illuminating the stories of trials and triumphs in the upcoming slate, the legend of these iconic musicians will be sure to grow within the hearts and memories of our audience."
The Unsung upcoming episode lineup to include:
· WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 8PM/ET - Montell Jordan
· WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 8PM/ET - Hi Five
· WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 8PM/ET - The Emotions
· WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 8PM/ET - Martha Wash
· WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 8PM/ET - Troop
· WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 8PM/ET - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
· WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 8PM/ET - Wilson Pickett
· WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 8PM/ET - The Chi-Lites
· WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 8PM/ET - Peaches & Herb
· WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 8PM/ET - Rick James
Unsung is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams, and is executive-produced by Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions for TV One. Mark Rowland is Co-Executive Producer. Lamar Chase is producer and Executive in charge of production for TV One is Jubba Seyyid.
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.