[01/24/20 - 05:02 AM] TV One Puts a New Spin on Romance with the Original Film "Steppin' Back to Love" Premiering Saturday, February 8 at 8 P.M. ET/7C The film follows a once-loving couple connected by dance, who after facing marital struggles, use their passion for Chicago-style step-dancing to reignite the spark in their marriage.
[via press release from TV One]
TV ONE PUTS A NEW SPIN ON ROMANCE WITH THE ORIGINAL FILM "STEPPIN' BACK TO LOVE" PREMIERING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT 8 P.M. ET/7C
Darrin Henson and Monique Coleman Partner Up for New Romantic Drama Exploring the Twist and Turns of Marriage
(SILVER SPRING, MD) - January 24, 2020 - TV One puts a fresh spin on romantic dramas with the premiere of the original film, STEPPIN' BACK TO LOVE which will air on Saturday, February 8 at
8 P.M. ET/7C, with an encore presentation at 10 P.M. ET/9C.
The film follows a once-loving couple connected by dance, who after facing marital struggles, use their passion for Chicago-style step-dancing to reignite the spark in their marriage. STEPPIN' BACK TO LOVE stars Darrin Henson (Soul Food), Monique Coleman (High School Musical), Dorien Wilson (The Parkers), Brely Evans (Being Mary Jane), Erica Pinkett (All Eyez On Me), Mykel Shannon Jenkins (Undisputed 3: Redemption), Blue Kimble (The Bobby DeBarge Story), with a special appearance by Porsha Williams (The Real Housewives of Atlanta).
STEPPIN' BACK TO LOVE chronicles the tumultuous, romantic journey of Derrick (Henson) and April (Coleman) whose undeniable chemistry led to a sultry, storybook romance filled with a number of dance championships. Over time, external factors force them to take to the dance floor less, when their marriage begins to slide from first position in their lives. Their relationship is put to the test when Derrick's success photographing a racy internet star, Kiki (Pinkett), stirs up jealousy in his wife April. April finds distraction from her marital issues at work with a handsome doctor, Alonzo (Jenkins). With so many challenges, the couple must decide whether to take a final bow on their relationship or step back into love with one another.
STEPPIN' BACK TO LOVE is written by Sharon Braithwaite and directed by Roger Bobb with casting provided by George Pierre. The film is produced by Swirl Films with Eric Tomosunas serving as Executive Producer. Demetrius Spencer of One Media also serves as Executive Producer, along with Eirka Conner. James Seppelfrick, Ron Robinson, Keith Neal, Angi Bones, and Juwan Lee serve as producers. For TV One, Karen Peterken and Tia Smith are the Executive Producers in Charge of Production;
Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; and Brigitte McCray is Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Production.
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ABOUT TV ONE
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Uncensored, ATL Homicide, Fatal Attraction and Urban One Honors. In addition, TV One is the cable home of original blockbuster films including When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Bobbi Kristina and The Bobby DeBarge Story. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.
ABOUT SWIRL FILMS
Swirl Films is America's "number one urban film production company," a full-service Film & TV 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 which includes original productions: Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016), which was TV One's first ever biopic, starring another stellar cast: Lisa Raye 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 networks highest ratings week ever. Quickly surpassing those numbers is TV One's #1 Original Premiere of All Time, When Love Kills (2017), starring Lance Gross, Niatia Kirkland, and Tami Roman, directed by actress Tasha Smith. Swirl Films previous production credits for TV One also includes 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 The Undershepherd, Hear No Evil, and 35 & Ticking (Kevin Hart).
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