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[05/05/20 - 08:00 AM]
BET's Critically Acclaimed Scripted Series "American Soul" Returns for Season Two Wednesday, May 27 at 10 PM ET/PT
The new season features dynamic guest stars portraying some of the most prolific musicians and visionaries of the era.

[11/25/19 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 25
Updates include: Dane Dehaan boards "Lisey's Story" at Apple TV+; BET's "American Soul" taps guest roles; and Katrina Lenk to recur on CBS's "Tommy."

[04/02/19 - 09:18 AM]
BET Networks Announces Second Season Pick Up for Series "Boomerang" and "American Soul"
Both series wrap their freshman runs this month.

[12/21/18 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 21
Updates include: NBC cancels "Marlon," "Midnight, Texas"; Syfy passes on sixth season for "Z Nation"; and BET's "American Soul" reveals guest cast.

[10/12/18 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 12
Updates include: Netflix cancels "Marvel's Iron Fist" after two seasons; Danny Trejo to star in ABC's "Food & Familia"; and FOX extends "Lethal Weapon" by two episodes, with Damon Wayans.

[09/27/18 - 12:47 PM]
BET Taps Powerhouse Singers Kelly Price and Kelly Rowland for New Drama Series "American Soul"
Price joins the cast as a series regular, while Rowland will portray Soul legend Gladys Knight, who was instrumental in launching "Soul Train" to national prominence.

[09/11/18 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 11
Updates include: Vincent D'Onofrio cast in Epix's "Godfather of Harlem"; Melanie Griffith among latest bound for Showtime's "SMILF"; and Shane West to recur on final season of FOX's "Gotham."

[09/04/18 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 4
Updates include: Sinqua Walls to lead BET's "American Soul"; USA's "Briarpatch" casts trio; and Len Wiseman to helm DC Universe's "Swamp Thing."

[04/17/18 - 02:04 PM]
BET Networks Powers Black Influence with a Slate of New Original Scripted Series, Culture-Defining Specials and All-Star Talent
From Dwayne Johnson, T.I., Will Packer, En Vogue, SWV, Salt, Pepa, Spinderella, Swizz Beatz, Tracey Edmonds and more, BET is raising the bar on premium programming content and will deliver 21% more original programming than last year.

[04/11/18 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 11
Updates include: BET gives series orders to three scripted projects; Peyton List, Wayne Brady among those bound for USA's "Colony"; and Tig Notaro to visit "Star Trek: Discovery."







AMERICAN SOUL (BET)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/5/19 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (8 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its second season on 7/15/20; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION:
(from BET's press release, May 2020) Today, BET announces "AMERICAN SOUL" season two will premiere on Wednesday, May 27 at 10 PM ET/PT. Inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of a young, ambitious and troubled impresario Don Cornelius, the period drama picks up two years later in 1975. As Don becomes a rising star, he continues to manage an assortment of spectacular talent that comes to his show, a complicated family life, failing personal health, and perhaps most importantly, his ego. The eight-episode season of "AMERICAN SOUL" features a cast of multi-talented actors including Sinqua Walls who plays a young Don Cornelius. Series regulars also include Kelly Price, Jason Dirden, Iantha Richardson, Katlyn Nichol, and Christopher Jefferson. The new season features dynamic guest stars portraying some of the most prolific musicians and visionaries of the era. Big Boi (Grammy(R) Award-winning rapper, "Idlewild"), Ledisi (Grammy(R) Award-nominated artist, "Selma"), Melanie Fiona (Grammy(R) Award-winning singer) Demetria McKinney ("House of Payne"), London Brown ("Ballers"), Darius McCrary ("Family Matters," "Transformers"), Tone Bell ("Little," "Fam") Yung Joc ("Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta"), D.C. Young Fly ("Wild N 'Out," "The New Edition Story"), Christopher B. Duncan ("Black Lightning"), Kearran Giovanni ("Major Crimes," "Black Lightning"), Alex Ball ("NCIS") and Hudson Thames ("Malibu Country") will lend their talents throughout the season.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bobby Brown as Rufus Thomas
· Christopher Jefferson as Julius "JT" Tucker
· Gabrielle Dennis as Tina Turner
· Iantha Richardson as Tessa Lauren
· Jason Dirden as Gerald Aims
· Jelani Winston as Kendall Clarke
· K. Michelle as Martha Reeves
· Katlyn Nichol as Simon Clarke
· Kelly Price as Brianne Clarke
· Kelly Rowland as Gladys Knight
· McKinley Freeman as Ike Turner
· Michelle Williams as Diana Ross
· Perri Camper as Delores Cornelius
· Shannon Kane as Ilsa Dejarnette
· Sinqua Walls as Don Cornelius
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andy Horne as CO-EP
· Devon Greggory as CRTR/EP
· Jesse Collins as EP
· Jonathan Prince as EP
· Tony Cornelius as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Jesse Collins Entertainment