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[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)
Returns in TBA 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/5/19 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2019-20 season (the show's second) on 4/2/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from BET's press release, April 2019) Today BET Networks announced second season pick-ups for both its half-hour subversive, smart, serialized comedy series "BOOMERANG," and the critically-acclaimed period drama based on the untold rise of the iconic music and dance program "Soul Train," "AMERICAN SOUL." BET is investing in partnerships with leading Black content creators with unique creative voices to bring viewers elevated storytelling and premium programming. "BET Networks is so proud to be the television home for the compelling scripted series, BOOMERANG and AMERICAN SOUL," said Scott Mills, President, BET Networks. "Our continued partnership demonstrates BET's commitment to the elevation of creative and authentic storytelling that viewers expect from the brand."
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