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[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)
Premieres in TBA 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from BET's press release, April 2018) Inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of a young, ambitious and troubled impresario Don Cornelius. The drama series is an unflinching look at the entrepreneur, his Soul Train dancers, crew and musicians in an unforgiving Hollywood in the 1970's - how they work, play, rise and fall against the backdrop of Soul Train - "the hippest trip in America" and one of the most predominant television shows for African-American culture. Produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment, AMERICAN SOUL is executive produced by Jesse Collins, Jonathan Prince, Devon Greggory and Tony Cornelius with Co-Executive Producer Andy Horne. Greggory and Prince, who created the series will also pen the pilot.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Christopher Jefferson as Julius "JT" Tucker
· Iantha Richardson as Tessa Lauren
· Jason Dirden as Gerald Aims
· Jelani Winston as Kendall Clarke
· Katlyn Nichol as Simon Clarke
· Kelly Price as Brianne Clarke
· Kelly Rowland as Gladys Knight
· 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