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[04/27/17 - 03:01 PM]
BET Networks Says YES to Comedy Superstars and Music Legends with Original New Scripted, Late Night and Mini-Series
VH1 imports "Hit the Floor" and "The Breaks" will join fellow returning drama "The Quad."

[03/08/17 - 07:49 AM]
VH1 Continues to Dominate Monday Nights with a Whopping 2.36 Rating for the Season Six Premiere of "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" While Posting a Series High for "The Breaks"
VH1 spins the numbers for Monday, March 6.

[01/17/17 - 12:00 PM]
VH1 Sets Monday, February 20th for "The Breaks" Premiere
The original film, which aired last year on VH1, followed three young friends fulfilling their hip hop dreams in New York City in 1990.

[10/10/16 - 12:06 PM]
VH1's "The Breaks" Adds Tip "T.I." Harris
Harris will portray Paul Anders, a powerful lawyer who comes to Barry Fouray's (Wood Harris) defense after a public scandal.

[09/14/16 - 08:39 AM]
VH1 Lands "Mr. Robot's" Gloria Reuben for "The Breaks"
Reuben will portray Malthuas "Mattie" Taylor, a powerful and polished department head at a major record company.

[08/31/16 - 02:05 PM]
VH1 Snags G.O.O.D. Music Star Teyana Taylor for "The Breaks"
She'll join the "The Breaks" in a recurring role in addition to doing a stint on the network's upcoming "Hip Hop Squares."

[08/10/16 - 09:59 AM]
VH1 Announces Cast for "The Breaks" Set to Premiere January 2017
Melonie Diaz, Sinqua Walls and Ali Ahn are joining the movie's original cast including Afton Willamson, Wood Harris, Mack Wilds, Antoine Harris, David Call and Evan Handler.

[03/31/16 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 31
Updates include: Alyson Hannigan to host The CW's "Penn & Teller: Fool Us"; Brooks Wheelan set to "Toast" at ABC; and Patrick J. Adams books top secret role on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow."

[03/30/16 - 11:53 AM]
VH1 Leads the Top 25 Cable Networks as the Fastest Growing Entertainment Channel in First Quarter, Up 29%
VH1 spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2016.

[02/16/16 - 10:08 AM]
VH1's Critically Acclaimed Original Movie "The Breaks" Headed to Series in Late 2016
The film followed three young friends fulfilling their hip hop dreams in New York City in 1990.

[01/06/16 - 11:53 AM]
VH1 Original Movie "The Breaks" Scores 2.6 Million Total Viewers on Monday Night
VH1 spins the numbers for Monday, January 4.

[10/26/15 - 09:04 AM]
VH1's Original Movie "The Breaks" Premieres Monday, January 4 at 9PM ET/PT
"The Breaks" will chronicle the journey of Nikki (Afton Williamson), David (David Call) and DeeVee (Mack Wilds), three friends united by their love of hip-hop, as they work to make their big mark in the music industry.

[06/10/15 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 10
Updates include: Ashley Greene joins the cast of DirecTV's "Rogue"; "Outlander" bulks up cast for season two; and Cristine Rose latest to reprise role for NBC's "Heroes Reborn."

[06/04/15 - 03:04 PM]
VH1's Next Original Movie "The Breaks" Adds Method Man to the Cast
Method Man joins the cast as Darryl Van Puten, Sr, DeeVee's (Mack Wilds) perennially irritated father.

[06/01/15 - 10:04 AM]
VH1 Welcomes Five Lead Actors in Its Next Original Movie "The Breaks"
Legendary New York music producer DJ Premier will compose the score and serve as executive music producer for "The Breaks," which will begin production this week and premiere late Fall 2015.

[04/23/15 - 11:02 AM]
VH1 Names Legendary New York Music Producer DJ Premier to Score and Serve as Executive Music Producer for New Original Hip-Hop Movie "The Breaks"
VH1 plans to start principal photography in June with a premiere date set for late Fall 2015.

[01/07/15 - 09:54 AM]
VH1 Announces Its Next Original Movie "The Breaks" (Working Title)
Inspired by journalist Dan Charnas' book "The Big Payback," a narrative history of the hip-hop business, the film will make its television debut written, directed and executive produced by Seith Mann.







BREAKS, THE (BET)
Returns in TBA 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/4/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's second by BET) on 4/27/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from BET's press release, April 2017) Shot on the streets of New York, "THE BREAKS" is a gritty, authentic take on the origins of hip hop through the journey of three young friends exploring the industry in 1990 New York City. "THE BREAKS" is inspired by Dan Charnas' critically acclaimed book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop, an epic, 40-year narrative of the executives, entrepreneurs, hustlers and handlers who turned rap music into the world's predominant pop culture. Original cast members included: Afton Willamson (HBO's "The Night Of... "), Wood Harris ("The Wire"), Mack Wilds ("The Wire"), Antoine Harris ("Ballers"), David Call ("The Magicians"), Evan Handler ("Sex and the City"), Melonie Diaz ("Fruitvale Station"), Sinqua Walls ("Power"), Ali Ahn ("Billions") and Gloria Reuben ("Mr. Robot").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Afton Williamson as Nikki Jones
· Antoine Harris as Ahmed "Ahm" Harris
· Cliff "Method Man" Smith as Darryl Van Puten, Sr.
· David Call as David Aaron
· Evan Handler as Jonah "Juggy" Aaron
· Mack Wilds as Daryl "DeeVee" Van Putten, Jr.
· Russell Hornsby as Sampson Green
· Wood Harris as Barry Fouray
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Flanagan as EP (VH1)
· Dan Charnas as WRTR/BOOK/EP
· Darren Goldberg as EP
· Maggie Malina as EP (VH1)
· Seith Mann as WRTR/DIR/EP
· Susan Levison as EP (VH1)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Atlantic Pictures