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[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 (VH1)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/4/16 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (9 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 4/10/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from VH1's press release, January 2017) VH1 today announced the network's highly anticipated new scripted series "The Breaks" will premiere on Monday, February 20th at 9PM ET/PT. The original film, which aired last year on VH1, followed three young friends fulfilling their hip hop dreams in New York City in 1990. The series continues to explore their triumphs and heartbreak trying to make their mark in a new and complex hip hop culture. "The Breaks" ranked as the #2 original cable movie of 2016 among adults 18-49.* Across all premiere night airings, it tallied 2.6 million total viewers.** Inspired by The Big Payback, a nonfiction history of the hip-hop business written by journalist Dan Charnas, "The Breaks" is executive produced by Seith Mann ("The Wire," "The Walking Dead," "Homeland") and John J. Strauss ("Mozart in the Jungle").
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