[ENTERTAINMENT] NAACP ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 52nd NAACPIMAGE AWARDS LIVE ON BET HOSTED BY ANTHONY ANDERSON
NAACP ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 52nd NAACPIMAGE AWARDS LIVE ON BET HOSTED BY ANTHONY ANDERSON
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[ENTERTAINMENT] URBAN ONE HONORS CELEBRATES WOMEN LEADING THE CHANGE IN ITS ANNUAL COMMEMORATION OF BLACK EXCELLENCEHOSTED BY ERICA CAMPBELL AND ROLAND MARTIN
“I am thrilled to co-host this year’s URBAN ONE HONORS with Roland Martin,” said Erica Campbell. “I love anything that celebrates and exemplifies Black excellence, and I am grateful to Cathy Hughes and Radio One for continuing to honor our peers for doing the work that uplifts and inspires our community.”
“Black women played a crucial role in saving our democracy in 2020,” remarked Roland Martin. “Not just in the election, but also on the ground in numerous cities fighting for freedom. I'm proud to join Urban One in honoring these American sheroes."
This year’s URBAN ONE HONORS will commemorate the myriad achievements of women leaders who are blazing trails and creating new pathways for others in their respective areas of expertise. Categories of recognition reflect the tireless effort and triumphant accomplishments achieved by the honorees and include: Voting Rights Champion, dedicated to a fearless leader whose efforts help to build political infrastructure by turning out voters and protecting their votes; Business Alchemist, presented to a leader tapped for successfully breaking the glass ceiling to blaze new trails in corporate America; Investigative Journalism Crusader bestowed upon a media maven who is reframing the national conversation by covering the impediments and contributions made by Black Americans; Health Equality Advocate, awarded to a champion of health who answered the call to eliminate institutional barriers preventing healthcare to those in her community; Reparations Ambassador who is working to break down systemic racism and barriers that have held African Americans back; and the Family Needs Ambassador, presented to a resilient provider of direct service and resources to individuals in crisis within the community she serves. The inspiring night of excellence will also feature exciting musical performances, unprecedented collaborations, and surprise appearances to be announced in the coming months.
URBAN ONE HONORS is executive produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Robert Boyd of Swirl Films and Jazz Smollett. Susan Henry serves as Executive Producer for TV One. Kashon Powell, Vice President of Programming for Radio One, and Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent and Casting. Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.
[ENTERTAINMENT] SEASON TWO OF WILL PACKER’S PROVOCATIVE COMEDY“BIGGER”RETURNS THURSDAY, APRIL 22, EXCLUSIVELY ON BET+
TANISHA LONG, ANGELL CONWELL, RASHEDA CROCKETT, CHASE ANTHONY, AND TRISTEN WINGER
RETURN TO REPRISE THEIR ROLES
TORI SPELLING, JASMINE GUY, ANGELA KO, WARREN BURKE, EVA MARCILLE,
CHRISTOPHER “PLAY” MARTIN, AND MORE TO GUEST STAR
“Will Packer, Felischa Marye, and the ‘Bigger’ team are a powerful creative force and we are thrilled to continue this partnership,” said Executive Vice President and General Manager of BET +, Devin Griffin. “Season two brings even more of their incredible storytelling with this hilarious and lighthearted comedy. As always, providing a platform for Black storytelling and content is core to our business and this season of ‘Bigger’ continues to do just that.”
“I’m so proud of Felischa and her team. Season two is edgier, smarter, and funnier and yeah I’ll say it...BIGGER, than an already well-received first season,” said Will Packer. “Can’t wait for audiences to jump into it.”
Created by Felischa Marye, the story continues about the close-knit group of 30-somethings navigating love, friendships and career ambitions. Season two catches up three months after the big arrest. Is the gang still thriving or frontin’?
“I’m beyond excited for the ‘Bigger’ gang to return for season two. We have such a talented ensemble who has amassed some really passionate fans with their hilarious comedy in the show,” said Felischa Marye. “It’s my pleasure to bring such comedy back during a time when we can use a little laughter.”
Tanisha Long, Angell Conwell, Rasheda Crockett, Chase Anthony, and Tristen Winger return as series regulars, while Angela Ko, Bechir Sylvain, Alyssa Brooke, and Warren Burke return as recurring guest stars. The new season also features notable guest stars including Tori Spelling, Jasmine Guy, Christopher “Play” Martin, Eva Marcille, Devale Ellis, Toccara, Karlie Redd, Debbie Morgan, Curtis Washington, Charmin Lee, Alexa Rachelle Jennings, and more.
Produced by Will Packer Media, season two of “Bigger” is executive produced by Will Packer and Felischa Marye, who also serves as series showrunner. Devon Shepard, season one showrunner, serves as writer/consulting producer in the series’ sophomore season.
For more information about “Bigger” and BET+ visit the network’s official page at BET.com. Also, join the conversation with @BET and @BETPlus across all social platforms with #BiggerOnBET.
The song was written by Brave Williams, Brittany Barber (John Legend, Ty Dolla), and Kristal Tytewriter Oliver (Diddy, Chrisette Michele) and produced by Ivan “Orthodox” Barias (Mary J Blige, Phony PPL, Chris Brown) and the classic visuals were directed by Zack David.
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[ENTERTAINMENT] TV ONE'S CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DOCU-SERIES’ UNSUNG AND UNCENSORED RETURN WITH MORRIS DAY AND TEDDY RILEY THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 21 AT 9 P.M. ET/8C
New Episodes of UNSUNG Features Morris Day, Leela James,Hezekiah Walker, Keith Washington, Mystikal, Syleena Johnson,Bobby V, Lyfe Jennings and The Jones Girls
New Episodes of UNCENSORED Features Teddy Riley,Mona Scott-Young, Donnie McClurkin. KEM, Remy Ma,
Marsha Ambrosius, Lisa Leslie and Jaleel White
UNSUNG: MORRIS DAY
The new episodes will launch with a profile of one of the 80’s most electrifying performers, Morris Day. Day is known for being one of the most stylish and slickest personalities in funk and R&B. The episode highlighting Day’s meteoric rise features commentary from Snoop Dogg, Cedric the Entertainer and more as Day opens up about the highs and lows of being a music superstar.
The six-time NAACP Image Award-winning series UNSUNG continues with equally unforgettable stories from a wide array of artists including Leela James, Hezekiah Walker, Keith Washington, Mystikal, Syleena Johnson, Bobby V, Lyfe Jennings, and The Jones Girls. UNSUNG, one of the network’s longest-running series’, highlights the careers and explores the personal lives of some of the most talented, versatile, and influential black vocal artists.
UNSUNG is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is Executive Produced by Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland also serves as Executive Producer. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive in Charge of Production; Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; and Robyn Arrington Greene is Head of Original Programming and Production.
UNCENSORED: TEDDY RILEY
The hit autobiographical series UNCENSORED explores the lives of your favorite personalities as they provide first-hand accounts of their success and the obstacles they faced throughout their careers. Season three kicks off with musical genius Teddy Riley.
As the creator of New Jack Swing, there is no question about music producer, songwriter, and singer Teddy Riley’s legacy. He solidified himself as a super producer by the age of 21, and went on to collaborate with the likes of Michael Jackson and Keith Sweat. In this episode of UNCENSORED, the singer gets candid about leaving Guy and Blackstreet to start a solo career, his brotherhood with Michael Jackson, and how the loss of a dear friend changed his perspective on life.
This season of UNCENSORED profiles Mona Scott Young, Donnie McClurkin, Kem, Remy Ma, Marsha Ambrosius, Lisa Leslie and Jaleel White.
UNCENSORED is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Paul Hall (Executive Producers), Jay Allen (Co-Executive Producer), and Nikki Byles (Producer) of Swirl Films. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive in Charge of Production; Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.
For more information on UNCENSORED and UNSUNG, visit TV One's Youtube Channel and check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes content on www.tvone.tv. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TV One's Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) Be sure to follow UNCENSORED & UNSUNG on Facebook and Instagram (@Uncensored TVOne) using the hashtag #UncensoredTVOne and #UNSUNG.
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