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[09/11/14 - 09:48 AM]
VH1's Next Original Movie "Drumline: A New Beat" with Producer Nick Cannon Premieres Monday, October 27 at 9PM ET/PT
The new story follows female lead Danielle "Dani" Raymond (Alexandra Shipp), an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend Atlanta A&T so she can join - and revitalize - their once-prominent drumline.

[08/19/14 - 09:10 AM]
Video: First Look at VH1's New Original Movie "Drumline: A New Beat"
Alexandra Shipp stars as a brilliant drummer whose goal is to become the first female percussion section leader in the famous Atlanta A&T drumline.

[05/15/14 - 10:41 AM]
VH1 Welcomes Six Lead Actors in Its Next Original Movie "Drumline: A New Beat"
Letoya Luckett, Alexandra Shipp, Jordan Calloway, Jeff Pierre, Jasmine Burke and Scott Shilstone to its cast, along with the previously announced star of the original movie, "Drumline," Leonard Roberts.

[04/11/14 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 11
Updates include: Shaun Evans departs Amazon's "The Cosmopolitans"; Leonard Roberts to return for VH1's "Drumline: A New Beat"; and Emily Bergl to guest on CBS's "Elementary."

[03/18/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 18
Updates include: David Cross to play the "Dead Boss" on FOX; Sally Hawkins, Catherine Keener bound for FX's "How and Why"; and CBS places its single-camera comedy pilot "Taxi-22" on hold.

[03/05/14 - 09:15 AM]
VH1 Greenlights New Shows Including Original Scripted Series "Hindsight" as Primetime Ratings Rise +33% Year-to-Date Among Adults 18-49
Other projects include "Drumline: A New Beat," "LeAnn & Eddie," "Suave Says" (working title), "Naked Dating" (working title) and "Make Or Break: The Linda Perry Project."

[02/05/14 - 09:43 AM]
VH1 Partners with Actor-Writer-Producer Nick Cannon for Original Movie "Drumline: A New Beat"
Principal photography will begin in the spring, targeting a Fall 2014 premiere.







DRUMLINE: A NEW BEAT (VH1)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/27/14
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from VH1's press release, September 2014) VH1's upcoming original movie "Drumline: A New Beat," produced in partnership with Fox Television Studios, and executive produced by the original film producers Wendy Finerman, Dallas Austin and Jody Gerson, along with Nick Cannon, will premiere Monday, October 27th at 9PM ET/PT. The original film was produced by Fox 2000. The telefilm is the next project in the network's successful original movie initiative, kick started by 2013's "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story," which generated record-breaking ratings and tremendous viewer response. "Drumline: A New Beat" will capture the sound and spirit of the first film while welcoming a whole new class to the Atlanta A&T drumline. The new story follows female lead Danielle "Dani" Raymond (Alexandra Shipp), an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend Atlanta A&T so she can join - and revitalize - their once-prominent drumline. Dani's quest to become the first female section leader will be hampered by upperclassmen, including her cousin Tyree (Jeff Pierre), her feelings for fellow bandmate and rival Jayven (Jordan Calloway), and the school's crosstown competitors. Tasha (Jasmine Burke) and Josh (Scott Shilstone) round out the freshmen drumline and bring their own ambitions onto the field. Sean Taylor (Leonard Roberts) from the original film will return to the franchise as Atlanta A&T's new band director. Sean is looking to make his mark on his alma mater while dealing with "ghosts" from his past: the dean, Dr. Nia Phillips (LeToya Luckett), his brother, Kevin Taylor (Deray Davis) and original "Drumline" favorite, Devon Miles (Nick Cannon).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alexandra Shipp as Danielle "Dani" Raymond
· Deray Davis as Kevin Taylor
· Jasmine Burke as Tasha Williams
· Jeff Pierre as Tyree
· Jordan Calloway as Jayven Lapierre
· Leonard Roberts as Sean Taylor
· LeToya Luckett as Nia Phillips
· Nick Cannon as Devon Miles
· Scott Shilstone as Josh
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alexander A. Motlagh as EP
· Bille Woodruff as DIR
· Dallas Austin as EP
· Jill Holmes as EP (VH1)
· Jody Gerson as EP
· Karin Gist as WRTR
· Lisa Zupan as EP
· Maggie Malina as EP
· Nick Cannon as EP
· Regina Hicks as WRTR
· Susan Levison as EP (VH1)
· Wendy Finerman as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a feature film
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Fox Television Studios
· NCredible Entertainment
· Pop Films
· Wendy Finerman Productions