[01/12/18 - 06:24 PM] New Series "Uncensored" Debuts on TV One Beginning Sunday, February 18 at 10 P.M. ET The show is the first project to be greenlit by general manager Michelle Rice, who also developed the concept.
[via press release from TV One]
NEW SERIES "UNCENSORED" DEBUTS ON TV ONE BEGINNING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 AT 10 P.M. ET
In-Depth Docu-Series Pulls Back The Curtain on the Lives of Influential Music, Film, Television, Sports and Pop Culture Figures Including LaLa Anthony,
Tamar Braxton, Tiffany Haddish, NeNe Leakes, Nia Long, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg
SILVER SPRING, MD - January 12, 2018 - UNCENSORED, an edgy new docu-series exploring the intimate lives of some of today's most notable personalities, debuts on TV One beginning Sunday, February 18 at 10 p.m. ET/9C. The 10-episode semi-autobiographical series gives unprecedented access to stars including Tiffany Haddish, LaLa Anthony, Tamar Braxton, Charlemagne Da God, Le'Andria Johnson, NeNe Leakes, Nia Long, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg as they personally reveal their own stories, in their own words, in the places where their stories unfolded.
The show is the first project to be greenlit by general manager Michelle Rice, who also developed the concept.
"UNCENSORED is an edgier, in-depth docu-series where the subjects get to talk the audience in first person about the moments in their lives that helped make them who they are today," said Rice. "TV One is about telling authentic stories and this show will chronicle people of influence in pop culture, music and entertainment that captivate people of all ages."
UNCENSORED is a dynamic series with each episode capturing the essence of its subject. From the ultimate hustler Rick Ross and his climb from the streets of Miami to the top of hip-hop, to Tamar Braxton stepping out of the shadow of her famous sister and the meteoric rise of comedy's newest "It Girl" Tiffany Haddish, UNCENSORED presents the stories behind the stars. Through the UNCENSORED lens, viewers get an unfiltered perspective on the journey they have taken to achieve their dreams and pop culture fame.
In its first season, UNCENSORED dives deep into the lives of these celebrated individuals with first-hand accounts of their road to stardom from the stars themselves. They speak directly and candidly about their personal triumphs and successes, the obstacles and challenges they have faced, and the pivotal moments that have shaped their lives and careers. No topic is off limits as they discuss issues relevant to today's national dialogue such as race relations, drugs and violence, and sexual harassment. In addition to first-person interviews, UNCENSORED uncovers little known facts with an expansive and impressive list of friends and family who know them best.
"UNCENSORED showcases some of today's hottest talent in pop culture and gives you a first person perspective into their lives" said Eric Tomosunas, Swirl Films Executive Producer and CEO. "This show gives them a unique platform to tell stories about life, love, and lessons learned their way and on their own terms. Each episode gives viewers a glimpse into the lives of their favorite stars."
UNCENSORED is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas (executive producer), Keith Neal and James Seppelfrick of Swirl Films. Paul Hall is showrunner. For TV One, Jubba Seyyid is Sr. Director of Original Programming and Executive in Charge of Production, Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President, Original Programming and Production; and D'Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production.
Visit www.tvone.tv or download our mobile app for weekly outtakes and extended Uncensored content. Follow Uncensored on Facebook and Instagram at @UncensoredTVOne and use the hashtags #UNCENSORED.
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ABOUT TV ONE:
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com ], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.
ABOUT SWIRL FILMS:
Swirl Films is America's "number one urban film production company," a full-service Film & TV production company with over 60 original productions in the past six years, focusing on urban content and programming, independent features and multi-camera productions. Swirl Films is a major content provider for TV One which includes original productions: Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016), which was TV One's first ever biopic, starring another stellar cast: Lisa Raye McCoy, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Darius McCrary, Indirah Khan and Teyonah Parris as Howard. According to the network, the film broke record ratings, undeniably becoming the top original film in the network's history drawing in 2 million views, resulting in the networks highest ratings week ever. Quickly surpassing those numbers is TV One's #1 Original Premiere of All Time, When Love Kills (2017), starring Lance Gross, Niatia Kirkland, and Tami Roman, directed by actress Tasha Smith. Swirl Films previous production credits for TV One also includes Born Again Virgin, starring Danielle Nicolet, Meagan Holder and Eva Marcille; Here We Go Again, starring LeToya Luckett, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Kyndall Ferguson; Russ Parr's award-winning The Undershepherd, Hear No Evil, and 35 & Ticking (Kevin Hart).