TV ONE DEBUTS UPCOMING ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING WITH NEW PRIMETIME TALK SHOW FROM ACTOR, COMEDIAN AND REACH MEDIA SYNDICATED RADIO HOST D.L. HUGHLEY, SEASON TWO OF THE HIT SERIES, UNCENSORED AND ORIGINAL MOVIES AT THE 2019 TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR
Network Also Rolls Out Cleo TV’s Diverse Programming Slate Aimed At Gen X and Millennial Women
NAACP Unveils Nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards, Airing Live on TV One from Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on Saturday, March 30
Pasadena, CA – February 15, 2019 – This Wednesday, at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, TV One presented its premiere 2019 programming lineup for the cable network and its recently launched digital network, CLEO TV. Kicking off the morning, the nominees for the NAACP Image Awards 50th Anniversary show were announced by the President of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, Logan Browning (Dear White People) and Winston Duke (Black Panther). Netflix led the nominations in the Television categories with 22 nominations and had 4 film nominations followed by HBO and ABC with 20 and 18 respectively. Marvel led the motion picture category with 13 nominations followed by Annapurna with 11 nominations. In the recording categories, RCA leads with 11 nominations followed by Interscope with 8 nominations and Atria led the literary category with 4 nominations. NAACP’s official nomination release and full list of nominees is available on its website. The NAACP Image Awards will air on TV One live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood Saturday, March 30 at 9 p.m. ET/8 CT.
Presented by Alfred Liggins, III, Chairman and CEO of Urban One, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of TV One; Michelle Rice, TV One and CLEO TV General Manager, Robyn Greene Arrington, TV One Vice President of Original Programming and Production, and Dexter Cole, Senior Vice President of Program Scheduling and Acquisitions, TV One highlighted the network’s upcoming original programming. Actor and REACH Media syndicated radio personality D.L. Hughley introduced his new primetime talk show, THE D.L. HUGHLEY SHOW, set to premiere in March, featuring stories relevant to a rapidly evolving African American community.
Additionally, the session also highlighted the edgy autobiographical hit series UNCENSORED, premiering Monday, March 4 at 10 p.m. ET, and presenting first person accounts of today’s most notable personalities, including Tasha Smith. TV One also unveiled a new slate of original movies set to debut later this year, including THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY and LOVED TO DEATH.
Recently launched lifestyle and entertainment network targeting millennial and Gen X women of color, CLEO TV, introduced three new unscripted series including acooking show titled NEW SOUL KITCHEN with Chef Jernard Wells and Chef Porsche Thomas. CLEO TV’s lifestyle series include LIVING BY DESIGN WITH JAKE AND JAZZ, a home redesign show with a culinary twist featuring sibling duo Jake and Jazz Smollett, and LENS OF CULTURE which is a short-form series hosted by world-travelers and influencers Tai Beauchamp and Elton Anderson. Dexter Cole, TV One Senior Vice President of Program Scheduling and Acquisitions, introduced the Daytime Emmy(R)-nominated “coming of adulthood” scripted series GIANTS that was created by actor, writer and director James Bland.
Details on TV One’s returning series and CLEO TV’s upcoming programming slate are included below.
New TV ONE Unscripted Original Programming:
THE D.L. HUGHLEY TALK SHOW
THE D.L. HUGHLEY TALK SHOW is a new talk show that dives head first into hot topics of the day and dishes on the latest news, entertainment, pop culture and what’s trending in social media. Shot in a highly stylized studio, the look and feel of the show is patterned after a traditional radio show, adapted for television. Always insightful and informative, D.L. and his co-host Jasmine Sanders use humor to deliver everything from hard news to lighter fare. The show is a hybrid of D.L.’s existing radio show and fresh content created specifically for a late night audience. THE D.L. HUGHLEY SHOW is produced for TV One by Pygmy Wolf Productions with D.L. Hughley and KP Anderson serving as Executive Producers. Charlie Gerencer serves as Co-Executive Producer and Jade Mills serve as Executive in Charge of Production. From TV One, Susan Henry and Regina Thomas are Executive Producers in Charge of Production, Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting for TV One and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.