TV One Renews Award Winning Docu-Series UNSUNG for a Sixth Season
TV One has given the green light to a sixth season of its award-winning docu-series UNSUNG, it was announced today by Toni Judkins, Executive Vice President Original Programming and Production. The network's popular and longest-running original series is schedule to return in January 2013.
The NAACP Image Award award-winning Unsung's sixth season will kick off with profiles of legendary artists including Eddie Kendricks, The Whispers, EPMD, Lou Rawls, Midnight Star and Isaac Hayes among others. TV One has commissioned 12 episodes for the new season. Unsung focuses on profiling gifted musical talents who have played an important role in recent music history, but have not necessarily become household names. The featured artists have contributed significantly to popular culture and have compelling life stories, the details of which have largely remained untold.
"Unsung continues to be our most popular and recognized original series," remarked TV One Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Production Toni Judkins. "While we have now produced multiple seasons of Unsung, it is remarkable that we have no shortage of incredibly talented candidates for new episodes. We're pleased to share with our viewers more behind-the-scenes stories of these artists and continue to celebrate the rich heritage of Black music."
Unsung is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams, and is executive-produced by Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions for TV One. Mark Rowland is Co-Executive Producer. Executive in charge of production for TV One is Jubba Seyyid.
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves more than 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK; www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; and Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK); www.comcast.com], one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.