by James Hill
September 12, 2018
TV One is set to premiere brand-new episodes of its original, critically-acclaimed auto-biographical series UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD on Sunday, October 7 starting at 9 p.m. ET/8C.
UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD which profiles some of the most talented, versatile, and influential black celebrities in Hollywood, will debut new episodes on Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m. ET/8C, kicking off with the story of the iconic African American film The Best Man. The remainder of the season features equally unforgettable stories from influential entertainers including comedian/actor Wayne Brady, actor and R&B singer Ray J and comedian/TV/radio personality Rickey Smiley.
UNSUNG HOLLYWOODis a spin-off born of TV One’s longest-running, six-time NAACP Image Award winning franchise UNSUNG, and profiles some of the most talented, versatile, and influential black celebrities in Hollywood, from movies and television to comedy, sports, and more.
TV One’s upcoming new episodes of UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD are outlined below:
THE BEST MAN
Malcolm D. Lee’s directorial debut, The Best Man, featured unforgettable characters, a dream cast and a hot soundtrack. But despite its universal storyline, it was marketed as a “black film” and ultimately failed to have the mass appeal Lee had been seeking.
Singer, Actor, Reality TV star: Few performers are as versatile as Ray J. But his success as a singer and TV actor were ultimately overshadowed by a sextape with Kim Kardashian, and bouts with alcohol and depression.
Wayne Brady shot to fame on “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” winning his first Emmy in 1993. Known for his “nice guy” image he shocked the world by playing the villain on “Chappelle’s Show.” In 2014, Wayne Brady revealed his longtime battle with clinical depression that nearly cost him his career and his life.
Stand-up comic, TV host, actor, recording artist and radio personality, Broderick “Rickey” Smiley could do it all. But his comedic roots harken to a painful, poverty-stricken childhood in the rural south that was anything but funny.