New Romantic Dramedy Filmed in Atlanta Produced by Swirl Films to Premiere in January 2019

SILVER SPRING, MD – May 2, 2018 – TV One has announced the completion of principal photography for the new original film THREE’S COMPLICATED starring Shanola Hampton (Shameless), Tyler Lepley (The Haves and the Have Nots) and Kyanna Simone Simpson (Black Lightning). THREE’S COMPLICATED, executive produced by Hampton, chronicles the complicated love story of 42-year-old divorcee Deja (Hampton) who after a bad day and one too many drinks has a whirlwind weekend fling with a man ten years her junior, Woodson (Lepley). That wouldn’t be so bad, until she suspects she might be pregnant and discovers that her weekend lover may be her daughter’s (Simpson) new beau.

“From start to finish, viewers will be taken on a ride, as this high energy romantic comedy throws them exciting twists and unexpected turns completely layered with unforgettable characters,” says Tia A. Smith, Sr. Director of Original Programming & Production. “We’re confident this will become an instant TV One classic.”

THREE’S COMPLICATED was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia and features a dynamic cast, including Charles Malik Whitfield (Empire) as Craig, Leland Jones (Greenleaf) as Dick, Shari Headley (The Haves and the Have Nots) in the role of Imani, Yohance Myles (Shots Fired) as Renaldo and more. Slated to premiere in January 2019, THREE’S COMPLICATED is written and directed by Shari Lynette Carpenter. The film is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, who serves as executive producer along with Shanola Hampton, Darien Baldwin, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Gingi Rochelle of Swirl Films. Casting support was provided by George Pierre and Casting Director Leah Daniels-Butler. For TV One, Tia A. Smith is the Executive in Charge and Sr. Director of Original Programming & Production; Donyell Kennedy McCollough is Sr. Director of Talent, and Robyn Greene Arrington is Interim Head of Original Programming and Production.

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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.  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, Russ Parr’s award-winning The Undershepherd, Hear No Evil, and 35 & Ticking (Kevin Hart).


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 Uncensored, Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK,], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

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