TV One’s longest-running and award-winning series Unsung kicks off the New Year with an explosive Season 10 premiere episode honoring the sultry, female R&B group Sisters With Voices (SWV). Group members Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, Leanne “Lelee” Lyons and Tamara “Taj” George experienced a rapid rise to stardom which led to a Grammy nomination and several chart-topping hits.
Known for their New York swag, edgy image and powerful vocals that created a fresh mix of gospel, rap and R&B, SWV brought a distinct sound to the ‘90s with hit songs like Weak, Rain and Right Here. However, internal conflicts separated the group within five years.
Interviews with family, friends, archive footage, and features with Eddie George, Kelly Rowland, and Bell Biv Devoe take viewers on journey of the highs and lows of being in the limelight. The poignant stories of Unsung offer insight into the trials and triumphs faced in both private and public forums.
For more information on Unsung, visit TV One’s YouTube Channel and catch full the full episodes the day after premiere on www.tvone.tv/unsung and www.tvone.tv/unsung. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TV One’s on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) and the UnsungFacebook (@tvoneunsung) using the hash tag #UNSUNG.
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. Mark Rowland is Co-Executive Producer. For TV One, Jubba Seyyid is Executive in Charge of Production and Sr. Director of Programming; Robyn Arrington Greene is Vice President, Original Programming and Production; and D’Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production.
The all new season of Unsung begins Wednesday January 4th.
ABOUT A. SMITH & CO. PRODUCTIONS:
A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated, and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced more than 3,000 hours of award-winning programming – with budgets totaling over one billion dollars across more than 45 broadcast and cable networks. Current productions include “Hell’s Kitchen,” “American Ninja Warrior,” “Spartan Race,” “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” “Unsung,” and “The Dunk King.” Past hits include “Kitchen Nightmares,” “Wizard Wars,” “Full Throttle Saloon,” “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura,” “UFC Countdown,” “Joe Rogan Questions Everything,” “Paradise Hotel,” “I Survived a Japanese Game Show,” “The Swan,” “Trading Spaces,” “Pros vs. Joes,” “Skating with Celebrities,” and many others. For more information, visit www.asmithco.com.
ABOUT TV ONE:
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves more than 60 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, Hollywood Divas and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition,TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire, and NewsOne Now, the only live daily news program dedicated to black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.