TV One is planting its flag in the docu-series land of TV broadcasts. As announced last week, it's adding Celebrity Crime Files to its lineup – a new original investigative series premiering Monday, October 15 (10 pm ET), that will delve into what it calls some of the most controversial crimes of our generation – specifically, the rise and fall of the entertainment, sports and literary world's most prominent and promising figures.
And now comes today's news that the network has renewed its popular and longest-running original series for a 6th season.
Details below via press release from TV One.
TV ONE RENEWS AWARD WINNING DOCU-SERIES "UNSUNG" FOR A SIXTH SEASON
October 8, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – 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.