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TV One to Air All 99 ‘Unsung’ Episodes in First-Ever Marathon Leading Up to Landmark 100th Episode Special Hosted by Donnie Simpson

TV One to Air All 99 'Unsung' Episodes in First-Ever Marathon Leading Up to Landmark 100th Episode Special Hosted by Donnie Simpson

In a network first, TV One has announced that the network will air all 99 episodes of its entire library of its signature series, “Unsung,” beginning Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. 

The “epic” six-day marathon will take over TV One, all day and night, leading up to the 100th episode premiere on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET. 

Hosted by Donnie Simpson (he inked a multi-year agreement with Radio One – parent company of TV One – earlier this year, bringing the veteran out of retirement), the landmark 100th new episode, “Unsung: Top Ten That Changed The Game,” will feature a countdown of the top 10 most exceptional “Unsung” episodes – impacting profiles that were selected for their representation of the breadth and depth of the series through fan feedback, social engagement and their influence on pop culture.

“Since its conception over seven years ago, ‘Unsung’ has been, hands-down, one of our most loved series,” commented Brad Siegel, TV One’s President. “Music is at the root of black culture and this show continues to celebrate and honor artists vital to those roots and explore stories that continue to shock and amaze our viewers today.”

The marathon and 100th episode will be pushed across TV One’s digital and social landscape with episodic trivia, quizzes and user guesses for the top 10 artists. In addition to the six-day ‘Unsung’ event, themed episodes will air in primetime throughout the marathon, as listed below:

Primetime Episode Themes:

Motown Masters: Thursday, Nov. 26, 8 – 11 p.m. ET

· 8 p.m. ET – David Ruffin

· 9 p.m. ET – Eddie Kendricks

· 10 p.m. ET – Tammi Terrell

Legendary Icons: Friday, Nov. 27, 8 – 12 a.m. ET

· 8 p.m. ET – DeBarge

· 9 p.m. ET – Teena Marie

· 10 p.m. ET – Rick James

· 11 p.m. ET – Ike Turner

Disco Infernos: Saturday, Nov. 28, 8 – 12 a.m. ET

· 8 p.m. ET – Jennifer Holliday

· 9 p.m. ET – Sylvester

· 10 p.m. ET – Nile Rodgers & Chic

· 11 p.m. ET – Rose Royce

R&B Groups: Sunday, Nov. 29, 8 – 12 a.m. ET

· 8 p.m. ET – H-Town

· 9 p.m. ET – Force MDs

· 10 p.m. ET – Hi-Five

· 11 p.m. ET – DeBarge

Hip Hop Classics: Monday, Nov. 30, 8 – 12 a.m. ET

· 8 p.m. ET – Kid N Play

· 9 p.m. ET – Big Daddy Kane

· 10 p.m. ET – DJ Quik

· 11 p.m. ET – Nate Dogg

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Pamela Tidmore Riley

Are the unsung episodes available on dvd or netflix? My cable network does not carry tv one and I would like to have all 100 episodes to enjoy


I love this show. Do you sell dvdss?

Sabrina Henderson

Please replay all 100 episodes of unsung again

Cynthia Young

Hi. How will we ascertain who will be featured during the daily broadcasts. Vesta’s and Millie Jackson’s ones people should not miss.


@ Kay I think you’re addressing me. My definition of Unsung is not Vivica Fox and Sheryl Underwood! When I look at someone like Pam Grier who was popular in the 70’s due to the fact that she was the queen of blaxploitation, she’s unsung because no one that was born after 90 knows of her. Teresa Greaves of Get Christie Love, Tamara Dobson of Cleopatra Jones, Gloria Hendry, Moms Mabley are all women that are Unsung and were never featured.

Miles Ellison

In the case of some of these artists, unsung means forgotten. Or washed up.


What is your definition of UNSUNG? Is it a dollar amount earned, influence on others, "lost" potential …..? I am a fan but many of the featured artist are not unsung to me. Thanks


How about Unsung being TV One’s money maker? Probably the best series on TV One! What’s up with Unsung Hollywood? I would rather Unsung Hollywood focus on the black movies and black actors who acted before the 1980’s or dead black actors! Vivica Fox and Sheryl Underwood? Why?

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