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TV One Launches ‘Unsung Hollywood,’ kicks off premiere with Pam Grier

Sat., Jan. 11, 2014 11:03 AM EDT
by Ruthie Hawkins

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TV One’s NAACP Image Award-winning “Unsung” series is returning. What’s even more exciting is that the docu-series highlighting some of black Hollywood’s most influential stars has expanded its franchise to Los Angeles.

“Unsung Hollywood” kicks off its premiere episode on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10 p.m. EST highlighting feminist and film icon Pam Grier.

“Taking a cue from the original, music-centric Unsung series, Unsung Hollywood fosters TV One’s overarching mission to highlight black artists, entertainers and programming,” said D’Angela Proctor, SVP of programming and production for TV One. “’Unsung Hollywood’ recounts the achievements of some of the most beloved and groundbreaking artists in the African American creative community — all of whom have devoted their lives to making their mark in movies, television, comedy and sports — and in the process, have helped elevate and transform the entertainment experience.”

For more information on the subjects and stars “Unsung Hollywood” will be showcasing this season, scroll below. –ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie

“Unsung” episodes include:

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 10 p.m./EST – Too $hort

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5, 10 p.m./EST – The Manhattans

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12, 10  p.m./EST – Gil Scott Heron

WEDNESDAY, FEB 19, 10 p.m./EST – Nile Rodgers and Chic

“Unsung Hollywood” episodes include:

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26, 10 p.m./EST – Pam Grier

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 10 p.m./EST – Robin Harris

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 10 p.m./EST – What’s Happening!!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 10 p.m./EST – Dick Gregory

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 10 p.m./EST – Flip Wilson

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 10 p.m./EST – Cooley High

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 10 p.m./EST – Bill Duke

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 10 p.m./EST – The Harlem Globetrotters

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