TV One is set to debut new episodes of its original, documentary series “Unsung Hollywood” and “Uncensored“ on Sunday, October 7. Kicking off at 9 p.m. ET with never before told stories of the classic film The Best Man, the popular franchise “Unsung Hollywood” profiles influential Black celebrities in Hollywood. “Uncensored,” which gives unprecedented access to your favorite personalities, follows at 10 p.m. ET, featuring entertainment mogul Nick Cannon.
“Unsung Hollywood” is a spin-off of TV One’s longest-running, six-time NAACP Image Award winning franchise “Unsung.” It profiles some of the most talented, versatile, and influential Black celebrities in Hollywood, from movies and television to comedy, sports and more. The remainder of new episodes feature unforgettable stories from actor and R&B singer Ray J, comedian/actor Wayne Brady and comedian/TV/radio personality Rickey Smiley.
The Best Man was the directorial debut of Malcolm D. Lee, younger cousin of famed filmmaker Spike Lee, and became the #1 film opening weekend in October 1999. The film featured an African American ensemble cast of Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Terrence Howard and Regina Hall, portraying diverse characters. It became one of the most beloved films of its time and helped pave the way for more films featuring African American lead actors that showcase love and relationships.
“Uncensored“ explores the lives of our favorite personalities as they reveal secrets to their success, obstacles they’ve faced, and how they manage this new world of social media that has helped, but sometimes haunted their careers. The premiere episodes give unprecedented access to stars of film, television, music, and pop culture, including R&B singer K. Michelle, actress Tichina Arnold and actor/comedian Lil Rel Howery as they reveal their personal stories, in their own words.
Mentored by Will Smith, Cannon learned the ropes of the music industry while carrying crates for Biz Markie and Jazzy Jeff. He also learned the business aspect of music from his own missteps as an artist while launching and running a record label. He eventually expanded his brand with ventures in writing, producing and hosting for some of the biggest platforms in the industry, including his popular “Wild ‘N Out” show on MTV.
Hit the flip to watch the exclusive clip from “Uncensored,” as Cannon discusses his relationship with West.