In the past weeks, we’ve reported on several upcoming biopics which have left many feeling like in this day and age you’re better off leaving some celebrities’ stories alone if you can’t tell the whole story. In height of these productions, TV One’s hit show Unsung, which uncovers what life was really like for hit-making black musicians whose legacies often go unrecognized, is gearing up for a season return and the lineup is looking pretty nice. Beginning July 30, viewers will be given insight into the lives of Montell Jordan, Hi Five, The Emotions, Martha Wash, Troop, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Wilson Pickett, The Chi-Lites, Peaches & Herb and Rick James.
D’Angela Proctor, SVP of Programming and Production for TV One says of this season:
“As an intimate portrait of the lives of some of music’s most captivating artist, Unsung remains a celebration of their impact on both the recording industry and culture alike. By illuminating the stories of trials and triumphs in the upcoming slate, the legend of these iconic musicians will be sure to grow within the hearts and memories of our audience.”
The formula of Unsung is to portray artists who reached a certain level of fame only to have a specific “turning point” dwindle it. Essentially, it answers the questions”whatever happened to so and so?” or “why didn’t so and so make it bigger?” and we can’t wait to hear the answers for these artists. Here’s the programming schedule below. Whose store can’t you wait to see?
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 8PM/ET – Montell Jordan
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 8PM/ET – Hi Five
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 8PM/ET – The Emotions
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 8PM/ET – Martha Wash
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 8PM/ET – Troop
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 8PM/ET – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 8PM/ET – Wilson Pickett
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 8PM/ET – The Chi-Lites
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 8PM/ET – Peaches & Herb
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 8PM/ET – Rick James