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Unsung Hollywood

Unsung Hollywood

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  • Premiered: 
    February 26, 2014
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  • Network: TV One
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of Unsung 
  • Subject Matter: Entertainment
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD is a one-hour biography series that highlights the careers of dramatic and comedic artists who have played an important role in pop culture, television and film history, but have not necessarily become household names, such as actress Pam Grier and comic Dick Gregory, as well as in-depth stories behind the making (and breaking) of influential films and TV series, such as COOLEY HIGH and WHAT'S HAPPENING!! UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD returned with new episodes on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on TV One. The first episode featured A DIFFERENT WORLD, the iconic TV series that initially faced criticism from the Black community. Just before the episode, TV One prepared viewers for this new installment by airing a marathon of A DIFFERENT WORLD from Noon-8pm ET/PT, focusing on episodes from Season 5. On Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on TV One, UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD returned with new episodes. The summer premiere highlights the life and career of Bernie Mac, who brought groundbreaking no-holds-barred material from Chicago's South Side into the mainstream. His remarkable journey from hardcore to primetime was cemented with the hit series THE BERNIE MAC SHOW. Chris Rock, Cedric the Entertainer, Joe Torry and D. L. Hughley are among those interviewed on this fascinating episode. The lineup for subsequent episodes includes George Wallace, Billy Dee Williams, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Car Wash. A new season of UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD premiered on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT on TV One. From Whitley's almost-husband on A DIFFERENT WORLD to Papa Pope on SCANDAL, the season opener dives deep into Joe Morton's career, exploring his roles in film and television. UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD returned with new episodes on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT on TV One. The summer premiere chronicles the life of Rudy Ray Moore, an American comedian, musician, singer, film actor, and film producer, who is best know for his role as Dolemite, the pimp in the 1975 film of the same name. On Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT, TV One premiered the fourth season of UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD. The season opener highlights THE BEST MAN, which hit theaters in October 1999, taking over the box office to become the #1 film on its opening weekend. With unforgettable characters, a dream cast and a hot soundtrack, it became one of the must-see movies of the year among black moviegoers. The remainder of the season features equally unforgettable stories from influential entertainers including comedian/actor Wayne Brady, actor and R&B singer Ray J, and comedian/TV/radio personality Rickey Smiley.
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Tonight (Sunday, October 21, 2018) at 9pm ET/PT, TV One premieres a new episode of UNSUNG HOLLYWOOD, featuring Wayne Brady. One of the first African American comics to specialize in improvisational humor, Wayne Brady shot to fame for his quick-witted riffs on the primetime hit series WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?, winning an Emmy for his work on that show. Brady went on to star in his own variety show, THE WAYNE BRADY SHOW, as well as a talk show of the same name, which won four more Emmys.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by A. Smith & Co.