Here’s Everything You Need to Know About TV One and Cleo TV’s Exciting Programming Lineup Coming for 2022
It is obvious that TV One and CLEO TV lead the charge in representing and delivering culture in millions of homes across the country. This week, TV One Networks announced its comprehensive slate of programming for the remainder of 2022 that is sure to further secure their spot as the go-to destination for African American audiences.
“After two years of being in a pandemic, we are proud of the continued growth and adjusting we’ve done as a network to produce successful programming,” said Michelle Rice, President of TV One and CLEO TV. “Ratings across both linear and digital channels remain strong, and TV One and CLEO TV are continuing to expand original programming and make content distribution deals to increase access to our viewers.”
In the past twelve months alone, TV One saw major viewership increases across key demographics. In addition to the NAACP Image award-winning docuseries, UNSUNG, and UNCENSORED, an unfiltered glimpse into the reality of celebrities, the network is set to continue its successful slate of original programming that includes the REPRESENT OUR VOICE townhall series which covers diverse topics of importance to the African American community.
This year will see an addition in the lineup to the network’s True Crime genre with PAYBACK, a gripping new investigative series that examines revenge its effect on mental and emotional health. TV One is also producing and co-producing several new films which include SAFE ROOM, STALKER, STRANGER NEXT DOOR, LINEAGE, and NEVER WOULD HAVE MADE IT, a Marvin Sapp biopic.
Newly launched in 2019, CLEO TV continues to see substantial growth as well. The women’s lifestyle channel shares less than half of its audience with its sister network, TV One. Due to high demand, CLEO TV’s distribution is also expanding – currently with a presence on AT&T U-verse, along with plans for YouTube TV and HULU Live.
Original programming on CLEO TV includes the award-winning show CULTURE KITCHEN, JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ, LIFE THERAPY, LIVING BY DESIGN, NEW SOUL KITCHEN, CLEO SPEAKS and CLEO CHRONICLES. Two new series, DECOR REMIXED and GLOBAL GOURMET, debuted on April 6 with new episodes of NEW SOUL KITCHEN REMIX returning in June.
TV One Networks began this year with a successful premiere of Urban One Honors, which aired on TV One and CLEO TV and surpassed last year’s premiere by double-digits – exceeding estimates for the network. The ceremony landed in the top 10 programs on ad-supported cable in its time period among African American audiences The awards ceremony will return to an in-person show in 2023.
Each quarter TV One and CLEO TV uniquely celebrate holidays and cultural moments that are significant in African American and multicultural communities such as Easter weekend, Father’s Day, National Girlfriends Day, Black Music Month, and more. This continued investment in original thematic digital programming inspires conversations across cultures, while simultaneously enhancing brand exposure, resulting in sustained success across the board.
The full lineup of upcoming TV One programming is as follows:
The TV One True Crime show continues to recreate cases as told by David Quinn and Vince Velazquez, two retired Atlanta Police Department homicide detectives. The show’s unique format intertwines narration by Quinn, Velazquez, and other APD investigators, with re-enactments by actors.
Driven by powerful, real-life stories, FATAL ATTRACTION offers intimate, first-person accounts, exclusive interrogation footage and rare archival material. Along the way, viewers get a glimpse into the dark heart of dangerous romances.
Tune in as the key players, family of the survivors and those that investigated the horrific crimes reveal the secrets to each sordid tale. Love doesn’t just hurt, it can kill!
Whether it’s a cheating ex, a double-crossing co-worker, or the best friend who stabbed you in the back, it’s human instinct to want to get even. Though most of us don’t act on this impulse, there are those among us who are consumed by “getting even”. And for them, what starts as a nagging bitterness evolves into obsession…and results in the ultimate payback…murder.
Sometimes these are cold, calculated attacks. Other times they are spontaneous acts of vengeance born in the heat of the moment. PAYBACK examines these shocking crimes, and those who’ve crossed the line to seek the ultimate revenge.
REPRESENT OUR VOICE
A series of townhalls spotlighting various issues impacting the Black Community today through two-way conversations and insights from esteemed experts and thought leaders.
SINS OF THE CITY
SINS OF THE CITY is an original series that combines informative takeaways and investigative storytelling to expose the dark underbelly of popular cities you thought you knew. Viewers will follow along as investigators work to solve high-stake cases getting an exclusive entryway into the process of criminal investigation by way of narrations, interviews and archival footage.
The hit autobiographical series UNCENSORED explores the lives of your favorite personalities as they provide first-hand accounts of their success and the obstacles they faced throughout their careers. Episodes include platinum-selling R&B singer Keyshia Cole, award-winning actor Taye Diggs and Grammy award-winning singer Erica Campbell.
UNSUNG, one of the network’s longest-running series, highlights the careers and explores the personal lives of some of the most talented, versatile, and influential black vocal artists. The seven-time NAACP Image Award-winning series continues the season with equally unforgettable stories from a wide array of artists.
URBAN ONE HONORS
Urban One Honors is a leading awards ceremony created by legendary Urban One, Inc. founder, Cathy Hughes, and first debuted in 2019 to pay tribute to individuals and organizations whose work significantly impacts society and culture.
The full lineup of upcoming CLEO TV programming is as follows:
CLEO CHRONICLES (*NEW)
A fun, sleek magazine-format series showcasing today’s hottest influencers living their best lives! Each 30-minute episode will highlight how real women (who happen to be social media creatives) navigate the many facets of life (beauty, fitness, finance, dating, etc.) in the virtual space and real world. From self-care to homeschooling to working remotely, these women show audiences the myriad of talents while juggling many roles and getting them all done, every day.
A candid series that gives dynamic women a platform to share their unique experiences and perspectives on issues facing Millennial and Gen X women of color today. Inspirational and aspirational speakers sound off on a variety of topics, including motherhood, fashion, relationships, wellness, politics, arts, social justice, business and more. A revealing tale of personal and emotional journeys that have shaped the careers and influenced the success of today’s true modern leaders–these dynamic women share their hopes, dreams and struggles.
With an infectious personality and Afro-Latina flair, Chef Bren Herrera delights with her bright, flavorful recipes, and stories from her travels abroad.
DECOR REMIXED (*NEW)
Hosted by Dominique Calhoun, takes viewers on a journey through Philadelphia with clients who have yet to realize their space’s full potential. Stretching the budget to deliver more of a makeover than clients believe are possible, Dominique, along with her network of makers and artisans, gets creative to deliver a space beyond the clients’ wildest expectations.
GLOBAL GOURMET (*NEW)
Host Chef Essie Bartels highlights flavorful dishes, spice mixology and West African cuisine as she takes her viewers on a delectable journey. Chef Essie’s cooking expresses her passion for food and people, believing that spice is the anchor to a great dish. Chef Essie’s vibrant upbringing in Ghana, her world travels, and entrepreneurial spirit all deliver incredible dishes bursting with delicious flavors.
JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ
Harlem-based Chef JJ, one of the culinary world’s most sought-after stars, makes succulent meals while having entertaining conversations in the kitchen with his famous friends. With exciting global cuisine, signature cocktails, and riveting conversation, each season will feature more of Chef JJ as he turns up the heat with friendly cook-offs for viewers to enjoy.
LIFE THERAPY one-hour series that showcases people’s emergence from the shadows of unhealthy habits and unhappy lives. Famed actress-turned-healthy-life coach, AJ Johnson is swinging the door open for those who dare to change course and get on a healthy life journey. Collaborating with mind, body, and soul experts, AJ guides clients to become the best version of themselves.
LIVING BY DESIGN WITH JAKE AND JAZZ
LIVING BY DESIGN WITH JAKE AND JAZZ highlights simple solutions for everyday challenges and design while turning dreams into realities with all-star design teams. The infamous brother-sister duo, Jake and Jazz Smollett, continue to transform work and play spaces to inspire young women while connecting with the audience through mouth-watering dishes. Whether it’s a new mom redecorating a nursery on a tight budget, or a fierce young woman who’s landed her dream job and needs to spruce up her home office, LIVING BY DESIGN WITH JAKE AND JAZZ will help them transition their houses into home sweet homes.
NEW SOUL KITCHEN
Culinary celebrity Chef Jernard Wells brings his soul food recipes with a healthy twist. Chef Jernard brings a warm smile, southern hospitality and plenty of laughs in each episode, returning with savory meals and healthy alternatives to southern cooking. Culinary superstar, cookbook author and family man Chef Jernard Wells continues serving up exciting new recipes and tasty tips for eating better and mixing up flavorful concoctions in the kitchen.
NEW SOUL KITCHEN REMIX
For NEW SOUL KITCHEN REMIX, CLEO TV fan favorite, Chef Jernard Wells whips up quick mouthwatering, easy recipes in this 15-minute series that serves as a companion to New Soul Kitchen. The recipes may be short on time but are guaranteed to be full on flavor!
As you can see, the programming lineup has something for everyone! And as always, we will keep you up to date with the latest programming sneak peeks, behind the scenes content, and more as the year goes on!