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TV One's 'Unsung' to Kick Off Sixth Season

by Gregory Dale
AFRO News Editor

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"Unsung," TV One's popular musician biography series, has been approved for a sixth season, the network recently announced.

The hour-long series spotlights talented artists who never received wide recognition in the music industry.

This time around, the series will delve into the stories of legendary artists including Lou Rawls, Midnight Star, Isaac Hayes, Eddie Kendricks and EPMD. TV One is set to roll out 12 new episodes for the upcoming season.

Since its debut in 2008, the award-winning series has quickly become the network's flagship program.

"Unsung continues to be our most popular and recognized original series," Toni Judkins, TV One executive vice president of original programming and production, said in a statement. "While we have now produced multiple seasons of Unsung, it is remarkable that we have no shortage of incredibly talented candidates for new episodes. We're pleased to share with our viewers more behind-the-scenes stories of these artists and continue to celebrate the rich heritage of Black music."

Last season, the series profiled singers Angela Bofill, Kool Moe Dee, The Marvelletes and Gerald Leverts and was the most successful season in the show's history.

"The show has managed to take a place of pride and honor in the community," Mark Rowland, the series' co-executive producer, said in a 2011 interview with AOL's Blackvoices. There is a real sense of responsibility to keep it to that standard for us and to exceed it. We take our jobs very seriously. These are wonderful musical artists so there is fun involved, but we are excited to tell this ongoing story."