With the official end of summer comes colder weather, clothing sales and a new television year cycle.
This year, we will see the series ending of the once TV juggernaut Scandal, the move of ABC comedy black-ish on a new night, and, as always, a host of new television shows.
Some of R&B music’s up-and-coming and established artists will be among the vast sea of TV, ranging from daytime talk shows to fresh reality docu-series.
Here at Rated R&B, we’ve compiled a short list of R&B artists that you can catch on your TV screens this Fall.
Check out the list below:
Shows(s): Sister Circle
Network(s): TV One/Tegna
Premiere Date(s): Sept. 18, airs daily at 9 a.m.
Show Description(s): “Sister Circle, our newest daily talk show, will empower and inspire Black women to live their best life by tackling relationship, parenting, fitness and personal finance issues. Everything from the latest trends to the frustrations of everyday life….these ladies will talk about it. Our dynamic hosts include:
- Quad Webb-Lunceford, “Married To Medicine” reality-TV breakout star
- Syleena Johnson, a Grammy-award nominated singer and “R&B Divas” TV star
- Rashan Ali, TV Host, sports reporter and radio show host
- Kiana Dancie, a stand-up comedienne, radio personality and actress
- And, the hosts will be joined by ‘DJ Q,’ also known as Quentin Latham (or for those really in the know, Funky Dineva)” (via TVOne.tv)
Previous Acting Roles: Couples Therapy, Six 2 Six
Latest Music Release: “Harmony” feat. Dave Hollister from her Chapter 6: Couples Therapy album
Premiere Date(s): Early 2018
Show Description(s): “After appearing in May’s backdoor pilot episode “Liberal Arts,” Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live) and Trevor Jackson (American Crime) return as the school’s dean and a socially conscious student, respectively.” (via Entertainment Weekly)
Previous Acting Roles: Netflix’s Burning Sands, ABC’s American Crime
Latest Music Release: New single “B&W (Benz and My Wallet)”
Shows(s): The Voice
Premiere Date(s): Sept. 25 and 26
What She Had to Say: “The Voice is here! It means that much more to me cuz here at JHUD productions, we don’t forget where we came from! To think I started out on a platform like this! Remember guys nothing is ‘just’ happy voice day!” (via Jennifer Hudson’s Instagram)
Previous Acting Roles: Dreamgirls, Sing, Confirmation
Latest Music Release: Her single “Remember Me,” which was released in March
Shows(s): Xscape: Still Kickin’ It
Premiere Date(s): Nov. 5 at 9/8c
Show Description(s): “Eighteen years later, the fierce foursome known as Xscape are ready to make sweet music again… but not without some drama along the way. Lucky for you, the ladies are letting you in on their reunion on Xscape: Still Kickin’ It.” (via Bravo.com)
Latest Music Release: No new music yet, but a nation-wide tour featuring Monica and Tamar Braxton
Shows(s): Scream, Star, Berlin Station
Network(s): MTV, Fox, Apex
Premiere Date(s): March 2018, Sept. 27 9/8c, Oct. 15 9 p.m.
Show Description(s): “Palmer — also a series regular on Epix drama Berlin Station — will play Kym, a bold and beautiful social activist with a big heart and zero patience for suffering fools. When Kym and her friends find themselves hunted by a killer, she works to flip the script and survive at any cost.” (Scream via Hollywood Reporter)
“Palmer will play Gigi, a hot recording artist who is “ratchet and rich.” While alienating her current label, she is courted by Ayanna and the girl’s new label, Midtown records. Despite all the showy glitz, Gigi is a serious musician, looking for “good producers and bomb ass records.” (Star via Deadline)
“Palmer will play April Lewis, the newest and youngest case officer assigned to Berlin Station on her first field assignment after making her mark as an analyst at Langley. With a bracing combination of millennial intrepidity and old-fashioned sass, April brings a new-guard mentality often at odds with her old-guard colleagues in a system struggling to preserve its besieged identity. But she is determined to make her mark in Berlin, as she did back home at Headquarters.” (Berlin Station via Hollywood Reporter)
Previous Acting Roles: Fox’s Scream Queens, Netflix’s Brotherly Love, Teennick’s True Jackson VP
Latest Music Release: Joint mixtape with Jane Handcock entitled Keyana Nikole
Show(s): Superstition, Bobbi Kristina, Saints and Sinners, The Paynes
Network(s): SyFy, Bounce, OWN
Premiere Date(s): Oct. 6 at 10/9c, Oct. 8, Spring 2018
Show Description(s): “The series centers on the Hastings family, owners of the only funeral home in the mysterious town of La Rochelle, Georgia. The family also acts as the keepers of the town’s dark secrets and history. Known for its haunted houses, elevated graveyards, odd townsfolk and rich history of unusual phenomena, the town is also a “landing patch” for the world’s darkest manifestations of fear, guided into the world by an ancient, mysterious malefactor.” (Superstition via Deadline)
“Bobbi Kristina is a made-for-TV biopic inspired by the life of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown, who grew up in the shadow of her superstar parents’ spotlight. This film offers an intimate look at the highs and lows of parental, familial and romantic love complicated by fame through the eyes of a sensitive, vulnerable young woman. Bobbi Kristina’s high-profile life – and untimely death – may have been shrouded in mystery, but this film reveals her humor, quirks, deepest fears and longings, as well as explores her fight to be seen, heard, loved and to survive.” (Bobbi Kristina via TVOne)
“With a history stretching over several generations, Greater Hope Baptist Church and its surrounding community are a family in themselves. However, in this family, love and loyalty have become tainted by lust, greed, and deeply ingrained secrets. With the return of a prodigal son and a shocking crime that rattles the core of the community, mysteries begin to unravel that could destroy the very heart of the church and shatter the lives of those within it.” (Saints and Sinners via BounceTV.com)
“In this spin-off of Tyler Perry’s hit comedy “House of Payne,” Curtis and Ella Payne (stars LaVan Davis and Cassi Davis reprising their roles) are trying to enjoy their retirement in Florida only to get roped into a real estate deal that will tumble their lives like clothes in a dryer. The series also stars Emmy winner Jackée Harry, Stephanie Charles, Markice Moore, JD McCrary and Sanai Victoria.” (The Paynes via Deadline)
Previous Acting Roles: TBS’ House of Payne, BET’s The Quad
Latest Music Release: Music video for her new single “Happy” from debut album Officially Yours, due Oct. 6
Chloe x Halle
Premiere Date(s): Early 2018
Show Description(s): “Singing sisters Chloe x Halle portray twin sisters Sky and Jazz, who are on the track team at the college.” (via Deadline)
Previous Acting Roles: None
Latest Music Release: Their “Two of Us” project
What about you? Will you be watching any of these shows this year? Let us know in the comment section below!