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 addition of a new Love and Hip Hop city, 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 sitcoms. Here at Rated R&B, we’ve compiled a shortlist of R&B artists that you can catch on your TV screens this Spring.
Check out the list below:
Shows(s): Sister Circle
Network(s): TV One/Tegna
Premiere Date(s): 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. These ladies will talk about 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: Rebirth of Soul album, released Nov. 10
Premiere Date(s): Jan. 3 at 8/7c and 8:30/7:30c
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: Brand new single “NightTime”
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: New single “Pregame” + Music Video
Show(s): Saints and Sinners, The Paynes, The Quad
Network(s): Bounce, OWN, BET
Premiere Date(s): Spring 2018, Jan. 18 (The Quad)
Show Description(s): “With a history stretching over several generations, Greater Hope Baptist Church and its surrounding community are a family in themselves. However, love and loyalty have become tainted by lust, greed, and deeply ingrained secrets in this family. 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)
“Led by Anika Noni Rose, the scripted drama from executive producer Felicia D. Henderson is a true-to-life drama about HBCU (historically black college or university) culture and relationships. The show’s second season will pick up in the spring semester, with Georgia A&M’s survival as an independent, historically Black university hanging in a precarious balance as the driven Dr. Eva Fletcher (Rose) struggles to raise capital for the nearly bankrupt institution. If she fails, the school may be forced to join Georgia’s large, public and predominantly white university system in order to keep its doors open.” (The Quad via The Wrap)
Previous Acting Roles: TBS’ House of Payne
Latest Music Release: Music video for her new single “Happy” from debut album Officially Yours
Chloe x Halle
Premiere Date(s): Jan. 3 at 8/7c and 8:30/7:30c
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 new single “The Kids Are Alright”