Updated: Jul 21

SUNDAY, JULY 19 AT 9 P.M. ET/8C

by Humilitee (humilitee@mixedmedia.reviews)



I literally watched the premiere of this show back to back in the same night. I am already hooked. Such a wholesome, funny and positive display of black positivity and normalcy. Although the show depicts challenges that black people experience it doesn't paint our lives with one broad brush of doom and gloom by any means. It is a beautiful display of how we deal with our struggles and problem solve. To the producers and talent, great job.


Stars Essence Atkins, Stephen Bishop, TC Carson, Karon Joseph Riley and Kendrick Cross Return in this Sequel to COINS FOR CHRISTMAS



The sequel reunites audiences with single mother Madison Morris (Atkins), who finds herself starting over. Madison lands her dream job at a publishing company. To her dismay, however, she must complete a probationary period and will not receive her full salary until the process is over, leaving her in a financial struggle. With a new career and struggling to make ends meet, she works under the demands of her new job while raising two teens on her own. Making matters even more complicated, she finds herself torn between an old flame and a new love interest.



Alec Darby (Bishop) has also started the job of his dreams on a national sports network but soon clashes with his co-host Demarco (Cross). Madison and Alec have a chance encounter and connect to discuss their career challenges, prompting Alec to offer Madison a side gig as his personal assistant to help supplement her income. The two embark on a great working relationship, and sparks eventually start to fly but not before Alec's ex-fiancée reemerges in the picture.


Madison's ex-husband also comes crawling back with promises of a fresh start adding to the drama. Tune in to see if the couple's budding relationship will be able to withstand the ultimate test - their Exes - in this romantic drama.

COINS FOR LOVE is executive produced by Urban One Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes, written by Susan Banks and directed by Jamal Hill, with casting by George Pierre. The film is produced for TV One by Swirl Films, with Eric F. Tomosunas serving as Executive Producer. James Seppelfrick, Ron Robinson and Keith Neal serve as producers. For TV One, Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming and Production.





Photo credit: Earl Gibson


PREMIERING JANUARY 20 AT 8 P.M./7C

WITH SPECIAL PRE-SHOW TRIBUTE FEATURING BILLY PORTER AND REV. AL SHARPTON AT 7 P.M./6C ON TV ONE


Sylvia Rhone, Chance the Rapper and Ryan Jamaal Swain; and Performances by Ne-Yo, Wale,

Brandy, Eric Benét, Al B. Sure!, Chanté Moore, Pastor Charles Jenkins and Jac Ross


The annual URBAN ONE HONORS event will premiere on Monday, January 20 - the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday - at 8 P.M./7C on TV One. Co-hosted by Urban One Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes and actor Chris Tucker, the star-studded event celebrates the 40-year legacy of Radio One and honors some of the biggest names in film, television and music.

In addition to the telecast, TV One will air REPRESENT: 40 YEARS OF NURTURING CHANGE WITH CATHY HUGHES, sponsored by Lexus, immediately preceding the show at 7 P.M. ET/6C. Hosted by Hughes, the TV One special features in-depth one-on-one conversations with actor Billy Porter and activist Rev. Al Sharpton, highlighting their lasting impact on black culture. The special also includes commentary from Urban One CEO Alfred Liggins, III, along with Radio One personalities Rickey Smiley, Russ Parr, Donnie Simpson, and more sharing the impact that working at Radio One had on their careers.

This year's honorees include:

Veteran music executive Sylvia Rhone (Lifetime Achievement Honor)Grammy Award-winning recording artist and producer Missy Elliott (Music Innovation Honor)Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx (Entertainment Icon Honor)Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper (Represent Change Honor)Actor/Dancer and star of "Pose," Ryan Jamaal Swain (Represent Pride Honor)

Special recognitions for the evening include executive legend Clarence "The Black Godfather" Avant (Represent Opportunity), civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton (Represent Leadership) and Emmy Award-winning actor Billy Porter (Represent Excellence).

Lil' Kim, Corinne Foxx, Aaron Walton, Billy Porter and Clarence Avant are among the show's presenters.

The event also features riveting performances from Grammy Award-winning R&B superstar Brandy, Grammy-nominated rapper Wale, new artist Jac Ross, Pastor Charles Jenkins, along with a special musical tribute to the late, two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, James Ingram, by Ne-Yo, Eric Benét, Chanté Moore and Al B. Sure! 

Special appearances by Alfred Liggins, III, veteran radio personality Tom Joyner, entrepreneur and TV personality Ray J, rapper/radio host Da Brat and Reach Media/Radio One personalities Willie Moore, Jr. and Dyana Williams round out the show.

Ford Motor Company serves as Presenting Sponsor of the event and will present a special backstage pass segment hosted by TV Personality Tai Beauchamp, featuring exclusive interviews with the show's honorees, performers, and presenters. Ford also sponsored the Entertainment Icon Award.

URBAN ONE HONORS is presented by TV One and Radio One's Washington D.C. market's cluster of radio stations: 

Majic 102.3 and 92.7, WKYS 93.9, Praise 104.1, WOL 1450, Spirit 1340, and The Team 980 and 95.9. The televised event heralds the accomplishments of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in entertainment, media, music, education, and the community.

URBAN ONE HONORS is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas and Keith Neal of Swirl Films. Kashon Powell, Vice President of Programming for Radio One and Susan Henry and Gold Morgan are the Executives in Charge of Production for TV One. For TV One's Original Programming and Production, Robyn Greene Arrington serves as Vice President and Brigitte McCray serves as Senior Vice President.

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