The release date for Unsung Hollywood season 5 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Unsung Hollywood season 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. TV One has officially renewed the series for another season. To get notified of the premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Series info and concept
Unsung Hollywood is an American documentary television series airing on TV One since 2014. The current 4th season debuted on March 9, 2016, and is narrated by Gary Anthony Williams. Frank Sinton is the executive producer, and A.Smith&Co. Productions is behind the series.
Unsung Hollywood is a spinoff of a popular Unsung series. The latter concentrates on once-popular R&B and soul musicians and groups that were derailed from their path to success by a crisis or a challenge that they could not eventually recover from. Unsung Hollywood uses the same format to profile Hollywood celebrities, actors and comedians who were once influential in the African-American community. Important films and favorite television programs are explored as well. Pam Grier, Dick Gregory, Redd Foxx, Vivica A. Fox have been put in the spotlight, among other personalities.
Ratings and chances of renewal
The series has an 8.2/10 IMDb score and draws approximately 350,000 viewers per episode, and has a 0.1 adults 18-49 demo rating in the current season, although the season opened to an audience of just 250,000 viewers. Viewership ratings seem to be on par with the previous season, so the series might very well be considered for renewal. It is difficult to say anything definite about the fate of Unsung Hollywood at this point, so please stay tuned for further information.
UPDATED April 15, 2016: TV One has renewed Unsung Hollywood for a fifth season, with the fourth season still on the air. The series is currently averaging just above 200,000 viewers, and has a 0.1 rating in the coveted adult 18-49 demographic. Among the celebrities profiled this season are Joe Morton, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Fred Williamson and others. Sign up for our automatic updates and receive all relevant information via e-mail.