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TV One show moms love with special Mother's Day programming

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TV ONE HONORS MEMORABLE MOMS
WITH "LOVE MY MOMMA MONTH OF MAY"
 
Network Celebrates "Mother's Day" and Represents Real Moms

All Month Long with Special Programming
 On-Air & Online
 
SILVER SPRING, MD - May 5, 2016 -TV One is celebrating mothers all month long with "Love My Momma Month of May," a specially themed programming slate devoted to Represent Real Moms who are the heart and soul of life itself. Every Sunday in May, the network is honoring Moms everywhere with humorous, inspirational and thought-provoking stories ranging from classic series featuring favorite "TV Mom Moments," such as Everybody Hates Chris and The Parkers to faith-based original films For the Love of Ruth (Sunday, May 8, 5 p.m. & 11 p.m. ET) and the premiere of its latest original movie,Chasing Waterfalls (Premiere: Sunday, May 8, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. ET)
 
"Mothers defy expectations every day," said Brad Siegel, TV One's President. "As a small token of our appreciation and gratitude, we are highlighting our favorite motherhood moments through our on-air programming and promotion, as well as our social and digital media conversation. Our goal is to encourage, inspire and celebrate Moms all month long."
 
TV One is also airing "Love My Momma" and Represent Real Moms interstitials and spots throughout May featuring notable network talent - Laura Govan (The Next: 15)Countess Vaughn(Hollywood Divas)Lisa Wu (Hollywood Divas)Golden Brooks(Hollywood Divas) and Paula Jai Parker (Hollywood Divas) andMalika Haqq (Hollywood Divas) - sharing their Mother's Day well wishes and providing advice, inspiration and teachable moments. Extended versions will also run across TV One's companion website (www.tvone.tv) and social media platforms. "Love My Momma"examples are available: Spot and Interstitial.

As a companion to its on-air efforts, TV One is also dedicating its social and digital platforms to Moms throughout the month with a#RepresentRealMoms campaign, which includes a weekly social media photo contest, a #GrowingUpWithABlackMom conversation, and a "Celebrate The Best Black Moms on Television" online package.
 
Each week in May, fans are encouraged to post a photo with their Mom and tag TV One's Twitter or Instagram (@tvonetv) using #RepresentRealMoms and share why she means so much to them and should be the "Represent Real Mom of the Week."  Hollywood Divas' Lisa Wu (@1lisawu)is serving as the network's celebrity judge and will select one winner, who will receive a $100 gift card each week. More information is available online.
 
Also playing on #GrowingUpBlackTV One is introducing#GrowingUpWithABlackMom to celebrate the long legacy of funny Black Mom Moments, which will appear online with editorials, videos, and memes.
 
TV One's "Celebrate The Best Black Moms on Television" online package will explore TV's best black moms. From A Different Worldto Living Single to The Cosby Show and more, TVOne.TV is revisiting the iconic "TV Mom Moments" that remind folks of their very own mothers, which includes a "Best Black TV Mom" Bracket Challenge. In addition, full episodes of Lisa RayeThe Real McCoy, a docu-series following the life of actress and single mom, LisaRaye McCoy, will also be available online.  

An overview of TV One's "Love My Momma Month of May" special programming:

Sunday, May 8: Mother's Day Movie Marathon, 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. ET

This Mother's Day, May 8, TV One's four-movie marathon illuminates the strength, faith and loyalty of mothers throughout the centuries. Headlining the night is TV One's latest original movie,Chasing Waterfalls, premiering at 7 p.m. ET.
 
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET: God's Compass
A heartwarming drama about a retired high school principal who learns some unexpected lessons about blessings and the meaning of family starring Karen Abercombie (War Room), T.C. Stallings (War Room), Jazelle Foster (Ballin in the Fall of America: When Everything Else Fails) and Joey Ibanez (Shadowverse).
 
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET: Hear No Evil 
TV One original film and spiritual thriller by Russ Parr examining the complicated repercussions of a miracle occurring in a typical family and featuring Jill Marie Jones (Girlfriends), Jahnee Wallace (Sleepy Hollow), Richard T Jones (Why Did I Get Married?), Jackie Long (ATL), and Gregory Alan Williams (Remember the Titans).
 
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. ET: White Water
A charming, humorous story of a young boy and his single mother in segregated 1963 Alabama. Sharon Leal (Why Did I Get Married?), Larenz Tate (Menace II Society, Ray), Amir O'Neil and Amari O'Neil star.
 
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET: For The Love of Ruth
The highly acclaimed retelling of love, selflessness and loyalty embodied by the Biblical matriarch stars Denise Boutee (Why Did I Get Married?), Loretta Devine (For Colored Girls, Grey's Anatomy), Gary Dourdan (CSI), and James Pickens Jr. (Grey's Anatomy). An encore also airs at 11 p.m. ET.
 
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. ET: Chasing Waterfalls Premiere
On the heels of the success of To Hell and Back and For the Love of Ruth, TV One tells another powerful biblical story.  Inspired by the story of David, Chasing Waterfalls navigates the treacherous, cutthroat waters of the fashion industry (a-la Devil Wears Prada) while gently teaching us about obedience, faithfulness and God¹s grace. It follows the rise and fall of Olivia, a God-fearing woman, who hides behind her faith and is ultimately, brought down by her greed and quest for power. The film stars Jasmine Guy (Vampire Diaries), Drew Sidora (Crazy, Sexy, CoolThe TLC Story) Tim Reid (Sister-Sister), Redaric Williams (The Young and the Restless), Joyful Drake (Let's Stay Together), Kisa Williams, and Kelly Price (Recording Artist, R&B Divas). An encore airs immediately following the premiere at 9 p.m. ET.
 
Sunday, May 15: Everybody Hates Chris & The Parkers, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET 
 
Everybody Hates Chris and The Parkers will feature two favorite TV moms with four back-to-back episodes each. In Everybody Hates Chris, executive producer Chris Rock narrates a fictionalized version of his upbringing, with hilarious situations such as when the young Chris buys knock-off perfume as a Mother's Day gift for the intimidating Rochelle. In The Parkers, the mother-daughter dynamic is explored to comedic effect when The Parkers take in friends who were evicted during their Mother's Day party.
 
Sunday, May 22:  My Momma Throws Down, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Enjoy Sunday dinners at Mom's house virtually with My Momma Throws Down, featuring four back-to-back episodes of the hilarious reality cooking competition. The series lets two mothers earn bragging rights against each other in a display of delicious family cooking and smack talk, judged in part by blindfolded members of their own families.