Toccara Jones, the vivacious and voluptuous fashion model and television personality Harlem resident, takes on the challenge of a lifetime when she puts her heart and soul into the search for her perfect mate as the bachelorette in the return of TV One’s popular reality series, The Ultimate Merger, premiering Thursday, August 4 at 9 PM ET. With a personality that’s an enticing mix of sparkling and warm, down to earth yet determined, the very busy Toccara has yet to meet her match. . until now. In season two of TV One’s dating competition series, the super model, Celebrity Fit Club and America’s Top Model contender, and ESSENCE Magazine Contributing Style Editor will put a cadre of 14 sexy, self-assured bachelors through a gauntlet of tests in her search for Mr. Right.
Real estate and entertainment mogul Donald Trump has partnered with TV One on a groundbreaking new reality series, Donald J. Trump Presents The Ultimate Merger, in which Omarosa, The Apprentice cast member Trump helped make into a reality TV star, Continue reading
Real estate and entertainment mogul Donald J. Trump has partnered with TV One on a groundbreaking new reality series to debut in the Spring of 2010.
Entitled, “Omarosa’s Ultimate Merger,” the show will put a cadre of 12 successful bachelors through a gauntlet of tests. These challenges are designed to play upon their weaknesses, test their business acumen, measure their seductive strengths, and draw out their true intentions. Will she marry for love or for money? And can this bevy of bachelors tame this shrew?
Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson Thursday expressed “disappointment” with a recent TV One Federal Communications Commission filing in opposition of Johnson’s bid to launch an upstart, urban-targeted network.
In a letter to TV One chairman Alfred Liggins, Johnson said he was “disappointed and puzzled” as to TV One’s Feb. 19 FCC filing that opposes digital must-carry for networks such as Johnson’s Urban Television, LLC network. Johnson, along with Ion Media Networks, is petitioning the FCC to grant Urban TV must-carry status under “share time” licenses. Continue reading
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BET and TV One, the television networks aimed primarily at a black audience, haven’t paid much attention to presidential inaugurations before. This time will be different.
Both are planning extensive coverage for Jan. 20, when Barack Obama is sworn in as the nation’s 44th president. While it will be followed as a news event, network executives said the installation of the first black president will be as much a celebration as a story.
“This is an opportunity to be the best we can be,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s programming chief. “We see this as an opportunity to inform and inspire our audience, which is what we always try to do.”
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Amid the crush of media at the Democratic National Convention will be two relative newcomers to the election scene: TV One and BET, a pair of cable networks that court an African American audience. As all media outlets, the pair must meet the usual programming and logistical demands of convention coverage, but they also face a question that is virtually unique to them: What is the line between pride and advocacy? Continue reading
There have probably never been more than a few battles as epic as those waged by African-American newspapers for the hearts and minds of people of good will. Black owned radio — WDAS, WHAT and WURD — have played their part in this city in the effort to make the world a better place. Continue reading