SILVER SPRING, Md. — The spoken word and music showcase Verses and Flow is set to return for a third season with back-to-back new episodes premiering on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 9 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET on TV One.
Once again filmed at the historic Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles, the series returns with poetry and musical performances anchored in contemporary cultural, political and social topics.
Actor Omari Hardwick, best known for his roles in For Colored Girls, CSI: Miami and Sparkle, returns to host the 12-episode third season, presenting three original poetry performances and one musical performance per episode.
Season three of Verses and Flow also will feature performances from a who’s who of revered R&B singer-songwriters, including Andra Day, Anthony Hamilton, Avant, Bel Biv Devoe, BJ The Chicago Kid, Bridget Kelly, Faith Evans, Jill Scott, Kenny Lattimore, Mary Mary, Q Parker, Raheem DeVaughn, RaVaughn, Tony Rich and Vivian Green.
They are joined by spoken word performances from poets Aaron White, Ainsley Burrows, Ashley August, Ashley Catherine, Ayinde Russell, Beni Villafana, “Fiveology” (Andrew Tyree, Javon Johnson, Prentice Powell, Rudy Francisco and Shawn Williams), Carlos Gómez, Chas Jackson, Dasan Ahanu, David Bianchi, Dominique Ashaheed, Ed Mabrey, George Yamazawa, Imani Cezanne, In-Q, Jon Goode, Joyce Lee, Maestro Gamin, Megan Falley, Miles Hodges with Carvens Lissaint, Paul Mabon, Queen D, Reggie Eldridge, Safia Elhillo, Se7en, Sha’Condria “iCon” Sible, Soulful Jones, Storm Thomas, The Saint, Theresa Tha Songbird, Tre G., Verb and Vision.
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• Picture above Andra Day.