The lives and careers of Supremes founding member Florence Ballad, Minnie Riperton, Shalamar and Melba Moore will be the focus of TV One’s second installment of its “Unsung” series. Coinciding with the start of Black Music Month (June), the one-hour biography program will return Sunday, June 7 (8 p.m. ET) with Riperton as the first episode.
Premiering Sunday (June 14) will be the Moore episode, followed by Shalamar (June 21) and Ballard (June 28). Among those interviewed for the various segments are the Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Shalamar’s Jody Watley and Ballard’s sister Maxine Ballard. Each episode is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams.
Four additional new episodes of “Unsung” are due to air in November 2009. The TV One series debuted in fall 2008, chronicling the careers of DeBarge, Donny Hathaway, Phyllis Hyman and the Clark Sisters. The series is executive-produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions.