Grammy winner Kirk Franklin and comedian Jeff Foxworthy get in gear for the return of the American Bible Challenge on GSN. Season three kicks off on Thursday, May 22nd at 8 PM (ET/PT) with two back-to-back episodes. THE American Bible Challenge is GSN’s highest rated original series of all time and has now been seen by over 21 million viewers.
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Set your DVR as Bishop Hezekiah Walker makes his debut on the Arsenio Hall Show singing his smash hit, Every Praise on Thursday, May 1st. Every Praise set a record topping the Billboard Radio Charts for 26 non-consecutive weeks. Check your local listings for station information and time in your area.
ABC’s Hit Day- Time Talk Show, “The View” welcomes Tamela Mann to sing her #1 hit, “Take Me To The King”. The Stellar Award winner was asked to come and sing the hit on Tuesday April 22nd to celebrate co-host Sherri Shepherd’s birthday. Tamela says, ““Sherri is a dear friend, and I’m thrilled to be a part of her special day,” said Tamela. “It’s going to be a big celebration and time of fellowship, and I’m honored to be able to share my music with the ladies of The View and people across the country.” Mann’s latest hit “I Can Only Imagine” is currently #1 at Gospel Radio. “The View” airs on ABC at 11am est, please check your local listings for more information.
Fresh from their awe inspiring performance on Celebration of Gospel, Deitrick Haddon and his League of Extraordinary Worshippers will once again wow viewers as Oxygen airs a special “Live In Concert” on Good Friday.
In addition to Haddon and the choir, the concert features performances from Donald Lawrence, Jessica Reedy, Hezekiah Walker and Ricky Dillard. Haddon shared his excitement about the concert being aired, “”Wow! This is amazing! Oxygen is not afraid to go where no other network has gone just to encourage their viewers…and it’s the perfect day, it’s Good Friday. This is groundbreaking for the Kingdom.” Viewers will just have to tune in for themselves to see this extraordinary choir do what they do best, taking audiences back to choirs in church.
The debut CD of Deitrick Haddon’s League of Extraordinary Worshippers hits stores on April 22nd.
Oxygen Media announced the addition of Fix My Choir, a new reality series hosted by Deitrick Haddon and Michelle Williams to its lineup. Each week, Fix My Choir will take Haddon and Williams into various cities across the country to work with school and community gospel choirs providing leadership training, music coaching and confidence building.
Haddon will return for season 2 of Oxygen’s Preachers of LA this Summer. Casting has also begun for new Preachers series in New York, Atlanta, Dallas and Detroit.
Set your DVR’s for Tuesday, March 18th as Karen, Jackie and Twinkie help to make Queen Latifah’s day with a rousing rendition of You Brought the Sunshine on her syndicated daytime talk show. The Clark Sisters was just one of many surprises as the show celebrated Queen Latifah’s birthday. Check your local listing for time and station information in your area.
In other Clark Sisters news, Twinkie continues to travel with her Songs of Twinkie Clark tour, while Karen is prepping for the March 25th release of Sunday AM (morning), the first single from her highly anticipated live recording in Chicago and Jacky is flooding social media with news of her new single which hits the streets on March 25th.
Taraji Henson will succeed comedian and radio/tv talk show host Steve Harvey for the 14th Celebration of Gospel, BET’s top Gospel special. Henson expressed her excitement with these words: “I am thrilled to join the BET ‘Celebration of Gospel’ family. I look forward to a great evening of incredible music and continuing the rich history of BET and gospel music which started 14 years ago hosted by the talented and very funny Steve Harvey.”
This year’s star studded event tapes on Saturday, March 15th at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater and features top acts including Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, Hezekiah Walker, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs, Deitrick Haddon, J.J. Hairston, “Sunday Best” Season 6 winner Tasha Page-Lockhart and current “American Idol” Candice Glover. There will be special performances from “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard, “Sunday Best” winner Le’Andria Johnson, and soulful crooner Kem as well as Acoustic soul artist India.Arie who will pair up with Christian contemporary artist Jonathan McReynolds for a special performance. Female R&B group SWV and the renowned Rance Allen Group will also join together to anoint the crowd through song.
The BET Celebration of Gospel will premiere on Sunday, April 6th.
The Campbell family is getting it together for the return of Mary Mary’s hit reality show on WEtv. New episodes begin airing on February 27th. For the fans who couldn’t get enough of A Little More Jesus and Help, there’s hope for you too. The anticipated debut solo project from Erica Campbell will be available in stores on March 25th. The music video for Help made its exclusive premiere on VH1 on February 10th and features appearances from Lecrae and Erica’s daughter Krista Campbell.
Be sure to catch Erica performing live as she hits the road this spring in support of the CD’s release.
The Centric Network will celebrate Black History Month with Being, an eight episode hour long weekly series examining the lives of African American entertainers and celebrities and the obstacles they have overcome. Premiering on February 15th, BEING will take an in depth look at the life and times of Wendy Williams , Chaka Khan , Al Sharpton , Dionne Warwick , Donnie McClurkin , Ruben Studdard and more.
The series features exclusive interviews, archival footage and photos spanning the careers of these high profile newsmakers. Being is narrated by hip hop music maker Big Daddy Kane. Check your local listings for time and station information in your area.
Karen Clark Sheard joins Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson and Wayne Brady performing for BET Honors 2014. This year’s event will honor Motown Records founder and creator of the smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Berry Gordy, American Express CEO & Chairman, Ken Chenault, visual artist, Carrie Mae Weems, entertainment trailblazer, Ice Cube and the iconic Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
Clark Sheard is also gearing up for the release of Sunday Morning, the first track from her highly anticipated Live In Chicago CD on Karew Records produced by Donald Lawrence. Karew Records will also release a new project from Kierra Sheard as well as the solo debut of Praise and Worship leader David Daughtry.
“BET Honors” will premiere during Black History Month on Monday, February 24.