Inspiring original 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, September 11, at 9 PM ET and 9:30 PM ET on TV One. Produced by Lexus, the series — once again filmed at the historic Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles — returns with emotionally charged 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 electrifying original poetry performances and one musical performance per episode.
“The success of the first two seasons of Verses and Flow places the bar very high for this coming season in September,” said Brian Smith, Lexus Vice President of Marketing. “With our lineup of dynamic performers and the return of our talented host, Omari Hardwick, Season Three will spotlight our brand themes of innovation and individualistic thinking in an entertaining way.”
Said Maureen Guthman, SVP of Program Strategy and Acquisitions for TV One, “Our continued partnership with Lexus allows us to include this exceptional artist platform in our slate ofWednesday night original programming. It’s an honor to provide a third season of truly engrossing performances to our viewers.”
Season three of Verses and Flow 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.