Although BET runs a lot of non-scripted and acquired series, the cable network likes to keep a toe in the original scripted pool too. Enter the American Soul TV show. The 1970s historical series has a good beat, but can the first season make the Nielsen ratings dance? Will American Soul be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
A BET original drama from creators Devon Gregory and Jonathan Price, American Soul stars Sinqua Walls, Kelly Price, Jason Dirden, Iantha Richardson, Katlyn Nichol, Jelani Winston, and Christopher Jefferson. The series blends fictional and real-life people, places and events, as it charts the rise of the cultural phenomenon of Soul Train. The story centers on creator and host Don Cornelius (Walls), and the Soul Train dancers, as they strive to make it in the racially charged Los Angeles of the ’70s.
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What do you think? Do you like the American Soul TV series on BET? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
*4/2/19 update: BET has renewed the American Soul TV show for a second season.