W. Kamau Bell’s new United Shades of America TV series premieres on CNN, Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 10:00pm ET/PT. An eight-part series, United Shades of America features Bell exploring US subcultures. The comedian uses his wit and talent, to prompt conversations about race, and how it both unites and divides people.
United Shades of America is produced by Objective Media Group America/All3Media America. Bell, Jimmy Fox, Star Price, and Layla Smith are executive producers.
Watch a trailer for the United Shades of America TV show, on CNN.
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United Shades of America, a new CNN Original Series hosted by W. Kamau Bell, premieres on Sunday, April 24, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The eight-part series follows the comedian as he explores subcultures across the country, using comedy to start a conversation about race and how our differences unite and divide us. The series takes Kamau from the far corners of Alaska to Florida’s retirement homes to America’s most notorious prison. Each hour-long episode strives to show the country is not built upon just one, but many diverse and colorful definitions of America.
In the premiere episode, Kamau heads to the South to challenge the ‘new’ Ku Klux Klan. This generation of Klansmen claims they have rebranded and Kamau must see for himself.
United Shades of America is produced by Objective Media Group America/All3Media America. Bell, Jimmy Fox, Star Price and Layla Smith serve as executive producers. The series will regularly air Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT following new episodes of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
About CNN Original Series
The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide. Lizzie Kerner, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series.
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