TV One Announces ‘Coins Forever’ – Third Film in Popular Franchise

Essence Atkins will star in the new film Coins Forever. The actress is seen here in the second film in the franchise, Coins for Christmas. (Credit: TV One)

TV One and sister network Cleo TV unveiled their slates of new and returning programs Thursday at the virtual 2021 Upfronts presentation, including the original movie Coins Forever.

Led by Michelle Rice, president of TV One and Cleo TV, the announcements included details on new original TV One true crime series Sins of the City; wellness series Minding Your Body and Soul; and the annual Urban One Honors.

“During a difficult year, we are proud that we were able to safely move full speed ahead with so many successful productions,” Rice told attendees. “With a number of new programs in the pipeline, and strong performance across both linear and digital channels, TV One and Cleo TV are well positioned to continue serving as the go-to destination for African-American viewers.”

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Joining the presentation were Essence Atkins (Coins Forever); Jazz Smollett (Living by Design); Jernard Wells (New Soul Kitchen); Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay, executive vice president of Ad Sales and Marketing; and Robyn Greene Arrington, vice president of Programming and Production.

The full lineup of upcoming TV One programming is as follows:
COINS FOREVER
Coins Forever is the third and final installment following the hit TV One original movies Coins for Christmas  and Coins for Love telling the story of a single mom who is focused on her family and career. Caught between starting a new job, making ends meet and raising two teens on her own, superwoman Madison must now protect her heart from being burned by the man she divorced and the returning business client who may be her next chance at true love. The film premieres Sunday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 P.M. ET/PT.

MINDING YOUR BODY AND SOUL (Working Title)
A new one-hour series that showcases people’s emergence from the shadows of unhealthy habits and unhappy lives. Famed actress-turned-healthy-life coach, AJ Johnson is swinging the door open for those who dare to change course and get on a healthy life journey. Collaborating with mind, body, and soul experts, AJ guides clients to become the best version of themselves.

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REPRESENT OUR VOICE
A virtual town hall series designed to tackle various social, economic, educational, and political issues impacting the Black community today. Represent Our Voice helps to shed light on these issues, providing a platform for must-have conversations on the inequalities afflicting people of color for decades. CNN Political Commentator Karen Finney moderates the conversations with esteemed experts and thought leaders who tackle various obstacles and provide viewers with valuable insights signifying a path forward for the Black community.

URBAN ONE HONORS
The special acknowledges notable individuals and organizations making extraordinary strides in innovative programming, education, social activism, community service and more. The 2021 esteemed event salutes six Black women who have championed positive social change. Their work and contributions are far reaching and will be recognized. This year one recipient will be honored for her work in investigative journalism; another provides direct and immediate support to those most in need within her community; a fearless leader has soared to new heights in corporate world will be highlighted; a debt of gratitude is show for an honoree who has stood on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19, working to combat voter suppression was a monumental undertaking successfully executed by an honoree; the tireless work to end systemic racism is progressing – one win at a time – for our last honoree.

SINS OF THE CITY
A new original series that combines informative takeaways and investigative storytelling to expose the dark underbelly of popular cities you thought you knew. Viewers will follow along as investigators work to solve high-stake cases getting an exclusive entryway into the process of criminal investigation by way of narrations, interviews and archival footage.

The full lineup of upcoming Cleo TV programming is as follows:
THE CLEO CHRONICLES
A fun, new, sleek magazine-format series showcasing today’s hottest influencers living their best lives! Each 30-minute episode will highlight how real women (who happen to be social media darlings) navigate the many facets of life (beauty, fitness, finance, dating, etc.) in the virtual space and real world. From self-care to homeschooling to working remotely, these ingenious pioneers show audiences the myriad of talents while juggling many roles and getting them all done, every day.

CULTURE KITCHEN
With an infectious personality and Afro-Latina flair, Bren Herera delights with her bright, flavorful recipes, and stories from her travels abroad in CULTURE KITCHEN.

A TASTE OF THE DIASPORA
A vibrant, entrepreneurial spirit, Chef Essie Bartels shares her love for food and people on A TASTE OF THE DIASPORA (Working Title). Essie’s serves viewers a taste of dishes bursting with the flavor and passion.

JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ
Chef JJ, one of the culinary world’s most sought-after stars, invites you back into his kitchen for a third season to experience his delicious dishes. With exciting global cuisine, signature cocktails, and riveting conversation, the new season will feature more of Chef JJ as he turns up the heat with friendly cook-offs for viewers to enjoy.

NEW SOUL KITCHEN
The series returns with savory meals and healthy alternatives to southern cooking. Culinary superstar, cookbook author and family man Chef Jernard Wells continues serving up exciting new recipes and tasty tips for eating better and mixing up flavorful concoctions in the kitchen.

LIVING BY DESIGN
The series highlights simple solutions for everyday challenges and design while turning dreams into realities with all-star design teams. The infamous brother-sister duo, Jake and Jazz Smollett, continue to transform work and play spaces to inspire young women while connecting with the audience through mouth-watering dishes. Whether it’s a new mom redecorating a nursery on a tight budget, or a fierce young woman who’s landed her dream job and needs to spruce up her home office, LIVING BY DESIGN will help them transition their houses into home sweet homes.

CLEO SPEAKS
A candid series that gives dynamic women a platform to share their unique experiences and perspectives on issues facing Millennial and Gen X women of color today. Inspirational and aspirational speakers sound off on a variety of topics, including motherhood, fashion, relationships, wellness, politics, arts, social justice, business and more. A revealing tale of personal and emotional journeys that have shaped the careers and influenced the success of today’s true modern leaders-these dynamic women share their hopes, dreams and struggles.