Teyonah Parris Brings Miki Howard’s Story To Life In TV One’s First ‘Unsung’ Biopic


Like all cable channels, TV One has had its share of hit-or-miss shows throughout the years. But one show that never disappoints is network standout Unsung. The entertaining documentary series has covered some of our favorite artists, revealing the triumphs and tragedies that they've faced throughout their careers. One such person who has been profiled is the incredibly gifted singer Miki Howard.

With her powerful voice and unforgettable hits like "Love Under New Management" and stellar albums like Femme Fatale, Ms. Howard was a staple on the R&B scene in the '80s and '90s. A 2010 episode of Unsung gave us our first real glimpse into the rise, fall and comeback of the soulful diva. But now the cable network is expounding on her life and venturing into new territory with its first Unsung Feature Film, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story.

No stranger to playing smart, fierce and talented black women, Teyonah Parris leads an all-star cast in the title role. Joining her on screen are Darius McCrary as R&B singer and former beau Gerald Levert; Vanessa Bell Calloway as Miki’s mother Josephine Howard; Gary Dourdan as singer/former band mate (and baby daddy) Augie Johnson; LisaRaye McCoy as music exec Sylvia Rhone and Amari Cheatom as abusive ex-husband Eddie Phelps.

Miki Howard's life story is as dynamic as her voice, so this is one cable biopic that we certainly don't wanna miss. Pass the popcorn, check out the dramatic trailer below and be sure to tune in to TV One on Sunday, June 12th at 7 p.m. (EST).

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