‘Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story’ will debut on TV One, Sunday June 12, 2016 at 7 p.m. EST. Red hot actress Teyonah Parris stars as Howard, the R&B chanteuse with musical chops that rivaled Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, but whose career trajectory was changed due to a tumultuous personal and professional life. Parris has literally been burning up the small and big screen in roles in Chi-Raq, Survivor’s Remorse, Dear White People and Mad Men.
Award-winning writer and director Christine Swanson (For the Love of Ruth, To Hell and Back) reunites with some cast members from her breakout film All About You including Vanessa Bell Calloway as Josephine Howard (Miki’s mother), who she also directed in To Hell and Back and LisaRaye McCoy as legendary record executive Sylvia Rhone. Gary Dourdan, whom Swanson directed in For the Love of Ruth plays musician Augie Johnson, and Darius McCrary (Family Matters, Anger Management) stars as beloved R&B crooner Gerald Levert, Howard’s lover.
‘Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story’ airs on TV One at 7 p.m. EST on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Check your local listings for channel information.
Check out The Burton Wire’s exclusive interview with ‘Love Under New Management’ star Teyonah Parris discussing her lead role in Spike Lee’s Chi-raq.
This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of the award-winning news site The Burton Wire. Follow her on Twitter @Ntellectual.