via press release:
TV ONE TAKES ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS WITH THE RETURN OF ITS HIGHEST RATED DOCU-SERIES, R&B DIVAS LA RETURNS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 AT 10PM WITH MORE TALENT, DRAMA AND DIVAS: CHRISTINA “BRAVE” WILLIAMS AND STACY FRANCIS
Additions Join Returning Cast Members Chanté Moore, Lil’ Mo, Michel’le, Chrisette Michele and Leela James
SILVER SPRING, MD – January 26, 2014 – TV One aims the spotlight on Wednesday nights with the season three return of its most watched series, R&B Divas LA premiering February 11th at 10PM/ET, with an immediate encore at 11PM/ET. This season will add a new Divas, Christina “Brave” Williams who will set out to overcome the obstacles associated with being a new artist and Stacy Francis, who earned her stripes in the theatre, seeks to successfully transition into the new world of R&B. Additionally, alumni cast members Chanté Moore, Lil’ Mo, Michel’le, Chrisette Michele and Leela James will make their season three return. Tensions are heightened and emotions are explosive as the Divas come together to mend their volatile relationships. Additionally, the Divas put their charitable side on display as they band together to give back to the community. Viewers will also be treated to multiple performances this season as the ladies careers soar to new heights.
“In an increasingly populated television landscape, where our audience has an abundance of networks vying for their attention, we are confident that this new season of our most watched series will deliver the explosive and aspirational content that our viewers love,” said D’Angela Proctor, SVP of Programming and Production for TV One. “ By adding Brave and Stacy Francis to the mix of these veteran music stars, TV One will provide a fresh look at the industry from the perspective of artists on the rise and the challenges they face along the journey to divadom.”
Christina “Brave” Williams embraced her musical talents at an early age when she was cast as a lead singer for the MTV reality show, Making The Band. Brave went on to establish her own all-girl group named “Richgirl.” After signing a major deal with Jive Records, “Richgirl” created billboard hits “24’s” and “He Ain’t Wit Me Now.” In 2009, Brave and the group toured as the opening act for Beyoncé’s “I am Sasha Fierce” tour and landed national performances as the main acts. After the group’s separation, Brave began working on her solo project, including penning her own songs and spearheading the treatments for her videos. She has secured roles in both TV and film, including the lead role in Omarion’s M.I.A. music video, took on the role of Bambi on BET’s The Get Up, and a featured singer in TLC’s Crazy Sexy Cool film on VH1. Up next, Brave will be gearing up for the release of her upcoming EP, “FEARLESS.”
Stacy Francis was a finalist and fan favorite on the first season of, The X Factor (FOX). Preceding her spectacular appearance, Stacy topped the charts as a member of the girl group, “Ex-Girlfriend.” Stacy is a trained actress and has toured the world with several stage plays, musical productions, and has appeared on a variety of television programs including featured roles on, Third Watch (NBC), The Parkers (UPN), Yes Dear (CBS), among others. Musical theater highlights include starring opposite Chaka Khan in the West End production of, Mama I Want To Sing, along with roles in Born to Sing, Smokey Joe’s Café, Street Corner Symphony and the hit Broadway show, Footloose. Stacy is primed to launch her very own skin care line, Stacy Francis Beauty, which is a collection of 6 essential anti-aging and body hydrating skincare products.
R&B Divas LA is produced for TV One by Thinkfactory Media. Executive Producers are Leslie Greif, Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Phil Thornton, Paul Coy Allen, Aaron Fishman, Mykelle Sabin, Faith Evans and Nicci Gilbert. Lamar Chase is Producer for TV One. Executive in Charge for the network is Jubba Seyyid. D’Angela Proctor is Head of Production for the network.