What happens after – after the fall, after the tragedy, after the public humiliation? Those are the questions explored by the TV One series “Life After,” which makes its second season debut on Monday, July 19th.
The popular show has already profiled black celebrities like Jaimee Foxworth, the “Familty Matters’ sweetheart-turned-porn actress, rapper turned actor Darryl “Groove” Mitchell, who continued his career despite the odds after a motorcycle accident left him a paraplegic, and Al Reynolds, the former husband of TV personality Star Jones. These kinds of compelling personal stories are the basis of “Life After.”
“’Life After’ was a big hit with TV One’s audience in its first season, as it balanced joyous moments with painful memories and successfully captured how those featured have both celebrated and enjoyed their fame – and endured their darkest hours,” said TV One Senior Vice President of Original Programming Toni Judkins. “Viewers can continue to look forward to Season Two of “Life After” investigating the ways in which landmark moments shaped these celebrities’ lives, allowing them to share intimate revelations from the unpredictable journey of life.”
Former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Janet Hubert and “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard kick off the back-to-back season debut on Monday, July 19, starting at 9 p.m. EST. Other celebrities profiled this season include video vixen Karrine Steffans, actress Shar Jackson and comedian Mark Curry.
Check out a preview of the Hubert “Life After” here.
Details of each episode are listed below:
• Janet Hubert – The actress will reveal the anguish and anger from her “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” days and how she was able to let go and live her “Life After.” (Premieres Monday, July 19 at 9 p.m.)
• Ruben Studdard – The “American Idol” champion will discuss how the competition changed his life and his successful recording career. (Premieres Monday, July 19 at 9:30 p.m.)
• Elise Neal – The actress tells the riveting story of how her career continues to soar in new directions since appearing on the hit TV show “The Hughleys.” (Premieres Monday, July 26 at 9 p.m.)
• Malcolm-Jamal Warner – The actor and musician will reflect on his life as Theo on “The Cosby Show,” and give us insight into his his flourishing music and spoken word career. (Premieres Monday, Aug. 2 at 9 p.m.)
• Karrine Steffans – The former video vixen will talk about the aftermath of her “Superhead” days and how she transformed into a bestselling author. (Premieres Monday, Aug. 9 at 9 p.m.)
• Shar Jackson – The “Moesha” co-star shares how she turned misfortune into opportunity after then-boyfriend and father of two of her children, Kevin Federline, left her for Britney Spears, using the public attention to launch her rap career and becoming a reality television star. (Premieres Monday, Aug. 16 at 9 p.m.)
• Mark Curry – The actor and comedian will share the perspective on his life after “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” as he takes viewers on a journey through the streets of his past in Oakland to his present-day world. (Premieres Monday, Aug. 23 at 9 p.m.)
• Ron Artest – The NBA star will describe the moment he charged into the stands and confronted a fan during the infamous Pacers-Pistons brawl and how it changed his life forever. (Premieres Monday, Aug. 30 at 9 p.m.)