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`NAACP Image Awards' Pace Tv One's Black History Month Lineup

TV One's coverage Friday of the NAACP Image Awards will launch the network’s lineup of original programming commemorating Black History Month.

The 46th annual Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, celebrate the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in motion pictures, television, recording and literature. The network will air a one-hour live from the red carpet pre-show hosted by TV personalities Kevin Frazier and Shaun Robinson, said network officials.

Immediately after the telecast, the network will offer a sneak preview of its original romantic comedy series Born Again Virgin, which explores the dating experiences of three 30-something best friends.

The next night, TV One will launch its monthly original movies lineup Feb. 7 with the premiere of White Water, starring Larenz Tate and chronicling a seven-year-old black child’s obsession with drinking from a “whites only” drinking fountain.

On Feb. 21, the network will air the 23rd annual Trumpet Awards, which will honor the accomplishments of Jamie Foxx, the Isley Brothers, Janelle Monae, Dr. Valarie Montgomery Rice, Lou Brock, Tommy Hilfiger, Guy Vickers, Franklyn R. Wilson, and Arnold Donald.

Also on the docket for Black History Month are the return of TV One docu-reality series Unsung Hollywood (Feb. 11) and R&B Divas LA (Feb. 11), said network officials.