Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story Premieres Tonight On TV One

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Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story Premieres Tonight On TV One
Posted by Wilson Morales

June 12, 2016

Love Under New Management The Miki Howard Story poster

TV ONE will premiere Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story tonight Sunday, June 12 at 7 p.m. ET (encore presentation at 9 p.m. ET).

Starring Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq, Survivor’s Remorse) in the title role and featuring a special cameo appearance from Grammy Award-nominated R&B songstress Miki Howard herself, this is the network’s first-ever bio-pic inspired by TV One’s signature series Unsung.

As the crown jewel of TV One’s Black Music Month celebration, Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story features a star-studded ensemble cast opposite Parris, including Darius McCrary (The Leftovers, Family Matters) as Gerald Levert; Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, To Hell and Back) as Miki’s mother Josephine Howard; Gary Dourdan (CSI, Being Mary Jane) as Augie Johnson; LisaRaye McCoy (Single Ladies, All of Us) as Sylvia Rhone; and Amari Cheatom (Django Unchained, Night Catches Us) as Eddie Phelps.

Love Under New Management The Miki Howard Story Teyonah Parris

Before topping Billboard’s R&B charts, Miki Howard was a homeless teenager estranged from her gospel singer mother and desperate for love, attention and success. Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story candidly explores the complicated history of Howard’s romantic relationship with R&B singer Gerald Levert, the tumultuous relationship with her mother, and her battles to overcome spousal abuse and drug addiction.

Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story is produced by Eric Tomosunas and Carl Craig for Swirl Films. Christine Swanson serves as Director and the screenplay was written by Christine Swanson and Rhonda F. Baraka. For TV One, Jubba Seyyid is Executive in Charge of Production and Sr. Director of Programming; Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; Robyn Greene-Arrington is VP of Original Programming; and D’Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming. Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story was filmed on location in Savannah, Georgia.

Trailer

Clip – Gerald Levert Wants Miki Howard To Leave Her Own Party

Clip – An Interruption from… Eazy-E?

Clip – Shocked By Chaka Khan!

ABOUT MIKI HOWARD

Miki Howard photo

Miki Howard, an ’80s & ’90s R&B singer, represents passionate vocal artistry wrapped in a diminutive package of beauty, sass and candor. Grammy-nominated Howard already has a stunning catalog of music wide ranging in style – from the breezy “Come Share My Love” and the steamy funk of “Ain’t Nobody Like You” to her soul-stirring signature “Love Under New Management,” the jazzy “Imagination” and the inferno that is “That’s What Love Is” (her duet with the late, great Gerald Levert). She has recorded eight albums but none quite like her new 7-song EP “I Choose to Be Happy from the Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues Collection.” She considers this CD of live and studio material the first in a forthcoming series of mini albums: Miki Howard Reality Music Record Series #1.

Miki Howard – Love Under New Management

Miki Howard & Gerald Levert – Thats What Love Is


  1. Ms. Miki Howard has always held her own and it was great seeing her life in movie form. She most definitely didn’t and still don’t take any stuff off anyone. She knew who she is and didn’t compromise any of values of what she believed in that’s for sure. The biopic was very well done from beginning to end. Teyonah Parris transformed and embodied Ms. Miki Howard down to the nine. Darius McCrary and Indira Khan also nailed their parts as “Gerald LeVert” and “Chaka Khan.” I will be catching this biopic every time TV One plays it. I’ve also been playing in back on the DVR as well. It is just that well produced. The ratings are proving that TV One is doing it the right way with the entire UNSUNG series and now UNSUNG movies/biopics.