CNN Picks Up ‘United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell’ For Second Season

Emmy-nominated series to return in 2017
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CNN has picked up a second season of its unscripted original series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, the network said Wednesday.

The series, which follows comedian Bell as he uses comedy to start a conversation about race and how our differences unite and divide us, will return for an eight-episodes second season next spring, said network officials.

United Shades of America ranked as the most watched show among adults 25-54 across cable news in its time period and attracted the youngest audience. 

“We are beyond thrilled with the positive response United Shades of America received in its freshman season,” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president of Talent and content development for CNN Worldwide in a statement. “Kamau has an unparalleled ability to use his natural curiosity and sense of humor to ignite necessary and sometimes tough conversations around race and society in this country.” 

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