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Bama State Style Returns to National Television

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Release Date: Dec 14, 2016

“Bama State Style,” the television reality series featuring Alabama State University’s Mighty Marching Hornets, will return to television on Jan. 10, on the Aspire network.

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The popular television reality show, based on the Mighty Marching Hornets band, has been picked up by Aspire TV. In a statement dated Dec. 14 (see below), the network announced the acquisition of “Bama State Style,” which originally ran on another network and earned top ratings.

According to the release, Aspire will air both old and new episodes of the series.


For Immediate Release     
ASPiRE TO PREMIERE BAMA STATE STYLE

The network has acquired the series
and will premiere new episodes

The Mighty Marching Hornets take the field January 10 at 8 p.m. ET

ATLANTA – December 14, 2016 – ASPiRE (@tvASPiRE), the network that presents authentic portrayals of Black and urban culture, announced today that they are the new television home of Bama State Style. The reality show features Alabama State University’s famous Mighty Marching Hornets – the esteemed marching band known throughout the collegiate world for their amazing mashups and dance collaboration with Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards. The Mighty Marching Hornets can also currently be seen in the movie Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The series begins as five candidates audition for the season’s top position: Head Drum Major. Meanwhile, the gorgeous Stingettes and the plus-sized Honey Beez kick off their seasons with a bang. Bama State Style will premiere Tuesday, January 10 at 8 p.m. ET.

“Bama State Style is the perfect addition to the ASPiRE lineup as we continue to be the destination for HBCU programming,” said Melissa Ingram, vice president and channel manager, ASPiRE. “ASPiRE is committed to showcasing the lifestyle and infectious pride of historically black colleges reflective of their value to the African-American community.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to continue to showcase our students and University on a nationwide level. Bama State Style showcases the efforts, talents and hard work to our audience,” said Dr. James Oliver. “We are honored that ASPiRE is allowing the Mighty Marching Hornets to tell our story on our new home, where everybody has a chance to be inspired.”

Bama State Style is produced by Tremendous! Entertainment. Executive Producers are Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers, Tim Hamilton, Jennifer Colbert and Brendon Carter. ASPiRE has acquired Bama State Style from A+E Networks. ASPiRE will air eight one-hour episodes including four previously aired episodes and four never-before-seen episodes. 

About ASPiRE

ASPiRE is the television entertainment network that presents authentic portrayals of Black and urban culture through stories of Heritage, Heart and Humor.  ASPiRE offers a diverse programming mix of movies, series and specials featuring music, comedy, drama, faith/inspiration, theater/performing arts, lifestyle and news/information. The network was launched on June 27, 2012 by Magic Johnson Enterprises, which acts as a catalyst for driving unparalleled business results for its partners and fosters community/economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities. ASPiRE is available in 24 of the top 25 African-American markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.aspire.tv, facebook.com/aspireTV, @tvASPiRE  on Twitter and @ASPiRETV on Instagram.

About Magic Johnson Enterprises

Magic Johnson Enterprises acts as a catalyst for driving unparalleled business results for its partners and fosters community/economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities. For more information, visit http://magicjohnson.com/enterprises.

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