American Soul: Season 1 (2019)

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Episodes

Air date: Feb 5, 2019

Don risks everything to land an A-List performer in order to take Soul Train nationwide. While Tessa struggles to live up to Don's expectations, she discovers a new act that could be the next big thing.

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Air date: Feb 5, 2019

Don teams with an unlikely partner to save his Southern syndication; the Clarke family prepares for Joseph's homecoming from Vietnam; and JT finds himself in a bad spot after running into an old friend.

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Air date: Feb 12, 2019

An unexpected visitor forces Don to reevaluate his new life; the Clarke family tries to pick up the pieces after their devastating loss; and Patrick's loyalties are tested as the cop killer investigation heats up.

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Air date: Feb 19, 2019

Don figures out a new creative way to score top talent for the show; Tessa goes to extremes to get the dancers into shape, and JT's family hangs by a thread.

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Air date: Feb 26, 2019

Don has to save the show after a powerful earthquake almost brings the whole thing crashing down. Tessa has to make a choice between her career and the striking Soul Train dancers.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2019

Don is forced into a complicated situation when Little Richard threatens not perform on the show. The Clarke family clashes over their new house guest. Gerald fights for his life against his business rival gangster.

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Air date: Mar 12, 2019

Don celebrates the success of Soul Train in Chicago but soon discovers it may cost him more than he bargained for.

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Air date: Mar 19, 2019

When Dick Clark debuts a rival show, Don enlists the help of a renowned activist to take him down. JT makes a deal with the CRIPS in order to protect his family. Tessa auditions for a dance troupe and has a run-in with her past.

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Air date: Mar 26, 2019

Don takes one step toward his dreams while dealing with his father's failing health. An estranged uncle with a dark agenda threatens the Clarke's security.

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Air date: Apr 2, 2019

Simone, Kendall, and JT must reconcile their own lives before committing to the group.

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Cast & Crew

Sinqua Walls
Don Cornelius
Jason Dirden
Gerald Aims
Jelani Winston
Kendall Clarke
Iantha Richardson
Tessa Lorraine
Katlyn Nichol
Simone Clarke
Christopher Jefferson
Jeffrey "JT" Tucker
Perri Camper
Delores Cornelius
Kelly Price
Brianne Clarke
Jesse Collins
Executive Producer
Jonathan Prince
Executive Producer
Devon Greggory
Executive Producer
Tony Cornelius
Executive Producer
Andy Horne
Co-Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for American Soul Season 1

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

American Soul is a significant effort to get untracked and make a mark. Dramatizing how Soul Train came to be is a story well worth telling. And BET at long last has deemed itself the perfect place to do it.

Feb 14, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The true fascination of American Soul lies with the institution of the youth-oriented dance show, which is a fine mental space to inhabit-one of the healthier strains of nostalgia for bygone spots of pop community.

Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…

For now "American Soul" is not a "stone gas," but it's good to have until a better version arrives.

Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…

American Soul has its issues, but the '70s visuals and music are all fantastic, and Walls does a nice job of portraying Don Cornelius his way.

Feb 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Soul: Season 1

  • Jul 18, 2020
    Fabulous, the acting and music are a superb representation of that time period.
  • Apr 07, 2019
    Great actors, great musicians and a great story can not wait until season 2

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