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This drama series creates a fictionalized version of the life and career of Don Cornelius, the entrepreneur best known for creating the 70s dance show Soul Train. The series debuted on the BET cable network in 2019. Sinqua Walls, Jason Dirden, Iantha Richardson, Christopher Jefferson, Katlyn Nichol, Jelani Winston, and Kelly Price star.

Tuesday at 9:00 PM on BET
1 Season, 10 Episodes
February 5, 2019
Drama, Mini-Series, Music
Cast: Sinqua Walls, Jelani Winston, Katlyn Nichol, Christopher Jefferson
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American Soul Full Episode Guide

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

  • It's four years earlier

  • 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.

  • Don celebrates the success of Soul Train in Chicago but soon discovers it may cost him more than he bargained for. The Soul Train dancers have a run in with racists that leaves everyone shaken. JT narrowly escapes police custody

  • 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.

  • Don figures out a new creative way to score top talent for the show. Tessa goes to the extreme to get the dancers into shape only to end up hurting the show. JT's family is hanging by a thread.

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

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

  • 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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