Harlem Heights

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (26)

Harlem Heights is an American reality television series that premiered on BET in 2009. It showcases a group of young friends navigating everyday life in the vibrant neighborhood of Harlem, New York City. The show follows the ups and downs of these young professionals as they chase their dreams, balance their demanding careers, and navigate their personal relationships.

The main cast includes Dawn Jackson, a fashion designer; Lamar Ballard, a music producer; and Briana, an aspiring actress. In addition to the main cast, the show also features several recurring characters, such as Marcus, a model; Bridget, an event planner; and Pierre, a marketing guru.

Harlem Heights is a show that is all about the drama, and there is plenty of it to go around. Viewers watch as the cast navigates everything from workplace politics and long-distance relationships to family drama and unexpected surprises. At times the drama can be over the top, but it's ultimately what keeps viewers coming back for more.

One of the strengths of the show is its focus on the ambitions and struggles of young black professionals. The cast members are all successful in their own right, but they also face significant challenges as they navigate competing demands on their time and resources. The show highlights the obstacles that many young people of color face as they try to establish themselves in demanding industries.

Another strength of the show is its portrayal of Harlem itself. Viewers get to see the rich history and culture of this iconic neighborhood as the young professionals explore its many attractions and dive into its vibrant nightlife. Through the cast's interactions with local business owners and artists, viewers get a sense of the unique character of this famous New York City neighborhood.

Harlem Heights is a show that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. It's easy to get caught up in the drama and the personal lives of the cast members, but it's also a show that raises important questions about the opportunities and challenges facing young people of color in America today. Whether you come for the drama or the insights, Harlem Heights is a show that is sure to leave an impression.

Harlem Heights is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on March 2, 2009.

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10. Politicking
April 20, 2009
The season 1 finale finds the launch of Brianna's bag. Elsewhere, Jason continues promoting his non-profit organization; Ashlie heads to LA to meet up with an established acting coach; Landon seeks his father's approval; and Brooke makes a decision regarding Christian.
Good Deeds
9. Good Deeds
April 20, 2009
While awaiting a commitment from Brooke, Christian plays the field. Elsewhere, the girls come together for a PSA; Bridget's birthday party finds Christian getting in trouble; and Brianna finds herself stressed out by an upcoming fashion show.
Big Plans
8. Big Plans
April 13, 2009
Christian confesses his true feelings for Brooke.
Complicating Matters
7. Complicating Matters
March 30, 2009
Controversy arises from a kiss between Brooke and Christian. Jason continues his work on starting his non-profit organization. Brooke finds herself having a pair of heated confrontations at an open-mike event.
Choose a Side!
6. Choose a Side!
June 21, 2010
A kiss starts an alliance that leaves some feeling betrayed. Fireworks spark at the Open Mic event when not one, but two confrontations occur in one night!
Partied Out
5. Partied Out
March 23, 2009
Pierre makes a visit to his hometown to visit his old friends and family. Briana has doubts about her showcase preview. Ashlie considers a future with Christian, but he is out with Brooke for a night of partying.
Mind Games
4. Mind Games
March 16, 2009
Bridget heads for a benefit dinner for African-American theater performers, and later has a confrontation with her friend over her behavior. Ashlie and Christian find themselves together on an awkward double date. Pierre attempts to settle into life in Harlem.
Handling Their Business
3. Handling Their Business
March 9, 2009
Christian has a chance to work on a photo shoot with Devin Harris and later takes Ashlie out on a date. Jason tries to get his non-profit organization launched. Briana tries to find ways to display her talent. Lastly, Pierre and Brooke share an intimate dinner.
Carrying the Tourch
2. Carrying the Tourch
March 2, 2009
The election results are in and the gang head out to celebrate the victory. Elsewhere, Ashlie and Brooke reach out to friends, and Christian and Pierre make some risky moves.
Harlem Heights
1. Harlem Heights
March 2, 2009
This premiere episode finds the cast following the 2008 presidential election.
Where to Watch Harlem Heights
Harlem Heights is available for streaming on the BET website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Harlem Heights on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    March 2, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (26)