The critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning CNN Original Series, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, returns for its third season this Sunday, April 29, at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT. The eight-episode docuseries follows sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell as he explores communities across the country, using humor to start a conversation about race and how our differences unite and divide us.
In season three, Bell heads to the border, visits the coast of South Carolina to meet the Gullah Geechee people, travels to Hawaii to talk to natives, heads up north to Canada, meets with students at Historical Black Colleges and Universities, explores Sikhism in America, talks to members of the disabled community, and visits his dad in Mobile, Alabama to retrace his family roots. In the season premiere, “The Border,” Kamau travels to the U.S./Mexico border to find out what life is like for people living there and talk about the proposed new wall.
United Shades of America will also stream live for subscribers on April 29 via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. The series will also be available the day after the broadcast premiere on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.
W. Kamau Bell is a sociopolitical comedian based in Berkeley, Calif. In addition to United Shades of America, Bell is also known for his critically acclaimed FX series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, executive produced by Chris Rock. Bell recently released his first book, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. He has hosted three critically-acclaimed podcasts: Kamau Right Now!, Politically Re-Active, and Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period. Later this year, Bell makes his Netflix debut with his new stand-up comedy special, Private School Negro. His debut as a director will happen this summer with the release of the A+E documentary Culture Shock: Chris Rock’s Bring The Pain. He won an Emmy Award, and has been nominated for multiple NAACP Image Awards, a GLAAD award and TCA award. Bell is on the advisory board of Hollaback!, the National Advisory Council for Donors Choose and is the ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Racial Justice.
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