Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Expands ‘Inside the Black Box’ Series Distribution to Fox Soul Platform

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment announced that its original series “Inside the Black Box” will begin streaming its second season March 21 on Fox Soul at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Fox Soul is an ad-supported streaming channel showcasing black culture.

Produced with Publicis Media’s APX Content Ventures, the 10-episode second season is hosted by Emmy winner and NAACP Image Awards recipient Joe Morton (“Scandal,” Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and celebrity acting coach, director, producer and casting director Tracey Moore.

The hosts interact with celebrity guests facilitating discussions about the role race plays in the entertainment industry. Talent featured in the second season includes Debbie Allen (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Fame”), Keith David (NopeArmageddon), Jeffrey Wright (The Batman, “Westworld”), Malik Yoba (First Wives Club, “Designated Survivor”), Wendell Pierce (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” “The Wire,” One Last Thing), Ruben Santiago Hudson (“Billions,” “Castle”), Rob Morgan (“Stranger Things”), and Naturi Naughton (“Power,” “Queens”).

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“We’re thrilled to work with Fox Soul on this important series and expand access to it,” Michael Winter, SVP of programming and development of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, said in a statement.

The series, which is distributed in North America by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Company, can also be streamed for free on Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment’s platforms, which include Redbox and Crackle.

Fox Joining Streaming Video Market Targeting African-Americans

Fox Television Stations Jan. 13 announced it is launching an ad-supported video service targeting African-Americans viewers called Fox Soul.

The service, which “aims to celebrate black culture and highlight the real topics that affect the everyday lives of the African-American community through frank and insightful dialogue with local and national influencers,” joins a niche market that includes AMC Networks’ Urban Movie Channel and ViacomCBS’ BET+.

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Programming includes originals with Fox TV shows. Series include “On the 7 with Dr. Sean,” “The Mike and Donny Show,” “The Tammi Mac Late Show,” “Out Loud with Claudia Jordan,” “Fit and Fab with Elise Neal,” and “One on One with Keyshia Cole”. Fox TV shows include “Later with Leon,” “The Q,” “Dish Nation,” “The Isiah Factor: Uncensored and Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers”.

“We are proud to debut this African-American focused channel, created by and for the members of the black community,” James DuBose, head of programming for Fox Soul, said in a statement. “We intend to inform, inspire, and empower our viewers by meeting their needs for authentic conversations on topics relevant to our lives.”

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