(L-R) Frank Sinton, Executive Producer, actress Pam Grier and D'Angela Proctor, SVP Programming and Production, TV One, speak onstage during the 'Unsung Hollywood' panel discussion of the TV One portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2014 in Pasadena, California

(L-R) Frank Sinton, Executive Producer; actress Pam Grier and D’Angela Proctor, SVP Programming and Production, TV One, speak onstage during the ‘Unsung Hollywood’ panel discussion of the TV One portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2014 in Pasadena, California

*Pam Grier was on hand during TV One’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena Thursday to discuss the network’s “Unsung” spinoff “Unsung Hollywood.”

The show premieres Feb. 26 with future episodes to spotlight Dick GregoryFlip Wilson, Robin Harris, the Harlem Globetrotters, Bill Duke, “What’s Happening!!” and “Cooley High.” (View schedule below.)

Grier, who rejects the “icon” label, says she was humbled to learn about TV One’s interest in including her in the series.

“People have come to me, documentarian groups, and I turned them all down because I just didn’t like how they were going to present my life,” said the 64-year-old actress, whose blaxploitation films in the 70s catapulted her career.

Grier continues below.

TV One’s “Unsung Hollywood” schedule:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 10 PM/ET – Pam Grier
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 10PM/ET – Robin Harris
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 10PM/ET – What’s Happening!!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 10PM/ET – Dick Gregory
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 10PM/ET – Flip Wilson
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 10PM/ET – Cooley High
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 10PM/ET – Bill Duke
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 10PM/ET – The Harlem Globetrotters
Watch a promo of the series below.

New episodes of the original “Unsung” begin this month. View the artists and schedule below:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 10PM/ET – Too $hort
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 10PM/ET – The Manhattans
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 10 PM/ET – Gil Scott Heron
WEDNESDAY, FEB 19, 10PM/ET – Nile Rodgers and Chic