*Yeah, you’ll want to be keeping up with TV One’s new “Jean of the Joneses.” The TV premiere of writer/director Stella Meghie’s first movie is the critically acclaimed “Jean of the Joneses,” which premieres Sunday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time with an encore at 9:00 p.m.
The promotional teasers have been blazing the airwaves featuring the beautiful and whimsical Taylour Paige, as 25 year old Jean Jones, who discovers her long lost grandfather at her front door, moments before he drops dead on the doorstep.
Questions, re-actions and interactions reveal one complex and crazy family member after another. This family has skeleton bones and issues knee deep and embedded over three generations. Drama, yes! Comedy? For sure! Erica Ash is hilarious as the super cool, but kooky auntie of Jean. Sherri Shepherd masters the art of tongue-in-cheek humor as Jean’s forever indignant mother.
Michelle Hurst’s air of consternation is delightful and entertaining throughout this movie and Gloria Reuben adds perfect and quirky spice as another of Jean’s conflicted aunties. And Mamadou Athie is charming and a good catch, as the boy next door type often is. But Jean will have find that out for herself after she gets through tripping on mister luke warm, who is over and done with her antics.
The Joneses are a fresh, sophisticated, eclectic and authentic addition to TV One’s plethora of original programming thanks to Karen Peterkin, Director of Scripted Original Programming, Executive Producers Elizabeth Cullen & Sean Dwyer; and D’Angela Proctor, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for TV One.