“Drumline: A New Beat” Hits 3.3 Million Viewers High Note

Last night’s premiere of the highly anticipated VH1 Original Movie “Drumline: A New Beat,” did not miss a beat drawing in 2.4 million total viewers and averaging a 1.4 in the key Adult 18-49 demo during its 9PM* premiere.  When combined with the 11:30PM* encore, 3.3 million total viewers tuned in to watch the Atlanta A&T drumline burn […]

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VH1’s upcoming original movie Drumline: A New Beat, produced in partnership with Fox Television Studios, and executive produced by the original film producers Wendy Finerman, Dallas Austin and Jody Gerson, along with Nick Cannon, will premiere Monday, October 27th at 9PM ET/PT. The original film was produced by Fox 2000.

Drumline: A New Beat will capture the sound and spirit of the first film while welcoming a whole new class to the Atlanta A&T drumline. The new story follows female lead Danielle “Dani” Raymond (Alexandra Shipp), an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend Atlanta A&T so she can join – and revitalize – their once-prominent drumline. Dani’s quest to become the first female section leader will be hampered by upperclassmen, including her cousin Tyree (Jeff Pierre), her feelings for fellow bandmate and rival Jayven (Jordan Calloway), and the school’s crosstown competitors. Tasha (Jasmine Burke) and Josh (Scott Shilstone) round out the freshmen drumline and bring their own ambitions onto the field. Sean Taylor (Leonard Roberts) from the original film will return to the franchise as Atlanta A&T’s new band director. Sean is looking to make his mark on his alma mater while dealing with “ghosts” from his past: the dean, Dr. Nia Phillips (LeToya Luckett), his brother, Kevin Taylor (Deray Davis) and original Drumline favorite, Devon Miles (Nick Cannon).

Drumline: A New Beat is executive produced by Wendy Finerman (Wendy Finerman Productions), Jody Gerson, Lisa Zupan, Dallas Austin and Nick Cannon through his NCredible Entertainment banner, as well as Maggie Malina, Alexander A. Motlagh of POPFilms and Michael Goldman. Susan Levison and Jill Holmes are executive producers for VH1. Bille Woodruff is directing. Script by Regina Hicks & Karin Gist.

Drumline: A New Beat premieres Monday, October 27 at 9 PM ET/PT.


Drumline: A New Beat – First Look Trailer

The 2002 classic you love is coming back by mixing a little of that old school with the new school. Drumline: A Brand New Beat makes its way to your tv screens this fall. Check out the hot trailer below. Get More: TV Shows, Full Episode Video, Reality TV Shows

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Nick Cannon – actor, producer, stand-up comic, TV host, musician and husband of a singular pop star – has brought back his Devon Miles character from “Drumline” 12 years after the fact in a new VH1 film set to debut this fall. “Drumline: A New Beat,” shooting in Atlanta this month, is not focused on […]


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Nick Cannon To Produce A New Beat in ‘Drumline’ Sequel For VH1

The long-rumored Drumline sequel is a go at VH1. The network has given the green light to Drumline: A New Beat (tentative title), its next original movie to follow the very successful TLC biopic. Nick Cannon, who played the lead in the 2002 Drumline feature in a star-making turn, will be back, reprising his role as well as executive producing alongside the Fox […]


Nick Cannon to Co-host VH1’s “Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights & Six Shows”

The VH1 Super Bowl Blitz will begin on Monday, January 27 through Saturday, February 1 at 11 PM ET/PT. Performances will also be available at superbowl.vh1.com. “We’ve enjoyed a longtime, successful relationship with the NFL, putting on the biggest pregame live concert leading up to the Super Bowl,” said Tom Calderone, President, VH1. “In 2014, […]