American Soul

Season 1
 (12)
2019TV-14
Inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of a young Don Cornelius. This dramatic series takes an unflinching look at the entrepreneur, his Soul Train dancers, crew, and musicians in an unforgiving Hollywood in the 1970’s.
Starring
Sinqua WallsSinqua WallsChristopher Jefferson
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Man is First Destiny
    February 4, 2019
    41min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Don risks everything to land an A-List performer in order to take Soul Train nationwide. While Tessa struggles to live up to Don's expectations, she discovers a new act that could be the next big thing.
  2. 2. Continuous Revolution In Progress
    February 4, 2019
    41min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    To save his Southern syndication Don teams with an unlikely partner. The Clarke family prepares for Joseph's homecoming from Vietnam. JT finds himself in a bad spot after running into an old friend.
  3. 3. Lost and Found
    February 11, 2019
    41min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An unexpected visitor forces Don to reevaluate his new life. The Clarke family tries to pick up the pieces after their devastating loss. Patrick's loyalties are tested as the cop killer investigation heats up.
  4. 4. Just Us
    February 18, 2019
    41min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Don figures out a new creative way to score top talent for the show. Tessa goes to the extreme to get the dancers into shape only to end up hurting the show. JT's family is hanging by a thread.
  5. 5. Fault Lines
    February 25, 2019
    41min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Don has to save the show after a powerful earthquake almost brings the whole thing crashing down. Tessa has to make a choice between her career and the striking Soul Train dancers. Simone finally finds out the truth about JT's living situation.
  6. 6. What Are You Looking At!?
    March 4, 2019
    41min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Don is forced into a complicated situation when Little Richard threatens not perform on the show. The Clarke family clashes over their new house guest. Gerald fights for his life against his business rival gangster.
  7. 7. Nothing To Fear
    March 11, 2019
    41min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Don celebrates the success of Soul Train in Chicago but soon discovers it may cost him more than he bargained for. The Soul Train dancers have a run in with racists that leaves everyone shaken. JT narrowly escapes police custody...
  8. 8. Nothing Ventured…Nothing Gained
    March 18, 2019
    41min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Dick Clark debuts a rival show, Don enlists the help of a renowned activist to take him down. JT makes a deal with the CRIPS in order to protect his family. Tessa auditions for a dance troupe and has a run-in with her past.
  9. 9. 68 B.C.
    March 25, 2019
    41min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Four years earlier-1968. Don takes one step toward his dreams while dealing with his father's failing health. An estranged uncle with a dark agenda threatens the Clarke's security. The Tuckers put relocating to Oklahoma on hold so JT can pursue music.
  10. 10. Proceed With Caution
    April 1, 2019
    41min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As Encore achieves its greatest success, opening for Ike & Tina Turner at Guys & Dolls, Simone, Kendall, and JT must reconcile their own lives. As Don secures a 2nd season for Soul Train, he focuses on repairing his family-but is the damage already done?

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Supporting actors
Christopher JeffersonJelani WinstonKelly PriceKelly Rowland
Season year
2019
Network
CBS
Content advisory
Substance usealcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.4 out of 5 stars

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KimReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
The content is good, but we should be able to watch all content for $9.99
Please add (ALL) seasons to (ALL) shows, to BET amazon prime. $9.99 is not cheap. We should be able to watch All seasons/episodes to all shows. Thanks
21 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 29, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great series. Season 2 should be available
This is a great show and a great mystery as to why season 2 is not available on BET+. Why is season 2 not available? Please update with season 2.
17 people found this helpful
stepmasterjReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Inspiring!
True events with fiction for dramatic effect, sums this story up. Everybody has a dream, and this story keeps me inspired not to give up on mine. I am truly grateful to have stumbled onto this masterpiece! It's entertaining, dramatic, well cast, well written, creative, and most important, epic! Wow, just wow!
4 people found this helpful
Chase WoodieReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
SEASON 2?
We need a SEASON 2 ASAP !!!
5 people found this helpful
JoReviewed in the United States on February 26, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Writing & Character Development
The multidimensional characters and solid, well-rounded storytelling is what I love most about this show.
2 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 27, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
slow and boring
the story was allover the map, too many characters. I didn't get it. The soldier character was over the top and unnecessary. I forwarded almost all episode thats how boring and slow it was.
2 people found this helpful
WBReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Solid
Great show!
4 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you're old school, this is a must see!!!!!
I really enjoyed the music. It took me back to my childhood, And the acting was pretty good GREAT LINE UP
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