TV One puts a fresh spin on romantic dramas with the premiere of the original film, STEPPIN’ BACK TO LOVE which will air on Saturday, February 8 at
8 P.M. ET/7C, with an encore presentation at 10 P.M. ET/9C.
The film follows a once-loving couple connected by dance, who after facing marital struggles, use their passion for Chicago-style step-dancing to reignite the spark in their marriage. STEPPIN’ BACK TO LOVE stars Darrin Henson (Soul Food), Monique Coleman (High School Musical), Dorien Wilson (The Parkers), Brely Evans (Being Mary Jane), Erica Pinkett (All Eyez On Me), Mykel Shannon Jenkins (Undisputed 3: Redemption), Blue Kimble (The Bobby DeBarge Story), with a special appearance by Porsha Williams (The Real Housewives of Atlanta).
STEPPIN’ BACK TO LOVE chronicles the tumultuous, romantic journey of Derrick (Henson) and April (Coleman) whose undeniable chemistry led to a sultry, storybook romance filled with a number of dance championships. Over time, external factors force them to take to the dance floor less, when their marriage begins to slide from first position in their lives. Their relationship is put to the test when Derrick’s success photographing a racy internet star, Kiki (Pinkett), stirs up jealousy in his wife April. April finds distraction from her marital issues at work with a handsome doctor, Alonzo (Jenkins). With so many challenges, the couple must decide whether to take a final bow on their relationship or step back into love with one another.
STEPPIN’ BACK TO LOVE is written by Sharon Braithwaite and directed by Roger Bobb with casting provided by George Pierre. The film is produced by Swirl Films with Eric Tomosunas serving as Executive Producer. Demetrius Spencer of One Media also serves as Executive Producer, along with Eirka Conner. James Seppelfrick, Ron Robinson, Keith Neal, Angi Bones, and Juwan Lee serve as producers. For TV One, Karen Peterken and Tia Smith are the Executive Producers in Charge of Production; Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; and Brigitte McCray is Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Production.
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