Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

ASPiRE announced yesterday that it was starting production in Los Angeles on the second season of its popular original weekly talk series, “exhale” (@exhaleTV).  Hosted by five dynamic, successful African-American women – journalist and media maven Angela Burt-Murray; actress and comedian Erin Jackson; director, writer and actress Issa Rae; blogger, author and TV anchor Rene Syler ; and actress Malinda Williams  – “exhale’s” new season will continue to bring honest, entertaining and candid discussion on a wide range of topics affecting African American women.

“We are excited to have ‘exhale’ return for a second season on ASPiRE,” said ASPiRE General Manager Paul Butler. “As a signature series for the network and integral part of our growing original programming lineup, we expect ‘exhale’s’ new season to further spark important and intriguing conversations across a range of topics relevant to African American women, the African American family and community.  Based on the positive and spirited social media chatter across platforms during the first season, we hope that our viewers continue to engage and further the conversation wherever we gather as a community with each new episode.”

With a unique mix of bold humor, sincerity and insight, Burt-Murray, Jackson, Rae, Syler and Williams return to provide a fresh in-depth perspective on topics that are relevant and evergreen in the lives of African-American women.  The five hosts from different generations, fields and backgrounds get real about family, love and relationships, career, money, faith, justice, education, health and wellness, and other topics of interest to modern women.  An intriguing range of special guests, from celebrities and experts to religious leaders and authors, join in the conversation and fun.

Check out the “exhale” clip below featuring special guest, Vanessa Simmons:

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The eight-episode series will premiere in May 2014.

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