Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

ASPiRE, the network that provides a different reality for African-American viewers, announces the season three premiere of its hit weekly talk series, “exhale” (@exhaleTV).  Hosted by five dynamic, diverse and successful African-American women, “exhale’s” new eight-episode season will bring viewers honest, candid and entertaining discussion on a wide range of topics affecting African-American women.  Season three will premiere on Wednesday, May 6 at 9:00 p.m. EDT only on ASPiRE.

“exhale” is co-hosted by journalist and media maven Angela Burt-Murray; comedian Erin Jackson; director, writer and actress Issa Rae; blogger, author and TV anchor Rene Syler; and actress Malinda Williams.

Check out the May show schedule below:

FRIENDSHIPS – Season Premiere – Airs Wednesday, May 6, 9 p.m. EDT

Whether you’re besties, frienemies or a work spouse, all friendships can become quite complicated!  The ladies of “exhale,” along with guests, discuss the importance of friendships between siblings and spouses, reveal the secret to maintaining long-lasting friendships, and answer the age old question – can men and women really be just friends?

GUESTS: Erica Campbell, Johnny Gill, Hasani Pettiford, Eve Marie Ford

STEREOTYPES – Airs Wednesday, May 13, 9 p.m. EDT

From colorism, to reality TV, to racial profiling, the ladies of “exhale” and guests tackle the controversial topic of stereotypes.  Together, they’ll breakdown the misconceptions, half-truths, and the consequences of “judging a book by its cover.”

GUESTS: Justin Simien, Bill Duke, Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Marlo Hampton, Dr. Lisa Williams

SECRETS – Airs Wednesday, May 20, 9 p.m. EDT

In this episode, the ladies of “exhale” and guests are going to reveal the truth about Secrets.  From family secrets to infidelity to gossip, are there some secrets that should be left unsaid? And how can keeping secrets actually affect your physical and mental health?

GUESTS: Judge Mablean Ephraim, Lacey Schwartz, Deya Smith, Denise Boutte, Dr. Dion Short Metzger

ENTREPRENEURS – Airs Wednesday, May 27, 9 p.m. EDT

From startups, to franchises, to everything in between, owning your own business is part of the American Dream. But do we actually have what it takes to make it?  In this episode, the ladies of “exhale” get valuable insight on the risks and rewards of becoming an entrepreneur, as they learn the secrets to success from their experienced and successful guests.

GUESTS: Pat Neely, Melinda Emerson, Frank Rice, Kiya Tomlin

Will you be watching?