TBS is set to launch a weekly celebration of Black movies and culture with its new offering, Friday Night Vibes. Set to premiere on June 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, Friday Night Vibes will serve as a celebration of diverse stories and filmmakers, with movies ranging across all different genres. The first movies to be featured will be the Michael B. Jordan-led Creed and Creed 2.
Friday Night Vibes is hosted by Tiffany Haddish and Deon Cole. In addition to the movies, the weekly program will feature comedy, celebrity interviews, behind-the-scenes insights and musical performances.
“The program will be ground zero for those who love movies, Black culture, music and hanging out at the beauty salon and barbershop,” TBS said in its press release.
Joining Haddish and Cole as special in-studio guests for the June 18 debut airing, which falls a day before the newly recognized federal holiday of Juneteenth, include Snoop Dogg and Tina Knowles-Lawson.
Friday Night Vibes will be a 52-week movie destination. So far, TBS has announced the initial summer lineup of films, which are:
June 18 — Creed/Creed 2
June 25 — Central Intelligence/Get Hard
July 2 — Black Panther/National Security
July 9 — Suicide Squad/The Hitman’s Bodyguard
July 16 — Creed/Creed 2
July 23 — Get Hard/Money Talks
July 30 — Rampage/Pacific Rim
In addition to the weekly broadcast of Friday Night Vibes, TBS.com has a dedicated Friday Night Vibes webpage (opens in new tab) that makes other movies not currently scheduled to be on broadcast available to watch on-demand. Currently, this includes films like Baggage Claim, the Barbershop trilogy, Blindspotting and Uncle Drew.
Viewers can also use the website to keep up with upcoming Friday Night Vibes movies and guest stars.
Watch the preview for Friday Night Vibes below.
Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).
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