The Heart Television Show from the mind of Iris Boiling

IMG_4638Richmond, VA, January 2014. Drama. Passion. Suspense. Intrigue. Welcome to the world of “The Heart Show.”  The highly anticipated drama showcases elements that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats! “The Heart Show” is based on the award winning author, Iris Bolling’s, The Heart Series Books. “The Heart Television Show” promises to be one of the most tantalizing shows of the season. This season of the show, revolves around the lives of political game changer, James Brooks (Mark Vincent) and his captivating, sassy love interest Ashley Harrison (Erika Lee). The drama unfolds when secrets, lies, and violence erupts to destroy their lives and love. The show will air on MyTV Richmond, Fox Richmond for six weeks on Saturdays at 10:00 p.m.,starting March 19, 2016. The Premiere Party and TV Screening will take place on the campus of VCU Campus(Commonwealth Ballroom) on March 12, 2016.

James Brook is a man who does not take no for an answer. He gets and claims what he wants. However, dark forces from the past and present are conspiring to deter his quest. Therefore, he enlist the services of his FBI friend, alpha male Brain Thompson (Malachi Malik), to protect his interest. Safeguarding his interest also involves guarding his IMG_4637loves. Brain’s job is not an easy task. JD’s sassy sister, Ashley Harrison has skeletons in her closet, the sinister David Holt (Tremayne Norris) and the vengeful woman scorned Carolyn Roth (DorryMarie) who threatens to derail the lives of JD’s inner circle. He also has to battle a conniving ex-wife and rugged brother for the control of his life.

Ashley Harrison is a woman on the move. However, her past is scorched with pain, secrets, and untold truths. Along with her best friend and sister-in-law, Tracy Harrison, she has created a very successful consulting agency. However, they both harbor an undisclosed matter that is about to blow up in their face. What repercussions will come forth from their deadly omissions?

“The Heart Television Show” was created by award winning visionary Iris Bolling. Iris Bolling had an idea to bring her written craft to television.  Never one to listen to naysayers, Iris Bolling developed a plan to put her plan to action. Iris Bolling propelled her steam and creativity, into developing a show showcasing dynamic acting, producing, writing, technical, directing, and cinematography skills. Iris Bolling hopes her courage and tenacity will assist other aspiring filmmakers to live their dreams.

Renown actor and filmmaker, Tommy Ford, plays the role of Avery Brooks. Tommy tell us about your role in The Heart Television Show.

Avery Brooks is a  Civil Rights attorney, along the lines of Julian Bond. My character is a loving father and husband, who has a commanding presence! However, my family has been divided for several years. In season 2 of The Heart, my son James turns to me for guidance. I see this as an opportunity to not only give my son the direction needed in his professional life, but his love life as well. Feeling loved and needed by my son is more rewarding than any business success that my character has ever accomplished!

Tremayne Norris, plays the dangerous and conniving David Holt.

Tremayne, how would you describe your role?


IMG_4639 I’ve never been skydiving, but I’d imagine it would be as exhilarating as playing David Holt. Taking the plunge, free-falling into character everyday on and letting the gravity of the script take control. It was an adrenaline rush that I was fortunate enough to experience.

Ericka Lee, plays sassy Ashley Harrison.
How did if feel playing the role of Ashley Harrison?
Playing the role of Ashley Harrison was literally a dream come true . Anybody who knows me knows how similar Ashley and I are . It was such a joy and so easy for me to connect to her character . Feisty and fierce yet compassionate and loving , I  feel like every woman around the world can somehow , someway relate and enjoy her role in The Heart TV series .

Iris Bolling was born in Richmond, Virginia, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. She is currently a Workforce Development Trainer with the Commonwealth of Virginia, providing management training and professional development consultation for the state workforce. To combine the areas in her life she enjoys the most, education, politics and romance, Iris Bolling penned her first manuscript, Once You’ve Touched the Heart, which was release in March 2008. Since that time she has released five additional books in The Heart Series. The Heart Series, which consist of The Heart of Him, Look IntoMy Heart, A Heart Divided, A Lost Heart and The Heart, have captivated the eyes and heart of readers. In April of 2010 Iris was named Debut Author the Year, at the Romance Slam Jam Conference. Her novel, Once You’ve Touched the Heart was voted the Readers’ Choice Award with Shades of Romance Magazine for, Romance Book of the Year. Iris was voted Romance Author of the Year and Author of the Year. Her novel A Lost Heart was nominated Romantic Suspense Novel of the Year, at the 2011 Romance Slam Jam. In 2012, her novel, The Heart won Hero of The Year for her character Al “Turk” Day. Showing the ability to continuously introduce award winning novels, Iris’s introduction of her new series, Gems & Gents, titled, Teach Me won The Heroine of The Year at the 2013 Emma Awards for her character Diamond Lassiter. She was selected OOSA Book Club Top Female Author of 2014. Her books were also selected by several book clubs as their top 5 picks for 2015. Season two of The Heart Television Show, based on her award winning heart series will air on Fox Richmond.


“The Heart Television Show” creator, writer and executive producer of the show is Iris Bolling. The show was directed by Matthew Brown.

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