The Breaks

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The Breaks
Premiere movie
January 4, 2016
February 20, 2017
Finale April 10, 2017
Creator Dan Charnas &
Seith Mann
Network VH1
Style 60-minute music drama
Company Atlantic Pictures
Seasons 1
Episodes 8 + telefilm
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

Based on Dan Charnas' nonfiction book The Big Payback: The History Of The Business Of Hip-Hop, The Breaks, a continuation of the movie that aired in January of 2016, follows the journey of Nikki, David and DeeVee as they work to make their mark in the 1990s New York music industry.

In April 2017, BET announced that it had picked up The Breaks for a second season. However, on November 20, 2017, it was announced that because of BET's recent series pickups, plans for the second season were scrapped, leading to the series being canceled.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Afton Williamson Nikki Jones
David Call David Aaron
Mack Wilds Darryl "DeeVee" Van Putten, Jr.
Antoine Harris Ahmed Harris
Evan Handler Jonah "Juggy" Aaron
Melonie Diaz Damita Alonzo
Sinqua Walls Terrace "Lil Roy" Baltimore
Ali Ahn Jojo Shin


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One February 20, 2017 April 10, 2017 8

TV Movies

Title Network Airdate
Pilot VH1 January 4, 2016


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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