A House Divided
Genre
Created byDan Garcia
Starring
ComposerGregory De Iulio
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes34
Production
Executive producers
  • Dan Garcia
  • Matthew Helderman
  • Luke Taylor
Running time42 minutes
Production companyBondIt Media Capital
Original release
Network
ReleaseJuly 18, 2019 (2019-07-18) –
February 16, 2023 (2023-02-16)

A House Divided is an American web television soap opera created by Dan Garcia and starring Demetria McKinney, Paula Jai Parker, Brad James and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs. The series follows the members of a wealthy Sanders family in Los Angeles after the loss of the family's matriarch while uncovering and facing a variety of secrets and scandals.

The first season premiered on the streaming service Urban Movie Channel on July 18, 2019.[1][2][3][4] On October 25, 2019, the series was renewed for the second season, while LisaRaye McCoy and Parker McKenna Posey have joined the cast.[5][6] The first season received three Indie Series Awards nominations.[7] At the 48th Daytime Emmy Awards it received three nominations: Outstanding Limited Drama Series, and for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Daytime Fiction Program (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Brad James).[8] On May 10, 2021, the series was renewed for a fourth season.[9]

Plot

A House Divided follows the direct descendant of Letty Sanders, an enslaved woman who after arriving in Los Angeles, California in 1821 and became the wealthiest Black woman in the newly formed city. Centering on the present-day members of the highly esteemed Sanders family, Cameron Sanders (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) has raised his three children: Stephanie (Paula Jai Parker), Cameron, Jr. (Brad James), and Torrance (Steph Santana), in opulent wealth. After the sudden passing of his wife amidst a brewing government investigation into the business dealings of the family-owned bank, a new woman, Carissa Walker (Demetria McKinney) emerges from the shadows determined to be the next Mrs. Cameran Sanders. As secrets are uncovered and scandals emerge, the Sanders family will be forced to band together for the sake of their survival or risk the ultimate demise of their long-standing legacy.

Cast and characters

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
16July 18, 2019 (2019-07-18)August 21, 2019 (2019-08-21)Urban Movie Channel
26April 30, 2020 (2020-04-30)June 4, 2020 (2020-06-04)
382December 23, 2020 (2020-12-23)December 30, 2020 (2020-12-30)
6January 7, 2021 (2021-01-07)February 11, 2021 (2021-02-11)ALLBLK
48January 13, 2022 (2022-01-13)March 3, 2022 (2022-03-03)
58January 12, 2023 (2023-01-12)March 2, 2023 (2023-03-02)

Season 1 (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"A House Divided"Honesty J. EdwardsDan GarciaJuly 18, 2019 (2019-07-18)
22"Heaven's Lieutenants"Honesty J. EdwardsDan GarciaJuly 24, 2019 (2019-07-24)
33"Just Like You"Honesty J. EdwardsDan GarciaJuly 31, 2019 (2019-07-31)
44"Hide No More"Honesty J. EdwardsDan GarciaAugust 7, 2019 (2019-08-07)
55"That Woman"Honesty J. EdwardsDan GarciaAugust 14, 2019 (2019-08-14)
66"Where the Bodies are Buried"Honesty J. EdwardsDan GarciaAugust 21, 2019 (2019-08-21)

Season 2 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
71"Now You're In"UnknownUnknownApril 30, 2020 (2020-04-30)
82"Step Into It"UnknownUnknownMay 7, 2020 (2020-05-07)
93"Why So Surprised?"UnknownUnknownMay 14, 2020 (2020-05-14)
104"Need The Money"UnknownUnknownMay 21, 2020 (2020-05-21)
115"Willing to Sacrifice"UnknownUnknownMay 28, 2020 (2020-05-28)
126"Legacy"UnknownUnknownJune 4, 2020 (2020-06-04)

Season 3 (2020–21)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
131"They Can Kill Me"UnknownUnknownDecember 23, 2020 (2020-12-23)
142"We All Got Choices"UnknownUnknownDecember 30, 2020 (2020-12-30)
153"Too Much Blood"UnknownUnknownJanuary 7, 2021 (2021-01-07)
164"You Better Come Correct"UnknownUnknownJanuary 14, 2021 (2021-01-14)
175"Risk It All"UnknownUnknownJanuary 21, 2021 (2021-01-21)
186"Monuments of What We Can Achieve"UnknownUnknownJanuary 28, 2021 (2021-01-28)
197"You Forced My Hand"UnknownUnknownFebruary 4, 2021 (2021-02-04)
208"Wake Up"UnknownUnknownFebruary 11, 2021 (2021-02-11)

Season 4 (2022)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
211"That's My World"UnknownUnknownJanuary 13, 2022 (2022-01-13)
222"We All Have Sinned"UnknownUnknownJanuary 20, 2022 (2022-01-20)
233"Two Steps Ahead"UnknownUnknownJanuary 27, 2022 (2022-01-27)
244"The Iron Law"UnknownUnknownFebruary 3, 2022 (2022-02-03)
255"Nobody Knows"UnknownUnknownFebruary 10, 2022 (2022-02-10)
266"Under The Jail"UnknownUnknownFebruary 17, 2022 (2022-02-17)
277"All Acts Get Old"UnknownUnknownFebruary 24, 2022 (2022-02-24)
288"Why The Sudden Rush?"UnknownUnknownMarch 3, 2022 (2022-03-03)

Season 5 (2023)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [10]Directed byWritten byOriginal release date [10]
291"Time of Betrayal"UnknownUnknownJanuary 12, 2023 (2023-01-12)
302"A Gust of Wind"UnknownUnknownJanuary 19, 2023 (2023-01-19)
313"Double or Nothing"UnknownUnknownJanuary 26, 2023 (2023-01-26)
324"This Ends Today"UnknownUnknownFebruary 2, 2023 (2023-02-02)
335"Dark Storm"UnknownUnknownFebruary 9, 2023 (2023-02-09)
346"It's Been Too Long"UnknownUnknownFebruary 16, 2023 (2023-02-16)
357"Clean Up Shop"UnknownUnknownFebruary 23, 2023 (2023-02-23)
368"New Beginnings"UnknownUnknownMarch 2, 2023 (2023-03-02)

References

  1. ^ Yang, Rachel (March 28, 2019). "UMC Sets New Drama 'A House Divided,' 'Craig Ross Jr.'s Monogamy' Season 2".
  2. ^ "'A House Divided': UMC (Urban Movie Channel) Expands Scripted Slate with Multi-generational Family Saga". www.prnewswire.com (Press release). RLJ Entertainment.
  3. ^ "Demetria McKinney "Spills the Tea"". July 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "'A House Divided': Is a Plot-Filled Potboiler". 5 July 2019.
  5. ^ Hipes, Patrick (October 25, 2019). "UMC Renews 'A House Divided' For Season 2, Adds LisaRaye McCoy & Parker McKenna Posey As Recurring".
  6. ^ "UMC's 'A House Divided' Renewed For Season 2 With LisaRaye McCoy and Parker McKenna Posey Added To Cast". October 27, 2019.
  7. ^ "11th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominations".
  8. ^ "Nominees for the CBS broadcast of The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards – The Emmys". theemmys.tv.
  9. ^ Low, Elaine (May 10, 2021). "ALLBLK Renews Three Dramas as Streamer Adds More Original Series (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
  10. ^ a b "A House Divided – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 8, 2023.