This week on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, we heard from noted film/TV producer Robert Townsend who’s fresh off the third season premiere of his new web series “Diary of a Single Mom” airing on Pic.TV.

Unfamiliar with the new project? The original series chronicles the lives and challenges of three single mothers and their families trying to get ahead despite obstacles that all single mothers face, such as childcare, healthcare, education and finances. The series is produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Robert Townsend, renowned for such films as Hollywood Shuffle and Meteor Man and written by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Cheryl L. West.

The onscreen superstar himself Townsend, spoke with the TJMS crew in detail about what it takes to put this web series together, plus highlights of the experiences working with the series’ stars – Monica Calhoun, Valery Ortiz, Janice Lynde, the the legendary Billy Dee Williams and Richard Roundtree, Leon and young sensations Nieko Mann, Logan Grove, Zach Callison, Jonathan Biggs, China Anderson and Ava Marie.

Check out the entire interview below plus a sneak peek of what’s to come this season on the show.



At the season opener we find Ocean and her family still reeling from the aftermath of Senior’s emotional and physical warfare. Ocean, Lupe and Peggy question their livelihood and how they’ll maintain a roof over their heads. Lupe’s health leaves her feeling especially vulnerable.

Have you all ever watched “Diary of Single Mom” before? If so, what are your thoughts about season three?

A few members of the star-studded cast recently came together for a live streaming session to encourage dialogues about not only their characters and the plot, but the impact of the show itself. Check it out if you missed it below.