4/29: The Border

Kamau heads to the U.S./ Mexico border to find out what life is like for the people who live there and also show everyone that there’s already a wall!

5/6: Sikhs in America

Kamau unravels the stereotypes and myths of one of the most misunderstood religions in America, Sikhism.

5/13: The South Carolina Gullah

Kamau visits the coast of South Carolina to meet the Gullah Geechee people, a truly original American culture steeped in West African traditions and good old fashioned southern roots.

5/20: Physical Disabilities

Kamau looks into a minority group that everyone on the planet can be a part of, the physically disabled.

6/3: HBCUs

Kamau goes back to school to prove that Historically Black Colleges and Universities are as important now than they’ve ever been.

6/10: The Canadian Way

Ready to move to Canada? Well before you do, Kamau takes a trip up north to see if everything is truly as great as everyone says or if our neighbor to the north just does a better job of hiding its flaws.

6/17: Sweet Home (Mobile) Alabama

Kamau heads down south to debunk some myths while also retracing his family roots with his father.

6/24: Native Hawaii

Kamau visits the islands of Hawaii and finds that everything isn’t surfing, hula dancing and luaus in paradise.

Watch full episodes of United Shades of America


The critically-acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning CNN Original Series, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bellreturns for its third season on April 29. The eight-episode docuseries follows sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell as he explores communities across the country, using humor to start a conversation about race and how our differences unite and divide us.

In season three, Bell heads to the border, visits the coast of South Carolina to meet the Gullah Geechee people, travels to Hawaii to talk to natives, heads up north to Canada, meets with students at Historical Black Colleges and Universities, explores Sikhism in America, talks to members of the disabled community, and visits his dad in Mobile, Alabama to retrace his family roots. In the season premiere, “The Border,” Kamau travels to the U.S./Mexico border to find out what life is like for people living there and talk about the proposed new wall.


4/29 10p The Border

5/6 10p Sikhs in America

5/13 10p The South Carolina Gullah

5/20 10p Physical Disabilities

6/3 10p HBCUs

6/10 10p The Canadian Way

6/17 10p Sweet Home (Mobile) Alabama

6/24 10p Native Hawaii