A busy TV weekend lies ahead, especially where black actors (and non actors) are concerned, since that's the part of this blog's focus. So get ready for an attack of the senses (or set your DVRs).
First, originally set to premiere last month, in celebration of Black History Month, Lifetime moved the debut date for its film adaptation of the recent all-black Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful, starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and Keke Palmer, to March 8, 2014, which is tomorrow, Saturday, at 8/7c.
The Trip to Bountiful is based on American playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote's Tony nominated play of the same name, which is set during the final years of the Jim Crow South, and follows one woman's quest to reconnect with her past in order to ensure her family's future.
The trailer for the film is embedded below (click on below for the second offering):