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This Week in Black Television

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • April 5, 2012 3:30 PM
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For the beginning of Spring there are a lot of going ons, together and tangentially, with Black folks in American television.  Forgoing announcements of castings and potential new shows that my fellow S&A writers diligently announce, this weekly forum is moreso based on what happened in this show and that on the various networks…and what to expect within the next few days and week.

Preview CBS' New Harlem-Set Crime Drama "NY 22"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 5, 2012 2:58 PM
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Somehow we missed this. I couldn't find any past posts announcing it, so this is probably the first.

Pam Grier's Autobiography "Foxy: My Life In Three Acts" Optioned; Screenwriter Hired To Adapt

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 5, 2012 2:13 PM
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I remember when the book was published in mid-2010, and I posted an entry about it possibly being adapted into a feature film; Pam Grier herself said there was interest in it, and, like almost every other iconic real life black woman considering a film on her life, I recall her saying that she would love for Halle Berry to play her in the film.

Looking Back At The 1st Quarter of 2012 In Black Cinema; How Did We Do?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 5, 2012 1:52 PM
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So... the first quarter of 2012 has come to an end, and as I like to do from time to time, let's take a look at how we've done so far this year; and by that I mean, how black films released in theaters (in the USA) during the first 3 months of the year, fared.

Iyanla Vanzant Will Fix Your Life In Primetime On OWN (Network Greenlights 4 New Series)

  • By Courtney
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  • April 5, 2012 11:53 AM
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4 new primetime unscripted series greenlit by Oprah Winfrey's OWN. Are there any scripted series on OWN?

Burger King Says "We're Sorry" About that Mary J. Blige Commercial

  • By Sergio
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  • April 5, 2012 11:44 AM
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In the followup to the "Is this really a controversy?" controversy regarding that Chicken Snack Wraps commercial featuring Mary J. Blige, that got more than a few people quite upset, Burger King has officially released a statement apologizing for the ad.

"Kinyarwanda" Actress Cassandra Freeman Joins Cast Of VH1s "Single Ladies"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 5, 2012 11:40 AM
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Cassandra Freeman (most recently seen on S&A in Alrick Brown's Kinyarwanda) has joined the cast of the Queen Latifah-produced hour-long VH1 dramedy series Single Ladies which revolves around the romantic relationships of three friends.

Lead Role Casting Currently Underway For Ashley Walters-Directed Film "The Charlatans"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • April 5, 2012 11:32 AM
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Lead role casting is currently underway for the planned Ashley Walters-directed film, The Charlatans.

First Look At Ka'ramuu Kush's "And Then..." (3rd S&A Black Filmmaker Challenge Winning Project)

  • By Courtney
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  • April 5, 2012 11:23 AM
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Principal photography on Ka'ramuu Kush's short film And Then... (winner of the 3rd Shadow And Act Black Filmmaker Challenge) is officially underway in Los Angeles, and here's your first look at the film; call it a tease/teaser of what's to come.

Lisa Vidal Joins Gabrielle Union In BET’s "Being Mary Jane"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 5, 2012 11:03 AM
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Given your responses to our last post on the series' title change, many didn't care for the new name (you didn't care for the old title either, but you definitely didn't like the new one; you guys are a tough crowd).

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