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NBC's Craig Robinson Comedy Pilot From Creators Of 'The Office' Is Still Alive

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2013 1:49 PM
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In May, when NBC released its official fall schedule lineup, it looked like Craig Robinson's comedy series, from creators of The Office, was dead.

Watch All 14 BET Awards Performances If You Missed Them (Or Want To See Them Again)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2013 12:57 PM
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3 Jim Kelly Film Recommendations For Those Unaware Of His Contributions To Cinema

  • By Sergio
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  • July 1, 2013 12:39 PM
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I’ve been asked by Tambay, with the passing of Jim Kelly on June 29th at his home in San Diego after a battle with cancer, what Jim Kelly films I would recommend to those who are unfamiliar with his work (and if you are, I mean like, seriously, where in the hell have you been?).
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PBS To Debut New Doc 'The March' + Week Of Programs Honoring March On Washington's 50th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2013 12:32 PM
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Venus Williams' Multiple Wimbledon Championship Dreams In New Clip From 'Venus VS'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2013 12:10 PM
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ESPN Films and espnW will premiere the documentary Venus Vs., directed by Ava DuVernay, as the first film in the upcoming Nine for IX series, tomorrow, July 2, at 8pm ET.

Review: 'Gideon's Army' Is A Necessary Look At The Work Done By The Unsung (HBO Tonight)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2013 11:54 AM
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Director Dawn Porter's Gideon's Army, which will premiere tonight, July 1, on HBO, can be summarized as follows: 3 young, idealistic public defenders in the Deep South - Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick - struggle against long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads to ensure justice is served for America’s forgotten poor.

Fox Searchlight Takes Amma Asante's 'Belle' (Black Films Are In Vogue Again...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2013 11:44 AM
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What a turnaround in attitude towards "black films" for both The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Fox Searchlight in the last 12 months, it seems. You might recall that these were 2 companies that previously questioned the box office appeal of "black films" 3 or 4 years ago, given that those they'd acquired and released back then, hadn't fared as well as expectations.

Sneak Peek: OWN & Wanda Sykes Team Up For 'HERLARIOUS' Comedy Specials

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2013 11:19 AM
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Two O.J. Simpson Projects In The Works (One For TV, One For Theaters). Casting Call...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2013 10:58 AM
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What to make of all this new interest in O.J. Simpson... the only explanation I have is that June 2014 will mark the 20th anniversary since he was charged with the murders of Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman.

'Gideon's Army' Broadcast Premieres TONIGHT (July 1) On HBO - Watch 3 New Clips

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 1, 2013 10:40 AM
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A fascinating documentary that I saw earlier this year, while it was premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, on a subject that I wouldn't have ever even considered as a documentary topic; needless to say, I really appreciated, was informed and even entertained by it.

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