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Lifetime Orders New Atlanta-Set Reality TV Series 'Pretty Wicked Moms'

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • April 29, 2013 2:37 PM
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I believe it was Tambay who last said that Atlanta was fast-becoming reality TV central, with series that are already set in that city, and new series ordered recently.Here's another new series that was just announced today by Lifetime, which the network ordered 9 episodes of and will debut on June 4 at 10/9c.It's called Pretty Wicked Moms and will feature "six feisty Atlanta mothers."We're just the messengers.What I found most amusing is that Lifetime is calling this an "unscripted comedy." Reality TV show is just not a popular term anymore. It seems like networks are trying to get away from that. Another term used commonly is "docu-series."The full details via press release from Lifetime:"THE HARDEST PART ABOUT BEING A MOM IS HAVING TO KEEP A HUMAN BEING ALIVE!"
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Coming Soon: 'Africa's Next Top Model'

  • By Courtney
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  • April 29, 2013 10:35 AM
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An African version of Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model is coming to South Africa, and it'll be titled Africa's Next Top Model, with Nigerian supermodel Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi filling in the Tyra Banks role as host, producer and mentor to the models.The new reality competition spin-off will start filming in Cape Town in August for pay-TV broadcaster M-Net, and will later this year on M-Net's AfricaMagic channels.The show will be produced by Gavin Wratten - the man behind South Africa's version of American Idol, called Idols.
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Steve Spielberg's 'Obama' Starring Daniel Day Lewis (Video)

  • By Courtney
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  • April 28, 2013 6:19 PM
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Steve Spielberg's 'Obama' Starring Daniel Day Lewis (Video)
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Issa Rae, Malinda Williams Will Co-Host New ASPiRE Talkshow Modeled After 'The View'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 26, 2013 4:46 PM
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ASPiRE, the new television network from Magic Johnson Enterprises that promised, at the time of its launch, an "entertaining and inspiring mix of original and groundbreaking programming," with the likes of Laurence Fishburne, Omari Hardwick, Esperanza Spalding and Jonathan Slocumb set to host prime-time series blocks focused on movies, comedy, original series, and music, has has greenlit it first talkshow, according to Variety.
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Lawrence Gilliard Jr.'s 'Walking Dead' Role Revealed - Army Medic/Town Drunk Bob Stookey

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 26, 2013 4:07 PM
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It's no longer "unconfirmed." Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (likely best known for his role as D'Angelo Barksdale on The Wire) is indeed joining the season 4 cast of AMC's hit zombie drama series The Walking Dead, in a new series regular role.Of course the question we all had yesterday was, what role exactly could that be, especially with key black roles already filled, like Chad Coleman (who plays Tyreese, and who's also a former cast member of The Wire) and Danai Gurira as Michonne. Sonequa Martin-Green (who plays Sasha, although she's not a character that exists in the comic book source material) was promoted to series regulars in the series, which returns in October.Now we know what role Gilliard is going to play. A character named Bob Stookey.

NBC Announces Drama Series Renewals For 2013/2014 Season, But No 'Deception'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 26, 2013 3:45 PM
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NBC Announces Drama Series Renewals For 2013/2014 Season, But No 'Deception'
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What 3-Week Hiatus? 'Scandal' Returns Up To Equal Series High; Dominates Time Slot

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 26, 2013 1:03 PM
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Why Is Fox So Desperate To Save 'American Idol'?

  • By Sergio
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  • April 25, 2013 3:15 PM
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The trials and tribulations of American Idol just seem to get worse and worse. And yet, in a bizarre way, which could only exist in the TV business, things have never been better.
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'Mayweather' Revealing 1-Hour Doc Narrated by LL Cool J To Air On CBS, Saturday, April 27

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 25, 2013 2:51 PM
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Apparently, the networks are intent on exploiting the upcoming Showtime pay-per-view broadcast of what is being called "the boxing event of the year" - May Day: Mayweather vs. Guerrero, which takes place on Saturday, May 4.
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BBC Presents 'Queens Of Jazz: The Joy And Pain Of The Jazz Divas' (Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 25, 2013 1:42 PM
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