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A Fresh Generation Of African Leaders To Be Featured In New Docuseries 'Tutu’s Children'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 6:26 PM
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In Case You Missed It - Video Clip From 'Best Funeral Ever'

  • By Sergio
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  • January 7, 2013 2:45 PM
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So as you will fondly recall, I told you about that new TLC reality show, Best Funeral Ever, about the wacky and ratchet funerals done by the Dallas based Golden Gate Funeral Home (HERE) that premiered last night, I'm sure, to great ratings.

VH1 Tats Up Harlem with 'Black Ink Crew' - Series Premiere Tonight (Watch Preview)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 1:47 PM
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In August, the network revealed its new season lineup of shows, introducing a slate of original programs that reflect the interests of what it called its "adultster" audience - "adults who are balancing new responsibilities with their desires to stay current with what’s happening in music and pop culture."

Watch All 8 Ground-Breaking 'Why Poverty?' Documentaries Now (Including 'Stealing Africa')

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 11:32 AM
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A quick recap...

'Deception' Debuts Tonight On NBC; Show Creators See No Need To Call Attention To Race

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 11:07 AM
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“I guess the way it all shook out, (the ethnicity of [Meagan] Good and [Laz] Alonso) is a way of sort of dealing with race without actually having to talk about it... But it’s not something we really talk about too much in the writers room…I just think it is sort of there. I’m not sure what we could put in the characters’ mouths that would speak louder than the fact of what you’re looking at on-screen.”

Tyler Perry's 'Downton Abbey' + New Kym Whitley Series & More On OWN's 2013 Slate

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 10:36 AM
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Ok, so it's not really Downton Abbey, but that's the first thing I thought of when I read the description of the hour-long drama, The Haves and the Have Nots - which is one of the 2 new original programs Tyler Perry is scripting for Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, per their previously announced new deal. 

Donald Glover Will Play Lena Dunham's Handsome Black Republican Boyfriend In 'Girls'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 10:11 AM
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Huck Is Waterboarded & Brutally Beaten In Preview Clip Of 'Scandal' (Returns January 10)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2013 5:53 PM
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Don't adjust your monitors; it's not a clip from Zero Dark Thirty; it's a scene from the next episode of ABC’s Scandal, which apparently intends to reboot the "torture as a means of interrogation" debate with what will be a *graphic* torture scene.

First Trailer For Thandie Newton's Gritty Undercover Cop Drama Series 'Rogue' + Premiere Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2013 10:55 AM
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Are You Ready For The 'Best Funeral Ever' Reality TV Show?

  • By Sergio
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  • January 4, 2013 9:03 AM
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I don't know about you, but I'm getting the queasy feeling that this new TLC reality show is going to be all kinds of ratchet.