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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.

Martin Lawrence Pairing Up w/ Kelsey Grammer For 'Odd Couple'-Like Comedy Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2013 6:14 PM
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Interesting pairing. Both are apparently free since Kelsey Grammer's Starz drama Boss was canceled last fall after 2 seasons, and Martin Lawrence's CBS pilot wasn't picked up. But if anyone had told me they'd be getting together to star in a comedy series together, I might have rejected the idea.

Watch Stacey Muhammad's 'REDEMPTION, For Colored Boys' Season 1, Episode 1

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2013 2:46 PM
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It was in March of last year that we featured the trailer for Stacey Muhammad's REDEMPTION, For Colored Boys, which, as Stacey notes, is the first in a series that address the lives and experiences of black men, broadly speaking.

TV One Announces Changes to 1st Quarter 2013 Primetime Lineup; New Premiere Dates

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 3, 2013 11:53 AM
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Some shifting of dates and times... All the details via press release from TV One, below...

Sonequa Martin-Green ('The Walking Dead') Joins 'Once Upon A Time' Cast In Mysterious Role

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 2, 2013 11:24 AM
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She just joined the cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead, a character name Sasha, and now actress Sonequa Martin-Green has also joined the cast of ABC’s fantasy hit series, Once Upon a Time, playing a character named Tamara.

'Roll Out' - Another TV Show Time Has Forgotten (And Maybe For Good Reason)

  • By Sergio
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  • January 1, 2013 9:01 PM
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So if I told you that, once upon a time, there was a weekly TV series about the brave exploits of black U.S. soldiers in Europe during World War II you would probably say, "Yeah, sure" or "Never in my lifetime."