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UK's Channel 4 Acquires UK Premiere Broadcast Rights To Shonda Rhimes' 'Scandal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 12, 2012 10:30 AM
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In August, it was announced that French premium pay TV channel Canal Plus has picked up the series for its 2013 slate, for audiences in France. And now our readers in the UK who have been curious about the show, thanks to all the Stateside excitement for it, will also now get their opportunity to check it out firsthand.

Kevin Daniels Will Star In Ensemble Dennis Leary Comedy Pilot 'Sirens' For USA Network

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 5:39 PM
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The upcoming new USA Network half-hour comedy pilot Sirens has cast Kevin Daniels (Modern Family), Michael Mosley (30 Rock, Pan Am), Jessica McNamee (The Vow) and Kevin Bigley (Game Change) to star.

Spike TV Announces All-Star Lineup For Eddie Murphy Special: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Others

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 4:14 PM
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This should be fun; I'll be watching on Wednesday, November 14. 

Oh Joy... VH1 Bets On Love w/ Premiere Of 'Marrying The Game' On November 19

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 3:51 PM
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Posted without further comment, via press release from VH1.

This Week in Black Television: The New Fall Season...Thoughts Thus Far

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • October 11, 2012 2:55 PM
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This regular feature has been clearly absent the past two weeks because I was buried under an avalanche…of too many TV shows!  Between returning favorites like Fringe and new fare like Last Resort, there’s been a torrent of TV watching in the ol’ homestead.  But now I’ve finally dug myself out and am able to share my humble opinions on what’s good so far and what (or who) needs to go back to the drawing board. Warning – SPOILERS ARE ABOUND!

John Legend Sells Scripted Comedy Project To Fox, Based On His Own Life

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 2:05 PM
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It was announced in July that John Legend and his Get Lifted Film Company had signed an exclusive deal with Universal Cable Productions to develop TV series for both cable and broadcast networks.

BET's 'Hip Hop Awards' Show Drops Big In Ratings

  • By Sergio
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  • October 11, 2012 12:25 PM
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Despite the heavily reported backstage fight between Young Jeezy and Rick Ross (and will somebody PLEASE tell him to stop pulling up his shirt) the ratings for BET's Hip-Hop Awards show on Tuesday night took a serious drop in ratings and viewership.

Trailer For 2-Hour OWN Doc '1st Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 12:24 PM
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The two-hour OWN special, The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, chronicles the ups and downs of fulfilling Oprah Winfrey's vision to provide girls in South Africa with a "world-class" education. 

Watch Extended Preview Of Lifetime's New Docu-Series 'The Houstons: On Our Own'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 12:08 PM
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Showtime, CBS Teaming For 'LT: The Life And Times' (Doc On Life & Career Of Lawrence Taylor)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 11, 2012 11:44 AM
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Coming to Showtime in early 2013.