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Anna Maria Horsford Will Play Winston's Mother On 'New Girl'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 5:45 PM
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Anna Maria Horsford (an actress who's worked consistently since the late 1970s, in both film and on TV) is joining the cast of the Fox Comedy, New Girl, playing the mother of Lamorne Morris's character, Winston Bishop.

Coming To Showtime: 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' & 'Suge Knight: American Dream-American Knightmare'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 5:25 PM
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Showtime is launching a new documentary series showcase titled Closeup, which will give measured and complex looks at the lives of several notable public figures, with Richard Pryor being among the first to be profiled.

Alphonso McAuley ('Breaking In') Signs Talent Deal w/ Universal (Eyeing Lead In Comedy Pilot)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 2:50 PM
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I obviously don't watch enough TV to know that Alphonso McAuley must be quite the talent for Universal Television to want to sign a talent holding deal with the young actor, with plans to cast him in a comedy pilot for the studio.

So How Come The Black Guy On 'Teen Wolf' Doesn't Have A 'Life?'

  • By Sergio
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  • August 1, 2012 10:16 AM
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Another day, another controversy.

Signs Of Life At OWN

  • By Sergio
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  • July 31, 2012 8:29 PM
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After months of doom and gloom reports about disappointing ratings and the lackluster performance of the Oprah Winfrey Network, there are hopeful signs of new life.

Watch Peabody Award-Winning South African Drama Series 'InterSEXions' (2nd Season Casting)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2012 12:37 PM
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I'm only just learning about this South African episodic drama series titled InterSEXions, which comprises of 25 independent but interrelated episodes that follow how the HIV virus affects a chain of people, although it tries not to present itself as an overtly HIV/AIDS drama series.

Gabourey Sidibe Gets 1 More Season On 'The Big C' As Showtime Renews For 4th

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2012 10:04 AM
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This is one of those shows that I watched 2 or 3 episodes of, when it debuted, and never returned. I just wasn't immediately sucked in.

Disney Junior TV 'Doc McStuffins' Is A Hit For The Network

  • By Sergio
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  • July 31, 2012 9:06 AM
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We try, as best we can, to cover everything involving black images in the media. But of course we're only human and some things will slip by us. And since we're all adults here it's not that surprising that only now did we find out about the hit TV show Doc McSnuffins

Tonight On HBO: Bethann Hardison, Beverly Johnson In 'About Face: Supermodels Then And Now'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2012 8:12 PM
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For those with HBO, tune in tonight at 9pm to watch director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' Sundance 2012 documentary, About Face: Supermodels Then And Now, which features some of the most famous supermodels of all time, including the legendary Bethann Hardison (above-left; one of the first Black models for giants like Calvin Klein, and Oscar de La Renta, who helped guide the careers of future supermodels like Tyson Beckford, Iman and Naomi Campbell and is the first Black editor-at-large for Vogue Italia online); also featured in the documentary are former supermodels Beverly Johnson, Jerry Hall, Christie Brinkley and others.

Chris Rock-Produced Late Night Series Starring W. Kamau Bell Gets A Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2012 3:51 PM
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Announced in March... the FX network greenlit a new weekly half-hour late night series exec-produced by Chris Rock, starring standup comedian W. Kamau Bell, in which he'll "dissect politics, pop culture, race, religion, the media and sex."