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New On DVD: South Africa's Dramatic Series 'Mshika-shika (The Hustle)'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 28, 2012 9:00 AM
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It's been described as part Luther, part The Wire.  And the general consensus is that Mshika-shika-- which translates to The Hustle-- is all entertaining.

SyFy Picking Up Hit New Canadian Series 'Continuum' (Roger Cross, Omari Newton Co-Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 5:42 PM
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The Syfy network is reportedly finalizing a deal to acquire Canadian sci-fi drama Continuum, which has already been picked up by Syfy UK - 10 episodes.

Revisiting Taye Diggs In 2006 Canceled ABC Series 'Day Break'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 4:32 PM
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I didn't watch this TV series when it originally aired in 2006, and I stumbled across it this weekend, while browsing through Netflix titles. And, remembering it, I decided to watch it, and ended up watching all 13 episodes over the weekend. 

Lifetime Releases Glam Cast Posters For All-Black 'Steel Magnolias' Cast

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 3:24 PM
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Lifetime has set October 7, at 9pm for the world premiere of its remake of the 1989 tear jerker drama, Steel Magnolias, with an all-African American cast that includes: Queen Latifah (she's also executive producer) as M'Lynn, Alfre Woodard as Ouiser, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Jill Scott as Truvy, Adepero Oduye as Annelle and Rashad’s daughter, Condola Rashad as Shelby. 

Anika Noni Rose Heading to CBS' New Sherlock Holmes Series, 'Elementary'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 3:13 PM
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Anika Noni Rose, who recently completed shooting on the film adaptation of Half Of A Yellow Sun, will guest-star on CBS's Sherlock Holmes adaptation titled, Elementary.

Loretta Devine Will Play Cedric The Entertainers Mother On 'The Soul Man'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 2:08 PM
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Loretta Devine is heading to the TV Land this week for a 2-episode arc in its freshman half-hour comedy series, The Soul Man.

Nickelodeon Cancels Cymphonique Miller Series 'How To Rock' After One Season

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 9:32 AM
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That was fast!

Oprah Winfrey Keeps 'Next Chapter' Ratings Momentum Going, Books Jennifer Hudson Sit-Down

  • By Courtney
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  • August 25, 2012 10:34 AM
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Likely buoyed by strong ratings from recent celeb interviews, Oprah Winfrey is continuing along that path.

Salli Richardson Is 'Sultry' Radio Show Host in Lifetime Pilot 'The Secret Lives of Wives'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 24, 2012 9:42 PM
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Salli Richardson is the first star to be cast in Lifetime's one-hour pilot The Secret Lives of Wives. The project, written by Jill Gordon and executive produced by Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz, centers on the lives of four marriages and the real truth behind them.

ABC Teams With Will & Jada Pinkett Smith (Overbrook) For 'High Octane Pandemic Thriller'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 24, 2012 6:09 PM
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About a 1 1/2 months ago, we announced that Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and James Lassiter (via their Overbrook Entertainment) had teamed up with J. Michael Straczynski and his new media company, Studio JMS, to produce a new television series, which was said to be in development.