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This Week In Black Television: Summertime Shows... And Of Course, 'The Game'

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • June 1, 2012 1:42 PM
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The bulk of this week’s column focuses on what television shows with Black talent that you should be watching this summer, when you’re not out at rooftop parties, BBQ’s, picnics, outdoor concerts and the like, as well as other shows that are just too good to miss.   Yet since it has its season finale this coming Tuesday I’d be remiss if I didn’t review this past week’s episode of The Game.

Watch Previews Of 'Tia & Tamera' Season 2 Debut + New Series Pick-up 'Chicagolicious'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 1, 2012 12:57 PM
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On June 11, Style Networks's highest rated series Tia & Tamera (that's right, highest rated) will return for its second season at 8/7c.

VH1 To Air 'The Story of Yo! MTV Raps' Next Week; Remember When Tupac Assaulted The Hughes Bros?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 7:24 PM
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Next week Thursday, June 7 at 10 PM EST, VH1 will premiere Yo: The Story of Yo! MTV Raps, which, as the title suggests, will take audiences on a trip down memory lane, looking at the popular series which ran from 1988 to 1995 with its original Yo! MTV Raps name, then later as simply Yo! until 1999. It was the first hip-hop music show on the network.

Watch Trailer For Season 2 Of 'Boss' (Sanaa Lathan, T.I. Join Cast; Rotimi, James V. Meredith Return)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 6:24 PM
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I guess I should start watching Boss with season 2 set to premiere on Friday, August 17, on Starz; a few black actors of note on this show, as the below trailer for the upcoming new season shows, including the divine Sanaa Lathan, who joined the cast of the Golden Globe-winning drama series earlier this year (star Kelsey Grammer won the Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama).

Kimberly Elise Talks Role In New Western 'Hannah's Law' + Compares VH1's 'Bounce' To 'Black Swan'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 5:08 PM
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Time flies... The Hallmark Movie Channel original movie we told you about last October, with Danny Glover and Kimberly Elise co-starring, will premiere on Saturday, June 9 at 8PM ET/PT.

Kerry Washington To Test Primetime Emmy History With 'Scandal' (A Drought For Black Actresses)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 12:18 PM
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It's Thursday, and you know what that would've meant if Scandal season 1 wasn't yet over. I'm sure some of you will soon start showing symptons of Scandal withdrawal. My cure? I say give Damages a try if you haven't watched any of that FX series yet. It's one hell of a show, and worthy of all the accolades; and dare I say, it's what Scandal COULD be, if the envelope was pushed a bit more, and the show took more risks.

AMC Announces 'The Walking Dead' Season 3 Preview Weekend

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 31, 2012 11:45 AM
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Woo-hoo! Here ya go fans of The Walking Dead (I'm one), via press release; I especially like the part about giving fans a first-look at season 3:

Stakes High In Much Anticipated Season Finales Of 'The Game' & 'Let's Stay Together' (Rick Fox Returns)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 30, 2012 10:01 PM
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For all you fans of both series out there, of which there are many... this one's or you... from the press release:

Marvel Will Release "Blade" Anime 12-Episode Season On DVD In July (Now Available On VOD)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 30, 2012 9:27 AM
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We didn't discuss this much - that new Marvel Blade anime series which premiere on the G4 channel in January, running for 11 successive half-hour episodes every week after its debut.

"Single Ladies" Season 2 Debuted Last Night; Did You Watch? If So, Reactions?

  • By Courtney
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  • May 29, 2012 9:37 PM
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What? No S&A Single Ladies Talkback session?