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UPDATE: VH-1 Pulls 'Ev & Ocho' Reality Show After Arrest

  • By Sergio
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  • August 13, 2012 3:05 PM
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So let me see if I got this straight, and anyone who's addicted to reality shows I'm sure will correct me.

This Week in Black Television: THE CLOSER Ends, GRIMM Returns, and Tyler James Williams stars on GO ON

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • August 13, 2012 12:57 PM
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A little twist on the column this week as I preview shows that are coming out this week such as the series finale of The Closer and debut of spinoff series Major Crimes as well the very early season return of Grimm and the lackluster treatment of Black characters on Falling Skies and the primetime return of Tyler James Williams.

Thoughts On Debut Of Chris Rock-Produced 'Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell'?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2012 11:36 AM
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Robert Gossett, Ransford Doherty, Kearran Giovanni In New TNT Series 'Major Crimes' Tonight

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 13, 2012 10:36 AM
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Tonight, at 10 pm, TNT will premiere a new crime drama series titled Major Crimes - a spin-off, we could say, of its hit series The Closer, which will pick up where that The Closer left off.

'In Living Color' Reboot Likely Won't See The Light Of Day (Details...)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 12, 2012 10:58 AM
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Forget Diddy - Is Pharrell Set To Be A Judge On American Idol?

  • By Sergio
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  • August 11, 2012 5:06 PM
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Just a few days ago, I reported the item that was announced on several sources that Sean "Diddy" Combs was mulling over an offer to become a judge, joining Mariah Carey on the new season of American Idol.

Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas Will Sit Down w/ Oprah Winfrey For Candid Conversation On OWN

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 3:35 PM
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Not a reality TV show... not yet anyway... I wonder if Oprah will bring up the hair nonsense that took over Twitter last week.

Freema Agyeman To Return To BBC In CBeebies Series 'Old Jack's Boat'

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • August 10, 2012 2:33 PM
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Earlier this year, Freema Agyeman landed a plum role in the upcoming CW series The Carrie Diaries.  Now, she returns to her BBC roots in the CBeebies series Old Jack's Boat.

TV One's 'Rickey Smiley Show' Premieres Sept 18 (Ray J, J. Anthony Brown, Roz Ryan Co-Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 12:06 PM
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The new comedy series starring comedian and radio personality Rickey Smiley is produced by Roger Bobb and will premiere on TV One, on September 18, 2012.

Idris Elba's 'How Clubbing Changed the World' (Counter Cultural Movement To Multi-Billion Dollar Business)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 10, 2012 9:34 AM
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No trailer that I coud find on Channel 4's website unfortunately; or it could be that it's only available for UK audiences; but here are the details... (at the bottom of this post, you'll find the first 3 1/2 minutes of 2011's How Hip Hop Changed The World, whose success influenced the production of this upcoming 2-hour doc, How Clubbing Changed the World. It may be a glimpse at what to expect with this sequel).