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Africa's Oprah Winfrey Launching Her Own TV Network As Well

  • By Courtney
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  • July 28, 2012 12:46 PM
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The "Africa's Oprah Winfrey" label isn't one I came up with; that's what she's been called within and outside of Africa, although she's originally from Nigeria, born and educated in the UK primarily.

This Week In Black Television - Vampires, Mutants and Hackers - OH MY!

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • July 27, 2012 2:58 PM
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This week I recap and explore returning shows like Leverage, Alphas and The Closer as well as touch on True Blood and The Newsroom!

Laurence Fishburne Will Play Tough Cop Born To Hunt Serial Killers In NBC's 'Hannibal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 27, 2012 9:38 AM
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Laurence Fishburne is no longer "circling," and is now confirmed to play the pivotal role of Jack Crawford, the agent-in-charge at the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI, who is tasked with tracking down a certain flesh-eating serial killer - a role played by Dennis Farina in Manhunter, Scott Glenn in The Silence of the Lambs and Harvey Keitel in Red Dragon. 

Chris Rock, Deshawn Raw Sketch Comedy Pilot Greenlit By Comedy Central

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 26, 2012 9:29 PM
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Glad to see Chris Rock putting on his producer hat and putting his industry clout to good use.

Post-Katrina Doc 'I'm Carolyn Parker...' To Be Broadcast On PBS In Sept

  • By Sergio
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  • July 26, 2012 8:37 PM
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Film director Jonathan Demme's five-years-in-the-making documentary I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, The Mad and the Beautiful, will make its PBS premiere on Thursday Sept. 20, as part of the network's long-running POV documentary series.

Check Out The First Images Of New 'Misfits' Karla Crome, Nathan McMullen

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • July 26, 2012 1:50 PM
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S&A told you back in May that Karla Crome and Nathan McMullen would be joining the increasingly popular Channel 4 series Misfits.

ABC's 'Once Upon A Time' Finds Its Knight In Sinqua Walls

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • July 26, 2012 1:10 PM
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Popular ABC drama Once Upon A Time has cast Sinqua Walls as Sir Lancelot, for two episodes of its upcoming second season.

TV Outside The USA: Haiti

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 25, 2012 1:34 PM
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This is an example of the kind of thing I'd love to do here at S&A, if we had the budget; alas, we don't. Someday... maybe sooner than we think.

Megalyn Echikunwoke gets 'Made in New Jersey'

  • By Natasha Greeves
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  • July 24, 2012 5:10 PM
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Bounce TV Announces Movie Licensing Agreements w/ Walt Disney, Miramax, Sony, MGM

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2012 2:37 PM
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ATLANTA, July 24, 2012 -- Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the nation's first-ever over-the-air broadcast television network for African Americans, has acquired the television rights to four packages of African American-skewing motion pictures in individual, multi-year licensing agreements with The Walt Disney Studios, Miramax, Sony Pictures Television and MGM Domestic Television Distribution, it was announced today by Bounce TV Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Katz.