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Ice-T Wants More Back-story For "Fin" - His "Law & Order: SVU" Character

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 9, 2012 12:56 PM
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"I wouldn't mind knowing a little more about Fin... I've never been home. I don't have a car. I don't even know if I've kissed a girl in 13 years."

First Look At Giancarlo Esposito, Maria Howell In Newly Greenlit JJ Abrams NBC Thriller "Revolution"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 9, 2012 11:36 AM
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As announced by Emmanuel in February... Giancarlo Esposito stars in a new ensemble cast thriller series that was officially greenlit by NBC this week.

TNT Orders 10 Episodes Of New David E. Kelley Medical Drama Starring Ving Rhames

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 6:12 PM
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Ving Rhames is one of those dudes who just keeps working - in studio films, indie films, TV, even commercials (he's pushing Buicks now).

Lena Dunham Addresses "Girls" Diversity Criticism & Why I Just Don't Care...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 3:29 PM
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"I wrote the first season primarily by myself, and I co-wrote a few episodes. But I am a half-Jew, half-WASP, and I wrote two Jews and two WASPs. Something I wanted to avoid was tokenism in casting. If I had one of the four girls, if, for example, she was African-American, I feel like — not that the experience of an African-American girl and a white girl are drastically different, but there has to be specificity to that experience [that] I wasn't able to speak to. I really wrote the show from a gut-level place, and each character was a piece of me or based on someone close to me. And only later did I realize that it was four white girls. As much as I can say it was an accident, it was only later as the criticism came out, I thought, 'I hear this and I want to respond to it.' And this is a hard issue to speak to because all I want to do is sound sensitive and not say anything that will horrify anyone or make them feel more isolated, but I did write something that was super-specific to my experience, and I always want to avoid rendering an experience I can't speak to accurately."

Oprah Winfrey Network Hit With A $330 Million Loss

  • By Sergio
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  • May 8, 2012 10:38 AM
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I've said it before on S & A more than once, and I'll say it again. It ain't easy starting a TV network. It takes lots of time, patience and money. Lots and lots and lots and lots of money, as Oprah Winfrey is no doubt learning.

Preview - Feature Film Based On The Life Of Torres Strait Islander/Activist Eddie Koiki Mabo

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 10:14 AM
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Some *black Australian* history in an upcoming film based on the life of Eddie Koiki Mabo, known for his role in fighting for Indigenous land rights, and his involvement in a landmark decision of the High Court of Australia that overturned what was then legal - the doctrine of terra nullius (meaning "land belonging to no one," used in international law to describe territory that has never been subject to the sovereignty of any state). 

Tyler James Williams Promoted To Series Regular On New NBC Comedy Pick-up "Go On"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 8, 2012 9:34 AM
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Tyler James Williams (likely best known for his starring role on Everybody Hates Chris), has been upgraded to "series regular" on NBC’s recently-picked up new comedy series Go On, which stars Matthew Perry as "an irreverent yet charming sportscaster who tries to move on from loss with the help of members of his mandatory group therapy sessions."

Lamman Rucker Will Play Dr John Wilkins In New NBC Fast-Tracked Series Pick-up "Save Me"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 7, 2012 5:36 PM
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I haven't seen his name mentioned in any of the press announcements today as being part of the cast, but (as you can see from the promo pic above) Lamman Rucker is indeed in the core cast of the new NBC series pickup Save Me, which stars Anne as "a woman in a broken marriage who transforms into a version of herself and creates miracles along the way," says THR.

Bill Belamy, Tim Meadows, Vivica Fox, Rick Fox, Keshia Knight Pulliam Headline "Mr Box Office"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 4, 2012 2:19 PM
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His Entertainment Studios production/distribution company,already in production on a new primetime sitcom titled The First Family, media mogul Byron Allen has also began shooting another new series for primetime, to debut in the fall of 2012.
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Yes! TNT Renews "Southland" For 5th Season!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 4, 2012 1:28 PM
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And it's about damn time too!