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Sophie Okonedo To Star In New BBC One 5-Part Thriller "Mayday"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 27, 2012 1:23 PM
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S&A fave Sophie Okonedo will star alongside Peter Firth, Aidan Gillen and Lesley Manville in what the BBC is calling a "sophisticated five-part thriller" titled Mayday, from writers Ben Court and Caroline Ip (Whitechapel).

This Week in Black Television - FRINGE, NYC 22 and 2nd Black show on Adult Swim?

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • April 27, 2012 12:33 PM
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As promised, this week’s focus is on Lance Reddick and Jasika Nicole from FRINGE, as well as new reviews for NYC 22, The Game and Don’t Trust the B---- In Apartment 23. 

Star Jones Calls For Boycott Of "Basketball Wives" And Other Reality Shows

  • By Sergio
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  • April 27, 2012 12:02 PM
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I will tell you upfront that I've never seen The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Love and Hip-Hop, VH1's Basketball Wives or any of those reality shows that are aimed at...ahem...urban viewers. But I tend to avoid them since, from what I understand, most of them on the whole tend to be (using the current vernacular) pretty ratchet.

Tyler James William Stars In Disney Feature Inspired By "Cyrano de Bergerac" (From Writer Of "Barbershop")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 25, 2012 10:00 AM
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Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris), recording artist Coco Jones, and Trevor Jackson (Eureka) star in the Disney Channel Original Movie Let It Shine, described as a music-driven story for kids and families, premiering Friday, June 15th, at 8pm ET/PT.

BET's "Being Mary Jane" Full Cast Revealed (Margaret Avery, Robbine Lee, Richard Brooks, Aaron Spears + Others)

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 24, 2012 8:00 PM
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We last announced Latarsha Rose, Lisa Vidal, Aaron D. Spears and Richard Roundtree, along with Omari Hardwick, as Gabrielle Union's love interest for the upcoming Mara Brock Akil/Salim Akil's BET pilot series Being Mary Jane.

VH1 Releases Promo Trailer For Upcoming Season 2 of "Single Ladies" (Debuting May 28)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 7:29 PM
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Time flies doesn't it? I feel like it was only recently that this series made its debut on VH1, and recall a lot of you complaining about it :)

David Oyelowo Shooting MI5 Torture Drama "Complicit" For UK's Channel 4 Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 23, 2012 9:45 AM
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With his next starring project, Lee Daniels' The Paperboy, officially on its way to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Brit actor David Oyelowo (who we recently interviewed HERE) will star in the Channel 4 (UK) drama titled Complicit.

Lance Gross, Tory Kittles, Michael Beasley Co-Staring In All-Black "Steel Magnolias" Remake

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  • April 21, 2012 2:08 PM
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British Actor Aml Ameen's Comedy Short "Drink, Drugs & KFC" To Air 4/21 on UK's SKY & Virgin Networks

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • April 20, 2012 5:46 PM
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British actor Aml Ameen (Kidulthood, Harry's Law), who I'm interviewing shortly for S&A, is the helmer of the short film Drink, Drugs and KFC. Described as "The Wood meets Superbad," the short stars Ameen, Mikel Ameen, Aaron Fontaine and others. It will air tomorrow Saturday, April 21st on UK's The Community Channel, Sky 539 and Virgin 233 at 10.30pm.
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This Week in Black Television - I Need A Hero!

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • April 20, 2012 3:49 PM
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This week I review CBS' newest cop show NYC 22, follow the latest in BET's current sitcoms, get freaky with Loretta Divine and Naturi Naughton, and visit some comic book heroines.