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Preview CBS' New Harlem-Set Crime Drama "NY 22"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 5, 2012 2:58 PM
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Somehow we missed this. I couldn't find any past posts announcing it, so this is probably the first.

Iyanla Vanzant Will Fix Your Life In Primetime On OWN (Network Greenlights 4 New Series)

  • By Courtney
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  • April 5, 2012 11:53 AM
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4 new primetime unscripted series greenlit by Oprah Winfrey's OWN. Are there any scripted series on OWN?

Burger King Says "We're Sorry" About that Mary J. Blige Commercial

  • By Sergio
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  • April 5, 2012 11:44 AM
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In the followup to the "Is this really a controversy?" controversy regarding that Chicken Snack Wraps commercial featuring Mary J. Blige, that got more than a few people quite upset, Burger King has officially released a statement apologizing for the ad.

"Kinyarwanda" Actress Cassandra Freeman Joins Cast Of VH1s "Single Ladies"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 5, 2012 11:40 AM
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Cassandra Freeman (most recently seen on S&A in Alrick Brown's Kinyarwanda) has joined the cast of the Queen Latifah-produced hour-long VH1 dramedy series Single Ladies which revolves around the romantic relationships of three friends.

Lisa Vidal Joins Gabrielle Union In BET’s "Being Mary Jane"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 5, 2012 11:03 AM
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Given your responses to our last post on the series' title change, many didn't care for the new name (you didn't care for the old title either, but you definitely didn't like the new one; you guys are a tough crowd).

The Akils New BET Drama Series "Single Black Female" Gets A Title Change (Thank Goodness For That)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2012 2:01 PM
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You'll recall that in my post annoucing the new series, I recommended (and continued to recommend in successive posts) that they change the title of the series to something more interesting than just Single Black Female. Sometimes keeping things simple is a good idea, but that initial title didn't work for me for a number of reasons.

Have You Seen That Mary J. Blige Burger King Commercial? Well You Can't Now

  • By Sergio
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  • April 3, 2012 11:08 PM
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In what must be a new land-speed record, Burger King has pulled their new spot with Mary J. Blige from the internet and television, after endless complaints hit the media and the internet, calling it everything from "cooning," to something "that has taken black people back 60 years."

Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige Headline New VH1 Hour-Long Scripted Sports Drama Series "Bounce"

  • By Courtney
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  • April 3, 2012 3:06 PM
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VH1 has greenlighted - not what you'd expect; no, not another reality TV series with black women at the center. The network is actually *gasp* going the original scripted route, ordering a pilot for a new "professional basketball dancers" drama called Bounce.

Andre Leon Talley To Get His Own Reality TV Show On Bravo

  • By Sergio
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  • April 3, 2012 9:45 AM
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I know what you're thinking - wait didn't he have have one already? Seems like it. He's been on a bunch of them, but he's never had his own show until now.

Charles Barkley's New TV Ad - Is This Really Necessary?

  • By Sergio
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  • April 3, 2012 2:18 AM
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Heard you missed me; well I'm back! I was far far away in another place of the world, and when I got back this was staring me in face.