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2012 BET Awards Winners Telecast; Did You Watch? Was It 'Too Big To Miss?'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 2:45 PM
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In case you haven't heard, the winners of the 2012 BET Awards were unveiled last night, with categories in both music and film as always.

'Black Dynamite' Cast, Creators Talk To S&A On What To Expect From Animated Series (Debuts July 15)

  • By Jasmin Tiggett
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  • July 2, 2012 2:30 PM
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In anticipation of the upcoming premiere of Black Dynamite: The Animated Series on Adult Swim, I had a chance to talk with actors Michael Jai White, Byron Minns and Kym Whitley, as well as executive producer Carl Jones.

Thoughts On Cedric The Entertainer's History-Making TV Land Series 'Soul Man'?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 1:44 PM
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After last week's news that the pilot episode of Cedric the Entertainer's original scripted sit-com for TV Land (The Soul Man) pulled in 1.9 million viewers during its 10pm time slot, making it TV Land's second highest-rated original series debut ever, naturally, I had to check it out for myself.

Expect Fast-Paced, Jam-Packed Season 3 Of 'The Walking Dead' But Not Faithful To Comics

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 10:45 AM
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Some worth-sharing reveals for season 3 of AMC's hit show The Walking Dead.

Watch 5-Minute Preview Of Episode 1 Of Centric's New Series 'Amateur Millionaire's Club'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 10:30 AM
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I'm actually a bit curious about this one, even though I'm not into reality TV. I like the idea - essentially showing audiences the path to wealth taken by everyday folks like you and I, and how they handle financial success when they achieve it. 

Ray Ford Promoted To Series Regular On ABC's 'Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 2, 2012 9:45 AM
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Ray Ford has been promoted to series regular on ABC's comedy series Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23.

Spike Lee Is TCM's Guest Programmer This Thursday July 5th

  • By Sergio
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  • July 1, 2012 11:09 PM
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Anyone who regularly watches the Turner Classic Movie cable channel (and if not, why aren't you?) knows that every week on a special night, they like to have some celebrity (usually an actor, director, film critic or writer) as the guest programmer, to choose and discuss the films for that evening's broadcast.
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Tamron Hall In Talks To Become "The Today Show" Third Hour Co-Host

  • By Sergio
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  • June 29, 2012 4:59 PM
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So here's a lesson on how cutthroat the television business is. As you know, Ann Curry, the 15 year veteran of The Today Show and the program's official co-host with Matt Lauer since June 2011, got a shiv in the back by NBC this week.

This Week In Black Television: Illusion of Inclusion? The State of Black Television

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • June 29, 2012 1:28 PM
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With all the updates to the Fall TV season and the long reviews of summertime shows, my recent columns have all been comprised mostly of lists.  This week I change things up a bit by delving into a repeated topic of discussion in this S&A feature: What is Black television? Should Black television shows be defined the same as Black movies?  And why aren’t there more shows by Black creators with a mostly Black cast on the air, obviously excluding S&A’s favorite creator, who we’ll just call T.P. 

Omari Hardwick Signs Up To Host Season 2 Of 'Verses & Flow' For TV One

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 28, 2012 1:33 PM
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He's already signed up to host a primetime block for Magic Johnson's new ASPiRE TV network, and now this news... in addition to all the indie films he'll be appearing in over the next 12 months, the brotha is in demand and busy.