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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!

Naomi Campbell To Join Oxygen TV Reality Show "The Face"

  • By Sergio
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  • May 4, 2012 10:39 AM
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The volatile supermodel must be on her very best behavior now that she's officially signed up to be one of three judges/coaches for the upcoming new reality competition series, The Face, for the Oxygen cable network.
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Sky 1 HD Fantasy/Drama Series "Sinbad" To Air In Early-July (Sophie Okonedo, Estella Daniels To Star)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • May 3, 2012 4:27 PM
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Sky 1 HD is describing it as "Doctor Who meets Prince of Persia in spectacularly epic style"; and now we can start counting down the weeks until the early-July premiere of Sinbad, that network's a brand new 13-part series "that follows its protagonist's sea-bound journey after he is forced to flee from his home town of Basra, under a curse."

This Week in Black Television - Babies, Babies and the BBC

  • By Curtis Caesar John
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  • May 3, 2012 2:14 PM
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How Olivia's Relationship w/ Fitz Began, How Her Team Was Assembled, Clip From Tonight's Episode ("Scandal")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 3, 2012 12:53 PM
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The info IS out there if you're looking for it, so this isn't necessarily a spoiler; but for those who prefer to know nothing at all, you can skip this post.