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No Surprise! Oprah's Interview With Whitney Houston's Family Most Watched OWN Show Ever

  • By Sergio
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  • March 12, 2012 3:38 PM
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Safe to say that it was very much expected and it came true that Oprah's primetime interview special with Whitney Houston's family and her daughter Bobbi Kristina was, far and away, the most watched show ever on the OWN network

Courtney B. Vance, Gary Anthony Williams Cast In TV Pilots "Graceland" & "Friday Night Dinner"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 12, 2012 11:38 AM
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More quickie TV pilot casting news...

Beverly Johnson's Reality Show Premieres On OWN March 31st

  • By Sergio
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  • March 11, 2012 10:14 AM
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I don't know why they call them "reality" shows when there's nothing real about them? You realize, of course, that they're just as planned out in advanced, scripted and rehearsed as any drama or sit-com? The big difference is that they're WAY cheaper to make than one episode of the average sit-com 

Angela Bassett To Co-Star In Untitled Fox Pilot

  • By Sergio
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  • March 10, 2012 3:09 PM
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As I've stated before, this is the time of year when alll the commerical TV networks announce casting picks for pilot projects for next season. And from the numerous postings we've made lately on S & A, it seems that a lot of black actors and especially actresses are getting cast in important roles in pilots now in development or about to begin shooting

Vanessa Williams to Co-Star in ABC Supernatural Drama Pilot "666 Park Avenue"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 10, 2012 9:51 AM
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Some more casting news courtesy of Deadline...

Sharon Leal Cast As Cuba Gooding Jr's Wife in Fox's Legal Drama Pilot "Guilty"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 10, 2012 9:24 AM
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Over a week ago, we announced that Cuba Gooding Jr. will star in the Fox Legal Drama Series Guilty.

Boris Kodjoe To Co-Star in ABC's Drama Pilot "Scruples"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 10, 2012 9:13 AM
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Boris Kodjoe is slated to co-star in the Tony Krantz/Natalie Portman-executive produced Scruples, directed by Michael Sucsy (The Vow). According to Deadline, the series, based on the novel by Judy Krantz, centers on a "rich and powerful clothing designer Billy Winthrop (Forlani) in a world of sex, revenge and scandal."

Lennie James + Lionel Richie Nab Spots On ABC's "Gotham", "Duets"

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • March 9, 2012 9:00 AM
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Actor Lennie James and singer Lionel Richie have both landed on planned programs for ABC.
More: casting

Frankie Faison Cast As "Powerful & Wise Former Boxer & Ex-Con" In Cinemax's "Banshee"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 8, 2012 10:21 PM
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More TV casting news... Frankie Faison has joined the cast of Banshee, Cinemax’s upcoming action drama series that centers on "an ex-convict and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, PA, where he continues his criminal activities even as he’s being hunted by the shadowy gangsters he had betrayed years earlier."

Why Was Sue Simmons Dropped From WNBC?

  • By Sergio
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  • March 8, 2012 11:26 AM
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I don't live in New York and never have, but even I've always known about Sue Simmons. When is comes to local new anchors, she's a genuine legend and a real survivor in the cutthorat, take-no-prisoners world of television. Simmons is the nighttime news anchor for NBC's flagship O & O station WNBC and has been for that last 32 years and is the highest paid local news anchor in the country making $5 million a year.