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TBS Orders 35 New Episodes Of Tyler Perry's "For Better or Worse" (The #1 Show On TV Among Black Adults)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 15, 2012 5:43 PM
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TBS has ordered 35 new episodes of Tyler Perry's latest sitcom, For Better Or Worse, the ensemble comedy based on characters from his Why Did I Get Married? flicks, starring Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White.
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Whitney Houston Boosts TV Ratings Big Time

  • By Sergio
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  • February 15, 2012 12:19 PM
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It shouldn't be surprising that Whitney Hosuton's CD sales have skyrocketed since her death last week. Now comes news, perhaps not so surprisingly either, that TV ratings have gotten a big boost as well.

Still Haven't Seen It? Watch Acclaimed Documentary "The Interrupters" Now!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 15, 2012 9:56 AM
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So you say you missed last night's TV premiere of the critically-acclaimed Kartemquin Films release, The Interrupters?
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Yaya DaCosta Joins Cast of New Roland Emmerich ABC Pilot

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 10:00 PM
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Some quickie TV casting news...
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Comedy Central Renews "Key & Peele" For Second Season

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2012 2:12 PM
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It made its debut on January 31 an apparently has been doing very well;  I recall a survey I posted asking you folks what you thought of it, and most of you seemed to dig it.
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"Spartacus'" Peter Mensah Joins Cast Of HBO's "True Blood"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 7:08 PM
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I profiled Peter Mensah in December focusing specifically on his role in the Spartacus franchise on the Starz network? 
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Making Its TV Debut Tonight - "Slavery By Another Name" (An Eye-Opening Account Of *Lost* American History)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 3:19 PM
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Slavery By Another Name should be required viewing; although I imagine the book, which I haven't read, is even more comprehensive, incisive and inciting.
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Oprah Will Honor Whitney Houston With 2-Hour OWN Tribute This Thursday

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 12:36 PM
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As part of a 2-hour tribute to the late singer titled Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview, Oprah Winfrey will re-broadcast her 2009 interview with Whitney Houston on Thursday on her cable channel OWN.
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BET Greenlights Hour-Long Series From Mara Brock & Salim Akil Titled "Single Black Female"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2012 10:19 AM
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Last May we announced the mega mutil-year production deal between BET/Viacom and husband/wife team, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the brains behind the network's hit series, The Game, the movie Jumping The Broom and the upcoming Sparkle remake.

Michael B. Jordan Returning To Small Screen To Star In New NBC Medical Drama "County"

  • By Courtney
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  • February 11, 2012 1:39 PM
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After co-starring in 2 big screen movies RED TAILS and CHRONICLE this year already, Michael B. Jordan is returning to the small screen to star opposite Jason Ritter in a pilot episode for a new NBC drama called COUNTY.
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