Shadow and Act

'Freeway' Rick Ross, Producer Mark Wolper Talk To S&A’s Sergio About Cable TV Mini-Series Project

  • By Sergio
  • |
  • September 23, 2013 1:10 PM
  • |
  • 19 Comments
Rick Donnell Ross, better known as “Freeway” Rick Ross wouldn’t argue with the suggetion that he once had, one could say, an infamous past.

Did You Really Think Kerry Washington Would Win The 'Lead Actress In A Drama Series' Emmy?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • September 23, 2013 10:17 AM
  • |
  • 82 Comments
Apparently, a lot of folks really did, if reactions on social media sites last night are any indication.

A Black Actress Has Never Won Drama Series Lead Actress Emmy. Will Kerry Washington Be 1st?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • September 22, 2013 6:39 PM
  • |
  • 34 Comments
The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards celebration will be held TONIGHT, Sunday, September 22, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. CBS is broadcasting this year’s show, with Neil Patrick Harris serving as host - his second major awards hosting gig this year (he also hosted the Tony Awards).

Thoughts On The All-New 'Queen Latifah Show' During Its First Week On Air...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • September 18, 2013 9:37 AM
  • |
  • 20 Comments
As I said to my colleagues, I didn't even realize that this had begun airing this week (it debuted on Monday morning here in NYC), even though it's a show we've been following since it was first announced.

Thoughts On 'Sleepy Hollow' After Its Network TV Debut Last Night?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • September 17, 2013 10:15 AM
  • |
  • 34 Comments
If you tuned in last night, what did you think?

Thoughts On The All-New 'Arsenio Hall Show' After Last Night's Premiere?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • September 10, 2013 10:24 AM
  • |
  • 32 Comments
How fast time flies! After over a year of talking about it, the all-new The Arsenio Hall Show debuted nationwide last night, Monday, September 9 at 11pm, with main guest Chris Tucker, and Snoop Dogg providing the music.

A Lot Of You Apparently Aren't Watching 'Luther.' Why Not?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • September 5, 2013 6:13 PM
  • |
  • 82 Comments
As I said to my S&A cohorts, it doesn't appear that the Stateside audience for the acclaimed BBC series Luther (starring Idris Elba) is as strong as I thought it would be by now, halfway through its 3rd season, especially given the excitement generated over the series, across the blogosphere - specifically the black blogosphere.

'Luther' Season 3, Episode 2 Talkback Session - The Chaos Continues

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • September 5, 2013 10:10 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Episode 1 left us with a seemingly smitten Luther ending what was a rather long, tough day at the office, given all that he had to wrestle with (read my episode 1 recap post HERE to catchup), in the company of one Ms Mary Day - the waifish blonde he met, thanks to a minor fender-bender that introduced themselves to each other.

'Luther' Season 3, Episode 1 Talkback Session - Luther Certainly Has A Full Plate...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • September 4, 2013 10:26 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
And we're off!

Despite Growing Competition, Is There Still Room For One More Black TV Network?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
  • |
  • August 13, 2013 5:11 PM
  • |
  • 27 Comments
While I'm certainly pleased to see growing competition in the black TV network space encourage chiefs of these networks to invest in new, preferably scripted original dramas and comedies, and while I've previously teased about the increase in the number of new black TV networks in recent years, I still believe that there's room for yet another black TV network that caters to what I call "the rest of us" - by that I mean, those of us who aren't the in the target demos for existing networks like BET (which is dominant in that space, I'd say, in terms of its original programming push), TV One, Bounce TV, ASPiRE TV, Soul Of The South Network, and, quite frankly, Oprah Winfrey's OWN, even though it hasn't officially been branded a black TV network.