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PBS Continues Commitment To Indie Films In 2013. Announces Short Film Fest & Indie Film Showcase

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 7:20 PM
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Revealed today, at the Television Critics Association, PBS announced that it will offer its 2nd annual Online Film Festival, featuring short form films, beginning Monday, March 4, and will offer a multi-platform Independent Film Showcase this fall.

AfroPop Season 5 Presents USA Broadcast TV Premiere Of 'Dear Mandela' January 29

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 3:07 PM
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The short story goes... When their shantytowns are threatened with mass eviction, three ‘young lions’ of South Africa’s new generation rise from the shacks and take their government to the highest court in the land, putting the promises of democracy to the test.

Discovery Taps Tamron Hall To Host New Investigative Series - 'Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 2:49 PM
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One of the reasons why MSNBC is quite possibly the *blackest* cable news network broadcasting right now (see Sergio's post on MSNBC getting a major black audience boost this season HERE), Ms Tamron Hall has been tapped by the Discovery network to host a new series for its leading mystery-and-suspense network, Investigation Discovery (ID).

Beyoncé Struggles w/ How Much To Reveal About Herself In Full Trailer For 'Life Is But A Dream'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 1:16 PM
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Multi-hyphenate Beyoncé Knowles' HBO documentary special which is being described "a fusion of video that provides raw, unprecedented access to the private entertainment icon and high-voltage performances," now has an official title.

Shonda Rhimes Doesn't Care Why You Watch 'Scandal' But Just Don't Call It A 'Guilty Pleasure'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 14, 2013 11:28 AM
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Asked to speculate on the show’s breakout success, Rhimes said: “I don’t dare or bother to speculate. I’m just supposed to make the shows.” She added, however, that the success of Grey’s Anatomy gave producers “the capital” to take some risks with Scandal. Rhimes said she doesn’t spend any time thinking about the fact that the show features a strong female lead of color. She added that she doesn’t think about it when writing any more than she thinks about being a strong female of color herself as she goes about her daily life. Asked whether she has broken any barriers in creating the series or the Olivia Pope character, Rhimes offered: “I have no idea. It would be nice to say no, but since you are asking the question, probably yes.” Rhimes says she doesn’t care why people watch the show as long as they don’t describe it as a “guilty pleasure.” She said that phrase means “It’s crap but I can’t stop watching it.”

It Looks Like Alice Will Be Returning For 'Luther' Season 3 After All...

  • By Courtney
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  • January 12, 2013 11:50 AM
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The above photo was posted to Twitter this morning by the Luther Twitter account, with the accompanying words:

TV Preview - Fresh, Fun, Sexy 'House Of Lies' Returns This Sunday

  • By Monique A. Williams
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  • January 11, 2013 8:57 PM
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Season Two of House of Lies marks the return of the incomparable Don Cheadle's dynamic portrayal of the despicable yet charming Marty Kaan, and it doesn't disappoint.

Shawty Lo Responds To Critics: 'You Can Hate All You Want To, I Didn't Ask For It'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 11, 2013 4:42 PM
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Since it was announced, I've received a number of petitions requesting Oxygen Media shut down All My Babies' Mamas.

Seven Unreleased Jimi Hendrix Tracks Will Make Their Debut On... 'Hawaii Five-0'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 11, 2013 4:25 PM
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The short story goes... if you watch Hawaii Five-0, during the January 20th episode, you'll be the first folks to hear seven previously ureleased Jimi Hendrix tracks. 

Mike Tyson Will Make His TV Acting Debut On 'Law & Order: SVU' Playing Death Row Killer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 11, 2013 2:05 PM
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Mike Tyson will make his TV acting debut - as in, not playing himself, or not playing a scripted fictional character that isn't in any way influenced by his real-life persona - in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU, playing what Deadline says will be a rather dark, dramatic character named Reggie Rhodes.