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CCH Pounder Heading To CBS For Legal Drama 'The Advocates'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 15, 2013 10:49 AM
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CCH Pounder has joined the cast of CBS‘ legal drama pilot The Advocates, which is written and executive-produced by The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller.

Aja Naomi King Joins Cast Of Amazon Studios Comedy Pilot 'The Onion Presents: The News'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 14, 2013 10:23 AM
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A day after Wolfe Releasing acquired distribution rights to the indie drama she co-stars in with Wendell Pierce, Four, Aja Naomi King has joined the cast of the Amazon Studios comedy pilot, The Onion Presents: The News, written by The Onion’s Will Graham and Dan Mirk, and directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.

Issa Rae Headlines Original Digital Content For Faith-Friendly, Family-Oriented Alright TV

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2013 4:46 PM
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Joining Issa Rae are Deion Sanders, AJ Johnson, DeRay Davis, and Cheryl Jackson, all producing content for the newly-formed Alright TV - a faith/family-friendly YouTube channel created by Robert Johnson and Tracey E. Edmonds (who's running it), in an agreement with YouTube.

Sneak Peek: Watch First 5 Minutes of 'Blackboard Wars' - Premieres March 2 on OWN

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2013 2:57 PM
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More new original series from OWN... this time a 6-episode series that follows the dramatic transformation of New Orleans' John McDonogh High School.

'Bird Of The Iron Feather' - A TV Show Way Too Hot For Its Time

  • By Sergio
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  • February 13, 2013 12:18 PM
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First of all, I must give all credit to architecture and cultural critic, photographer and executive director for the Chicago Central Area Committee, Lee Bey, who wrote on his NPR radio/WBEZ-FM Chicago blog today about the short-lived TV series, Bird of the Iron Feather, which is considered to be the first black soap opera ever on television.

BET Honors A Ratings Hit For The Network

  • By Sergio
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  • February 13, 2013 9:52 AM
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The sixth annual BET Honors special, hosted by Gabrielle Union, which was broadcast on Monday night, and will be repeated a few more times this week and next, did very well for the network.

TV One's Newest Series 'R&B Divas: LA' Announces Cast (Chante Moore, Kelly Price & Others)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 12, 2013 12:43 PM
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The original series is one of TV One's most watched reality series; and so I guess it was a no-brainer that the network would create a spin-off to R&B Divas (which was renewed for a second season), titled R&B Divas: LA, which will follow the lives and careers of five Los Angeles based R&B performers.

Andre Braugher Joins Terry Crews, Andy Samberg In Fox Comedy Pilot Set In NYC Police Precinct

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 12, 2013 12:27 PM
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Andre Braugher has signed up to play a police captain in Fox’s cop-comedy pilot, joining Terry Crews and Andy Samberg in the still-untitled work from Mike Schur/Dan Goor, to be directed by the co-directors of 21 Jump Street (the movie) - Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Cast & Preview Trailer Of Bravo's New Atlanta-Set Reality TV Show, 'Married to Medicine'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 12, 2013 11:37 AM
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Cartoon Network Debuts 'Thunder & Lightning' (Black Lightning & His Super-Powered Daughters)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 12, 2013 10:43 AM
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I'm only just learning about this, so some of you (especially if you watch the Cartoon Network, or are plugged into that universe) will likely already be familiar.