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Watch Episode 1 Of 'Uongozi' (New Kenyan Series Seeking To Identify Potential Young Political Leaders)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 12:00 PM
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Not quite on the heels of the recent announcement that the Mo Ibrahim Prize For Achievement failed to award a winner for the 3rd time in 6 years... a prize that's awarded to African leaders of state who "deliver security, health, education and economic development to their constituents, and who democratically transfer power to their successor."

Steve Harris Is Heading To TNT For Spy Drama Series 'Legends'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 7:53 PM
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Steve Harris is reuniting with his Awake producer Howard Gordon to co-star in TNT’s drama pilot Legends, which is based on the novel by Robert Littell, and centers on an undercover CIA operative (played by Sean Bean) who is also a chameleon of sorts, who is able to suitably transform himself into a different person for each job.

Gabourey Sidibe Tapped To Host Season 5 Of AfroPoP Documentary Series On PBS

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 6:15 PM
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Gabourey Sidibe will host season five of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange documentary series (a series of independent films showcasing contemporary life and culture from across the African diaspora) which premieres nationally on PBS' World Channel on January 22, and will run weekly, through February 5.

Gary Anthony Williams Teams w/ Al Roker To Develop Foster Kids Comedy Series For NBC

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 17, 2012 9:43 AM
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NBC has teamed up with Gary Anthony Williams (Weeds) and Al Roker to develop a new comedy series for the network titled The Fosters.

TLC Sets Premiere Date for 'Totally T-Boz' + Releases Preview (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 14, 2012 5:48 PM
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The new reality TV series follows Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins as she moves to Los Angeles in order to reinvent her career in the music industry and beyond. It'll premiere on TLC on New Year's Day - January 1, 2013.

AMC Likes 'Low Winter Sun' - Orders Series (Ernest Dickerson, Lennie James, Erika Alexander)

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  • December 14, 2012 5:26 PM
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BET To Air 'UNCF An Evening of Stars' On 1/13, Hosted By Anthony Anderson

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  • December 14, 2012 3:03 PM
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Throughout its 34-year history and in all its formats, UNCF An Evening of Stars® , has made a major contribution to bringing UNCF’s mission of education to wider public attention. The results demonstrate the success that UNCF and its schools have achieved.

ABC's Thursday Winter Finales Grow - 'Scandal' Hits All-Time Highs For 2nd Week In A Row

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  • December 14, 2012 12:38 PM
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This is becoming a weekly occurrence it seems... series highs last week; even newer highs this week.

Yvette Lee Bowser Tapped As Showrunner & Executive Producer Of 'The Soul Man'

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  • December 13, 2012 4:49 PM
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TV Land now officially announces that it ha picked up The Soul Man for a second season; plus, they've brought on Yvette Lee Bowser to take over as showrunner as well as executive producer of the series.

VH1 Sets Premiere Date For 'Black Ink' (New Series On Black-Owned Harlem Tattoo Shop)

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  • December 13, 2012 2:45 PM
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In August, the network revealed its new season lineup of shows, introducing a slate of original programs that reflect the interests of what it called its "adultster" audience - "adults who are balancing new responsibilities with their desires to stay current with what’s happening in music and pop culture."