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Watch 1st Promo For New VH1 Series 'Black Ink Crew' (On Black-Owned Harlem Tattoo Shop)

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  • December 18, 2012 7:34 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."

HBO Is Adapting Lydia Diamond's Broadway Play 'Stick Fly' For The Screen (Alicia Keys Producing)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 7:13 PM
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Interesting...

Watch Full Pilot Episode Of NBC's Mid-Season Drama, 'Deception' (Meagan Good, Laz Alonso Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 5:33 PM
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I only just found out that it NBC had put the pilot episode online, so I haven't watched it yet, meaning, no commentary from me (at least not within this post).

BET Will Air 'Roots,' 'Roots: The Next Generations,' 'Roots: The Gift' & 'Queen' Ahead Of 'Django'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 3:51 PM
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I chuckled when I opened up this press release in my email inbox a little bit ago, because I've had a few conversations with several folks about whether BET (or TV One, or Bounce TV) would broadcast Roots before Django Unchained is released; and sure enough, it looks like the folks at BET were thinking the exact the same thing, because they will be doing just that, starting on December 21st.

Watch Tia Mowry's ABC Family Singing Competition Movie 'The Mistle-Tones'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 18, 2012 2:20 PM
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Tia Mowry is one busy lady, given the several projects (TV and film) that she's attached to - from the Nick at Nite family comedy pilot Instant Mom, to David E. Talbert's rom-com, Baggage Claim, and there's her hit reality TV show with her sister Tamera on the Style Network; she's also an author, and of course a mother.

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)

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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.