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ABC Acquires TV Rights To Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Doc 'Bad25' To Air On Thanksgiving

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  • August 28, 2012 2:36 PM
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Following its Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival screenings over the next month, Spike Lee's Michael Jackson documentary, in collaboration with the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music, titled Bad25, will air on ABC on Thanksgiving Day; specific details to be revealed later, according to the press release.

MGM Rebooting 'Fame' As A Scripted TV Series

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  • August 28, 2012 2:03 PM
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The 1980 Alan Parker MGM musical film already spawned a television series and spin-off, a stage musical, a reality TV competition series, and a 2009 film. But MGM apparently isn't through with Fame yet.

Teaser For Upcoming New Web Series From Reagan Gomez, Matthew Cherry - 'Almost Home'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 28, 2012 11:03 AM
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The web is the new TV in case you haven't been paying attention. The *process* as we know it has been democratized. Got a story to tell, the necessary tools are far more accessible than they ever were, and distribution/exhibition is an upload and a click away.

Sterling Sulieman Will Be NeNe Leakes' Brother On NBC's New Comedy Series, 'The New Normal'

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  • August 28, 2012 10:37 AM
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Sterling Sulieman has booked a recurring role on NBC's new comedy series, The New Normal.

SyFy Picking Up Hit New Canadian Series 'Continuum' (Roger Cross, Omari Newton Co-Star)

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  • August 27, 2012 5:42 PM
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The Syfy network is reportedly finalizing a deal to acquire Canadian sci-fi drama Continuum, which has already been picked up by Syfy UK - 10 episodes.

Lifetime Releases Glam Cast Posters For All-Black 'Steel Magnolias' Cast

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 27, 2012 3:24 PM
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Lifetime has set October 7, at 9pm for the world premiere of its remake of the 1989 tear jerker drama, Steel Magnolias, with an all-African American cast that includes: Queen Latifah (she's also executive producer) as M'Lynn, Alfre Woodard as Ouiser, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Jill Scott as Truvy, Adepero Oduye as Annelle and Rashad’s daughter, Condola Rashad as Shelby. 

Anika Noni Rose Heading to CBS' New Sherlock Holmes Series, 'Elementary'

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  • August 27, 2012 3:13 PM
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Anika Noni Rose, who recently completed shooting on the film adaptation of Half Of A Yellow Sun, will guest-star on CBS's Sherlock Holmes adaptation titled, Elementary.

Loretta Devine Will Play Cedric The Entertainers Mother On 'The Soul Man'

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  • August 27, 2012 2:08 PM
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Loretta Devine is heading to the TV Land this week for a 2-episode arc in its freshman half-hour comedy series, The Soul Man.

Nickelodeon Cancels Cymphonique Miller Series 'How To Rock' After One Season

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  • August 27, 2012 9:32 AM
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That was fast!

Oprah Winfrey Keeps 'Next Chapter' Ratings Momentum Going, Books Jennifer Hudson Sit-Down

  • By Courtney
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  • August 25, 2012 10:34 AM
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Likely buoyed by strong ratings from recent celeb interviews, Oprah Winfrey is continuing along that path.