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Shonda Rhimes Wants Audra McDonald Back For 'Private Practice' (For A Musical Episode?)

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  • August 7, 2012 6:07 PM
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"The writers and I have approached this season as a no-holds-barred, all-bets-off season... Every episode will be special. Some of it's going to be hilarious and some of it's going to be heartbreaking."

Tyler Perry Will Present Acting Challenges To 'ANTM' Contestants; Winner Gets Role In Upcoming Movie

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  • August 7, 2012 1:39 PM
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According to TVGuide.com, Tyler Perry and Alicia Keys will appear on the new season of the CW's America's Next Top Model.

Dr. Dre Taking Producer Skills To TV For Hour-Long Drama On Music Business And Crime

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  • August 6, 2012 12:50 PM
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Earlier this year, Dr. Dre, via his relatively young Crucial Films production company (launched in 2007), stepped in to produce a horror/thriller titled Thaw, from a script penned by Vik Weet, based on an original idea by Dre's production company partner Daniel Schnider.

VH1 Acquires 'Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap' + Greenlights 'Black Ink' (Series On Harlem Tattoo Shop)

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  • August 3, 2012 3:26 PM
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Revealing its next season lineup of shows earlier today, VH1 will introduce a slate of new original programs that reflect the interests of what it calls its "adultster" audience - adults who are balancing new responsibilities with their desires to stay current with what’s happening in music and pop culture.

Showtime Sets Air Date For Larry Wilmore's 'Race, Religion & Sex' (Could Lead To Series)

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  • August 2, 2012 2:42 PM
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As was announced in February, funnyman Larry Wilmore (known most as The Daily Show's "Senior Black Correspondent") has a few new TV projects on the horizon.

Amid Family Struggles, La Toya Jackson Lands Reality TV Series On OWN

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  • August 2, 2012 10:10 AM
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As the late Michael Jackson's family feuds over wills, trusts, guardianship and whatever else I'm leaving out, his older sister, La Toya Jackson, has landed her very own reality TV series on Oprah Winfrey's fledgling OWN network.

Ernest Dickerson ('The Walking Dead') In Talks To Direct AMC Drama Pilot 'Low Winter Sun'

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  • August 1, 2012 8:42 PM
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First Look At Aunjanue Ellis As Baby-Snatcher Ann Pettway In 'Abducted: The Carlina White Story'

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  • August 1, 2012 7:09 PM
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Anna Maria Horsford Will Play Winston's Mother On 'New Girl'

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  • August 1, 2012 5:45 PM
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Anna Maria Horsford (an actress who's worked consistently since the late 1970s, in both film and on TV) is joining the cast of the Fox Comedy, New Girl, playing the mother of Lamorne Morris's character, Winston Bishop.

Coming To Showtime: 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' & 'Suge Knight: American Dream-American Knightmare'

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  • August 1, 2012 5:25 PM
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Showtime is launching a new documentary series showcase titled Closeup, which will give measured and complex looks at the lives of several notable public figures, with Richard Pryor being among the first to be profiled.