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First Look At Common And Company In 'Hell On Wheels' Season 2 (Who's Been Watching?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2012 9:57 AM
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One of those shows that hasn't been talked about very much around here it seems - AMC's post-Civil War drama series titled Hell On Wheels, one of several Civil War-themed projects (TV and film) either in development at various studios, or already on the air, which co-stars rapper-turned-actor Common, who plays a character named Elam - a freed, bi-racial slave who heads west to find work, while also hoping to find his place in society, as he doesn’t feel that he fits squarely into either the “black world” or the “white world.”

DIRECTV And Viacom Reach Agreement To Renew Carriage of Viacom’s Networks ASAP

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 20, 2012 9:15 AM
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And The Nominees Are? (64th Primetime Emmy Awards)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 19, 2012 9:17 AM
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Congrats to Idris Elba (Leadest Actor In A Mini Series Or Movie), Don Cheadle (Lead Actor In A Comedy Series), Giancarlo Esposito (Supporting Actor In A Drama Series), and Luther (Mini Seires Or Movie), for their Primtetime Emmy nominations (specific categories in parentheses), announced just moments ago.

Watch: 1st Trailer For Roger Bobb's 'Raising Izzie' (Vanessa Williams, Rockmond Dunbar Star)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 3:44 PM
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Former Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios, Roger Bobb, who left the company earlier last year to start his own film production company called Bobcat Films, is making his feature film directorial debut with a project titled Raising Izzie - a film that's based on the grand-prize winning script of the 1st annual GMC Faith & Family Screenplay Competition last year, and that made its world premiere as the closing night film at the 2012 American Black Film Festival last month, ahead of its TV premiere on the GMC (Gospel Music Channel) this month.

'The Strange Thing About the Johnsons' Actress (Daniele Watts) Joins Cast Of 'Weeds'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 18, 2012 10:38 AM
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Relative newcomer Daniele Watts has joined the cast of Showtime’s Weeds for its final season, as Angela Mullen, described as quirky, alluring and mischievous, and love interest for Shane Botwin (Alexander Gould), whom he meets at the academy. Watt’s first episode aired July 8 with seven more to come.

CW's 'The L.A. Complex' Returns For Season 2 Tonight (What To Expect From Tariq And Kal)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2012 2:13 PM
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The CW series The L.A. Complex returns to the network for the start of season 2 tonight, Tuesday, July 17 at 9pm.

Cedric Stewart Joins Alan Ball's HBO/Cinemax Drama 'Banshee'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2012 10:11 AM
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New York, NY (July 17, 2012)-- Cedric Stewart (Tyler Perry's 'For Better or Worse') has been added to the cast of Alan Ball's new drama series 'Banshee.' The highly anticipated new series (currently filming) is slated to premiere in January 2013 and will feature such actors as Ben Cross (Star Trek), Antony Starr (Wish You Were Here) and Ivana Milicevic (Casino Royale).

Thoughts On 'Black Dynamite' Animated Series Debut? Is Michael Jackson Turning In His Grave?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 9:01 PM
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After many months of anticipation, Black Dynamite the animated series, based on the cult 2009 feature film by Scott Sanders, starring Michael Jai White, made its debut on Adult Swim last night, Sunday, July 15th, at 11:30PM.

Full Synopsis + Pic For David Oyelowo's 'Complicit' + Projects w/ Black Stars In Channel 4's 2012/13 Lineup

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 16, 2012 7:28 PM
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Some UK TV news for next season...

Gaius Charles Joins Cast Of Shonda Rhimes' 'Grey's Anatomy'

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  • July 16, 2012 6:33 PM
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Gaius Charles (Friday Night Lights alum) has joined the cast of Shonda Rhimes' long-running medical drama series Grey's Anatomy, although details on his role aren't available yet, as they are reportedly being "worked out," says TVLine, adding that he'll likely be playing a young doctor at Seattle Grace, which saw 2 major staff losses recently.