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Details On Al Jazeera's 3-Part Doc Series On French Colonization Of Africa & Its Effects Today

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2013 10:27 AM
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Details on Al Jazeera's upcoming look at the long-term effects of French colonization in Africa, which I first alerted you to a week ago.
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ABC Wants To Develop TV Shows Based On 'Star Wars' Characters. Like Who? Lando Calrissian?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 5, 2013 2:48 PM
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ABC television executives are said to be planning TV shows based on characters from the Star Wars film franchise, according to the president of Disney's ABC Entertainment Group, Paul Lee.
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Shonda Rhimes & Cast Reveal 14 Things To Know About Upcoming Season 3 Of 'Scandal'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 5, 2013 2:12 PM
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Some Scandal news that should excite fans of the break-out ABC drama series from Shonda Rhimes, starring Kerry Washington.

Tia Mowry-Hardrict Sells New Scripted Project To NickMom Loosely Based On Her Childhood

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2013 4:07 PM
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Last week, NickMom announced the fall premiere of Instant Mom, its first original scripted comedy series, starring and produced by Tia Mowry-Hardrict.

Janine Sherman Barrois Inks 2-Year Development Deal With ABC Studios

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 2, 2013 11:51 AM
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Janine Sherman Barrois, executive producer, and writer on CBS hit series Criminal Minds, has inked a 2-year development deal with ABC Studios, while she continues on Criminal Minds.Barrois will develop new projects under this new deal.It was last November, when Barrois sold a new hour-long murder procedural to CBS titled, Darkness Falls - a show that will explore the complex dynamic of an FBI psychologist and a homicide specialist as they journey into small communities around the country to solve the darkest, most twisted single murders.Barrois was to act as showrunner, as well as writer and executive producer of Darkness Falls, with partner at Criminal Minds Erica Messer.
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Conservative Pundit Armstrong Williams To Buy TV Stations

  • By Sergio
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  • August 2, 2013 12:43 AM
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Called "one of the most recognized conservative voices in America" conservative pundit, columnist and Fox News favorite Armstrong Williams has announced that his company Howard Stirk Holdings will be buying WMMP-TV in Charleston, S.C. from the Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
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Mini-Series On Slavery Abolitionist John Brown Coming To FX

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2013 2:58 PM
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I recall an older S&A post, about 2 years prior to Django Unchained, when Quentin Tarantino said, during a Charlie Rose interview when Inglorious Basterds was opening, that he was interested in making a film about noted slavery abolitionist John Brown, but not in the traditional, as he said, "dreary, solemn, historical" manner biopics usually take form.
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Nick Cannon Will Bring Style & Panache To Reboot Of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 31, 2013 1:00 PM
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The constantly-busy Nick Cannon, who already hosts at least two TV shows, has signed up to host yet another one - a reboot of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, for the Style network.

Tonight: ESPN Films & espnW’s Nine for IX Series Continues With 'Swoopes' (July 30)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 30, 2013 8:18 PM
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'Bold & Beautiful' Newbies Lawrence Saint-Victor, Karla Mosley, To Star In, Write, Produce Spin-off

  • By Teisha Hickman
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  • July 30, 2013 2:23 PM
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CBS Soap, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” has tapped newcomers Lawrence Saint-Victor and Karla Mosley, to star in, write and produce a spin off Web-Series entitled, Room 8.