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According To Neil Gaiman, A Black Actor Was Offered 'Doctor Who' But Turned It Down. Who?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2013 5:59 PM
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“I thought I’d said that I was disappointed that it didn’t happen this time, and that there are some amazing actors out there. I was rather disappointed that Paterson Joseph didn’t get it last time, although I’ve loved Matt’s Eleven. And yes, I have no doubt there will be. (I know one black actor who was already offered the part of the Doctor, and who turned it down.) Just as there will be a female Doctor.”
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Donald Glover Is Developing An Atlanta Music Scene-Set Series For FX That He'll Also Star In

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2013 4:27 PM
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Donald Glover has inked a deal to write, produce and star in a half-hour comedy pilot for FX, which will be titled Atlanta.

Issa Rae Will Star In Her Own HBO Series, Co-written With Larry Wilmore

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2013 3:58 PM
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Omari Hardwick Returns To Host Season 3 Of TV One's 'Verses and Flow' (9/11 Premiere)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2013 3:39 PM
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Verses and Flow returns to TV One on Wednesday, September 11 at 9pm.

Watch 1st 5 Minutes Of Ernest Dickerson-Directed AMC Series 'Low Winter Sun' (w/ Lennie James)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2013 1:44 PM
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Who'll Play African American Surgeon Algernon Edwards In Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax-Bound Series?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 6, 2013 11:11 AM
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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.