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Bounce TV Begins Production On Its 1st Original Scripted Sitcom 'My Crazy Roommate'

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  • August 13, 2013 11:48 AM
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Bounce TV announced via press release this morning that the fledgling black TV network has started production in Los Angeles on the network's first original scripted sitcom, My Crazy Roommate.
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12-Track 'Scandal: Music For Gladiators,' Releases September 3, Via Stax Records

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  • August 13, 2013 11:07 AM
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The soundtrack includes 12 classic soul music tracks of the 1970s, heard throughout Seasons 1 and 2 of the hit ABC TV drama.The September 3rd release date coincides with the DVD release of Season 2, also on September 3rd.Creator/showrunner Shonda Rhimes contributed to the album's extensive liner notes, stating:

HBO Releases Teaser For 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight'

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  • August 12, 2013 6:34 PM
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HBO Documentary Films has released a teaser for Stephen Frears' Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight.The film takes place in 1967, as then Heavy Weight Champion of the World Muhammad Ali refused to enlist and go fight for the USA in Vietnam; his objections to the war were very public, and he was convicted and sentenced to serve time in prison, during which he appealed his case, which would go all the way to the Supreme Court.

Thoughts On Ernest Dickerson-Directed Pilot Episode Of 'Low Winter Sun' (w/ Lennie James)?

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  • August 12, 2013 3:23 PM
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ESPN Films & espnW’s Nine for IX Series Continues With Shola Lynch's 'Runner' (8/13)

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  • August 12, 2013 12:56 PM
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'Ade Adepitan: Journey of My Lifetime' Premieres On Channel 4 (UK) Aug 19

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  • August 12, 2013 11:22 AM
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Ade Adepitan - paralympic medallist in basketball, tennis player, actor, TV show host, motivational speaker, Olympic ambassador, has branched out into documentary filmmaking, tackling polio in his latest film, Ade Adepitan : Journey of My Lifetime, which will air on Channel 4 in the UK, next Monday, August 19, at 8pm.The film, which Ade shot earlier this year, when he traveled to Nigeria (where he's from), takes a look at polio in his native Nigeria.As he states:Up until January this year my knowledge of Polio was extremely limited, which a lot of people will find surprising considering I contracted polio in Nigeria when I was just 15 months old. I think because I’ve always tried not to make my disability an issue it has meant I’ve avoided tackling the subject. It was about 6 years ago that I found out how the disease affected the spinal cord. Yeah I knew how it affected me physically, but I didn’t know about its status in the world, and that the human race has come very close on many occasions to wiping Polio off the planet completely. The people that I met, the stories they tell, the things I saw when I was in Nigeria made me laugh, cry and sometimes want to pull my dreads out in frustration. Most of all it’s made me more determined to help end polio worldwide. This is the journey of my lifetime and here’s a little taster before it’s aired on Monday the 19th of August on C4 at 8pm!Check out Ade's impressive resume via his website HERE.And watch a preview of his new documentary below: Ade Adepitan : Journey of My Lifetime from Ronachan Films on Vimeo.
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Kyra Davis' Best-Selling E-Book Erotic Trilogy 'Just One Night' Optioned To Develop For TV

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  • August 9, 2013 1:08 PM
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Anonymous Content has optioned Kyra Davis' New York Times best-selling e-book erotic trilogy Just One Night, with plans to develop it for television.

Brit Drama/Thriller 'Top Boy' Season 2 Gets A Teaser Trailer And Premiere Date

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  • August 9, 2013 11:03 AM
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In 2011, Channel 4 ordered a second season of the 4-part drama/thriller Top Boy, which stars Ashley Walters, thanks to strong audience response, and critical acclaim after the first season aired that year.

BET Networks Presents Its Fall 2013 TV Preview Lineup

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  • August 8, 2013 5:31 PM
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Highlights include a new series from T.D. Jakes, titled Mind, Body & Soul, as well the return of Real Husbands of Hollywood, BET Hip Hop Awards, Black Girls Rock and and the Soul Train Awards.
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Uzo Aduba ("Crazy Eyes") Promoted To Series Regular On 'Orange Is The New Black'

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  • August 8, 2013 3:49 PM
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Uzo Aduba, who plays "Crazy Eyes" in Netflix's new original series Orange Is the New Black, has been made a series regular for the upcoming second season of the Lionsgate-produced dramedy, marking the first TV series regular role for the stage actress.