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'Bird Of The Iron Feather' - A TV Show Way Too Hot For Its Time

  • By Sergio
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  • February 13, 2013 12:18 PM
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First of all, I must give all credit to architecture and cultural critic, photographer and executive director for the Chicago Central Area Committee, Lee Bey, who wrote on his NPR radio/WBEZ-FM Chicago blog today about the short-lived TV series, Bird of the Iron Feather, which is considered to be the first black soap opera ever on television.

BET Honors A Ratings Hit For The Network

  • By Sergio
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  • February 13, 2013 9:52 AM
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The sixth annual BET Honors special, hosted by Gabrielle Union, which was broadcast on Monday night, and will be repeated a few more times this week and next, did very well for the network.

TV One's Newest Series 'R&B Divas: LA' Announces Cast (Chante Moore, Kelly Price & Others)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 12, 2013 12:43 PM
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The original series is one of TV One's most watched reality series; and so I guess it was a no-brainer that the network would create a spin-off to R&B Divas (which was renewed for a second season), titled R&B Divas: LA, which will follow the lives and careers of five Los Angeles based R&B performers.

Andre Braugher Joins Terry Crews, Andy Samberg In Fox Comedy Pilot Set In NYC Police Precinct

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 12, 2013 12:27 PM
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Andre Braugher has signed up to play a police captain in Fox’s cop-comedy pilot, joining Terry Crews and Andy Samberg in the still-untitled work from Mike Schur/Dan Goor, to be directed by the co-directors of 21 Jump Street (the movie) - Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Cast & Preview Trailer Of Bravo's New Atlanta-Set Reality TV Show, 'Married to Medicine'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 12, 2013 11:37 AM
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Cartoon Network Debuts 'Thunder & Lightning' (Black Lightning & His Super-Powered Daughters)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 12, 2013 10:43 AM
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I'm only just learning about this, so some of you (especially if you watch the Cartoon Network, or are plugged into that universe) will likely already be familiar.

Is 'The Cleveland Show' Headed For Cancellationville?

  • By Sergio
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  • February 11, 2013 7:23 PM
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Media reports are saying that Fox's animated sit-com The Cleveland Show is most likely soon to be no more.

'The Walking Dead' Season 3 Premiere Delivers 12.3 Million Viewers, Largest In Series History

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 11, 2013 4:23 PM
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Still easily the hottest episodic TV series broadcasting in the USA right now...

Birthplace Homes Of Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix, Rosa Parks To Be Restored On Reality TV Show

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 11, 2013 1:16 PM
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Before she becames the Nina Simone we all know and love, she was Eunice Kathleen Waymon, born in Tryon, North Carolina, to Mary Kate Waymon, a Methodist minister and a housemaid, and John Divine Waymon, a handyman who also owned a dry cleaning business.

Lil' Mama Has Been Cast As Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes In VH1's TLC Biopic

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 9, 2013 10:35 PM
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An update on VH1's in-development biopic on pop/hip hop/R&B group TLC, which the network announced, last November, would begin shooting in early 2013, with casting underway at the time.