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Eriq La Salle Joins Cast Of HBO Comedy “How To Make It In America”

Director/actor Eriq La Salle has landed a reoccurring role on the HBO comedy series How To Make It In America. The show follows to enterprising twenty-somethings, Ben (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam (Victor Rasuk) as they hustle their way through New York City determined to achieve their version of the American dream by making a name […]

The Root Presents “Black in Latin America: The Other African Americans”

Henry Louis Gates Jr’s upcoming PBS series, Black in Latin America, in which wiewers will learn about the lives and culture of blacks in Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, Peru and Mexico, airs tomorrow night, the 19th of April, at 8PM EST. In anticipation of the program, the editorial team at The Root has put together an […]

Ambitious 3D Civil War Series In The Works

Like I said, it’s Civil War fever folks… in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the war. Sony, Discovery and Imax are teaming to produce what they’re calling an ambitious 4-part 3D production about the Civil War, slated for a fall 2011 debut on the 3net Network, a 3D network created in […]

Watch Behind-The-Scenes Clip Of P-Diddy On “Hawaii Five-0″

I haven’t had a chance to watch the new Hawaii Five-0 starring Scott Cann, Daniel Dae Kim and Alex O’Loughlin but for those who do, you get a treat tonight. Rapper/actor/fashion mogul Sean “P Diddy” Combs makes a guest appearance on the action-packed series tonight. Diddy plays a New York police detective named Reggie Williams […]

Cedric The Entertainer To Star In “Hot In Cleveland” Spinoff

Actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer, will star in a spinoff of the TV Land network series Hot In Cleveland spinoff starring. The series centers around three past-their-prime entertainment industry veterans from Los Angeles, whose lives are changed when their Paris-bound plane lands in Cleveland, Ohio. Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White star. The […]

Preview Upcoming UK TV Comedy Sitcom Centered On Nigerian Family (“Meet The Adebanjos”)

Watch the below preview for a brand new UK television sitcom titled Meet The Adebanjos, centered on a Nigerian-British Family (2 Nigerian-born parents and 3 British-Born Kids) living in the UK, and how they adapt to life in Peckham South London. Generational conflict, tradition versus modernity struggles, culture clashes, as well as hilarity and hijinks […]

SyFy Picks Up “Age Of The Dragons” For July USA Debut (Danny Glover As Ahab In Moby Dick Retelling)

It’s that time of the year when TV stations preview their upcoming season slates; I’ll be attending BET’s showcase this Wednesday, here in New York, so, you’ll get my first-hand reactions to whatever is thrown at me. For now, however, I just learned that the Syfy Channel has apparently acquired stateside rights to a film […]

Cynthia McWilliams Will Play Damon Wayans’ Wife In New CBS Sports Comedy Series

Cynthia McWilliams (The Chicago Code, and Prison Break) will join Damon Wayans in the upcoming new CBS comedy series pilot that’s set at a sports radio station, in which Wayans plays a smart-ass sports radio host. The character he plays, named Nick Herd, is said to be inspired by current ESPN personality Colin Cowherd. McWilliams […]

Condoleezza Rice Will Appear On “30 Rock” Says Tina Fey

In an interview with Leonard Lopate on his radio show yesterday, 30 Rock’s Tina Fey announced that former Secretary of State under George W. Bush’s regime, Ms Condoleezza Rice, will appear on an upcoming episode of the show this season, likely playing herself. Cue the audience laughter and applause. I’ve never watched a single episode […]

OH NO! ABC to cancel “All My Children” and “One Life to Live”

These are truly the final days for All My Children and One Life to Live. ABC has just announced that they are canceling both of their long-running daytime soap operas and will replace them with newly created health and lifestyle shows. All My Children will be the first to go in September, to be followed by […]

Chiwetel Ejiofor Starring In Serial Noir Thriller Centered On Murder Of Drug Baron For BBC2

By most accounts, Chiwetel Ejiofor is an actor who really should be working much more often than he currently is. It’s quite unfortunate when one takes a look at his resume to see that he doesn’t have much coming up in the near or distant future; 2 films really – 1 in which he plays […]

Showtime Will Premiere Nick Cannon’s First Stand-Up Special In May

You know, I forgot that Nick Cannon is/was a stand-up comedian. I can’t say I’ve seen his act though, so I’m not equipped to critique his work. But it looks like someone at Showtime Network appreciates his skills, as it’s just been announced that they will produce Cannon’s first-ever stand-up special, which was filmed last […]

Mike Tyson Will Appear On Fox Comedy “Breaking In”

Since his successful appearance in the summer blockbuster The Hangover, Mike Tyson has been bitten by the acting bug. The 44 year old former boxing champion has just signed on to make a guest appearance on the Fox comedy show Breaking In. He’ll be playing himself. According to…Tyson plays a new client of Contra […]

Tracee Ellis Ross and Malcolm Jamal Warner to headline new series for BET

If you’ve anxiously been waiting for the return of Tracee Ellis Ross and Malcolm Jamal Warner to the airwaves then your wait will soon be over. It was announced today that the both of them will star in a new family series for BET, Reed Between the Lines. The show will deal with a married couple […]

President And First Lady Obama Will Return To The Oprah Winfrey Show For 1 Last Hoorah!

In a homecoming of sorts, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will appear on the May 2 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, says the Chicago Tribune. The POTUS and FLOTUS will reportedly sit and chat with Ms Winfrey on April 27 – their first joint appearance on Oprah since 2006, before Barry’s […]

Oprah Show Season Finale Fetching Upwards Of $1 Million For 30-Second Ad Spots!

Well, damn! Though, it shouldn’t be a surprise. It’s the show’s season finale, so I’d certainly expect millions of eyeballs tuning in, even those, like myself, who haven’t watched the show regularly in years, if only out of sheer curiousity. Oprah Winfrey’s May 25 show will be her last, and, as THR reports, advertisers are […]

Danny Glover To Guest Star In Flashback Episode Of TNT’s “Leverage” Titled “The Van Gogh Job”

Danny Glover will guest star in the fifth episode of the TNT adventure drama Leverage, in the upcoming fourth season, which kicks off Sunday, June 26. The episode will be called The Van Gogh Job, and will feature flashbacks to the 1930s and 1940s as the crew works a con. Glover will play a WWII […]

Bow Wow To Star In New TV Sitcom Produced By Ice Cube (Wants To Replicate Will Smith’s Success)

Raptor Bow Wow (aka Shad Moss) will star in a new TV sitcom produced by Ice Cube and scored by Jermaine Dupri, who Bow Wow personally recruited for the project, with the intent being to replicate the success Will Smith and Quincy Jones enjoyed in the 1990s with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. “I partnered […]

Showtime Network Picks Up Don Cheadle’s “House Of Lies” Series + First Look Image At Cast

We last mentioned this in early December – Don Cheadle’s new dark comedy TV series, House Of Lies, based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn. House Of Lies is described as a subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from […]

MSNBC to explain to white people what black people want

Hell, I can do that and it doesn’t take a whole show to do it. WE WANT IT ALL! Your jobs, your houses, your money, and most importantly… your women! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! But seriously folks (well maybe not that seriously), MSNBC will jump into the “explaining-to-white-people-what’s-up-with-those-weird-black-people,” Soledad O”Brien CNN specials, with its own version called: A […]

“Black Dynamite” Animated Series Picked Up By Adult Swim Network For 2012 Debut

As expected, the new upcoming Black Dynamite animated series (based on the cult 2009 feature film by Scott Sanders, starring Michael Jai White) will air on Adult Swim. The network has officially picked up the adult cartoon for a spring 2012 debut. Carl Jones, a member of the creative team behind the popular series The Bookdocks […]

So what will Oprah’s final show be like?

So according to gossip-mongers Oprah’s final show in late May will be a two-part episode, taped on May 17th at the United Center (where the Chicago Bulls play home games), and will consist of  “an homage to the Queen of TV and her 25 year career”. The first hour will be hosted by Tom Hanks, […]

Comcast Seeking Proposals For 10 New Independent Channels – 2 w/ African American Majority Ownership

More news on the march…! From my inbox… On the heels of yesterday’s news announcing Bounce, the upcoming new broadcast TV network aimed at African Americans primarily, comes this… Diverse Channel Proposal Information Proposal Information Comcast plans to launch at least ten new independently owned and operated services by January 17, 2019. We are now […]

Comedienne Wanda Sykes Will Guest Star On Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva”

Lifetime network series Drop Dead Diva will be returning for a third season and, to kick things off, comedienne Wanda Sykes will make a guest appearance. According to, Sykes will play the character of Judge Yvonne Wright, an eccentric judge who isn’t amused and refuses to be swayed by Jane Bingum’s courtroom theatrics. The […]

Birth of a Nation and Uncle Tom’s Cabin on Turner Classic Movies Monday April 11

This year and month, being the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, Turner Classic Movies will be showing, all this month, films dealing with the conflict, such as Gone with the Wind, Raintree County (the film where Elizabeth Taylor goes nuts because she thinks she’s part black – and back then, that was enough […]