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Marsai Martin to Lead Amazon's Original Live-Action American Girl Special MELODY Marsai Martin to Lead Amazon's Original Live-Action American Girl Special MELODY
by TV News Desk - August 25, 2016

Marsai Martin (Black-ish) has been cast in Amazon's original upcoming American Girl live-action special MELODY, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story as Melody, which will premiere on Amazon Prime Video this fall.... (more...)
VP Nominee Tim Kane to Make First Appearance on CBS's LATE SHOW, 8/25 VP Nominee Tim Kane to Make First Appearance on CBS's LATE SHOW, 8/25
by TV News Desk - August 18, 2016

Vice Presidential nominee and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine will make his first appearance on THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT on Thursday, August 25 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.... (more...)
Amazon Greenlights Original Series AMERICAN PLAYBOY: THE HUGH HEFNER STORY for Prime Video Amazon Greenlights Original Series AMERICAN PLAYBOY: THE HUGH HEFNER STORY for Prime Video
by TV News Desk - August 11, 2016

The Amazon Original Series draws from unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of footage and over 2,600 scrapbooks from Hefner's personal archives, chronicling the life of an American icon and the history of the brand he created... (more...)
Sean Penn Announced as Honoree at Bovet 1822 Artists for Peace and Justice 2016 Toronto Film Festival Gala Sean Penn Announced as Honoree at Bovet 1822 Artists for Peace and Justice 2016 Toronto Film Festival Gala
by Movies News Desk - August 09, 2016

Paul Haggis' Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) announces its eighth annual benefit, the Bovet 1822 Artists for Peace and Justice 2016 Festival Fair on September 11, 2016, during the Toronto film festival.... (more...)
Journalist Tony Harris Set for New Investigation Discovery Documentary BLACK AND BLUE Journalist Tony Harris Set for New Investigation Discovery Documentary BLACK AND BLUE
by TV News Desk - August 02, 2016

Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today it has greenlit a new one hour special, BLACK AND BLUE, an urgent and timely exploration of the current state of police affairs and race relations.... (more...)
PBS & American Experience to Present 3-Night Event THE GREAT WAR PBS & American Experience to Present 3-Night Event THE GREAT WAR
by TV News Desk - July 29, 2016

At the Summer 2016 Television Critics Association press tour today, PBS and American Experience announced that THE GREAT WALL, a six-hour, three-night event, will premiere in April 2017... (more...)
Marc Lamont Hill & Melissa Harris Perry Set for UNCONVENTIONAL: BET @ THE DNC, Premiering 7/31 Marc Lamont Hill & Melissa Harris Perry Set for UNCONVENTIONAL: BET @ THE DNC, Premiering 7/31
by TV News Desk - July 29, 2016

BET Networks continues its convention coverage with UnConventional: BET @ the DNC - A BET News Special with Marc Lamont Hill and Melissa Harris Perry that will air on Sunday, July 31 at 11 AM ET/PT on BET & Centric.... (more...)
Convention Kick-Off & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN Convention Kick-Off & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - July 18, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.... (more...)
The NBA Among Big Winners at Second Annual Sports Humanitarian Awards The NBA Among Big Winners at Second Annual Sports Humanitarian Awards
by TV News Desk - July 13, 2016

Chris Paul takes home the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award; San Francisco Giants win for Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award; Bank of America wins Corporate Community Impact Award and the NBA wins the League Humanitarian Leadership Award.... (more...)
VIDEO: First Look - Joel Edgerton Stars in Acclaimed Drama LOVING VIDEO: First Look - Joel Edgerton Stars in Acclaimed Drama LOVING
by Movies News Desk - July 12, 2016

Focus Features has released the first official trailer for the upcoming drama LOVING, written and directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving.... (more...)
Stars of WGN America's UNDERGROUND Take Center Stage at 2016 Essence Festival Stars of WGN America's UNDERGROUND Take Center Stage at 2016 Essence Festival
by TV News Desk - July 07, 2016

A crowd of cheering fans greeted WGN America's UNDERGROUND stars Aldis Hodge ('Noah'), Alano Miller ('Cato') and Amirah Vann ('Ernestine'), and director and executive producer Anthony Hemingway, as the celebrated group took center stage at the 2016 Essence Festival... (more...)
Investigation Discovery to Honor Dave Navarro at Annual INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE Event Investigation Discovery to Honor Dave Navarro at Annual INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE Event
by TV News Desk - June 29, 2016

Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today that musician, actor, producer, and radio and television host Dave Navarro will be the first-ever male honoree at its fourth annual INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE honors event this fall in New York City.... (more...)
Cast of WGN America's UNDERGROUND Headed to 2016 Essence Festival Cast of WGN America's UNDERGROUND Headed to 2016 Essence Festival
by TV News Desk - June 23, 2016

The celebrated stars and director of WGN America's Underground Railroad thriller 'Underground,' one of the most highly acclaimed television series of the year, will take center stage at the 2016 Essence Festival, the nation's premier showcase for African American music and culture. Aldis Hodge (Noah... (more...)
ESPN The Magazine's The Meaning of Muhammad Ali' to Hit News Stands This Friday ESPN The Magazine's The Meaning of Muhammad Ali' to Hit News Stands This Friday
by TV News Desk - June 14, 2016

The issue dedicates 34 pages not only to Muhammad Ali's life but also to the multitude of ways the boxer helped define the lives of so many others... (more...)
Smithsonian Channel to Celebrates 'The Greatest'  w/ Muhammad Ali Docs This Week Smithsonian Channel to Celebrates 'The Greatest' w/ Muhammad Ali Docs This Week
by TV News Desk - June 08, 2016

Smithsonian Channel will honor the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali this week with the airing of two programs about the man who transcended his sport to become one of the world's most beloved public figures.... (more...)
SAG-AFTRA Foundation to Honor Kerry Washington with Actors Inspiration Award SAG-AFTRA Foundation to Honor Kerry Washington with Actors Inspiration Award
by TV News Desk - June 06, 2016

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation announced today that SAG, Emmy, Golden Globe nominated Actress Kerry Washington will receive the Actors Inspiration Award... (more...)
Hon. Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith to Receive Inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at Illuminate Film Festival Hon. Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith to Receive Inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at Illuminate Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Honorable Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, a pioneer in the world of conscious cinema and founder of the culturally, racially and spiritually diverse trans-demoninational Agape International Spiritual Center, will receive the inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at the 2016 Illuminate Film Fest... (more...)
Jennifer Lawson Receives CPB's Ralph Lowell Award Jennifer Lawson Receives CPB's Ralph Lowell Award
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has named  Jennifer Lawson, CPB's senior vice president of television production and digital video content and a groundbreaking public television leader, recipient of the 2016 Ralph Lowell Award. The award, given for outstanding achievements in and contr... (more...)
Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, June 3, 2016 Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, June 3, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, June 3, 2016!... (more...)
BET to Premiere Original Documentary STAY WOKE: THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, 5/26 BET to Premiere Original Documentary STAY WOKE: THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, 5/26
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

Directed and produced by Laurens Grant (Black Panthers - Vanguard of the Revolution) and executive produced by actor/activist Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy) the BET original documentary STAY WOKE: THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT,' will have its broadcast premiere on Thursday, May 26 at 9 PM ET/PT.... (more...)
ABC Unveils 2016-17 Programming Slate Including Nine New Series ABC Unveils 2016-17 Programming Slate Including Nine New Series
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2016-17 slate of programming, including the addition of nine new series. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon a... (more...)
High-Concept Action Thriller WHEELMAN Coming to Netflix in 2017 High-Concept Action Thriller WHEELMAN Coming to Netflix in 2017
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the high-concept action thriller WHEELMAN starring Frank Grillo.... (more...)
ESPN Launches 'The Undefeated' – A Digital Content Hub on Sports, Race and Culture ESPN Launches 'The Undefeated' – A Digital Content Hub on Sports, Race and Culture
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

Today – the 62nd anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision – ESPN has launched The Undefeated, the digital content platform exploring the intersection of sports, race and culture.... (more...)
Investigation Discovery to Premiere HATE IN AMERICA: LONE WOLVES, 5/21 Investigation Discovery to Premiere HATE IN AMERICA: LONE WOLVES, 5/21
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

In commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today the premiere of its third installment of the hit HATE IN AMERICA franchise, Lone Wolves... (more...)
Focus Features Unveils New Poster Art for LOVING Focus Features Unveils New Poster Art for LOVING
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Focus Features' new movie LOVING world-premieres today In Competition at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival. At left, check out the teaser poster, which is being unveiled today.... (more...)



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