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HBO to Debut Documentary on Legendary Gospel Singer Mavis Staples, 2/29 HBO to Debut Documentary on Legendary Gospel Singer Mavis Staples, 2/29
by TV News Desk - February 08, 2016

Celebrating the extraordinary gospel and soul music legend and civil rights icon, who rose to fame as lead singer of the legendary family group The Staple Singers, MAVIS! debuts MONDAY FEB. 29 (9:00-10:25 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Jessica Edwards directs the first feature documentary about th... (more...)
Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Week of February 8, 2016 Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Week of February 8, 2016
by TV Scoop - February 04, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, airing on CBS for the week of February 8, 2016!... (more...)
University of Michigan Acquires Archive of Filmmaker Nancy Savoca University of Michigan Acquires Archive of Filmmaker Nancy Savoca
by TV News Desk - February 04, 2016

The University of Michigan Library will welcome the papers of another veteran filmmaker to their growing archive of material that highlights visionaries in the genre of independent film.... (more...)
Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe & Omar J. Dorsey Join Cast of OWN's QUEEN SUGAR Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe & Omar J. Dorsey Join Cast of OWN's QUEEN SUGAR
by TV News Desk - January 27, 2016

Dawn-Lyen Gardner ('Unforgettable,' 'Heroes”), Kofi Siriboe (“Awkward,” “Whiplash”) and Omar J. Dorsey (“Ray Donovan,” “Selma”) have joined the cast of the new original drama series “Queen Sugar,” f... (more...)
The World Premiere of WHAT OF THE DAY Set for Pan African Film Festival In Los Angeles The World Premiere of WHAT OF THE DAY Set for Pan African Film Festival In Los Angeles
by Movies News Desk - January 22, 2016

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, during Black History Month, 'What Of The Day' will make its World Premiere at the Pan African Film Festival... (more...)
Smithsonian Channel & MLB Team Up on 4 Part Series MAJOR LEAGUE LEGENDS, Premiering 2/29 Smithsonian Channel & MLB Team Up on 4 Part Series MAJOR LEAGUE LEGENDS, Premiering 2/29
by TV News Desk - January 20, 2016

Smithsonian Channel and Major League Baseball have teamed up to tell the stories of four players who transcended the National Pastime and left legacies as true American icons... (more...)
VIDEO: Handler Takes on Racism in New Trailer for Netflix's Doc CHELSEA DOES VIDEO: Handler Takes on Racism in New Trailer for Netflix's Doc CHELSEA DOES
by TV News Desk - January 18, 2016

Chelsea Handler takes on racism in her the latest trailer release for her Netflix Documentary Series, CHELSEA DOES.... (more...)
Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Week of January 18, 2016 Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Week of January 18, 2016
by TV Scoop - January 14, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, airing on CBS for the week of January 18, 2016!... (more...)
WORLD Channel Presents the Landmark Television Series EYES ON THE PRIZE I AND II WORLD Channel Presents the Landmark Television Series EYES ON THE PRIZE I AND II
by TV News Desk - January 14, 2016

Public television's WORLD Channel will present the complete Emmy-Award winning Eyes on the Prize I and II starting January 17, 2016.... (more...)
Gloria Reuben & More Cast in Bounce TV's First Original Dramatic Series SAINTS & SINNERS Gloria Reuben & More Cast in Bounce TV's First Original Dramatic Series SAINTS & SINNERS
by TV News Desk - January 12, 2016

Following the success of scripted comedy series, Bounce TV the nation's first and only broadcast television network designed for African-American (AA) audiences and TV's fastest-growing AA network is expanding into hour-long drama with Saints & Sinners... (more...)
Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Documentary Series HATE IN AMERICA, 2/29 Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Documentary Series HATE IN AMERICA, 2/29
by TV News Desk - January 08, 2016

Produced by NBC News' award-winning production arm Peacock Productions, the documentary series HATE IN AMERICA kicks off with its first premiere on Monday, February 29 at 8/7c.... (more...)
Nora Ephron Doc Among HBO's Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2016 Nora Ephron Doc Among HBO's Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2016
by TV News Desk - January 08, 2016

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2016, including: MAVIS!, a celebration of music legend Mavis Staples; EVERYTHING IS COPY, a candid portrait of writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron... (more...)
Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Wayne Rogers Photo Flashback: BroadwayWorld Remembers Wayne Rogers
by Walter McBride - January 03, 2016

Known best for a recurring role as John McIntyre on M*A*S*H, Rogers passed away on December 31, 3015 from complications from pneumonia in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 82. Below, BroadwayWorld takes a look back at this accomplished performer's career. Check out the photo flashback below!... (more...)
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Opens Season with 'Bonnie & Clyde' on PBS, 1/19
by TV News Desk - December 23, 2015

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE returns in January 2016 with a new lineup of films that explore more of the fascinating characters and epic stories that have shaped our nation's past and present.... (more...)
Pivot Acquires Documentaries Focusin on Syrian Refugee Crisis Pivot Acquires Documentaries Focusin on Syrian Refugee Crisis
by TV News Desk - December 14, 2015

Today, Participant Media announced that Pivot has acquired television rights to air two documentaries focusing on the refugee crisis that has resulted from the civil war in Syria.... (more...)
Hon. Roberta Pevear Announces Documentary HEARTACHE: A Woman and the Civil War Hon. Roberta Pevear Announces Documentary HEARTACHE: A Woman and the Civil War
by Movies News Desk - December 11, 2015

Hon. Roberta Pevear, co-author of Write Quick: War and a Woman's Life in Letters, 1835-1867, has announced that HEARTACHE: A Woman and the Civil War is presently in development.... (more...)
TRANSPARENT Creator Jill Soloway to Visit Public TV Series THE OPEN MIND TRANSPARENT Creator Jill Soloway to Visit Public TV Series THE OPEN MIND
by TV News Desk - November 25, 2015

This weekend airs a fascinating interview with Producer/Writer JILL SOLOWAY, on the upcoming episode of the national public TV series THE OPEN MIND, hosted by Alexander Heffner... (more...)
Director Debora Granik & More Set for Next METROFOCUS Director Debora Granik & More Set for Next METROFOCUS
by TV News Desk - November 09, 2015

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...)
Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Tonight, October 30, 2015 Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Tonight, October 30, 2015
by TV Scoop - October 30, 2015

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS tonight, October 30, 2015!... (more...)
REELZ to Present New Kennedy-Themed Series and Specials This November REELZ to Present New Kennedy-Themed Series and Specials This November
by TV - On the Road - October 26, 2015

REELZ today announced a November schedule packed with high-profile, Kennedy-themed original programming anchored by the network's new 10-episode documentary series 'The Kennedy Files'... (more...)
OWN Announces November 2015 Programming Highlights OWN Announces November 2015 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - October 20, 2015

OWN announces its November 2015 programming highlights. The full list follows... (more...)
Domestic ViolenceSurvivor Named Investigation Discovery's 'Everyday Hero' Domestic ViolenceSurvivor Named Investigation Discovery's 'Everyday Hero'
by TV News Desk - October 16, 2015

America's leading crime and justice network, Investigation Discovery (ID), and Glamour magazine announced today the selection of domestic violence survivor and founder of the #WhyIStayed social media movement Beverly Gooden as the 2015 winner of the annual INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE 'Everyday Hero' award.... (more...)
Warner Bros Television Group Inks Multi-Year Pod Deal with Tavis Smiley Warner Bros Television Group Inks Multi-Year Pod Deal with Tavis Smiley
by TV News Desk - October 15, 2015

Warner Bros. Television Group has signed an exclusive multi-year development and production pod deal with celebrated broadcaster, author and producer Tavis Smile... (more...)
Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, October 30, 2015 Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, October 30, 2015
by TV Scoop - October 13, 2015

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, October 30, 2015!... (more...)
VIDEO: Netflix's Original Documentary WINTER ON FIRE Premieres Today VIDEO: Netflix's Original Documentary WINTER ON FIRE Premieres Today
by TV News Desk - October 09, 2015

Below, check out a trailer for Netflix Original Documentary WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, directed by Evgeny Afineevsky. An official selection of the Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom prem... (more...)



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