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Octavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the Year Octavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Oscar winning actress, OCTAVIA SPENCER as the recipient of its 2017 Woman of the Year Award.... (more...)
Tyler Perry to Receive 5th Annual PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD for Favorite Humanitarian Tyler Perry to Receive 5th Annual PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD for Favorite Humanitarian
by TV News Desk - January 17, 2017

CBS and The People's Choice Awards announced today that Tyler Perry will receive the fifth annual People's Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, during the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2017... (more...)
AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21 AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21
by TV News Desk - January 16, 2017

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou's incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words.... (more...)
Amazon to Honor MLK Day with Free Streaming of AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963 Amazon to Honor MLK Day with Free Streaming of AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963
by TV News Desk - January 13, 2017

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Amazon Original Special AN AMERICAN GIRL STORY: MELODY 1963: Love Has to Win will be free to stream on Prime Video in the US beginning today... (more...)
FOX Orders Fourth Season of Hit Drama Series EMPIRE FOX Orders Fourth Season of Hit Drama Series EMPIRE
by TV News Desk - January 11, 2017

FOX has renewed the hit drama EMPIRE for a fourth season. The series returns for its spring premiere Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.... (more...)
Disney Junior to Air Special 'Winnie the Pooh' Episode of DOC MCSTUFFINS, 1/18 Disney Junior to Air Special 'Winnie the Pooh' Episode of DOC MCSTUFFINS, 1/18
by TV News Desk - January 05, 2017

DOC MCSTUFFINS and her team have helped toys of all shapes and sizes, and on a particularly blustery day in McStuffinsville, they must help none other than Winnie the Pooh... (more...)
Beyonce, Nate Parker Top Nominees for 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; Full List Beyonce, Nate Parker Top Nominees for 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - December 13, 2016

The nominees for the NAACP Image Awards were announced today. The awards recognize the year's best in film, TV, music and books.... (more...)
Sneak Peek - Yara Shahidi Shares Favorite Prince Memory on THE REAL, 11/29 Sneak Peek - Yara Shahidi Shares Favorite Prince Memory on THE REAL, 11/29
by TV News Desk - November 28, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29, NAACP Image Award winners and the oldest kids on the hit series Black-ish, Marcus Scribner and Yara Shahidi, stop by and explain how the show handles serious social topics.... (more...)
Disney Junior Orders Fifth Season of Award-Winning Series DOC MCSTUFFINS Disney Junior Orders Fifth Season of Award-Winning Series DOC MCSTUFFINS
by TV News Desk - November 16, 2016

Disney Junior has ordered a fifth season of its Peabody Award-winning hit DOC MCSTUFFINS.... (more...)
Lil Mama & Floyd Mayweather to Star in TV One Original Film HIT A LICK Lil Mama & Floyd Mayweather to Star in TV One Original Film HIT A LICK
by TV News Desk - November 11, 2016

TV One today announced that production is underway in Atlanta, Georgia for the new film, HIT A LICK, which marks the feature-length directorial debut for Tasha Smith (For Better Or Worse, Empire) and stars Lil Mama, Lance Gross, Tami Roman, Big Freedia, Lil Zane, and Floyd Mayweather.... (more...)
Taraji P. Henson Returns in TARAJI'S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS, Airing Thursday 12/8, on FOX Taraji P. Henson Returns in TARAJI'S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS, Airing Thursday 12/8, on FOX
by TV News Desk - November 07, 2016

Taraji P. Henson, Golden Globe-winning star of EMPIRE and the upcoming movie “Hidden Figures,” is back this holiday season to spread cheer, goodwill and some holiday magic in the second annual music and variety special TARAJI'S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS, airing Thursday, Dec. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX... (more...)
NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT to Present Holiday Star-Studded Spectacular, 12/19 NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT to Present Holiday Star-Studded Spectacular, 12/19
by TV News Desk - November 07, 2016

On the heels of the show's most successful season in five years, Nick Cannon hosts an astounding evening with a talented cast of performers coming together for a special one-night only “America's Got Talent Holiday Spectacular.”... (more...)
Gladys Knight to Guest Star as Herself on Upcoming Episode of STAR on FOX Gladys Knight to Guest Star as Herself on Upcoming Episode of STAR on FOX
by TV News Desk - November 04, 2016

The empress of soul, Gladys Knight will guest star on an upcoming episode of the new FOX series STAR.... (more...)
Award Winning Series UNSUNG Returns to TV One 11/2 Award Winning Series UNSUNG Returns to TV One 11/2
by TV News Desk - October 28, 2016

Featuring a new line-up of incredible talents whose full stories and journeys have yet to be told, TV One's longest-running and award-winning UNSUNG series premieres six new episodes beginning, Wednesday, Nov. 2... (more...)
48th NAACP Image Awards Announces Submissions Deadline 48th NAACP Image Awards Announces Submissions Deadline
by TV News Desk - October 28, 2016

Submissions for the 48th NAACP Image Awards closes on Monday, October 31, 2016. All entries must be submitted online at www.naacpimageawards.net.... (more...)
Raven-Symone to Star in THAT'S SO RAVEN Disney Channel Spin-Off; Exiting THE VIEW Raven-Symone to Star in THAT'S SO RAVEN Disney Channel Spin-Off; Exiting THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - October 27, 2016

Disney Channel and Raven-Symoné are developing and beginning preliminary casting for a family sitcom that will continue the story of her character from the iconic series THAT'S SO RAVEN for a new generation of kids, tweens and families.... (more...)
New Season of Docu-Series WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE'S Returns to OWN, 11/19 New Season of Docu-Series WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE'S Returns to OWN, 11/19
by TV News Desk - October 26, 2016

Soul food entrepreneur and matriarch Miss Robbie Montgomery, her son Tim Norman and their vibrant family are returning to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday, November 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT for another family drama-fueled season of the NAACP Image Award-winning docu-series, WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE'S.... (more...)
TV One Joins Lexus for a Special Presentation of LEXUS VERSES AND FLOW, 10/26 TV One Joins Lexus for a Special Presentation of LEXUS VERSES AND FLOW, 10/26
by TV News Desk - October 26, 2016

Lexus and TV One join forces for a one-night lyrical event with a special presentation of the NAACP-nominated variety show LEXUS VERSES AND FLOW, airing Wednesday, October 26... (more...)
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant,  Lily Collins to Be Honored at the 20th Annual HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Lily Collins to Be Honored at the 20th Annual HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
by TV News Desk - October 21, 2016

The awards ceremony, celebrating its 20th anniversary as the official launch of the awards season, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden, and will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 6, 2016.... (more...)
truTV to Premiere New Lifestyle Series UPSCALE WITH PRENTICE PENNY in 2017 truTV to Premiere New Lifestyle Series UPSCALE WITH PRENTICE PENNY in 2017
by TV News Desk - October 13, 2016

truTV, a division of Turner, announced today the greenlight of UPSCALE WITH PRENTICE PENNY, an all-new lifestyle series helmed by the noted showrunner, writer and producer and infused with his comedic sensibility.... (more...)
MTV to Bring Back TRL to Encourage Voter Registration, 9/27 MTV to Bring Back TRL to Encourage Voter Registration, 9/27
by TV News Desk - September 26, 2016

On National Voter Registration Day, MTV's classic franchise 'TRL' will return for one day only as 'Total Registration Live,' an empowering live special that will rally Millennials to register to vote.... (more...)
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...)
'Harriet Tubman' to Be Featured in Season 2 of WGN America's Hit Series UNDERGROUND 'Harriet Tubman' to Be Featured in Season 2 of WGN America's Hit Series UNDERGROUND
by TV News Desk - August 25, 2016

Not only will Harriet Tubman grace the face of the new $20 bill, but she will also have a starring role in WGN America's hit series UNDERGROUND, from Sony Pictures Television, which begins production on season two in Savannah, Georgia... (more...)
Showtime to Present Martin Lawrence's First Stand-Up Special in 14 Years, 9/9 Showtime to Present Martin Lawrence's First Stand-Up Special in 14 Years, 9/9
by TV News Desk - August 23, 2016

On the heels of a sold-out national tour, comedy great Martin Lawrence hits the stage in this long-awaited stand-up special, MARTIN LAWRENCE DOIN' TIME: UNCUT premiering Friday, September 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME... (more...)
OWN Gives 8-Episode Order for New Docu-Series THE BOOK OF JOHN OWN Gives 8-Episode Order for New Docu-Series THE BOOK OF JOHN
by TV News Desk - August 08, 2016

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it has given an eight-episode series order to THE BOOK OF JOHN (working title) from Leftfield Pictures, a weekly one-hour dramedy docu-series featuring the life of John Gray... (more...)



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