Comedy Central Orders Interview-Based Series from Phoebe RobinsonComedy Central Orders Interview-Based Series from Phoebe Robinson
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2019

 Comedy Central today ordered a new unscripted, interview-based series from Phoebe Robinson, the multi-talented stand-up comedian, New York Times best-selling writer and actress. In this half-hour, 10-episode untitled series, Robinson will create experiences with her guests that take us into their world and out of her comfort zone. This is Robinson's first project from her recently formed production company, Tiny Reparations. (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 7/31-8/7Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 7/31-8/7
by TV Scoop - Jul 31, 2019

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 7/31-8/7, airing on NBC on Wednesday, July 31, 2019! (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 7/30-8/5Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 7/30-8/5
by TV Scoop - Jul 30, 2019

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 7/30-8/5, airing on NBC on Tuesday, July 30, 2019! (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 7/26-8/1Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 7/26-8/1
by TV Scoop - Jul 26, 2019

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 7/26-8/1, airing on NBC on Friday, July 26, 2019! (more...)

Sketch Comedy Series A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW Debuts 8/2, Exclusively On HBOSketch Comedy Series A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW Debuts 8/2, Exclusively On HBO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, debuting FRIDAY, AUG. 2 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including creator Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson. Thede executive produces, writes and stars and Issa Rae (Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for HBO's “Insecure”) executive produces.  (more...)

Kenya Barris, Kid Cudi To Bring His Next Album To Life in Adult Animated Music Series ENTERGALACTICKenya Barris, Kid Cudi To Bring His Next Album To Life in Adult Animated Music Series ENTERGALACTIC
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2019

Kenya Barris and Scott Mescudi have partnered with Netflix for an all new innovative adult animated music series based on Grammy-award winning artist Kid Cudi's upcoming album, Entergalactic, being released by Republic Records. (more...)

Megan Rapinoe Joins OZY Fest 2019Megan Rapinoe Joins OZY Fest 2019
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

OZY Media, the media company bringing “the new and the next” to the Change Generation, today announced that the co-captain of the World Cup-winning U.S. Women's Soccer Team, Megan Rapinoe, will speak at the fourth annual OZY Fest, taking place on July 20-21, 2019 in New York's Central Park. Described by CNBC as “New York's answer to SXSW,” OZY Fest will feature two full days of live music, conversation, comedy and food on the iconic Great Lawn. Tickets are available now at www.ozyfest.com. (more...)

FRIENDS to Move From Netflix to WarnerMedia Upcoming Direct-to-Consumer Service HBO MaxFRIENDS to Move From Netflix to WarnerMedia Upcoming Direct-to-Consumer Service HBO Max
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

WarnerMedia today unveiled HBO Max as the name of its new streaming service, which will offer an impressive direct-to-consumer experience for everyone ranging from families with young children to adults of all ages. Anchored with and inspired by the legacy of HBO's excellence and award-winning storytelling, the new service will be 'Maximized' with an extensive collection of exclusive original programming (Max Originals) and the best-of-the-best from WarnerMedia's enormous portfolio of beloved brands and libraries. (more...)

Sketch Comedy Series A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW Debuts 8/2, Exclusively On HBOSketch Comedy Series A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW Debuts 8/2, Exclusively On HBO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019

The sketch comedy series A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW debuts FRIDAY, AUG. 2 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ETPT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

Cardi B, Beyonce Among Winners at the 2019 BET AWARDS - Full List!Cardi B, Beyonce Among Winners at the 2019 BET AWARDS - Full List!
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

BET Networks honored a powerful and show-stopping lineup of artists, entertainers, cultural icons and inspiring humanitarians across more than 18 categories at the 19th Annual 'BET AWARDS.' The ceremony, hosted by actress and comedian Regina Hall, aired live on BET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 23, 2019. (more...)

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Denzel Washington To Premiere On TNTAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Denzel Washington To Premiere On TNT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

Tune-in to see Hollywood's elite salute Denzel Washington with the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award, America's highest honor for a career in film. Washington's closest friends and collaborators Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Spike Lee, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts, Cicely Tyson and more will celebrate his life and career, sharing never-before-heard stories of their personal experiences with the legendary actor over the past four decades. The special will also feature a musical performance by Jennifer Hudson, singing a powerful rendition of Sam Cooke's classic, 1964 civil-rights anthem "A Change Is Gonna Come." (more...)

Ava DuVernay's QUEEN SUGAR Announces Five More Female DirectorsAva DuVernay's QUEEN SUGAR Announces Five More Female Directors
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

Critically acclaimed drama series “Queen Sugar,” from creator and executive producer Ava DuVernay (“When They See Us,” “13th,” “Selma”), has announced the addition of five female directors to the season line-up: Lacey Duke, C. Fitz, Pratibha Parmar, Deborah Kampmeier and Stacey Muhammad. This marks 32 female filmmakers the series has hired to make their U.S. scripted television directing debuts. In addition, guest stars Cree Summer and Bryan Terrell Clark join the cast on the upcoming fourth season returning Wednesday, June 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Annual UP NEXT Showcase at ClusterfestComedy Central Announces Annual UP NEXT Showcase at Clusterfest
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, Superfly, the founders of Bonnaroo, and Outside Lands co-producer Another Planet Entertainment, today announced the annual Up Next showcase at Comedy Central Presents Clusterfest. The weekend will highlight 18 comedians with two separate and distinct stand-up showcases taking place on Friday, June 21 and 22 and a variety showcase on Saturday, June 22. All shows will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium  in the Larkin room. (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 5/28-6/4Scoop: Upcoming Guests on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 5/28-6/4
by TV Scoop - May 28, 2019

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 5/28-6/4, airing on NBC! (more...)

BWW Interview: Amber Iman OO-BLA-DEE at Two River Theater 6/8 to 6/30BWW Interview: Amber Iman OO-BLA-DEE at Two River Theater 6/8 to 6/30
by Marina Kennedy - May 27, 2019

TRT closes their 20182019 season with 'Oo-Bla-Dee' by Regina Taylor from June 8 to June 30. The production is directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and features original music by Diedre L. Murray with original lyrics by Regina Taylor. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Amber Iman who is playing Luna C in the show. (more...)

Presenters Announced for the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Denzel WashingtonPresenters Announced for the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Denzel Washington
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the first wave of guest presenters who will celebrate Denzel Washington at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award on June 6, 2019, at a Gala Tribute in Los Angeles. Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman (2011 honoree), Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson will all be in attendance to pay tribute to Washington's life and work. In addition, multitalented film, television and music video artist Melina Matsoukas (AFI Class of 2005) will receive the 2019 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, recognizing her extraordinary creative talents.   (more...)

Kenya Barris Announces First Netflix Series BLACK EXCELLENCEKenya Barris Announces First Netflix Series BLACK EXCELLENCE
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2019

Netflix has ordered Black Excellence, their first series project with Kenya Barris with Barris and Rashida Jones set to star. (more...)

Desus & Mero and Michael Douglas to Receive Webby Special Achievement AwardsDesus & Mero and Michael Douglas to Receive Webby Special Achievement Awards
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2019

The Webby Awards announced today that comedy duo Desus and Mero and actor Michael Douglas will be recognized with Webby Special Achievement Awards for their contributions to Internet culture at the 23rd Annual Webby Awards celebration at Cipriani Wall Street on May 13, 2019. (more...)

Amy Poehler, Issa Rae to be Honored at Women In Film Annual GalaAmy Poehler, Issa Rae to be Honored at Women In Film Annual Gala
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2019

Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF LA) announced today the honorees for the 2019 Women In Film Annual Gala that will be held on Wednesday, June 12 at The Beverly Hilton. Formerly named the Crystal + Lucy Awards®, the annual benefit supports WIF LA's educational and philanthropic programs and its advocacy for gender parity for women throughout the industry. (more...)

Comedy Central Presents Clusterfest Announces Casting For Must-See Live Reads Of Cult Classic FilmsComedy Central Presents Clusterfest Announces Casting For Must-See Live Reads Of Cult Classic Films
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, Superfly, the founders of Bonnaroo, and Outside Lands co-producer Another Planet Entertainment, today announced the Live Read castings for cult hits Clueless and Romy & Michele's High School Reunion at Clusterfest in San Francisco June 21-23.  (more...)

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