SHOWTIME Picks Up Hit Drama Series THE CHI For Third SeasonSHOWTIME Picks Up Hit Drama Series THE CHI For Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

SHOWTIME has picked up the hit drama series THE CHI for a third season. Created and executive produced by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe (Boomerang, Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Common (Selma), THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The cast includes Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Straight Outta Compton), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme) and Armando Riesco (Bull). The second season is currently airing Sundays at 10 p.m. PT/ET. (more...)

VIDEO: KJ Apa And Maia Mitchell Star in THE LAST SUMMERVIDEO: KJ Apa And Maia Mitchell Star in THE LAST SUMMER
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2019

Standing on the precipice of adulthood, a group of friends navigate new relationships, while reexamining others, during their final summer before college. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

Starting today, the season two premiere of the hit SHOWTIME drama THE CHI is available for free sampling online, on streaming platforms and on TV on demand. Created and executive produced by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe (Boomerang, Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Common (Selma), THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The season premiere episode is available for free now on YouTube, and SHO.com ahead of its linear debut this Sunday, April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Francis and the Lights to Headline The SHOWTIME House at SXSWFrancis and the Lights to Headline The SHOWTIME House at SXSW
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Today, SHOWTIME announced that Francis and the Lights will headline the music line-up at The SHOWTIME House on Monday, March 11 at South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals, located at Clive Bar on Rainey Street. Monday's performance is part of The SHOWTIME House Of Music, celebrating music documentaries SHANGRI-LA and WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN, with curated music inspired by Rick Rubin. That night will also feature a DJ performance by Peanut Butter Wolf. Francis And The Lights is featured in the work-in-progress documentary SHANGRI-LA about legendary music producer Rick Rubin, screening that same day at 2:45 p.m. at the Paramount Theater. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Announces Feature Film LineupTribeca Film Festival 2019 Announces Feature Film Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today unveiled its feature film lineup. Continuing its tradition of elevating exceptional storytelling rooted in today's global film communities, the 18th annual Festival will showcase debut works from emerging talent and new works from notable filmmakers. The program includes discoveries, comedies, music-centered, political and social films. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 24 - May 5.   (more...)

Showtime Returns To SXSW Celebrating BLACK MONDAY, THE CHI, SHAMELESS and Music DocumentariesShowtime Returns To SXSW Celebrating BLACK MONDAY, THE CHI, SHAMELESS and Music Documentaries
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

SHOWTIME will celebrate its upcoming music documentaries SHANGRI-LA and WU-TANG CLAN: OF MICS AND MEN as well as series BLACK MONDAY, THE CHI and SHAMELESS at the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals from Monday, March 11 through Wednesday, March 13. Combining culture, art, food and music, the SHOWTIME House is located at Clive Bar on Rainey Street in Austin, Texas. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Second Season Trailer for THE CHIVIDEO: Watch the Second Season Trailer for THE CHI
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2019

The highly anticipated second season of the hit SHOWTIME drama THE CHI will premiere on Sunday, April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Created and executive produced by Emmy winner Lena Waithe (Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award(r), Emmy and Golden Globe(r) winner Common (Selma), THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Straight Outta Compton), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight) Yolonda Ross (Treme), Tiffany Boone (The Following), Armando Riesco (Bull), Barton Fitzpatrick, Shamon Brown Jr., and Michael V. Epps. THE CHI averaged 4.5 million weekly viewers across platforms and ranks as the highest-rated SHOWTIME freshman series since BILLIONS in 2016. The announcement was made by Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., at the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour.  (more...)

NAACP IMAGE AWARDS to Air Live on TV OneNAACP IMAGE AWARDS to Air Live on TV One
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

The 50th NAACP Image Awards will air LIVE on TV One, a division of Urban One, Inc., on March 30, 2019. For the first time ever, the telecast will take place from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. The announcement was made today by NAACP National Board of Directors Chairman Leon W. Russell, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Urban One, Inc. & Chairman/CEO, TV One Alfred Liggins and TV One General Manager Michelle Rice. (more...)

Billy Porter Cast in Tiffany Haddish's LIMITED PARTNERSBilly Porter Cast in Tiffany Haddish's LIMITED PARTNERS
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Billy Porter has been cast in the film 'Limited Partners' starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne, according to Variety. (more...)

Showtime Hit Drama THE CHI Ups Three To Series RegularsShowtime Hit Drama THE CHI Ups Three To Series Regulars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Fan favorites Shamon Brown Jr. (Papa), Barton Fitzpatrick (Reg) and Michael Epps (Jake) have been upped from guest stars to series regulars for the highly anticipated second season of THE CHI. The hit SHOWTIME drama series is currently in production in Chicago and will return to the network in 2019. THE CHIaveraged 4.5 million weekly viewers across platforms and ranks as the highest-rated SHOWTIME freshman season since BILLIONS in 2016. (more...)

Showtime Brings Its Hit Drama THE CHI and Hot New Comedy BLACK MONDAY to 2018 Essence FestivalShowtime Brings Its Hit Drama THE CHI and Hot New Comedy BLACK MONDAY to 2018 Essence Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

SHOWTIME is bringing its hot new comedy BLACK MONDAY and hit drama THE CHI to 2018 ESSENCE Festival. On Friday, July 6, THE CHI creator and executive producer Lena Waithe will headline a keynote conversation on the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage and will later appear in the Great Hall to discuss THE CHI. All 500 fans who attend Waithe's Q&A at the Great Hall will receive $25 gift certificates to the SHOWTIME streaming service. On Saturday, July 7, BLACK MONDAY star Regina Hall returns to the Festival after the success of Girls Trip to debut the first footage from the highly anticipated new SHOWTIME comedy series exclusively for Essence Festival attendees, followed by a moderated Q&A. At the BLACK MONDAY conversation, SHOWTIME will give out 40 tickets to select fans for a meet and greet with Hall at the Fan Zone immediately following her Q&A. The debut season of BLACK MONDAY and season two of THE CHI will premiere on the network in 2019. (more...)

Showtime Brings THE CHI and New Comedy BLACK MONDAY to 2018 Essence FestivalShowtime Brings THE CHI and New Comedy BLACK MONDAY to 2018 Essence Festival
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

SHOWTIME is bringing its hot new comedy BLACK MONDAY and hit drama THE CHI to 2018 ESSENCE Festival. On Friday, July 6, THE CHI creator and executive producer Lena Waithe will headline a keynote conversation on the ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage and will later appear in the Great Hall to discuss THE CHI. All 500 fans who attend Waithe's Q&A at the Great Hall will receive $25 gift certificates to the SHOWTIME streaming service. On Saturday, July 7, BLACK MONDAY star Regina Hall returns to the Festival after the success of Girls Trip to debut the first footage from the highly anticipated new SHOWTIME comedy series exclusively for Essence Festival attendees, followed by a moderated Q&A. At the BLACK MONDAY conversation, SHOWTIME will give out 40 tickets to select fans for a meet and greet with Hall at the Fan Zone immediately following her Q&A. The debut season of BLACK MONDAY and season two of THE CHIwill premiere on the network in 2019. (more...)

The 2018 American Black Film Festival Hosts A Successful, Sold-Out Event Featuring Panels, Screenings, & MoreThe 2018 American Black Film Festival Hosts A Successful, Sold-Out Event Featuring Panels, Screenings, & More
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The 2018 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) wrapped another successful year of screenings, red carpet events, panels and competitions to a sold-out group of attendees. The event took place in Miami Beach, FL from June 13-17th. (more...)

Netflix Acquires Rights To THE LAST SUMMER, Starring KJ Apa and Maia MitchellNetflix Acquires Rights To THE LAST SUMMER, Starring KJ Apa and Maia Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Netflix Acquires Rights To THE LAST SUMMER, Starring KJ Apa and Maia Mitchell (more...)

Netflix Acquires THE LAST SUMMER Starring Tyler Posey, K.J. Apa, Maia Mitchell, & MoreNetflix Acquires THE LAST SUMMER Starring Tyler Posey, K.J. Apa, Maia Mitchell, & More
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Netflix has acquired worldwide film rights to Gulfstream Pictures Production's The Last Summer, an ensemble romantic comedy with an all-star cast of young actors. The film will be directed by Bill Bindley. (more...)

William H. Macy's KRYSTAL Starring Rosario Dawson Opens Theatrically This Friday 4/13William H. Macy's KRYSTAL Starring Rosario Dawson Opens Theatrically This Friday 4/13
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

KRYSTAL is an ensemble comedic drama about Taylor Ogburn, a young sheltered man from the South with a strange heart condition. Because of his ailment, he can't go to college - let alone drink or do drugs or experience life in any real way. Upon meeting the woman of his dreams - an ex-hooker-stripper-junkie-alcoholic with a sixteen year old son in a wheelchair - Taylor pretends to be in AA to try and woo her. His fabulously talented family (who perhaps actually belong in AA) not surprisingly have a thing or two to say about Taylor falling for this beguiling and unpredictable woman. Past transgressions smash head on with young love, causing complications for everyone involved but In order to have even a hint of a chance to come out the other side, Taylor must face his own demons and learn what it means to live without fear and finally become a man. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out the Trailer For KRYSTAL Starring Rosario Dawson, Kathy Bates, & MoreVIDEO: Check Out the Trailer For KRYSTAL Starring Rosario Dawson, Kathy Bates, & More
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

KRYSTAL is an ensemble comedic drama about Taylor Ogburn, a young sheltered man from the South with a strange heart condition. Because of his ailment, he can't go to college - let alone drink or do drugs or experience life in any real way. Upon meeting the woman of his dreams - an ex-hooker-stripper-junkie-alcoholic with a sixteen year old son in a wheelchair - Taylor pretends to be in AA to try and woo her. His fabulously talented family (who perhaps actually belong in AA) not surprisingly have a thing or two to say about Taylor falling for this beguiling and unpredictable woman. Past transgressions smash head on with young love, causing complications for everyone involved but In order to have even a hint of a chance to come out the other side, Taylor must face his own demons and learn what it means to live without fear and finally become a man. (more...)

SHOWTIME Brings Southie and the South Side to SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST ConferenceSHOWTIME Brings Southie and the South Side to SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST Conference
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

SHOWTIME will celebrate SMILF, THE CHI and SHAMELESS at the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals from Thursday, March 15 through Saturday, March 17 with art, food and music at The SHOWTIME House at Clive Bar on Rainey Street in Austin, Texas. On Thursday, March 15, SHOWTIME will feature a diverse lineup of female-fronted bands across multiple genres including rising teenage indie rocker Snail Mail and experimental violinist and vocalist Sudan Archives, in honor of the Golden Globe® nominated comedy SMILF. Golden Globe nominee Frankie Shaw will make a special appearance introducing headliner Princess Nokia, whose music was also featured on the show. Friday, March 16 will be dedicated to the hit drama THE CHI, with food from Harold's Chicken Shack in Chicago, a custom sneaker gallery, Chicago graffiti art and featuring live hip hop artists. Chicago-based artist Joey Purp will perform, along with Lee Fields & the Expressions, whose music is featured on THE CHI. The night will culminate with a DJ set from RUN-DMC's Darryl DMC McDaniels, introduced by THE CHI star Jacob Latimore. And finally, on St. Patrick's Day, The SHOWTIME House will transform into an “Alibi Bar” pop up, where SXSW badge holders can party like a Gallagher with drinks served by SHAMELESS stars Shanola Hampton and Steve Howey. Musical acts include Low Cut Connie, Tank and The Bangas and headliners WAVVES. (more...)

Showtime to Air Mini-Marathon of THE CHI Sunday, 2/4Showtime to Air Mini-Marathon of THE CHI Sunday, 2/4
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Viewers will have the opportunity to catch up on the hit drama THE CHI when SHOWTIME airs mini marathons of the first four episodes on Sunday, February 4, starting at 12 p.m. ET/PT and 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series will resume with a new episode on Sunday, February 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. All episodes of THE CHI are also available on SHOWTIME streaming, SHOWTIME ANYTIME® and SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®. Created and executive produced by Emmy® Award winner Lena Waithe (Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Common (Selma), THE CHI explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago. (more...)

Showtime Orders Second Season of THE CHIShowtime Orders Second Season of THE CHI
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

SHOWTIME has renewed its hit drama series THE CHI for a second season, it was announced today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. Created and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe (Master of None) and executive produced by Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® winner Common (Selma), THE CHI explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago. Ayanna FloydDavis (Empire, Hannibal) has signed on for season two as executive producer and showrunner. Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, the series will go back into production in Chicago later this year. (more...)

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