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HGTV Greenlights New Series MARRIED TO REAL ESTATE Photo HGTV Greenlights New Series MARRIED TO REAL ESTATE
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2021

Slated to air in early 2022, Married to Real Estate (wt) will feature eight one-hour episodes that follow Egypt and Mike as they juggle their busy professional and personal lives while helping clients land their perfect home in a dream neighborhood. 

HBO Documentary Films' THE LEGEND OF THE UNDERGROUND Debuts June 29 Photo HBO Documentary Films' THE LEGEND OF THE UNDERGROUND Debuts June 29
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 20, 2021

HBO Documentary films presents THE LEGEND OF THE UNDERGROUND, directed by Nneka Onuorah and Giselle Bailey, executive produced by Mike Jackson, John Legend, Ty Stiklorius and Austyn Biggers of Get Lifted Film Co. For HBO: senior producer, Sara Rodriguez; executive producers Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller. 

OWN to Air John Legend Hosted Special REVISITING UNDERGROUND Photo OWN to Air John Legend Hosted Special REVISITING UNDERGROUND
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 22, 2020

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air ‚ÄúRevisiting Underground,‚ÄĚ an all-new half-hour special from Sony Pictures Television, immediately following the previously announced January 5 premiere on OWN of the critically acclaimed historical drama ‚ÄúUnderground on OWN‚ÄĚ at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for 40 YEARS A PRISONER on HBO Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for 40 YEARS A PRISONER on HBO
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2020

Feature documentary 40 YEARS A PRISONER, debuting TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 (9:00-10:50 p.m. ET/PT), chronicles one of the most controversial shootouts in American history: the 1978 police raid on the radical, back-to-nature group MOVE by the Philadelphia Police Department.

HGTV Taps Eleven Superstar Property and Design Experts to Judge ROCK THE BLOCK Photo HGTV Taps Eleven Superstar Property and Design Experts to Judge ROCK THE BLOCK
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 30, 2020

It's not too early for renovation competition superfans to set their DVRs because HGTV has announced the cavalry of design and renovation experts who will scrutinize finished spaces in the second season of Rock the Block, premiering March 2021.

HBO Documentary Films Announces Tommy Oliver's 40 YEARS A PRISONER Photo HBO Documentary Films Announces Tommy Oliver's 40 YEARS A PRISONER
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 3, 2020

HBO Documentary Film’s 40 YEARS A PRISONER, chronicling the controversial 1978 Philadelphia police raid on the radical back-to-nature group MOVE and the aftermath that led to a son’s decades long fight to free his parents, debuts Thursday.

African American Film Critics Association Hosts 2nd Annual AAFCA TV Honors on Saturda Photo African American Film Critics Association Hosts 2nd Annual AAFCA TV Honors on Saturday, August 22
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2020

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) handed out 11 awards, two honorary awards, and the inaugural AAFCA ADCOLOR Breakout Creative of the Year award today to celebrate the excellence, innovation and diversity in television this year. 

Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Announces Lineup Photo Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Announces Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2020

August 13-16 is the 11th season for The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival. These are extraordinary times and it has given rise to creative solutions from artists. There will be fewer shows and all will either take place outside, streamed indoor or both. 

Sony Pictures Television and Get Lifted Film Co. to Develop PAPER GODS for ABC Photo Sony Pictures Television and Get Lifted Film Co. to Develop PAPER GODS for ABC
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 10, 2020

Sony Pictures Television and Get Lifted Film Co. will develop PAPER GODS for ABC, written and executive produced by Tash Gray (P. Valley, Snowfall, Raising Kanan) and based off Goldie Taylor's novel of the same name.

AMC & IFC Pick Up Variety Series SHERMAN'S SHOWCASE for a Second Season Photo AMC & IFC Pick Up Variety Series SHERMAN'S SHOWCASE for a Second Season
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 18, 2020

AMC and IFC announced today the renewal of the Critics' Choice Awards-nominated variety series¬†Sherman's Showcase¬†for a second season ahead of the show's one-hour ‚ÄúBlack History Month Spectacular‚ÄĚ premiering this Friday, June 19th¬†at 10PM ET/PT on AMC and 11PM ET/PT on IFC.¬† Six all-new, 30-minute episodes are slated to air in 2021.

John Legend to Host Special One-Hour Father's Day Celebration on ABC Photo John Legend to Host Special One-Hour Father's Day Celebration on ABC
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 12, 2020

ABC has announced that John Legend, father of two and EGOT winner, will host a one-hour variety special, 'John Legend and Family: A Bigger Love Father's Day,' on Sunday, June 21 at 8:00p.m. ET!

SHERMAN'S SHOWCASE to Return with 'Black History Month Spectacular' Photo SHERMAN'S SHOWCASE to Return with 'Black History Month Spectacular'
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 14, 2020

AMC and IFC announced today that the Critics' Choice Award-nominated¬†Sherman's Showcase¬†will officially return on¬†June 19 ‚Äď Juneteenth ‚Äď with¬†a one-hour ‚ÄúBlack History Month Spectacular‚ÄĚ on both networks, premiering at 10PM ET/PT on AMC, followed by an 11PM ET/PT premiere on IFC.

Netflix Announces Return of RHYTHM + FLOW, THE CIRCLE, & LOVE IS BLIND, Plus a New Sh Photo Netflix Announces Return of RHYTHM + FLOW, THE CIRCLE, & LOVE IS BLIND, Plus a New Show From Marie Kondo
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 24, 2020

Whether you like long talks in the pods, verbal emoji texts, or high-stakes rap battles, Netflix is ready to spark more joy with the unscripted shows that have fans everywhere buzzing, laughing, crying, and tidying up. Popular fan favorites Rhythm + Flow, The Circle, and Love is Blind will all return with second seasons premiering in 2021, along with a new series from decluttering expert Marie Kondo.

ATLANTA'S MISSING AND MURDERED: THE LOST CHILDREN to Debut on HBO in April Photo ATLANTA'S MISSING AND MURDERED: THE LOST CHILDREN to Debut on HBO in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2020

ATLANTA'S MISSING AND MURDERED: THE LOST CHILDREN, debuting SUNDAY, APRIL 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT), is a five-part documentary series offering an unprecedented look at the abduction and murder of at least 30 African American children and young adults in Atlanta between 1979 and 1981.

Gabriel Brown, Chauncey Chestnut and More Join BLUE at the Apollo Theater; Complete C Photo Gabriel Brown, Chauncey Chestnut and More Join BLUE at the Apollo Theater; Complete Casting Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2020

Today, producers Brian Moreland, Ron Simons, Eric Falkenstein, Mike Jackson and singer John Legend announced complete casting for Blue, a play by Charles Randolph-Wright and directed by Phylicia Rashad which will play a 16-week limited engagement at New York's legendary Apollo Theater (253 West 125th Street) in Harlem starting Monday, April 27 with opening night set for May 10.. Blue will run through August 16.

Tickets Are Now On Sale For BLUE At The Apollo Theater Photo Tickets Are Now On Sale For BLUE At The Apollo Theater
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2020

Producers Brian Moreland, Ron Simons, Mike Jackson, John Legend and Eric Falkenstein announced today that tickets for Blue are officially on-sale. The beloved play by Charles Randolph-Wright with music by Nona Hendryx and lyrics by Charles Randolph-Wright, will play a 16-week engagement at New York's legendary Apollo Theater (253 West 125th Street), under the direction of Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad who starred in both the play's 2000 world premiere at Arena Stage and 2001 New York premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company. Previews are set to begin on April 27th with opening night on May 10th. Blue will run through August 16th.

BLUE, Directed by Phylicia Rashad Starring Leslie Uggams Will Play the Apollo Theater Photo BLUE, Directed by Phylicia Rashad Starring Leslie Uggams Will Play the Apollo Theater; John Legend to Produce
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2020

Producers Brian Moreland, Ron Simons, Mike Jackson, John Legend and Eric Falkenstein announced today that Blue, the play by Charles Randolph-Wright with music by Nona Hendryx and lyrics by Charles Randolph-Wright, will play a 16-week engagement at New York's Apollo Theater (253 West 125th Street), under the direction of Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad who starred in both the play's 2000 world premiere at Arena Stage and 2001 New York premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company.

SHERMAN'S SHOWCASE Returns to IFC for Hour-Long 'Black History Month Spectacular' Photo SHERMAN'S SHOWCASE Returns to IFC for Hour-Long 'Black History Month Spectacular'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 16, 2020

IFC announced today that the Critics' Choice Award-nominated Sherman's Showcase will return with a one-hour ‚ÄúBlack History Month Spectacular‚ÄĚ this summer (yes, you read that right). Created by and starring Bashir Salahuddin (Top Gun: Maverick, South Side) and Diallo Riddle (Marlon, South Side), and executive produced by John Legend's Get Lifted Film Co. and RadicalMedia, the witty, irreverent and wholly original Sherman's Showcase ‚ÄúBlack History Month Spectacular‚ÄĚ will feature more of the sketches, A-list guest stars, and original hit, award-winning songs that, all together, earned the series a 100% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and inclusion on numerous 'Best of 2019' lists.

HBO Announces Documentary Lineup For First Half Of 2020 Photo HBO Announces Documentary Lineup For First Half Of 2020
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 15, 2020

HBO has confirmed their slate of captivating documentaries for the first half of 2020, including ATLANTA CHILD MURDERS (working title), a documentary series reexamining the missing and murdered children of Atlanta in the late-'70s and early-'80s in collaboration with Show of Force, Roc Nation and Get Lifted Film Co.; WELCOME TO CHECHNYA, directed by David France, chronicling a group of brave activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya; NATALIE WOOD: WHAT REMAINS BEHIND, intimately exploring Natalie Wood's life, career and tragic death through the unique perspective of her daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner and others who knew her best; and McMILLION$, from executive producer Mark Wahlberg and directors James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte, a six-part documentary series chronicling the stranger-than-fiction story of the mysterious McDonald's Monopoly game promotion scam and the mastermind who developed the complex scheme, stealing millions of dollars and building a vast network of co-conspirators across the U.S. 

SHERMAN'S SHOWCASE Comes to Hulu on December 11 Photo SHERMAN'S SHOWCASE Comes to Hulu on December 11
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 5, 2019

IFC's critically-acclaimed Sherman's Showcase comes to Hulu Wednesday, December 11. Created by Emmy-nominated writers Diallo Riddle (Marlon, Rise) and Bashir Salahuddin (GLOW, Snatched) and executive produced by John Legend, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius at Get Lifted Film Co. & Frank Scherma and Jim Bouvet of RadicalMedia, the series currently boasts a very impressive 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  

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