The Latest On Lee Daniel’s “Empire” A Potential Runaway Hit Or Epic Flop

by Anya Rahmingon March 31, 2014
Empire is one of the most anticipated shows to come out of this year’s television pilot season for Black audiences, and if it isn’t, that’s probably just because the show isn’t on everyone’s radar yet. The project has a superstar cast that includes veterans such as Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, as well as […]

Did You Miss The SNL Black Jeopardy Skit ?

by Anya Rahmingon March 30, 2014
In a sketch on last night’s Saturday Night Live episode, Kenan Thompson starred as host of the game show “Black Jeopardy”. In the sketch, Thompson played Alex Treblack, while Jay Pharoah, Sasheer Zamata, and celebrity guest Louis C.K. played contestants. Louis C.K. portrayed a professor of African American studies, and hoped to fare well in […]


Condola Rashad Will Play Nerfertari In Ancient Egypt Set Fox Series

by Anya Rahmingon March 30, 2014
Condola Rashad will play a key character in the upcoming Fox series titled Hieroglyph. The series, set in ancient Egypt, is part fantasy, part history. According to the summary “It follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharoah (Reece Ritchie), navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, criminal underbellies and even a few […]

Craig Robinson Gets Second Chance To Star In His Own NBC Show

by Anya Rahmingon March 30, 2014
Craig Robinson is getting another chance to star in a sitcom for the NBC television network. Last year we reported that Robinson would star in a show that was going to be produced by Greg Daniels (The Office). We also reported the show would feature Amandla Stenberg and Larenz Tate in the supporting cast. Those names have been […]


Halle Berry Film Frankie & Alice To Hit Theaters 6 Years Late On April 4

by Anya Rahmingon March 30, 2014
Frankie & Alice, starring Halle Berry, is releasing in theaters on April 4, 2014. The movie was actually filmed back in 2008, but never had a wide theatrical release. Despite the fact that Halle Berry received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the film in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama category, […]

Anthony Anderson To Play Patriarch In ABC Black Family Sitcom Black-ish

by Anya Rahmingon March 30, 2014
ABC has picked up a pilot for a TV show titled Black-ish. The show is a half hour comedy  in which actor Anthony Anderson will star as “an upper-middle class black man who struggles to raise his children with a sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father and […]


About Jada Pinkett’s ‘Sadistic Role’ In New Show Gotham

by Anya Rahmingon March 29, 2014
A new drama titled Gotham is heading to the Fox television network. The series stars Southland actor Ben McKenzie as lead character Police Commissioner James Gordon, a prominent “good guy” in Christopher Nolan’s Batman films as well as in the original comic series. Jada Pinkett-Smith will be playing a key villain in the series’ first season. Her […]

Kevin Hart Producing Show For ABC

by Anya Rahmingon March 29, 2014
Kevin Hart is producing a new television show for ABC. The show, titled Keep It Together, will be based on Kevin Hart’s life including some of the experiences he relates in his stand-up comedy routines. The cast includes Bresha Web (Love That Girl, Grey’s Anatomy), one of black female finalists who competed for a role […]


Red Band Trailer For A Haunted House 2 + The Latest From Marlon Wayans

by Anya Rahmingon March 29, 2014
The horror parody film A Haunted House 2 comes out in theaters on April 18, 2014. Marlon Wayans has been hitting the press trail and promoting his new film with special screenings for HBCUs like Howard University and Clark-Atlanta University. In the meantime, new images, posters, and a red band trailer have debuted online. Marlon […]

New Show From Lebron James About Life, Basketball, & 20 Somethings

by Anya Rahmingon March 27, 2014
A new drama-comedy produced by NBA star Lebron James will debut on the Starz network. The series will feature a Black cast that includes Jessie T. Usher, RonReaco Lee (Let’s Stay Together), Erica Ash (The Real Husbands Of Hollywood), Teyonah Parris (Mad Men) and Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Chris). The dramedy will be titled Survivor’s Remorse, and […]


Big Cast Alert: Tatyana Ali, Jay Ellis, Macy Gray, Lala Anthony & More To Star In Latifah’s ‘November Rule’

by Anya Rahmingon March 26, 2014
Queen Latifah is producing a romantic comedy with a fun and very unique plot. The film, called November Rule, has a huge cast that includes Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Faizon Love, La La Anthony (Think Like A Man Too), Rick Gonzalez, Joyful Drake, Macy Gray, Mo Macrae and Jay Ellis (The Game). […]

Ride Along 2 Set For 2016

by Anya Rahmingon March 26, 2014
Kevin Hart has reached massive heights of popularity in recent years, and fortunately for him, he’s guaranteed at least a few more years of fame. Hart’s 2014 hit film Ride Along has made $133.17 million so far on a production budget of just $25 million. Hollywood has paid close attention to the film and a […]


See Stills Of Zoe Saldana In NBC’s ‘Rosemary’s Baby’

by Anya Rahmingon March 25, 2014
Zoe Saldana is starring in an adaptation of the 1967 novel Rosemary’s Baby. You may know the story because a film of that name was made by Roman Polanski in 1968. However, the book is the original source material, and is what the NBC adaptation featuring Saldana is based on. NBC hasn’t said when the movie […]

Trailer For Taye Diggs TNT Series ‘Murder In The First’

by Anya Rahmingon March 25, 2014
See Taye Diggs in a recently released trailer for an all new TNT series titled Murder In The First. The show stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson as lead detectives investigating a murder in the city of San Francisco. The show is a short summer series that will help television fans cope in between May […]


Boondocks Back In April, But Are The Show’s Glory Days Behind It?

by Anya Rahmingon March 24, 2014
  A teaser for Boondocks season 4 was posted to the Adult Swim YouTube channel. The teaser doesn’t show much of anything to fans. We don’t get color images of the characters or scenery. It has been confirmed that Regina King returned to voice Huey and Riley, while John Witherspoon returned to voice Grandfather Freeman for season […]

Boris Kodjoe Joining Cast Of CBS’ Unforgettable

by Anya Rahmingon March 18, 2014
Boris Kodjoe has been added to the cast of the CBS television series Unforgettable (THR). He will play a Secret Service Agent named Benjamin Hernandez, who makes an appearance in the June 29, 2014 3rd season premiere episode. Agent Hernandez and his partner try to take over a murder case belonging to the Major Case […]


Viola Davis Is Starring In An ABC TV Pilot From Shondaland

by Anya Rahmingon March 17, 2014
Viola Davis is slated to become another Black lead actress on a prime time network television show in an ABC series from Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes. Davis will headline a pilot for a show called How To Get Away With Murder. The show is described as “a sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller that centers on ambitious […]

The Talented Chadwick Boseman Captures Persona Of James Brown In New Trailer

by Anya Rahmingon March 17, 2014
Chadwick Boseman (42) is starring as legendary funk musician James Brown in the August 1, 2014 biopic titled Get On Up. A trailer was recently released which gives us a sample of Boseman’s portrayal. In it he appears energetic, self-assured, and entertaining. James Brown, as a historical figure, is a contrast to Jackie Robinson, Boseman’s last […]