Television Shows

[OP-ED] Will USA Networks’ “Unsolved” Live Up To Tupac & Biggie Fans Expectations?

For years, hip-hop fans and curious onlookers have been pondering one question: Who killed Biggie & Pac? Since their ’92 massacring, many theorists have drawn conclusions in the forms of books and blog posts alike. We’ve seen the epic Biggie movie with his son, we’ve heard from family members & DJ Funkmaster Flex. One angle…… Continue reading [OP-ED] Will USA Networks’ “Unsolved” Live Up To Tupac & Biggie Fans Expectations?

Industry Biz · Television Shows

Triple Threat: Jordan Peele, Misha Green, & J.J. Abrams to Produce HBO Series

After the commercial success of his film thriller, “Get Out”, Jordan Peele will be heading to the small screen with two of television’s finest creators & producers. Peele’s MonkeyPaw Production will be collaborating with Abram’s Bad Robot to executive produce, Lovecraft Country. Misha Green, whose Underground series was recently canceled by WGN America, is also slated to executive…… Continue reading Triple Threat: Jordan Peele, Misha Green, & J.J. Abrams to Produce HBO Series

Television Shows · Women in Media

‘Master of None’ Lena Waithe Talks Coming Out & Why LGBT+, PoC Need To Tell Their Own Stories

Lena Waithe has much ado to celebrate! From starting as a co-creator & writer on the web series Hello Cupid to getting her project The Chi picked up by Showtime, this young queer creative is having a successful career thus far. Waithe met up with The Hollywood Reporters’ Lisa Weidenfeld to discuss an episode which she wrote on the hit…… Continue reading ‘Master of None’ Lena Waithe Talks Coming Out & Why LGBT+, PoC Need To Tell Their Own Stories

Season Premiere · Television Shows

3 Reasons Why You Should Tune-In To Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta

The ‘Growing Up Hip Hop’ brand, which originally features Angela Simmons, Romeo Miller, and Kristinia DeBarge, was such a hit last season that WETv decided to create a spinoff based in Atlanta. At a private screening Tuesday evening, held at the iPic Theatre in Lower Manhattan, the 2nd generation of hip-hop royalty cast debuted their…… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Should Tune-In To Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta

Industry Biz · Television Shows

Here are 5 Thing You NEED To Know About BET’s Upcoming Programming

Welcome to upfront season! ‘Tis the season to pitch content to advertisers and get some shmoney (sponsorships & partnerships) for the networks. In the television industry, upfronts can be a piece of cake or a bunch of sour grapes. For Viacom, however, with many changes as outlined by CEO Bob Bakish earlier this year in his…… Continue reading Here are 5 Thing You NEED To Know About BET’s Upcoming Programming

Industry Biz · Television Shows

Comedy Central Greenlights The New Negroes, Franchesca Ramsey Late night Talk Show

According to Laura Bradley of Vanity Fair, Comedy Central has greenlit a new series and several pilots to fill the void left by the departure of the network’s premier series, Key & Peele. Announced on Tuesday morning, Comedy Central will be going forward with Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagles’ stand-up comedy & musical series The…… Continue reading Comedy Central Greenlights The New Negroes, Franchesca Ramsey Late night Talk Show

Industry Biz · Television Shows

Actor & Musician Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges to Host MTV Revival of ‘Fear Factor’

Looks like we’ll see mental & physical trials and tribulations on MTV fairly soon. As a part of MTV President Chris McCarthy’s overall goal of shifting the networks’ programming from scripted to unscripted based, one of the many reality TV series coming back to air is ‘Fear Factor’. You may remember the NBC show, which aired from…… Continue reading Actor & Musician Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges to Host MTV Revival of ‘Fear Factor’