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18 items from 2017


Greenleaf: Is the Own TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

7 September 2017 8:56 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill the congregation receive a benediction? Has the Greenleaf TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Own? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Greenleaf season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Own cable channel, Greenleaf stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, and Terri J. Vaughn. Oprah Winfrey recurs. The drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. Scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Read More… »

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Greenleaf: Season Two Ratings

7 September 2017 8:56 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Own renewed its Greenleaf TV show for a second season, prior to the series' June 2016 premiere. The cable network's faith in the church family mystery proved justified. Although relatively low-rated compared to broadcast fare, Greenleaf season one was one of Own's top scripted series, in terms of both its demo numbers and total audience size. How will season two perform? Will Greenleaf be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.Greenleaf stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, Terri J. Vaughn, and Oprah Winfrey. The Own drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. Scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.Read More… »

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Lynn Whitfield Joins Sanaa Lathan In ‘Nappily Ever After’

21 August 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Actress Lynn Whitfield has signed on to co-star in the Netflix comedy Nappily Ever After, joining Sanaa Lathan and Ernie Hudson in the film based on Trisha R. Thomas’ book of the same name. Haifaa Al-Mansour is directing the pic from an original script by Tina Chism with rewrites from Lisa Loomer, Adam Brooks and Gina Prince-Bythewood. It follows Violet Jones (Lathan), whose a seemingly flawless life is interrupted after an accident at the hair dresser leads to… »

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Greenleaf: Is the Own TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

17 August 2017 6:52 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill the congregation receive a benediction? Has the Greenleaf TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Own? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Greenleaf season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Own cable channel, Greenleaf stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, and Terri J. Vaughn. Oprah Winfrey recurs. The drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. Scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Read More… »

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Greenleaf: Season Two Ratings

17 August 2017 6:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Own renewed its Greenleaf TV show for a second season, prior to the series' June 2016 premiere. The cable network's faith in the church family mystery proved justified. Although relatively low-rated compared to broadcast fare, Greenleaf season one was one of Own's top scripted series, in terms of both its demo numbers and total audience size. How will season two perform? Will Greenleaf be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.Greenleaf stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, Terri J. Vaughn, and Oprah Winfrey. The Own drama explores the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. Scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.Read More… »

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Greenleaf: Season Three Renewal; Rick Fox Promoted to Series Regular on Own TV Show

7 August 2017 5:55 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Like an answer to prayer, Own has renewed its Greenleaf TV show for a third season. And in more good news, Rick Fox, who plays Darius Nash, will be a series regular in Greenleaf, season three. The second half of season two premieres on Tuesday, August 15th, Wednesday, August 16th at 10:00pm, each evening, before settling into its usual Wednesday night schedule. A mega-church family drama, Greenleaf stars Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, and Terri J. Vaughn, with Oprah Winfrey recurring. The Own series centers on the Greenleaf family and their large Memphis church. Read More… »

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‘Greenleaf’ Renewed for Season 3 at Own

7 August 2017 12:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Oprah Winfrey Network (Own) has renewed its original drama “Greenleaf” for Season 3, the network announced Monday.

The Lionsgate-produced series follows the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, which is rife with scandal, secrets, and lies. It centers on the journey of estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge), who has returned home after 20 years on the occasion of the mysterious death of her sister, Faith. As she reenters the world of Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, the Memphis megachurch run by her powerful parents Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David) and Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield), it becomes evident that things are not as virtuous as they seem and that the family’s outward display of faith hides sin and misdeeds.

“We can’t wait to see what another season of ‘Greenleaf’ will bring,” said Erik Logan, president of Own. “This series was instrumental in evolving Own’s scripted programming and it continues to pull »

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Greenleaf: Cast Members Tease the Rest of Season Two (Video)

4 August 2017 9:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What's next for Greenleaf? Recently, the cast teased the season two return of the Own TV show.The drama revolves around the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. The cast includes Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, and Tye White.Read More… »

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Greenleaf: Season Two Returns to Own with a Two-Night Premiere

28 June 2017 7:57 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Greenleaf is back in a big way. This week, Own announced season two will debut with a two-night premiere in August.The drama revolves around the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. The cast includes Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, GregAlan Williams, Benjamin Patterson, Anna Diop, Terri J. Vaughn, and Oprah Winfrey.Read More… »

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Action-Comedy Satire ‘Espionage Tonight’ Picked up by The Orchard (Exclusive)

16 June 2017 10:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Orchard  has acquired worldwide rights to the action-comedy satire “Espionage Tonight,” starring an ensemble cast including Joe Hursley, Saïd Taghmaoui, Sean Astin and Lynn Whitfield.

The film premiered earlier this month  at the 2017 Dances with Films Festival in Los Angeles. The Orchard is planning for on digital and on demand releases in North America on Oct. 24.

Espionage Tonight” is directed by Rob Gordon Bralver from his own script. His credits include “Our Vinyl Weights A Ton” and serving as editor of “Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia.”

Espionage Tonight” centers on a TV reality show created by the U.S. government in which real world spies compete in undercover missions around the world with the lines between reality, propaganda and fiction blurring.

Amy Child is the producer. The ensemble cast includes Greg Davis, Jr., Alexie Gilmore, Ganna Bogdan, Fernanda Romero, Chasty Ballesteros and Joseph Gatt.

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Emmy Contenders 2017: Supporting Actress in a Drama

6 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

New blood is bound to infuse the category this year as four of last year’s nominees (including winner Maggie Smith of “Downton Abbey”) are ineligible. Smith’s show came to an end, and the three other nominees were for “Game of Thrones,” a series that returns in July, thus missing the deadline for 2017. That’s good news for two of last year’s nominees, Maura Tierney (“The Affair”) and Constance Zimmer (“UnReal”), who could repeat this year. It also opens the door for previous winner Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is the New Black”) to return, along with Margo Martindale, who won in the guest category last year on “The Americans” and has been promoted to supporting this year. But there are several new shows to consider, and many introduced brand new faces we’ve come to love. Two virtual unknowns won our hearts in the past year: Millie Bobby Brown on “Stranger Things” and Chrissy Metz on »

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‘Espionage Tonight’ Clip: Reality and Entertainment Come to Blows in Timely New Political Satire

2 June 2017 10:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Filmmaker Rob Bralver (best known for his editing work on “Gore Vidal: The United States of America”) turns his attentions to a different side of filmmaking with his feature narrative debut, “Espionage Tonight,” bound for a world premiere at Dances With Films next week. The film stars Sean Astin, Lynn WhitfieldJoe HursleyGreg Davis Jr.Chasty Ballesteros, and many more. 

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Bralver wrote and directed the film, billed as “an inventive and sly critique of American media culture and politics,” which blends some timely issues around politics, “fake news,” the value of supposedly fact-based entertainment, and good old-fashioned espionage into a very amusing mix.

But there is some real meat here and, as Bralver explained in an official statement, some warnings, too. Said Bralver, “What used to be an intersectional space »

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TV News Roundup: Miles Gaston Villanueva Cast as Lyle Menendez in ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’

30 May 2017 4:34 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Law & Order’s foray into true crime has cast Miles Gaston Villanueva as Lyle Menendez, and “Oprah’s Master Class” will return to Own.

Casting

Miles Gaston Villanueva has been cast as Lyle Menendez in the upcoming drama series “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” coming to NBC this fall. Villanueva spent five years working in professional regional theater, including Shakespeare Santa Cruz and Kingsman Shakespeare, before moving to L.A. in 2013. He previously guest-starred on various TV shows, including “Chasing Life,” “Jane the Virgin” and “Rosewood,” and recently co-starred opposite Al Pacino and Judith Light in the new play “God Looked Away,” which had its first full production at the Pasadena Playhouse last winter. His manager is Scott Zimmerman and agency is Sdb Partners. “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” also stars Edie Falco as Leslie Abramson, the defense attorney for the Menendez brothers, who »

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Greenleaf: Oprah May Be Leaving the Own Series

2 March 2017 7:06 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Is Oprah moving on from Greenleaf? Recently, the star and executive producer spoke with TVInsider about season two of the Own TV series.The drama revolves around the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. The cast also includes Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, and Deborah Joy Winans.Read More… »

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Greenleaf: Season Two Trailer Released by Own

6 February 2017 8:44 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"This is what you've been keeping from me all this time?" Own has released a new trailer for season two of Greenleaf.The drama revolves around the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch. The cast includes Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, Lovie Simone, Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Deborah Joy Winans, and Oprah Winfrey.Read More… »

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‘Greenleaf’ Season 2 Trailer: Oprah’s Back! (Watch)

3 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Own’s hit drama “Greenleaf,” starring Merle Dandridge, Keith David and Lynn Whitfield, explores a family that runs a megachurch in Memphis — but with deep-seated secrets. The series has been a ratings success for the cabler — and Netflix recently nabbed Svod rights.

Oprah Winfrey, who executive produces the series, has also played a recurring role in the drama as Grace’s (Merle Dandridge) Aunt Mavis — and from the looks of the season two trailer, she’s set to make an on-screen return.

The first season ended on a cliffhanger, with David’s Bishop Greenleaf threatened by the exposure of a crime he may have committed years ago. “Get ready: The judgment’s coming” he’s warned in the promo.

The women in his life will be facing problems, too: “When you feel that resentful spirit rising up inside of you, that’s when you’re actually in serious spiritual trouble.”

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Netflix Nabs Svod Rights for Own’s ‘Greenleaf’ (Exclusive)

26 January 2017 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix and Lionsgate have inked a deal for the global streaming rights to “Greenleaf,” Variety has learned exclusively.

New episodes will still air in the U.S. on Discovery’s Own, but under the pact with Netflix, those new episodes will be available to Netflix customers outside the U.S. and Canada the day after their U.S. debut. All 13 episodes of Season 1 will be available to everyone on the service starting March 3.

The show has done well for the Oprah Winfrey Network: The June premiere was the biggest in Own’s short history in its target demographic of women 25-54, with a 2.18 rating in that demo, and it delivered an average of 2.1 million viewers per episode for its first season in Nielsen’s Live + Same Day ratings, and around 3 million once viewing within three days was counted. Own ordered another season of the series before it even premiered; Season 2 will bow on March 15.

Greenleaf,” created »

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TV News Roundup: ‘Greenleaf’ Season 2 Gets a Premiere Date, Sigourney Weaver to Narrate NatGeo Doc

23 January 2017 1:01 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, the Oprah Winfrey Network series “Greenleaf” gets premiere date for Season 2, NatGeo sets a Sigourney Weaver-narrated documentary, and more. 

Dates

Own has set the Season 2 premiere of original drama “Greenleaf” for Wednesday, March 15. The upcoming 16-episode season will be divided into two, with the first eight episodes airing in March, and the remaining eight episodes airing in summer 2017. In season two, the Greenleaf family tree will split at the root as Jacob (Lamman Rucker) ventures off to begin his new career with long-time rival church Triumph Ministries, breaking faith with his father, Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David) while his mother, Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield), struggles with Jacob’s decision to abandon the family. Oprah herself will also return in her guest starring role as Mavis McCready, the sister of Lady Greenleaf and a close confidante to Grace Greenleaf. “Greenleaf” is produced by Lionsgate.

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