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Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge and Desiree Ross are the first actors to be cast in Own’s upcoming original scripted drama series "Greenleaf." First announced last month, Own has given a straight-to-series order for what it calls a megachurch drama, which will unfold over a 13-episode season. The project comes from Craig Wright ("Six Feet Under," "Lost"), and will follow "the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Greenleaf described is the center of the community for the thousands of predominantly African-American members who attend »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge and Desiree Ross are the first actors to be cast in Own’s upcoming original scripted drama series "Greenleaf." First announced last month, Own has given a straight-to-series order for what it calls a megachurch drama, which will unfold over a 13-episode season. The project comes from Craig Wright ("Six Feet Under," "Lost"), and will follow "the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Greenleaf described is the center of the community for the thousands of predominantly African-American members who attend services there. But beneath its steeple lies a den of iniquity — greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values." Whitfield has been cast to play Bishop Greenleaf’s wife Lady Mae, described as "a steely woman who loves money and power and will do absolutely anything to protect her...
- Tambay A. Obenson
Lynn Whitfield (The Josephine Baker Story), Merle Dandridge (The Night Shift) and Desiree Ross (Falling Skies) are the first actors cast in Own’s megachurch drama series Greenleaf, from Craig Wright and Lionsgate TV. Greenleaf focuses on the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Greenleaf World Ministries is described as the center of the community for the… »
Recently, ABC delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Mistresses" episode 7 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "The Best Laid Plans," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting stuff take place as April struggles with more issues. Harry discovers surprising, new opportunities, and more. In the new, 7th episode press release: For Better Or For Worse, Things Don't Go Exactly As Planned. Press release number 2: Harry will deal with the consequences after sleeping with Niko and learning she is his boss' mistress, but it will surprisingly lead to a new exciting venture in his career. Karen is going to reach uncharted territory in her new relationship while Vivian is out of town. April will struggle to overcome issues from the past when her mother, Marjorie, comes to visit. Joss and Calista are going to plot a takedown of Luca, ultimately ending with »
- Andre Braddox
The nominees for the 2015 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (Amaa 2015) were revealed at an invitation-only nomination dinner this weekend in Beverly Hills. Amaa announced South Africa as the host country for the 2015 event, which will be held outside Nigeria for the first time since the awards were founded in 2004. Some of the brightest stars in the African entertainment world mingled with such Hollywood celebrities as Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr., Ja’Net DuBois, Lynn Whitfield and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Nigerian stars Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (“Ije”) and Patience Ozokwor (“Mama G”) attended, as did South Africa’s Terry Pheto (“Tsotsi”) and Ghanaian Lydia Forson (“Phone »
- Africa Movie Academy Awards
How To Get Away With Murder, Season 1, Episodes 14 & 15: “The Night Lila Died” and “It’s All My Fault”
Directed by Laura Innes and Bill D’Elia
Written by Michael Foley and Peter Norwalk
Airs Thursdays at 9 Pm and 10 Pm on ABC
How To Get Away With Murder wraps up its season with a two-hour finale that solves the central mystery while leaving some questions unanswered. Some of the episode is a slog, padded out by yet another snoozy case of the week, but the last 10 minutes are as suspenseful as anything on television. If Peter Norwalk and the writers can figure out how to drop the procedural element of the show and more fully explore the actions of the regular characters, some of whom are not much more fleshed out than when the series began, the show will be much improved in season 2.
But that final sequence is fantastic, »
- Bryan Rucker
“We’re not monsters! We don’t tie people up and hold them captive against their will!”
Ohhhhhhh, oooooookay Annalise Keating — that’s how you want to play it in the How to Get Away With Murder Season 1 finale?
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But didn’t you just get a pious Catholic church secretary to perjure herself on behalf of a homicidal priest? Didn’t you frame your innocent lover for your husband’s murder — then have him beaten down to try to secure his bail? And weren’t you the one »
Like Bet, I'm encouraged by the original programming push TV One is seemingly invested in. Nothing great is built overnight, so I'm looking forward to seeing where all this investment leads. I also really appreciate the exploration of other genres, like horror in this specific case. Robin Givens, Columbus Short and Lynn Whitfield headline TV One’s next installment of its horror anthology, "Fear Files" (formerly "Fright Night Files") with 3 new terrifying tales of love, revenge and murder, on Friday, March 13 at 8Pm/Et. The new trilogy picks up where the first airing left off, by revisiting "For the Love of Lockwood," with its »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Lots of casting news to catch up on, that we missed over the last couple of weeks... so follow the bouncing ball: - Rutina Wesley has joined the cast of NBC’s “Hannibal” as a pivotal character from Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon” novel in season 3. She’ll play Reba McClane, a blind woman who enters into a relationship with the psychotic Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), and helps soothe his murderous urges - at least at first. “Hannibal” will return to NBC this summer. - Lynn Whitfield has booked a recurring roles on Season 3 of VH1’s cheerleader drama series "Hit The Floor." Production begins this week for premiere this year. - Gentry »
- Tambay A. Obenson
If loose lips sink ships, as the old saying goes, the participants in the homicide of How to Get Away With Murder‘s Sam Keating might be headed for a Titanic-sized disaster.
“All the characters [involved in the killing and disposing of Sam] are very normal people. They’re not used to holding a secret this big,” teases showrunner Pete Nowalk. “And we’ll actually see one of them divulge that secret to someone outside the group” in Thursday’s 2015 premiere (10/9c on ABC). “I don’t want to say who spills the beans,” he adds. “But it won’t be the person you expect.”
TVLine caught up »
For the past five years, an Islamist insurgency has shaken northern Nigeria, claiming several thousand lives and putting the government in its crosshairs. But while the ongoing violence might rattle the nerves of some, Kene Mkparu looks at the region and sees opportunity.
Mkparu, CEO of Filmhouse Ltd., is traveling north this month to open a new multiplex in Kano, the region’s largest city and economic hub. It’s one of five plexes his company is rolling out in a recent blitz that will more than double its presence in Nigeria after just two years.
The rapid expansion is part of an ambitious effort to grab a commanding share of the growing exhibition market in sub-Saharan Africa’s most populous nation. It is a way, as well, to build confidence in that market’s mostly untapped potential.
“Nigeria does a lot of talk,” Mkparu says. “We want you to see. »
- Christopher Vourlias
11 items from 2015
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