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The Last Og: Tracy Morgan Returns to Series TV in TBS Comedy (Video)

"Make something of yourself." TBS has released a new preview for their upcoming TV show The Last Og.From Jordan Peele, the comedy stars Tracy Morgan as "an ex-con shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for on good behavior after a 15-year stint." The cast also includes Tiffany Haddish, Ryan Gaul, Cedric the Entertainer, Taylor Mosby, and Dante Hoagland.Read More…
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TV News Roundup: TBS Releases ‘The Last O.G.’ Trailer With Tracy Morgan, Tiffany Haddish (Watch)

In today’s roundup, TBS releases the trailer for new comedy series “The Last O.G.” starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, and Alfre Woodard will guest-star on Fox’s “Empire.”

Dates

Tracy Morgan’s new TBS comedy “The Last O.G.” will premiere on the network on April 3 at 10:30 p.m. Et/Pt. The series was created by Jordan Peele who also serves as executive producer with Morgan. In the show, Morgan plays an ex-con that readjusts to life after his 15-year stint in prison. Tiffany Haddish, Ryan Gaul, and Cedric the Entertainer also star. Watch the trailer below.

VH1 announced “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will return for its 10th season on March 22. The episode will be 90 minutes long. The after-show “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” will follow the premiere.

Casting

Emmy-award winning actress Alfre Woodard will guest-star on upcoming episodes of “Empire” as the mother of Taraji P. Henson’s character, Cookie. New episodes
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The Last O.G. Trailer: Tracy Morgan Is Fresh Out of Prison in New TBS Sitcom

The Last O.G. Trailer: Tracy Morgan Is Fresh Out of Prison in New TBS Sitcom
After 15 years in prison, Tracy Morgan’s Last O.G. character is finally getting out… and after he sees what life is like now, he might want to go right back in.

TBS has released the first trailer for its new sitcom The Last O.G. (premiering Tuesday, April 3 at 10:30/9:30c), and based on the footage above, it’s kind of reminiscent of Morgan’s old 30 Rock pal Tina Fey’s Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Like Kimmy, Morgan’s character Tray is reentering civilian life after a long time locked away, and the adjustment to 2018 living isn’t always smooth.
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‘The Last O.G.’ Trailer: Tiffany Haddish and Tracy Morgan Prove They’re Two of the Funniest People Alive

‘The Last O.G.’ Trailer: Tiffany Haddish and Tracy Morgan Prove They’re Two of the Funniest People Alive
Jordan Peele and Tiffany Haddish have been having a great run lately. Now they’re bringing that momentum to TV.

TBS released a first look at “The Last O.G.,” a new comedy co-created by Peele and co-starring Haddish and Tracy Morgan.

Morgan stars as Tray, recently released from prison to find his world much different than the one he left behind 15 years ago. One big change is that his ex-girlfriend Shay (Haddish) is not only married, but raising two twin children he didn’t even realize he had.

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The show also includes Cedric the Entertainer, along with Taylor Mosby, Dante Hoagland, and Allen Maldonado.

This is Morgan’s first regular role on a TV show since “30 Rock” went off the air in 2013. Haddish can currently be seen in the hit summer comedy “Girls Trip
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Ronda Rousey Should Be a WWE Villain, Says Cedric the Entertainer

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[[tmz:video id="0_rbrd0z43"]] Forget the "good guy" stuff ... Ronda Rousey should be a Heel when she opens her WWE storyline, so says big-time wrestling fan, Cedric the Entertainer. We broke the news to Ced in L.A. on Sunday night after Rousey crashed the Royal Rumble and confirmed she's now a full-time WWE superstar ... you can tell he's pumped about it!  Not only did Ced warn Ronda about the Bella Twins, he also pitched Ronda on why she
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‘Another Period’: Natasha Leggero & Riki Lindhome on Why the Bad Girls of 1900 Are More Relevant Than Ever in 2018

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‘Another Period’: Natasha Leggero & Riki Lindhome on Why the Bad Girls of 1900 Are More Relevant Than Ever in 2018
When it came to making “Another Period’s” third season, creators Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome acknowledged that they ended up needing a little extra time to finish writing the season because the 2016 election derailed things a bit.

“Two-thirds the way through the writers’ room, Trump was elected,” Leggero said.

“We have so many intelligent writers on our staff,” Lindhome said, “and we were talking, you know, before Trump was elected, we’re like, well, you know, we really need to think where are people going to be at in six months,” she said. “And one of our writers was like, well, you know, we’re going to have a woman President, and I think there’s going to be a lot of backlash. And so we were like, yeah, you’re right. So we really were writing for this future where men are pissed because a woman is President,
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NBC Orders Four Multi-Cam Comedy Pilots, Including Two From Ep Sean Hayes

NBC has ordered four multi-camera comedy pilots, marking the network’s first comedy orders for the 2018-2019 season, Variety has learned.

Two of the projects boast “Will & Grace” star Sean Hayes as an executive producer. The first is titled “Like Family” and follows Aubrey and Artie, who formed the tightest of sibling-like bonds growing up together in foster care. But they are now discovering that such closeness makes adulthood even more complicated.

Suzanne Martin will write and executive produce with Hayes and Todd Milliner also executive producing via their Hazy Mills banner. Universal Television will produce along with Hazy Mills, which is under an overall deal at the studio.

Martin previously created the TV Land comedy series “Hot in Cleveland,” which ran on the cable network for six seasons. She also created the “Hot in Cleveland” spinoff series “The Soul Man” starring Cedric the Entertainer, as well as the NBC comedy “Crowded.” Hayes executive
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The Last Og: Tracy Morgan Comedy Series Premiere Date Announced by TBS

This ought to put a spring in your step. Tracy Morgan's The Last Og TV show was originally supposed to premiere last fall, but TBS cancelled those plans in favor of a spring release date. Now they've announced the first season of The Last Og debuts on TBS, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 10:30pm Et/Pt. From creator Jordan Peele, who executive produces with Morgan, The Last Og follows Tray (Morgan), an ex-con who's stunned by how much life has changed since he was first incarcerated. The TBS cast also includes Tiffany Haddish, Ryan Gaul, Taylor Mosby, Dante Hoagland, Cedric the Entertainer, and Allen Maldonado. Guest starring in season one are Edi Patterson, Chrissy Metz , Malik Yoba, Joel Marsh Garland, Heather Simms, Wendy Makkena, and Ray Anthony Thomas. Read More…
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Nick Cannon Wants to ‘Empower Women’ as Writer, Director, and Star of a Women’s Basketball Drama Co-Starring Chris Brown

Nick Cannon Wants to ‘Empower Women’ as Writer, Director, and Star of a Women’s Basketball Drama Co-Starring Chris Brown
Nick Cannon will direct and star opposite Chris Brown in “She Ball,” the story of how a women’s streetball league saves a community center.

As reported by Variety, Cannon said “the film’s main objective is to empower women!” However, in addition to casting Brown, whose much-publicized history of physical abuse towards women includes a 2009 felony after assaulting Rihanna, the film’s creative team appears to be comprised of men.

In addition to Cannon as writer, director, producer, and star, the film is produced by Demetrius Spencer of One Media Worldwide and Ball Up, the entertainment studio behind the women’s streetball league. Also cast are Evan Ross, Rebecca De Mornay, and Cedric the Entertainer.

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“She Ball” stars Cannon as the father to a seven-year-old daughter and the
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Nick Cannon to Write, Direct Women’s Basketball Film Co-Starring Chris Brown (Exclusive)

Nick Cannon to Write, Direct Women’s Basketball Film Co-Starring Chris Brown (Exclusive)
Nick Cannon is directing, writing, producing, and starring in “She Ball,” an indie film about women’s street basketball.

Cannon will star alongside Chris Brown, Cedric the Entertainer, Evan Ross, and Rebecca De Mornay.

“She Ball” follows the love of the game through the struggles of Avery Watts, played by Cannon, who enlists the baddest women’s streetball league in the city to help him save the embattled Inglewood Community Center, which he manages, all while trying to raise his seven-year-old daughter.

Cannon is producing the film with Demetrius Spencer of One Media Worldwide and Ball Up, the entertainment studio behind the streetball league.

To bring authenticity to the project, the movie will feature real-life athletes from the Wnba, Ball Up, and the Basketball Beauties League, including Melody Rae Kandil, Jaliyah Manuel, and former Harlem Globetrotter Tammy Brawner. Faizon Love, K.D. Aubert, Luenell, and Marla Gibbs round out the cast.

“I’m very
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Cedric the Entertainer Conflicted Over Russell Simmons Allegations

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[[tmz:video id="0_xbmie1rq"]] Cedric the Entertainer is all torn up about Russell Simmons -- he hates that his friend is losing so much professionally, but also seems to know he deserves it ... if the allegations are true. We got the comedian Thursday night at Lax, where he discussed the rape claim from Jenny Lumet that forced Simmons to step down from his companies. Ced hemmed and hawed, and is clearly conflicted.   As Cedric said ... he has daughters and,
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Patti Labelle's Place: Stars Join Iconic Singer on New Cooking Channel Series

Patti Labelle fans will soon be able to see the singer in a new way. She is starring in Patti Labelle’s Place, a new series coming soon. She will be joined by guest stars on the series. Cedric the Entertainer, Laverne Cox, Tamron Hall, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Robin Roberts are just some of the big names set to appear on the series.Read More…
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Cedric The Entertainer Hosts 18th Annual Emmys Golf Classic Benefiting Television Academy Foundation

The Television Academy Foundation raised a record breaking $330,000 at the star-studded 18th Annual Emmys Golf Classic on October 30.

Cedric the Entertainer hosts 18th Annual Emmys Golf Classic

Funds raised at the event, co-sponsored by Staples Center Premium Seating, will support the Foundation’s renowned educational programs.

Television stars, entertainment industry executives, Television Academy leadership and corporate partners competed in the day-long golf tournament at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles.

Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer (The Comedy Get Down, The Last Og), the star-studded event included competitors from some of television’s top shows: Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Peter Mackenzie (black-ish), Benito Martinez (How to Get Away with Murder), Richard Kind (The Goldbergs), Bailey Chase (Twin Peaks), Robbie Amell (The X-Files), Adam Rodriguez (Criminal Minds), Carlos Bernard (24:Legacy), Joel Gretsch (Vampire Diaries), Jeff Nordling (Big Little Lies), Daniel Henney (Criminal Minds), Rocky Carroll (NCIS), C.S. Lee (Silicon Valley), Pat Finn
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Usher and Anthony Anderson Face Off in an Epic Rap Battle on Drop The Mic

Usher and Anthony Anderson Face Off in an Epic Rap Battle on Drop The Mic
Did he really just say that?

In an exclusive clip of TBS’s Drop The Mic, singer Usher and Black-ish star Anthony Anderson go face to face in an explosive (and somewhat hilarious!) rap battle.

First up, Anderson.

“Usher has a had a little problem with most women, a problem I mean he breaks up a tradition. I know it’s hard to hear but I have a burning question, how’d you get caught cheating and call it a confession,” he raps.

Usher’s response?

Anthony Anderson, the star of Black-ish, this supposed to be a celebrity battle, I got catfished.
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Reformed character by Anne-Katrin Titze

Paul Schrader‬ with ‪Kent Jones‬ on Martin Scorsese casting Albert Brooks in Taxi Driver: "Whenever he had a bad role, he put a comic in it." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center's New York Film Festival's added sneak preview of Paul Schrader's First Reformed as a Special Event, starring Ethan Hawke and Cedric the Entertainer with Philip Ettinger and Amanda Seyfried was presented by the director at Alice Tully Hall. Director of Programming and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones joined Schrader on stage for a post-screening discussion.

The influence of Andrei Tarkovsky, Jean-Luc Godard, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Ingmar Bergman, Ethan Hawke's character coming from Robert Bresson's Diary of a Country Priest, Ida director Pawel Pawlikowski's encouragement, and what Martin Scorsese's casting of Albert Brooks in Taxi Driver had to with Cedric the Entertainer being in First Reformed were confessed by Paul Schrader.
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First Reformed preview added to New York slate by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2017-10-03 10:38:43

Ethan Hawke stars in Paul Schrader's First Reformed which will have a sneak preview at the New York Film Festival Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has just announced a sneak preview of Paul Schrader's First Reformed to be screened at the New York Film Festival. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Cedric the Entertainer with Philip Ettinger and Amanda Seyfried.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center writes: "Paul Schrader’s newest film, about a middle-aged pastor named Toller (Ethan Hawke, in a truly extraordinary performance) who is shocked out of his self-inflicted torment when he is called to minister to a troubled young environmental activist and his wife (Philip Ettinger and Amanda Seyfried), is as deeply personal as it is politically and spiritually urgent. The film also stars Cedric the Entertainer as the leader of the megachurch that oversees Toller’s 250-year-old landmarked structure and his ever-dwindling congregation.
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Best TV Shows to See in October: 'Curb,' Tracy Morgan and 'The Walking Dead'

If we had to look for a theme for this month's TV offerings, we might go with: Chaos Reigns. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend promises to devote its third season to a revenge plot; the one-man disruptive force known as Larry David resuscitates his antisocial HBO masterpiece Curb Your Enthusiasm; Fox's new superhero show The Gifted features mutants on the run from government-sanctioned extermination; Riverdale is back with more warped Archie sex and violence; and The Walking Dead returns with both hungry "walkers" and all-out war. All this, and brand new Dynasty remake.
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Cedric The Entertainer Inks CBS Development Deal, Sets Up Firefighter Comedy With Kapital Entertainment

CBS has signed a development deal with Cedric the Entertainer. Under the pact, the network will develop multiple scripts as starring vehicles for Cedric with the intention for one of them to go to pilot. The arrangement is reminiscent of the 3-for-1 deals CBS used to do a lot of in the past where it would commission three scripts, one of which was guaranteed a pilot order. The first project under Cedric’s deal is multi-camera workplace comedy Ladder 54, from Kapital Entert…
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