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Famous: Fox Cancels Upcoming Comedy Series

In an exclusive, Deadline reports Fox has cancelled its upcoming Famous TV show. The network announced it had ordered the rom-com from Ralph Farquhar and Ty Hodges straight to series, on April 4, 2016. Farquhar was set as executive producer and Hodges as supervising producer, on the 20th Century Fox project.

Famous had been slated to premiere Sunday, June 12 at 9:00pm. The network ordered 10 episodes, which follow high school teachers Fred and Geneva. Their relationship is tested when one of them skyrockets to stardom virtually overnight.

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‘Famous’ Comedy Not Going Forward As Fox Summer Series

Exclusive: Fox will not be proceeding with its series plans for Famous, a half-hour comedy created by veteran comedy writer-producer Ralph Farquhar (Real Husbands Of Hollywood) and A Girl Like Grace co-writer/director/co-star Ty Hodges. The project was given a 10-episode straight-to-series order earlier this month. It was slated for June 12 premiere and a summer run in the Sunday 9-9:30 Pm time slot. Famous is being taken off the schedule but will remain…
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Fox Orders 10 Episodes of New Comedy Series From Ralph Farquhar and Ty Hodges

Fox TV continues to add content from black creatives to its upcoming slate, todayordering a new half-hour comedy from creators Ralph Farquhar ("Real Husbands of Hollywood," "Moesha") and Ty Hodges ("A Girl Like Grace"), titled "Famous," which will debut Sunday, June 12 (9-9:30 Pm Et/Pt) on the network.  A 10-episode season of the new series will follow a young couple whose relationship is tested when one of them skyrockets to stardom virtually overnight. Filmed in mock-documentary style at a "couples" therapy session, "Famous" features dating high school teachers Fred and Geneva, both of whom secretly aspire to work in...
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Fox Orders Couples Therapy Comedy ‘Famous’ From ‘Moesha’ Co-Creator

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Fox Orders Couples Therapy Comedy ‘Famous’ From ‘Moesha’ Co-Creator
Fox has ordered 10 episodes of the comedy series “Famous.” From co-creators Ralph Farquhar (“Moesha”) and Ty Hodges (“A Girl Like Grace”), the series will debut on June 12. Farquhar will executive produce, and Hodges will serve as supervising producer. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox. The mockumentary will be set at the couples therapy sessions of dating high school teachers Fred and Geneva, whose relationship is tested when Geneva skyrockets to stardom overnight. She lands a record deal after her first music video goes viral and logs millions of views. Also Read: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Last Man on
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Fox Gives Straight-to-Series Summer Order to Romantic Mockumentary Comedy ‘Famous’

Fox Gives Straight-to-Series Summer Order to Romantic Mockumentary Comedy ‘Famous’
Fox has given a straight-to-series order to “Famous,” a mockumentary style comedy series that will premiere this summer, Variety has learned.

Hailing from Ralph Farquhar (“Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Moesha”) and Ty Hodges (“A Girl Like Grace”), the half-hour series follows a young couple whose relationship is tested when one of them skyrockets to stardom virtually overnight. Fox has ordered 10 episodes, and has not announced casting yet.

Filmed in mockumentary style at a couples therapy session, “Famous” revolves around high school teachers Fred and Geneva, who are dating. Both secretly aspire to work in Hollywood: He wants to be a screenwriter, and she wants to be a pop diva, and one of those dreams miraculously comes true when Geneva lands a record deal after her first music video goes viral. But, as she rises to stardom, he feels pushed to the sidelines. The season will explore if the couple can
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Fox Orders Couples Therapy Summer Comedy Series From Ralph Farquhar & Ty Hodges

Fox has given a 10-episode series order to Famous, a half-hour comedy created by veteran comedy writer-producer Ralph Farquhar (Real Husbands Of Hollywood, Moesha) and A Girl Like Grace co-writer/director/co-star Ty Hodges. It has been slated for the Sunday 9-9:30 Pm time slot, premiering on June 12. Filmed in mock-documentary style at a couples therapy session, Famous features dating high school teachers Fred and Geneva, both of whom secretly aspire to work in Hollywood…
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Fox Orders Teacher-Turned-Popstar Comedy Famous for Summer Debut

Fox Orders Teacher-Turned-Popstar Comedy Famous for Summer Debut
Somebody’s about to get Famous at Fox.

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The network announced Monday that it has ordered 10 episodes of Famous — which follows a young couple whose relationship is tested when one of them skyrockets to stardom virtually overnight — from creators Ralph Farquhar (Real Husbands of Hollywood, Moesha) and Ty Hodges (A Girl Like Grace).

While the cast on the half-hour comedy will be announced at a later date, Fox has already set its debut for Sunday, June 12 at 9/8c.

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Kevin Hart, ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Cast Joke About Reality Shows, On-Set Chemistry

Kevin Hart, ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Cast Joke About Reality Shows, On-Set Chemistry
Kevin Hart and his fellow “Real Husbands of Hollywood” cast members kept the conversation real Tuesday evening at the Paley Center for Media while discussing the upcoming season of the Bet show that has been dubbed “the fakest reality show.”

The show, which premiered its third season on Tuesday, is a spoof of the current reality show format “Real Housewives.” It was created by Hart and Chris Spencer, and all the cast members play parodies of themselves. Hart was joined on the panel by co-stars Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, Nelly and Cynthia Kaye McWilliams as well as showrunner Ralph Farquhar.

Hart, who has received a lot of exposure from his hit films like “Think Like A Man Too” and the upcoming film “The Wedding Ringer,” said the show has always been a group effort.

“It’s not just about me coming on and being funny,” the comedian said. “Everyone brings
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2014 NAACP Image Awards: Complete List of Winners!

The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards went off without a hitch earlier this evening (February 22) with "12 Years a Slave" continuing to make waves snagging the biggest prize of the night.

Before her film won Outstanding Motion Picture, the gorgeous Lupita Nyong'o added another piece of hardware to her already impressive collection taking home a trophy for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, while Kerry Washington snagged up her second Image Award with a win for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series. Kerry's show "Scandal" also won Outstanding Drama Series.

In addition, the hilarious Kevin Hart took home Entertainer of the Year, while Oprah Winfrey paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela with a touching speech and musical dedication.

"He was everything we have all have heard and more. He was humble and he was unscathed by any kind of bitterness after all that we know he's been through," Winfrey said.
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2014 NAACP Image Awads: Full winners list

The 45th NAACP Image Awards were presented Saturday night (Feb. 22), with names like Kevin Hart, Kerry Washington, "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen and Lupita Nyong'o being honored.

The Image Awards pay tribute to the best in film, TV, writing, music and literature. Take a look at the full list of winners below.

Winners are in bold.

Entertainer of the Year

Kevin Hart

Film

Outstanding Motion Picture

"12 Years A Slave" "Fruitvale Station""Lee Daniels' The Butler""Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom""The Best Man Holiday

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Forest Whitaker - "Lee Daniels' The Butler"Chadwick Boseman - "42"Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years A Slave"Idris Elba - "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom"Michael B. Jordan - "Fruitvale Station"

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Angela Bassett - "Black Nativity"Halle Berry - "The Call"Jennifer Hudson - "Winnie Mandela"Kerry Washington - "Tyler Perry Presents Peeples"Nicole Beharie
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NAACP Image Awards Announces 2014 Nominations

Adding their picks to the awards season deluge, the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards unveiled the official list of nominees.

Not surprisingly, “The Butler” will compete in categories including Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor & Actress and Writing.

Meanwhile, Kerry Washington’s “Scandal” is up for Outstanding Drama Series, and Ms. Washington herself received a nod for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series.

NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock gushed, “This has been an incredible year from the artistic community, with phenomenal contributions across the board from the music, television, motion picture, and literature genres that have the power and impact to drive social change.”

The 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards will go live on Friday, February 21st.

And the nominees are:

Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

"House of Lies" (Showtime)

"Modern Family" (ABC)

"Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

"The Game" (Bet)

"The Soul Man" (TV Land)

Outstanding Actor in
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’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘The Butler’ Score Big in NAACP Nominations

’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘The Butler’ Score Big in NAACP Nominations
The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to “The Butler,” “Fruitvale Station” and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for “12 Years a Slave.”

Bet and CBS lead TV nominees, with 19 and 16, respectively, followed by ABC (15) and HBO (13). RCA leads the recording category with 10 noms, followed by Atlantic Records (eight) and Columbia Pictures (seven).

Winners will be voted upon by NAACP members and some will be announced Feb. 21 during an awards ceremony for non-televised categories. The remaining categories will be announced during a two-hour TV One telecast Feb. 22.

The nominees were announced during a press conference at the TV One presentation to the Television Critics Association during its Winter 2014 Press Tour in Pasadena. NAACP Image Awards committee chairman is Leonard James and TV One prez-ceo is Alfred Liggins. Roslyn M. Brock is chairman of the NAACP.
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2014 NAACP Image Awards nominees list

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The 2014 NAACP Image Awards nominations were announced Thursday (Jan. 9) at the Television Critics Association press tour by David Oyelowo ("The Butler"), Joe Morton ("Scandal"), Keke Palmer ("CrazySexyCool"), Bresha Webb ("Love That Girl!") and Gina Torres ("Suits").

The 45th annual NAACP Image Awards airs live Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on TVOne.

The list of nominees:

Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

·         "House of Lies" (Showtime)

·         "Modern Family" (ABC)

·         "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

·         "The Game" (Bet)

·         "The Soul Man" (TV Land)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

·         Andre Braugher - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox)

·         Cedric The Entertainer - "The Soul Man" (TV Land)

·         Don Cheadle - "House of Lies" (Showtime)

·         Dulé Hill - "Psych" (USA Network)

·         Kevin Hart - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

·         Aisha Tyler - "Archer" (FX Networks)

·         Mindy Kaling - "The Mindy Project" (Fox)

·         Niecy Nash - "The Soul Man" (TV Land
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Bet Renews ‘Real Husbands Of Hollywood’ For Second Season

Bet has ordered a 12-episode second season of semi-scripted comedy Real Husbands Of Hollywood. The series, created by Kevin Hart and Chris Spencer, debuted to more than 4 million viewers in January. Labeled the “fakest reality show ever,” Real Husbands of Hollywood features actor/comedian Kevin Hart and his Hollywood pals as they navigate their way through stardom alongside – or in spite of – their famous wives. The cast includes Nick Cannon, husband of Mariah Carey, Boris Kodjoe, husband of actress Nicole Ari Parker, Duane Martin, husband of actress Tisha Campbell-Martin, J. B. Smoove, husband of the songstress Shahidah Omar and Robin Thicke, husband of actress Paula Patton. Also expected to return for Season 2 is Nelly. “When we launched this series in January, we knew our audience would have as much fun watching it as we had making it, and since it has been on the air, fans have voiced on social media that they want more.
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2 New Bet Comedies To Premiere Jan. 15

Real Husbands Of Hollywood, based on the Real Husbands sketches on the Bet Awards, is set to premiere on Tuesday, January 15 at 10 Pm, followed by new scripted comedy Second Generation Wayans at 10:30. Kevin Hart (recently divorced) is executive producer of the semi-scripted Real Husbands, which follows the surreal lives of the men of Hollywood and their take on things from the husband’s point of view. The Bet series features Nick Cannon, husband of Mariah Carey; Boris Kodjoe, husband of Nicole Ari Parker; Duane Martin, husband of Tisha Campbell-Martin; J.B. Smoove, husband of Shahidah Omar; and Robin Thicke, husband of Paula Patton. Jay Leno, Shaquille O’Neal, Cedric the Entertainer and Nelly are among those scheduled to make guest appearances. Joining Hart as executive producers are Stan Lathan, Ralph Farquhar, Jesse Collins, Tim Gibbons, Chris Spencer, Dave Becky, along with Bet Networks President of Music Programming and Specials Stephen Hill.
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Watch Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Jb Smoove, Robin Thicke In 'Real Husbands Of Hollywood' Sneak

Based on an "an insanely funny sketch" that aired during the 2011 Bet Awards, the upcoming new Bet series, The Real Husbands of Hollywood, will skewer the immensely popular Real Housewives reality TV franchise. The primetime series will star Kevin HartRobin Thicke, J.B. Smoove, Boris Kodjoe, and Duane Martin, and will include both scripted and improvised dialogue. Stan Lathan is directing, with 10 episodes on order. Ralph Farquhar (the series showrunner) will exec produce with Hart, Tim Gibbons, Dave Becky, Stan Lathan and Jessie Collins.  A sneak peak at the new series surfaced over the weekend, and its embedded below. I wonder how...
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Holiday season gifts for the Black film lover

In my quest to figure out good Xmas and Kwanzaa gifts for my people this year, I realized we always recommend movies, DVD’s and VODs, but I’ve seldom read about good books here on S&A. So, I’ve compile a great list for of Black cinephile-based books for the filmgoing audience. Some you’re definitely familiar with, others maybe not, but nonetheless here it is:

Donald Bogle’s books

I’ve been reading Bogle’s books for 20 years now, so considering I’m just on the precipice of my (eek!) mid-30’s, that’s saying a lot of the amount of Black film knowledge that he’s imparted to the masses for decades.

Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies & Bucks

Arguably Bogle’s greatest, if not simply his best known book, “Toms…” is the definitive study of American Black film images going back to the beginning with Birth of
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Bill Bellamy & Ralph Farquhar Interview- Comedy's Hottest Dynamic Duo!

We interview comedian and actor Bill Bellamy and Executive Producer Ralph Farquhar as they discuss the upcoming season of Who's Got Jokes?. Check out the interview as they both tell you their thoughts about how the show rolls out and how much fun it was putting the show together. Plus we discover how they both came together to create one of the most powerful urban comedies on television!
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New Urban 3-D Animation Series Titled "Da Jammies" Launches!

Veteran television producer Ralph Farquhar and production partner Dwayne Corbitt of FarCor Studios recently announced a pact with distributor TF1 International for overseas distribution of their latest project Da Jammies, a new 3D animated music series, to the animation industry and fans during a panel presentation at the 2009 Comic-Con convention. TF1 will launch the series at the next Mipcom and Mipcom Junior World Entertainment Content Market in Cannes, France held October 3 – 9, 2009.

The producer of such Disney hits as The Proud Family and Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, Farquhar’s ground-breaking new animated sitcom was developed in partnership with Toon Farm, LLC and is set to redefine the genre with its fresh new approach to quality urban family programming.

Combining hip-hop dance, music and fashion in a way never before seen in animation, Da Jammies follows five diverse ‘tweens from the suburbs who attend a performing arts middle school. Novelist, Dolla, MoMo,
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Tommy Lee Wallace to helm 'Helliversity'

New York-- The writer-director behind "Halloween III" and "Fright Night Part 2" is taking horror film fans back to school.

Tommy Lee Wallace will helm "Helliversity," the first film in FarCor Studios and Indusa Global's new joint venture to produce low-budget indie features. FarCor co-president Dwayne Corbitt and Indusa president James Ram will lead the endeavor.

In "Helliversity," a group of American exchange students is terrorized by a vengeful spirit while locked inside a high-security foreign university.

A six-week shoot is set for March in Los Angeles and India. Steve Langford, a longtime writer-producer on ABC's "Family Matters," co-scripted with Wallace.

Corbitt and FarCor partner Ralph Farquhar are attached to produce an adaptation of Michael Baisden's best-seller "The Maintenance Man" for Screen Gems and have backed several series, but this is one of Indusa's first pacts.

James Kellem of Jka Talent & Literary Agency, which reps Wallace, Langford and both companies,
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