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8 items from 2012

Nominees of the 44th NAACP Image Awards

11 December 2012 1:16 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The NAACP Image Awards have announced the nominees for their 44th annual awards show during a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA. Anthony Anderson (Guys with Kids), Niecy Nash (The Soul Man), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Garcelle Beauvais (Flight), Tyler James Williams (Go On), and Zendaya (Shake It Up!) announced the categories and nominees.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event, which will air live on Friday, February 1 (8 Et live/Pt tape-delayed) on NBC.

Following is the list of categories and nominees for the 44Th NAACP Image Awards:


Outstanding Comedy Series

"Glee" (Fox)

"Modern Family" (ABC)

"The Game" (Bet)

"The Mindy Project" (Fox)

"The Soul Man" (TV »

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First Look Video: A.N.T. Farm Stages a Sister Act

21 November 2012 5:55 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm will indulge in sibling revelry this Friday at 8/7c, when series lead China Anne McClain is joined by her real-life sisters Sierra and Lauryn for an on-air performance — and TVLine has an exclusive musical sneak peek.

Related | New Phineas and Ferb, Good Luck Charlie Episodes Lead Disney’s Holiday Fare

As the storyline for this week’s hour-long special, “chANTs of a Lifetime,” unfolds, Chyna (played by, well, China) is asked to tour with her favorite girl singing group, Trifecta (played by Sierra and Lauryn) — even though it would mean leaving behind her friends at the A. »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Disney Channel Orders Third Season Of ‘A.N.T. Farm’

2 October 2012 1:12 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

It’s official. The Disney Channel comedy series will return for a third season. It begins with musical prodigy Chyna Parks and her friends, Olive Doyle and Fletcher Quimby plus Lexi Reed, who reveals her own prodigious talent, being accepted to a prestigious A.N.T. (Advanced Natural Talents) boarding school. With an unconventional curriculum and the opportunity to learn from other students in the program, the A.N.T.s strive to take their abilities to the next level. A.N.T. Farm was created by Dan Signer (The Suite Life on Deck, The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody) and is executive-produced by Signer and Stephen Engel (The Big Bang Theory, Mad About You, Dream On). China Anne McClain stars as Chyna Parks, along with Sierra McCormick as Olive Doyle, Jake Short as Fletcher Quimby and Stefanie Scott as Lexi Reed. A.N.T. Farm has ranked as the No.1 show in its »


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Tyler Perry's House of Payne

8 August 2012 3:15 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: TBS

Episodes: 254 (half-hour)

Seasons: Eight

TV show dates: June 21, 2006 -- August 10, 2012

Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Lavan Davis, Lance Gross, Cassi Davis, Allen Payne, Larramie Doc Shaw, China Anne McClain, Demetria McKinney, Denyce Lawton, Bobbi Baker, Palmer Williams Jr., Cedric Pendleton, Denise Burse, Bart Hansard, Joyce Giraud, Jason Dirden, Susie Castillo, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Robinne Lee, J.R. Ramirez, Marlene Forte, and Gary Owen.

TV show description:

Created and produced by Tyler Perry, this sitcom revolves around a multi-generational family that lives together in one Atlanta home.

Curtis "Pops" Payne (Lavan Davis) is the family patriarch and the chief of the local fire department. He looks forward to spending quiet nights with his wife, Ella. That rarely happens though because Pops' adult son still lives with them and his nephew's family also moves »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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A.N.T. Farm Returns For An Amazing Second Season

4 June 2012 10:46 AM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

The second season of A.N.T. Farm has returned on the Disney Channel and in honor of one of our favorite shows, HollywoodLife.com will have an Exclusive interview with a cast member each day this week from the show! Get excited! The second season premiere of the hit comedy series "A.N.T. Farm," starring China Anne McClain, premiered with back-to-back episodes Friday, June 1 on Disney Channel. In "creative consultANT," Chyna, Olive and Fletcher roll out the red carpet for teen movie sensation Sequoia Jones, played by "Shake It Up" star Zendaya, who is shadowing Chyna for a movie role, but chaos ensues when she tries to assume Chyna’s identity. As an added bonus, Hollywood Records recording artist, China Anne McClain performed her original song, "DNA," in the episode.   In the second episode titled, "infANT,"a baby, thought to be a prodigy, is left in the care of the A.N. »

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A.N.T. Farm: Season Two Starts June 1st

25 April 2012 8:28 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Disney Channel's very popular A.N.T. Farm series is returning for its second season on Friday, June 1st with a pair of new episodes. The TV series was renewed for season two back in late November.

It's unclear how many episodes have been ordered this time around but the first season had 25 installments. The first season finale of Ant Farm just aired on April 13th.

Here's the Disney Channel press release.

These A.N.T.s Can Lift Anything High School Piles On Them... Season Two Of Disney Channel's Hit Series "A.N.T. Farm" Premieres With Back-to-back Episodes, Friday, June 1

-- "Shake It Up" Star Zendaya Guest Stars in Season Opener --

The second season premiere of the hit comedy series "A.N.T. Farm," starring China Anne McClain, will premiere with back-to-back episodes Friday, June 1 on Disney Channel. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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"The Help" Cleans Up at NAACP Image Awards! See Complete List of Winners, Nominees in All Categories!

19 February 2012 9:14 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

As expected, Tate Taylor's "The Help" won big at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards. The film won Outstanding Picture of the Year with Viola Davis winning Outstanding Actress and Octavia Spencer taking home the Outstanding Supporting Actress award. Taylor lost to "Jumping the Broom's" Salim Akil for Best Director because apparently, it's a better picture than "The Help!"

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards (To visit other award-giving bodies, check out our Awards Avenue coverage right here)

Motion Picture

Outstanding Motion Picture

.Jumping the Broom. (TriStar Pictures)

.Pariah. (Focus Features)

.The First Grader. (National Geographic


*** .The Help. (DreamWorks Pictures/

Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)

.Tower Heist. (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Eddie Murphy . .Tower Heist.

(Universal Pictures)

Laurence Fishburne . .Contagion.

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

*** Laz Alonso . .Jumping the Broom.

(TriStar Pictures)

Oliver Litondo . .The First »

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2012 NAACP Image Awards winners: 'The Help' wins big

17 February 2012 8:40 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

"The Help" continued its hot streak during awards season by being the big winner at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards. The DreamWorks movie took home acting trophies for Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, plus Outstanding Motion Picture.

The complete list of winners:

Motion Picture Categories

Outstanding Motion Picture

"Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)

"Pariah" (Focus Features)

"The First Grader" (National Geographic Entertainment)

"The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures)

"Tower Heist" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Eddie Murphy - "Tower Heist" (Universal Pictures)

Laurence Fishburne - "Contagion" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Laz Alonso - "Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)

Oliver Litondo - "The First Grader" (National Geographic Entertainment)

Vin Diesel - "Fast Five" (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Adepero Oduye - "Pariah" (Focus Features)

Emma Stone - "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures)

Paula Patton - "Jumping the Broom" (TriStar Pictures)

Viola Davis - "The Help" (DreamWorks Pictures)

Zoë Saldana - »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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