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Remembering The Remarkably Unremarkable Short-Lived 'Tenafly' TV Series

18 July 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

After last week's repost of the TV show "The Outcasts" (Here), what better time then to repost another article I wrote a few years ago about another long forgotten black TV show. True, it wasn’t as obviously groundbreaking as "The Outcasts." It only lasted four episodes, but in its subtle and understated way, it was, in many ways, just as important and groundbreaking. I’m referring the 1973 NBC detective series "Tenafly" with James McEachin. Nowadays, it seems what passes for Black TV is either executive produced by Tyler Perry, or is designed, for the most part, to make black people look like complete fools (Which I personally believe »

- Sergio

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Remembering James Earl Jones As 'Paris' (1979) & Louis Gossett, Jr. In 'The Lazarus Syndrome' (1978)

24 April 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Not too long ago, Sergio reminded us of the 1973 NBC Mystery Movie series Tenafly, which featured a black actor, James McEachin, as its lead.  In his post on the experimental-for-its-time monthly program, Sergio remarked, "Maybe it's my imagination [but], compared to what we have today, there seemed to be a lot more black TV series back in the day." Sergio went on to say, "And there was a diversity in them too, from sitcoms to dramas. Not all of them were great (not even remotely) or were hits, but at least they were there."  That got me wondering about what other forgotten TV shows there are out there that many of us have forgotten, or never saw, and may never have a chance »

- Emmanuel Akitobi

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