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Amazon Prime Serves Up Classic ‘Roseanne’, ‘3rd Rock’ & ‘Cybill’

3 August 2017 12:11 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Amazon Prime Video members can bone up on their Roseanne history this month in preparation for next year’s ABC revival series. Through Amazon Video Direct's partnership with FilmRise, Amazon Prime is streaming Roseanne — along with 3rd Rock From the Sun, A Different World, Cybill, Grace Under Fire and Grounded for Life — this month. Avd's partnership with FilmRise makes the six ’80s-’90s sitcoms watchable to Prime members free of additional charge as the shows roll out… »

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’90s Classics ‘Roseanne’, ‘3rd Rock From The Sun’, More To Arrive On Amazon Prime

3 August 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Nineties sitcom fans, rejoice: iconic titles including Roseanne, 3rd Rock From The Sun, A Different World, Grace Under Fire, Cybill, and Grounded For Life are arriving this month on Amazon Prime.

The beloved shows will be available exclusively on Prime thanks to a deal between Amazon Video Direct (Avd), a self-service distribution program, and FilmRise, a leading distributor of movies and TV shows. Avd enables studios and distributors to upload their content to Amazon for free, and then monetize via different viewing options -- including the ability to rent, buy, watch via Prime, purchase as an add-on subscription, or watch with ads. Distributers can also track how their shows and films are performing in real-time via a proprietary dashboard.

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- Geoff Weiss

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Roseanne Reruns Coming to Amazon Prime Ahead of ABC Revival

3 August 2017 9:12 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fans of Roseanne won’t have to wait until 2018 to return to 714 Delaware St.

RelatedHulu Acquires Classic Tgif Lineup: Family Matters, Full House and More

Ahead of ABC’s eight-episode revival, Amazon has nabbed the rights to Roseanne‘s original 1988-1997 run, with all nine seasons becoming available to Prime members later this month, Variety reports. As part of a pact with distributor FilmRise, Amazon has also secured the exclusive streaming rights to 3rd Rock From the Sun, A Different World, Cybill, Grace Under Fire and Grounded for Life.

Prior to the Amazon deal, only select episodes of Roseanne were available for streaming on Netflix, »

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Jaden Smith Is the Spitting Image of His Mom in This Side-by-Side Snap

11 July 2017 2:05 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The moment you realize your son doesn't only look like his father :) @officialjaden pic.twitter.com/yd4cZNoOK0 - Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) July 11, 2017 We've always thought that Jaden Smith was a spitting image of his famous father, Will Smith, but now we're not so sure. On Tuesday, Jada Pinkett Smith shared a side-by-side snap of her 19-year-old son and a throwback of her on A Different World, and the resemblance is uncanny. Not only does he dress up in a red jacket like her character, but he even nails the same facial expression. Seriously, Jaden is actually Jada's mini me! If you need us, we'll just be over here reevaluating our entire lives. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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James Van Der Beek and Lauren Graham join Disney Junior’s Vampirina

30 June 2017 5:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney Junior has announced that James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek), Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls) and Isabella Crovetti (Colony) will lend their voices to a vampire family in the upcoming animated series Vampirina.

Van Der Beek and Graham will voice the roles of Vampirina’s parents Boris and Oxana Hauntley, while Crovetti is Vampirina (a.k.a. Vee), a lovable young vampire girl, who is facing the joys and trials of being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.

The recurring guest voice cast includes Broadway performers Patti LuPone (Evita) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate) as Vee’s grandparents, Nanpire and Grandpop, and Wanda Sykes (Black-ish) as Vampirina’s cantankerous yet loyal gargoyle sidekick Gregoria.

Rounding out the voice cast are: Mitchell Whitfield (My Cousin Vinny) as playful ghost, Demi; Jordan Alexa Davis (Sofia The First) as Vee’s best friend and next-door neighbor, »

- Gary Collinson

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Jada Pinkett Smith Was "Too Short" to Play Will's Girlfriend - so She Married Him Instead

28 June 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are coming up on 20 years of marriage, but it's the story of how they met that should be celebrated for how ironic it is. The couple was first introduced in 1994 on the set of Will's hit show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Jada, who was just getting her start with small roles on shows like True Colors, A Different World, and 21 Jump Street, auditioned for the role of his character's girlfriend, Lisa Wilkes. At 5'0", Jada was considered "too short" for the part (Will is 6'2"), and the role ended up going to actress Nia Long. Despite the height difference, Will and Jada became friends anyway and started dating in 1995. RelatedWill and Jada's Romantic Evolution Will Have You Doing Double Takes Of the funny start to their relationship, Jada has said, "I think if I had done it, we would not be married today. Because »

- Brittney Stephens

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Bill Cosby, the Downfall of a Pop Culture Icon

6 June 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

To many he was Dr. Cliff Huxtable, America’s dad and neighbor. There was nothing he could do wrong -- or at least seemingly so -- and so it came as a surprise to many (and probably to him), when in 2014, a comedian cracked, “Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby.” Three years later, he’s standing trial for sexual assault.

Broad City star Hannibal Buress’ 2014 comedy set in the veteran entertainer’s hometown of Philadelphia reignited a firestorm of sexual assault allegations that had largely been suppressed thanks to Cosby’s overwhelming star power. During an Entertainment Tonight interview, former supermodel Janice Dickinson accused Cosby of raping her in a Lake Tahoe hotel room in 1982. Cosby’s then-lawyer Marty Singer, high-powered attorney to stars like Kim Kardashian, dismissed her claims as a “lie,” and she responded with a defamation lawsuit.

However Cosby’s attempts to move past the accusations weren’t as useful this time. In »

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Silver And Black: Gina Prince-Bythewood To Direct Silver Sable And Black Cat Film

25 May 2017 10:39 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Gina Prince-Bythewood Tapped To Helm Silver And Black The Secret Life of Bees director Gina Prince-Bythewood will oversee production on Sony Pictures‘ upcoming Marvel superhero film Silver and Black. Getting her start writing episodes for such TV series as A Different World, South Central, and Sweet Justice, Prince-Bythewood made her debut as a [...]

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- Reggie Peralta

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Exclusive: Justin Simien Builds on the Momentum of ‘Dear White People’ With Netflix Series

28 April 2017 11:40 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Dear White People, Justin Simien’s hit Sundance film about race relations on a predominantly white Ivy League-type campus, gets expanded into a 10-episode series for Netflix.

Making its debut on Friday, April 28, the TV adaptation tells the story of racial tension largely through the perspectives of Samantha White (Logan Browning), a biracial student who uses her radio show to dress down white students who appropriate black culture; Troy Fairbanks (Brandon P. Bell), the dean’s son who is held up to a higher standard; Lionel Higgins (DeRon Horton), a freshman reporter coming to terms with his sexuality; and Coco Conners (Antoinette Robertson), a scholarship student who seeks a higher status quo.

The film, which first debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, was a sharp-tongued take on what many thought of as a post-racial America following the election of President Barack Obama. Picking up where the events -- culminating with a blackface Halloween party -- of the »

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Issa Rae and HBO’s Casey Bloys on How ‘Insecure’ Is Like ‘Golden Girls’

25 April 2017 10:11 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Insecure” is about two young black women. “The Golden Girls” was about four old white ladies. So it drew a few laughs Tuesday night when HBO programming president Casey Bloys invoked the latter show when talking about one his favorite elements of the former Tuesday night at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills.

“The fantasy of ‘Golden Girls,'” Bloys began, as the audience broke into heavy laughter. “Hear me out. I’m trying to make a point. The fantasy of ‘Golden Girls’ is that even at the end, you had your girlfriends with you, and I think that’s a very important part of this show.” He likened the relationship between the four women on “Golden Girls” to the friendship between the characters Issa and Molly on “Insecure.”

“First of all, thank you for being a friend,” Rae responded.

Bloys and Rae appeared together Tuesday night for a Paley Media Council conversation, in »

- Daniel Holloway

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‘The Carmichael Show’: How A Live Audience Taught the NBC Comedy What It Couldn’t Say About Oprah

20 March 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The cast of NBC’s “The Carmichael Show” learned an important lesson early in the show’s run: Be careful what you say about Oprah, or your live audience will turn against you.

“There are things that you learn from your audience about what upsets them,” star Loretta Devine said on Monday, during NBC’s annual summer press day. “We’ll find out something simple like you can’t talk about Oprah in certain situations. I can’t remember what the joke was, but it was something like ‘if Oprah died…’ and they just weren’t having it. There are certain things you can’t say about Oprah. You can’t put ‘Oprah’ and ‘death’ in the same sentence.”

Read More: Jerrod Carmichael on His Ultimate Goal For ‘The Carmichael Show’ and Why Stand-Up is Acting (Consider This)

But that doesn’t mean the NBC sitcom shies away from controversy. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘The Carmichael Show’: How A Live Audience Taught the NBC Comedy What It Couldn’t Say About Oprah

20 March 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The cast of NBC’s “The Carmichael Show” learned an important lesson early in the show’s run: Be careful what you say about Oprah, or your live audience will turn against you.

“There are things that you learn from your audience about what upsets them,” star Loretta Devine said on Monday, during NBC’s annual summer press day. “We’ll find out something simple like you can’t talk about Oprah in certain situations. I can’t remember what the joke was, but it was something like ‘if Oprah died…’ and they just weren’t having it. There are certain things you can’t say about Oprah. You can’t put ‘Oprah’ and ‘death’ in the same sentence.”

Read More: Jerrod Carmichael on His Ultimate Goal For ‘The Carmichael Show’ and Why Stand-Up is Acting (Consider This)

But that doesn’t mean the NBC sitcom shies away from controversy. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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TV Gets Woke: How Scripted Series Are Confronting Social Issues Like Never Before

14 March 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Reggie Bythewood’s grandfather was a police officer who taught him how to drive. He also gave him “the talk.”

“That’s what to do and what not to do when a racist police officer pulls you over,” explains Bythewood, a writer and producer whose films include “Notorious” and “Get on the Bus.” “Stay calm,” he recalls. “Repeat the officer’s name. No sudden moves.”

It’s a life lesson he passed on to his own son, Cassius, when they were driving together and a cop pulled him over for no apparent reason. “He asked if I was transporting something, and I said I was transporting my son,” recalls Bythewood. “And then he asked why I was nervous. I said I wasn’t. It was a crazy, awkward ordeal.”

Dan Doperalski for Variety

Recounting the incident months later in the writers’ room for the new Fox limited series “Shots Fired,” Bythewood »

- Daniel Holloway and Debra Birnbaum

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The Marisa Tomei Oscars Conspiracy That's Fascinated Hollywood For Decades

2 March 2017 2:15 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

For anyone who watched the Academy Awards on Sunday, the jaw-dropping best picture mix-up for La La Land and Moonlight might have brought to mind a long-circulated Oscars conspiracy regarding Marisa Tomei. Although the two events aren't exactly alike, it's no wonder connections between the 2017 ceremony and a moment at the awards all the way back in 1993 are being drawn. At the 65th Annual Academy Awards, Tomei took the stage to accept the Oscar for best supporting actress from presenter Jack Palance thanks to her work in My Cousin Vinny. Elated and giggly, she celebrated other Hollywood actresses in her speech, profusely thanked costar Joe Pesci, proceeded to the press room to take photos with best supporting actor winner Gene Hackman, and that was that. Except, it wasn't; what should have been a purely celebratory milestone in her career ended up turning into one of Hollywood's oldest and most interesting award season rumors. »

- Quinn Keaney

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Anthony Anderson Revels in Image Awards Hosting Gig

9 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony Anderson can’t get enough of the NAACP or its Image Awards.

The “Black-ish” star, who competed in the organization’s Act-so event as a kid growing up in Los Angeles, is hosting the NAACP Image Awards for the fourth consecutive year on Feb. 11, and hopes to do so again for at least two more years.

“I want to take it to their 50th anniversary in two years and really do it big. It means a lot,” he says of hosting, “especially being a product of the NAACP youth movement and a product of their Act-so competition.

“I did that representing Compton and Beverly Hills, and won the national competition when I was 17. So to have it come full circle now and host something that I grew up watching, and always wanted to be a part of, is just a beautiful thing.”

Besides playing Dre on “Black-ish,” Anderson serves as executive producer on the ABC hit »

- Mannie Holmes

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Anthony Anderson Revels in Image Awards Hosting Gig

9 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anthony Anderson can’t get enough of the NAACP or its Image Awards.

The “Black-ish” star, who competed in the organization’s Act-so event as a kid growing up in Los Angeles, is hosting the NAACP Image Awards for the fourth consecutive year on Feb. 11, and hopes to do so again for at least two more years.

“I want to take it to their 50th anniversary in two years and really do it big. It means a lot,” he says of hosting, “especially being a product of the NAACP youth movement and a product of their Act-so competition.

“I did that representing Compton and Beverly Hills, and won the national competition when I was 17. So to have it come full circle now and host something that I grew up watching, and always wanted to be a part of, is just a beautiful thing.”

Besides playing Dre on “Black-ish,” Anderson serves »

- Mannie Holmes

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Netflix Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Dear White People,’ ‘Girlboss,’ Others

8 February 2017 9:15 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix’s TV adaptation of the “Dear White People” film will premiere on April 28, Variety has learned. Netflix has also released a teaser, which you can watch above or on YouTube.

Based on Justin Simien’s 2014 film, the series will star Logan Browning as Samantha White, the biracial student at Winchester whose “Dear White People” radio show and “Ebony and Ivy” book put her in high demand for a spokesperson position at a number of black student groups. The trouble is, Sam is still figuring out how to speak for herself. Brandon P. Bell will reprise his role as Troy Fairbanks, a political science student campaigning to become the first black student president of his mostly white school, Winchester University.

Lionsgate, the studio behind Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” is producing the series, which will debut on Netflix in 2017 with 10 half-hour episodes. Simien will write all 10 and direct the first episode (he also directed the »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Bones: 6 Things You Didn’t Know about Tamara Taylor

31 January 2017 5:43 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Tamara Taylor has been around television dating back to 1991 when she had an uncredited role in A Different World.  Currently she plays the role of Camille on Fox’s hit series Bones.  Her career took off when she landed a series regular role on Fox’s Party of Five. Since then she has appeared in Steven Bochco’s City of Angels, Hidden Hills, Lost, Numb3rs, CSI: Miami, NCIS,  as well as appearing in films.  She also had a role in Serenity, the movie spin-off of the cult hit Firefly. She made her film debut in the Wayans brothers’ romantic comedy Senseless. Within

Bones: 6 Things You Didn’t Know about Tamara Taylor »

- Nat Berman

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Marvel’s Cloak And Dagger Finds A Director

23 January 2017 9:15 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a bit hit and miss for Marvel when it comes to the small screen. For every knockout like Daredevil, there’s also a letdown like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Not that it’s necessarily a horrible television show, but it certainly hasn’t lived up to its potential and the ratings are proof of that. However, the studio keeps trucking on and in the near future, they’ll be bringing us two new series. One is The Runaways, which is set to debut on Hulu, while the other is Cloak And Dagger, which is coming to Freeform and heads into production next month.

It’s the latter which we have an update for today, as a director for the pilot has been found in the form of Gina Prince-Bythewood. Though we don’t know if she’ll remain on board after the first episode, she will helm the »

- Josh Wilding

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Black-ish: Spinoff in the Works at ABC

20 January 2017 4:47 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

File this under: It's a Different World. According to a Deadline exclusive, ABC is looking at developing a Black-ish TV show spinoff. It would be introduced as a backdoor pilot during a spring episode of the sitcom. Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, and Marsai Martin.The new series would feature Shahidi's  Zoey Johnson at college. The concept harkens back to A Different World, which followed Denise Huxtable, played by Cosby Show breakout Lisa Bonet. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris would create the new comedy with former Black-ish showrunner Larry Wilmore. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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