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Brad Garrett Explains Why There Probably Won't Be an Everybody Loves Raymond Reboot

With Roseanne, Will & Grace and more getting the revival treatment, many have wondered which show would be next in line for a comeback. While the jury's still out on the Queen Latifah-fronted sitcom Living Single -- oh, that's just me? -- there's one popular show that probably won't be brought back:

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Black Women Are an Integral Part of a New Era of TV, and It's Absolutely F*cking Necessary

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Image Source: Netflix Recently, I was on a five-hour-plus flight back home and decided to check out the movie The Incredible Jessica James on Netflix (which I initially thought was the first season of a show and was heartbroken to find out I was wrong). It had everything I love in my movies - a quirky (but not annoying) protagonist, an awkward love interest, and that modern-millennial romance that makes us wince in secondhand embarrassment while wishing we had that kind of love. Plus, Jessica James is played by Jessica Williams, who I basically want to be when I grow up. So I went into it guessing that I was going to enjoy it. By the end of the movie, I was crying. She's creative, smart, a little bitter, a lot jaded, full of swagger, and black. Just like me. I wasn't crying because the movie is particularly heartbreaking or
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“Living Single” Reboot in the Works

Queen Latifah in “Bessie”: HBO

The final episode of “Living Single” aired nearly two decades ago, but according to Queen Latifah, a reboot of the beloved sitcom may be on the way. The Oscar nominee spilled some details during an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live,” Essence reports.

When a caller asked if there was any chance the show could ever return, Latifah confirmed, “We’re actually working on it.” She explained, “It’s not there yet, but hopefully we can get it happening.” She said she’ll be a producer on the project and hopes to reassemble the original cast.

Created by Yvette Lee Bowser (“Black-ish”), “Living Single” followed the lives of six friends living in a Brooklyn brownstone and ran for five seasons on Fox from 1993 to 1998. The cast also included Kim Coles (“In Living Color”), Erika Alexander (“The Cosby Show”), and Kim Fields (“The Facts of Life”).

Latifah’s recent credits include “Girls Trip,” “Bessie,” and “Miracles from Heaven.” She earned an Oscar nod for “Chicago” in 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for We Do It Together, a collective formed to finance and produce films, documentaries, TV, and other media working towards the goal of empowering women.

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How Issa Rae's 'Insecure' Misadventures Turned Into One of the Best Sitcoms

How Issa Rae's 'Insecure' Misadventures Turned Into One of the Best Sitcoms
Still awkward. Still semi-single. Still expressing the depths of her neurotic soul by doing freestyle raps into the bathroom mirror. Issa Rae blew up last year with Insecure, one of 2016's most impressive rookie comedies. But the HBO show's new season is even sharper – you can tell right off the bat that her confidence is pumped up, and she's taking even bigger emotional and comic risks.

Rae began chronicling her adventures on her web series The MisAdventures of Awkward Black Girl, but she's barrelling through adulthood here, as she fumbles
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Before the Break-in: Looking Back at Dina Manzo’s Post-Housewives Life

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Before the Break-in: Looking Back at Dina Manzo’s Post-Housewives Life
In 2010, Dina Manzo famously left The Real Housewives of New Jersey, citing the ongoing drama with controversial costar Danielle Staub.

“The most important thing in my life is to live peacefully and be happy and right now everything in my life, except for this Danielle situation, is happy,” Dina said on what was to be her final episode of the show. “There’s no dealing with her in a rational way. She hasn’t changed and she’ll never change. I tried. I’m done, I’m out.”

Though she’d reappear in season 4 and rejoin the cast for season
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The Best Sitcoms That Need a Revival Now — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best Sitcoms That Need a Revival Now — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In light of the recent “Roseanne” revival news, which sitcom would you like to see a revival of? (Let’s assume this is feasible from a network, talent, production, etc. standpoint.)

Liz Shannon Miller (@lizlet), IndieWire

So many great sitcoms are personality driven, which makes it hard to remember great premises worth reviving. (And also, when I think about some of my ‘90s favorites, like “Step by Step” or “Friends,” it’s like… Oh, maybe there’s nothing new under the sun.)

But, beyond my eternal wish that someone would remake “Almost Human” as an adorable rom-com about Karl Urban and Robot Michael Ealy falling in
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The Best Sitcoms That Need a Revival Now — IndieWire Critics Survey

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The Best Sitcoms That Need a Revival Now — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In light of the recent “Roseanne” revival news, which sitcom would you like to see a revival of? (Let’s assume this is feasible from a network, talent, production, etc. standpoint.)

Liz Shannon Miller (@lizlet), IndieWire

So many great sitcoms are personality driven, which makes it hard to remember great premises worth reviving. (And also, when I think about some of my ‘90s favorites, like “Step by Step” or “Friends,” it’s like… Oh, maybe there’s nothing new under the sun.)

But, beyond my eternal wish that someone would remake “Almost Human” as an adorable rom-com about Karl Urban and Robot Michael Ealy falling in
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Exclusive: Justin Simien Builds on the Momentum of ‘Dear White People’ With Netflix Series

Exclusive: Justin Simien Builds on the Momentum of ‘Dear White People’ With Netflix Series
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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HBO Programming Chief Casey Bloys and 'Insecure' Star Issa Rae Talk TV Diversity

Before she was a Golden Globe-nominated actress and a New York Times best-selling author, Insecure creator and star Issa Rae was simply a young woman looking for others like her on TV.

"What influenced me to start Awkward Black Girl in the first place was just this negative representation of regular black girls on television," she said Tuesday at a Paley Center conversation with HBO programming president Casey Bloys. "I'm doing my part, because I was frustrated by the lack of representation I was seeing."

While the '90s showcased African-American-centered series like Martin, Living Single, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and...
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Imposters Bosses Tease Maddie Reveal — Plus: Watch Ezra Confront His 'Wife'

Imposters Bosses Tease Maddie Reveal — Plus: Watch Ezra Confront His 'Wife'
The con is on during Tuesday’s Imposters season finale (Bravo, 10/9c) — but it won’t go off without a twist or two as the unlikely quintet of Maddie, Ezra, Richard, Jules and Max plots the ultimate scheme.

RelatedImpostersParker Young on Richard’s Feelings About His Con-Artist Ex

“All these different people and aspiring con artists have collided,” co-creator Paul Adelstein describes. “They’ve all had to join forces to try to take down the Doctor and evade the FBI at the same time. Can it be done? Tune in to find out… and learn something about mysterious Maddie’s true identity.
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‘Black-ish,’ ‘Insecure,’ and Others Aren’t Just ‘Black Shows,’ As Nielsen Study Proves

‘Black-ish,’ ‘Insecure,’ and Others Aren’t Just ‘Black Shows,’ As Nielsen Study Proves
As the nation becomes increasingly divided, a small piece of encouraging news comes from, of all places, Nielsen: A new study shows that several programs predominantly African-American casts also boast a large percentage of white viewers.

The new roster of diverse series that have found cross-cultural appeal include ABC’s “Black-ish” and HBO’s “Insecure.” Around 79% of the”Black-ish” audience is non-black, while the “Insecure” audience is 61% non-black.

Black-ish” is a huge hit for ABC: It stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross as parents of a growing family who struggle to create a sense of black identity for their kids while living in a wealthy, predominantly white neighborhood. “Insecure,” created by Issa Rae and inspired by her web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” is about a young African-American woman in Los Angeles, her friendships, and how it’s sometimes hard to make the right decisions.

Both shows
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‘Black-ish,’ ‘Insecure,’ and Others Aren’t Just ‘Black Shows,’ As Nielsen Study Proves

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‘Black-ish,’ ‘Insecure,’ and Others Aren’t Just ‘Black Shows,’ As Nielsen Study Proves
As the nation becomes increasingly divided, a small piece of encouraging news comes from, of all places, Nielsen: A new study shows that several programs predominantly African-American casts also boast a large percentage of white viewers.

The new roster of diverse series that have found cross-cultural appeal include ABC’s “Black-ish” and HBO’s “Insecure.” Around 79% of the”Black-ish” audience is non-black, while the “Insecure” audience is 61% non-black.

Black-ish” is a huge hit for ABC: It stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross as parents of a growing family who struggle to create a sense of black identity for their kids while living in a wealthy, predominantly white neighborhood. “Insecure,” created by Issa Rae and inspired by her web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” is about a young African-American woman in Los Angeles, her friendships, and how it’s sometimes hard to make the right decisions.

Both shows
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Imposters' Parker Young on Richard's Face-to-Face With His Con-Artist Ex

Imposters' Parker Young on Richard's Face-to-Face With His Con-Artist Ex
If Suburgatory had followed lovable jock Ryan Shay into adulthood, he might have resembled Parker Young‘s comedic yet sincere character Richard on the Bravo series Imposters.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

After all, former football player Rich has “a really good heart,” Young describes. “Sometimes, he speaks before he thinks. [He’s] a bit impulsive and definitely loves women. There’s definitely some Ryan Shay in there.”

But Ryan never had to deal with the kind of situation Richard finds himself in during this Tuesday’s episode (airing at 10/9c
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Glee Creator Ryan Murphy Reveals His Least Favorite Performance — Watch

Glee Creator Ryan Murphy Reveals His Least Favorite Performance — Watch
It wasn’t the biggest news Ryan Murphy dropped during Wednesday’s Watch What Happens Live, but the Glee creator did admit one musical number from the Fox comedy that still makes him cringe — and we can’t say we disagree.

RelatedAmerican Horror Story Season 7 Theme Is 2016 Election, Ryan Murphy Reveals

When asked by a caller which song he regrets doing most, Murphy didn’t even hesitate before answering, “I am mortified that we did ‘Gangsta Style’ by Psy. I will say, like, not our finest moment.” (Fellow guest Taran Killam quickly corrected the song title for Murphy, to
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Exclusive: Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah Reunite in 'Girls Trip' First Look

Exclusive: Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah Reunite in 'Girls Trip' First Look
Nearly 21 years after their '90s crime drama, Set It Off, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah are reuniting on the big screen for Girls Trip, and only Et was on the set in New Orleans!

"I miss being with her onscreen," Smith tells Et's Kevin Frazier. "I was like, 'Why have we waited so long?'"

Watch: Jada Pinkett Smith Shows Off Flawless Figure in Tiny White Bikini on Her Hawaiian Vacation

In the movie, four friends travel to Nola for a fun weekend, but what starts off as a trip to rekindle sisterhood turns into rediscovering wild sides salacious enough to make The Big Easy blush.

"You're going to see some fights; you're going to see some dance battles; you're going to see some grown things," Pinkett Smith says.

"And some crazy stuff," Latifah chimes in. "Some ziplining that goes real bad over Bourbon Street. It's a lot."

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

Netflix Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Dear White People,’ ‘Girlboss,’ Others
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
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Imposters Premiere: Did Bravo's New Con-Artist Drama Hit the Mark?

Imposters Premiere: Did Bravo's New Con-Artist Drama Hit the Mark?
You can’t fault the poor suckers in Bravo’s new drama series Imposters for falling for a con artist and losing all their money. Grifter Maddie (The Last Ship‘s Inbar Lavi) is just that good at her job — but is the show as good as her?

RelatedUma Thurman to Recur on New Bravo Thriller Imposters

Before you chime in with your thoughts, let’s recap Tuesday night’s premiere, which begins with Maddie playing the part of Belgian waitress Ava. It’s not long before the sweet, bookish Ezra (British actor Rob Heaps), who once dreamed of living in Paris,
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Living Single: Queen Latifah Says a Reboot in the Works

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Is Living Single coming back? Recently, Queen Latifah revealed there may be a reboot of the '90s Fox series in the works, Deadline reports.From Yvette Lee Bowser, the sitcom follows the lives of six friends for five seasons between 1993 and 1998. The cast included Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, Tc Carson, John Henton, Kim Fields, and Mel Jackson.Read More…
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Queen Latifah Is Producing a 'Living Single' Reboot

Queen Latifah Is Producing a 'Living Single' Reboot
Get ready for a Living Single reboot!

Queen Latifah stopped by Watch What Happens Live on Thursday and revealed that she's producing a reboot of her hit ’90s sitcom, Living Single.

Watch: 'Charmed' Reboot in the Works at The CW -- But With One Big Twist!

“Funny you should ask — we’re actually working on it,” she told host Andy Cohen, after a caller asked about a possible reboot. “It’s not there yet, but hopefully we can get it happening.”

The 46-year-old actress, who also produced the original series, said the new show would reunite her with original cast members Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, T.C. Carson, John Henton, Mel Jackson and Kim Fields.

Henton, who played Overton on the show, told Et he would love to be part of the new series.

"I am hopeful this will happen," he said. "I would love to get the band back together. A long awaited
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Queen Latifah Says a ‘Living Single’ Reboot Is in the Works (Maybe ‘Girlfriends’ Will Return as Well?)

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For as long as this site has existed, fan’s of bother shows have repeatedly wished for a reboot/revisit/film adaptation of the immensely popular TV series “Girlfriends” and “Living Single.” Of the 2, “Girlfriends” has probably seen a more decisive push,… Continue Reading →
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