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#StayInLine Says Common, Ava DuVernay & Hillary Clinton Of Georgia Poll Problems

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Worries of voter suppression has been a part of the gubernatorial race in the great state of Georgia since Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp secured their respective party’s nominations – and today it looks like problems are popping up all over the Peach State.

Shuttered polling stations, broken voting machines and claims of hacking are marring the contest in Hollywood South already and leading to long long lines for hopeful voters. Add to that the fact that many, including the likes of former President and Georgia native Jimmy Carter and Oprah Winfrey, have called out the apparent contradiction of Kemp holding the job of the state’s chief electoral administrator in the tight race with Abrams.

Just as polls start closing in Georgia, the problems that people are experiencing has an Oscar winner, the creator and one of the stars of Queen Sugar, the co-star of A Star Is Born,
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‘Queen Sugar’s Dawn-Lyen Gardner & Kofi Siriboe Get Real About Cultural Identity

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‘Queen Sugar’s Dawn-Lyen Gardner & Kofi Siriboe Get Real About Cultural Identity
Following a screening for the first episode of The Diaspora Dialogues, a limited edition series on The Africa Channel, Queen Sugar stars Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Kofi Siriboe opened up about their experience with cultural identity in a discussion led by Diaspora Dialogues creator/Ep and host Koshie Mills.

Siriboe, an American-born Ghanaian, talked about his early days of being raised within two cultures. “You have the instinct to hide yourself before you even know what you’re hiding. There’s a divide created.” Further describing his experience, the actor, who plays Bordelon brother Ralph Angel, expounded “It’s like there’s a part of me that’s not normal but then I go home and it’s normal. There’s a curiosity to how am I?”

He added, “I felt like I had to be what I saw and I realized now that what I see is a bunch of
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Queen Sugar: Is the Own TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

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Is Oprah Winfrey Network still sweet on the Bordelon family? Has the Queen Sugar TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on Own? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Queen Sugar, season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  

What's This TV Show About?

An Own original drama from Ava DuVernay, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Bianca Lawson, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, and Henry G. Sanders. Based on the Natalie Baszile novel, the story unfolds in the fictional Louisiana town of Saint Josephine. It chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings who try to save the
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Queen Sugar: Season Three Viewer Votes

Does the third season of the Queen Sugar TV show on Own leave a sweet or sour taste in your mouth? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Queen Sugar is cancelled or renewed for season four. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Queen Sugar season three episodes below.

An Own drama from Ava DuVernay, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Bianca Lawson, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, and Henry G. Sanders. Based on the Natalie Baszile novel, the story unfolds in the fictional Louisiana town of Saint Josephine. It chronicles the lives and
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Queen Sugar: Season Three Ratings

Last year, the Nielsen ratings for Own's Queen Sugar TV show dropped off some, but it still got the second highest demo ratings for scripted series on Oprah Winfrey Network. How will it do, this time around? Will Queen Sugar be cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

An Own original drama from Ava DuVernay, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Bianca Lawson, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, and Henry G. Sanders. Based on the Natalie Baszile novel, the story unfolds in the fictional Louisiana town of Saint Josephine. It chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings who try to save the family sugarcane farm, after a family tragedy.

Below are the show’s TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the
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'Queen Sugar' Renewed for Fourth Season on Own

Own announced today it has renewed for a fourth season Ava DuVernay's critically acclaimed drama series Queen Sugar, ahead of the extended 90-minute season three finale airing Wednesday, August 22 (10-11:30 p.m. Et/Pt).

In addition, Queen Sugar co-executive producer Anthony Sparks will take the reigns as showrunner/executive producer for season four, continuing DuVernay's intention of providing showrunner opportunities to those who have never before held the position.

"Under Ava's creative vision and leadership, Queen Sugar continues to earn a well-deserved reputation for depicting nuanced characters, rich storylines and establishing an inclusive team that inspires and ignites much needed conversations about our society today," said Erik Logan, president, Own. "We are very proud of this show, the incredible cast, producers and crew, and can't wait for more of the Bordelon family in season four."

In the series' season three finale, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) receives some unexpected news,
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Queen Sugar Renewed for Season 4

Queen Sugar Renewed for Season 4
Queen Sugar will continue to reign at Own: The cable network on Wednesday renewed its drama series for a fourth season.

Created by Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay, Queen Sugar follows the three Bordelon siblings — Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) — who have moved to Louisiana to claim an 800-acre sugarcane farm that they inherited from their late father.

“Under Ava’s creative vision and leadership, Queen Sugar continues to earn a well-deserved reputation for depicting nuanced characters, rich storylines and establishing an inclusive team that inspires and ignites much needed conversations about our society today,
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‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed for Season 4 at Own, Anthony Sparks Named Showrunner

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‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed for Season 4 at Own, Anthony Sparks Named Showrunner
Queen Sugar” has been renewed for a fourth season at Own, the cable network announced Wednesday.

The renewal comes ahead of the third season finale on Aug. 22. In addition, series co-executive producer Anthony Sparks will take over as showrunner and executive producer on Season 4. Sparks television writing credits include “Undercovers,” “Lincoln Heights,” “The District,” and “The Blacklist.” Previously, Sparks was a cast member of Broadway hit “Stomp.”

Season 3 is produced for Own by Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Ava DuVernay created the series and executive produces along with Oprah Winfrey, Kat Candler and Paul Garnes. Candler is also the showrunner on Season 3. The series is based on the book by Natalie Baszile.

“Under Ava’s creative vision and leadership, ‘Queen Sugar’ continues to earn a well-deserved reputation for depicting nuanced characters, rich storylines and establishing an inclusive team that inspires and ignites much needed conversations about our society today,” said Erik Logan,
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‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed For Season 4 By Own With New Showrunner Anthony Sparks

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‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed For Season 4 By Own With New Showrunner Anthony Sparks
Ahead of Queen Sugar‘s Season 3 finale, Own: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered a fourth season of Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed drama, with writer-co-executive producer Anthony Sparks set as new showrunner/executive producer.

Sparks replaces current showrunner Kat Candler in the new season. The move continues DuVernay’s aim to provide showrunner opportunities to those who have never before held the position, Own says.

“Under Ava’s creative vision and leadership, Queen Sugar continues to earn a well-deserved reputation for depicting nuanced characters, rich storylines and establishing an inclusive team that inspires and ignites much needed conversations about our society today,” said Erik Logan, president, Own. “We are very proud of this show, the incredible cast, producers and crew, and can’t wait for more of the Bordelon family in season four.”

Queen Sugar will air an extended 90-minute Season 3 finale Wednesday, August 22 at 10 Pm. In that finale, Ralph
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Omar Dorsey Reveals What Making ‘Queen Sugar’ Is Really Like (Exclusive)

Spend more than a few minutes with Omar Dorsey, and you pretty much get the sense that this is a guy who’s having a great time living an actor's life and enthusiastically embracing every opportunity coming his way. And it’s not just because of his regular role as Hollywood Desonier on Queen Sugar, now in the midst of its third season. And it’s not from his previous role as a killer on Ray Donovan. Or any of the other roles he’s played over the years. It has completely to do with… well, all of it. “It’s mind-blowing,” he laughs in an exclusive interview with Life & Style. “It’s what I want, to share my craft. If I’m playing a bad guy, I want to be the best bad guy in the world. I want to be the most hated person, ‘cause I want to have done my job.
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35 Worthy Contenders if Emmy Recognition was Fair!

The best part about award nomination time is the recognition for our favorite shows and actors.  

The worst part, however, is knowing that so many shows and actors fall through the cracks because the competition is steep. Then there is the matter of shows (and actors) who are seldom considered at all due to their genre or their network. 

While there is a redundancy in many of the shows and actors lauded each year, there is a sea of talent ignored and shows overlooked. 

How amazing would it be if the Emmy's recognized supernatural and sci-fi shows as often as they do genre specific dramas? What if the Jane the Virgin's and the Mr. Robot's weren't exceptions to the rule and shows that fall on the USA Network or The CW stood a chance? 

Can you imagine how many talented actors, directors, writers and more would receive honors if the powers that be took Freeform,
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‘Queen Sugar’ Unveils Final Set Of Directors For All-Female-Helmed Season 3 Of Oprah Winfrey-Ava DuVernay Drama

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‘Queen Sugar’ Unveils Final Set Of Directors For All-Female-Helmed Season 3 Of Oprah Winfrey-Ava DuVernay Drama
Exclusive: One week after Queen Sugar‘s two-part Season 3 debut on Own, the drama executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay has announced the final set of directors for the all-female-helmed series and widened its inclusion scope with new castings.

The new directors are Nijla Mu’min, Christina Choe, Ayoka Chenzira and Rachel Raimist, along with the return of Queen Sugar Season 3 showrunner Kat Candler. They join previously announced Season 3 helmers DeMane Davis, Patricia Cardoso, Shaz Bennett, Maria Govan and Lauren Wolkstein.

In addition, Vivien Ngo (Shameless), Tony Aidan Vo (Alternatino) and Elyse Dinh McCrillis (Spider-Man 2) will recur on the show as part of a narrative that focuses on New Orleans’ strong Vietnamese community and of course its interaction with the Bordelons family, friends and enemies.

If you haven’t been watching Queen Sugar, which you should, here is the detailed Season 3 logline to catch you up fpr tonight
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'Queen Sugar' Season Premiere Delivers 2.1 Million Viewers for Own

The third season premiere of Own drama series Queen Sugar delivered 2.1 million viewers and ranked as Tuesday night's #1 cable telecast in Own's key demographic of women 25-54 (L+3). The acclaimed drama from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey was also the night's #1 telecast across all of broadcast and cable for African-American women.

In addition, the season premiere of Queen Sugar ranked as the #1 most social show on Twitter and Facebook in all of cable among all dayparts (non-sports) for the day.

Own was Tuesday night's #1 cable network among W25-54 with Queen Sugar and The Haves and the Have Nots among the top three cable telecasts in the key demo. Own was also Tuesday night's #1 network on all of television, including broadcast and cable, for African-American women and total viewers.

2018 to date, Own boasts three of the top five scripted series overall on ad-supported cable among W
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Queen Sugar: Season Three Trailer Released by Own

"Tread carefully." Own has just released a new trailer for season three of Queen Sugar.From Ava DuVernay, the drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings, who must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm in the aftermath of a tragedy. The cast includes Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez.Read More…
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‘Queen Sugar’ Season 3 Trailer: Battle To Save The Farm & Dad’s Legacy Continues

‘Queen Sugar’ Season 3 Trailer: Battle To Save The Farm & Dad’s Legacy Continues
It’s almost cane season in Louisiana. Here is an extended trailer for Season 3 of Queen Sugar, the Own drama series from director Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey.

The Bordelons continue their fight to save their family farm and father’s legacy as they navigate their own personal journeys. They soon find that their fight extends beyond their close-knit family but also to the community. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) remains in the thick of the trials and tribulations in both her personal and professional life as she continues to battle the Landry family while also trying to ensure Micah’s (Nicholas Ashe) safety and future. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is still reeling from learning from Darla (Bianca Lawson) that he might not be the biological father of his son, Blue (Ethan Hutchison), and attempts to push forward as the new cane season begins. A new and unexpected love in
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Queen Sugar: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Own?

Vulture Watch Will the Bordelon family lose their sugarcane farm? Has the Queen Sugar TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Own? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Queen Sugar season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Own cable channel, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. This contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they reunite in order to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Season Three Art and Behind the Scenes Video Released by Own

What's next for Queen Sugar? Recently, Own released new key art and a behind-the-scenes video for the TV show's upcoming third season.From Ava DuVernay, the drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings, who must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm in the aftermath of a tragedy. The cast includes Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez.Read More…
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‘Queen Sugar’ Takes Wide View With Season 3 Key Art & Bts Video

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Exclusive: Back for its third season with a two-night premiere on May 29 and 30, Queen Sugar revealed a new perspective of sorts with some key art released today.

As the striving Bordelon siblings, their offspring, family and significant others look upward, the Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey executive produced Own series aims to kick it up a notch or two this year.

In that vein, Oscar nominee and Qs creator DuVernay asked photographer Osborne Macharia to bring his style of “Afrofuturism,” to the series’ Season 3 aesthetic. Having worked with the likes of Marvel on Black Panther, the New Orleans Queen Sugar shoot earlier this year was the first stateside session for Cannes Lion Award winner Macharia. Check out a look at the photo shoot in this behind the scenes video below:

Emphasizing principle of fiction, culture and identity via inclusion and narrative, it is pretty clear why DuVernay thought Nairobi-born Macharia
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“Queen Sugar” Season 3 Will Be Directed Entirely by Women

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Queen Sugar” is sticking with its feminist hiring practices for its third season. The Root confirms that Season 3 of the Ava DuVernay’s Own family drama will be directed entirely by women, as was the case for Seasons 1 and 2.

Patricia Cardoso (“Real Women Have Curves”), Shaz Bennett (“Alaska Is a Drag”), Maria Govan (“Play the Devil”), and Lauren Wolkstein (“The Strange Ones”) are among the helmers “Queen Sugar” has tapped for its third season. The latter three will be making their TV directorial debuts.

DeMane Davis is also set to direct on Season 3. She previously helmed the second season eps “Line of Our Elders” and “Copper Sun.”

“The fact that we have all female directors is just something that’s astonishing,” Omar J. Dorsey, who portrays Hollywood on “Queen Sugar,” told The Root. “I’ve done TV for 20 years, and I can probably count on my one hand
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Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar Has All Women Directors For Third Season

Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar will have an all-female director line up for its upcoming third season. Fresh from directing Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time and being confirmed for DC’s New Gods, DuVernay’s Queen Sugar airs on Oprah Winfrey’s Own and is based on the book of the same name by Natalie Baszile. The story follows the Bordelon siblings Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph (Kofi Siriboe) as they each attempt to deal with their own personal struggles while coming together to run their newly inherited family sugarcane farm. Queen Sugar won the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series.
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