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Today in Soap Opera History (May 27)

1968: Dark Shadows' Carolyn fainted in the woods.

1993: AMC's Tad's appeared to be in two places at once.

1994: B.J.'s memorial service on General Hospital.

1999: Another World's Joe made a stunning revelation."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1940: Radio soap opera Lone Journey, sometimes billed as "the distinguished American radio novel," debuted on NBC radio. Sandra Michael wrote the show in collaboration with her brother,
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NAACP Image Awards: Insecure and Queen Sugar Lead TV Nominees

NAACP Image Awards: Insecure and Queen Sugar Lead TV Nominees
Own’s Queen Sugar scored eight total nominations for the 49th NAACP Image Awards, leading the TV drama pack.

On the comedy side, HBO’s Insecure also netted eight nods, while creator and star Issa Rae by herself amassed four (including two for writing and one as an Entertainer of the Year contender). Only Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z earned more individual noms, with five each.

Fox’s Empire and ABC’s black-ish each netted six nominations.

RelatedPerformer of the Week (July 29): Insecure‘s Issa Rae

The NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television,
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Queen Sugar: Oprah to Host Post Finale Special

The Queen Sugar season two finale will feature a special guest. This week, Own announced Oprah Winfrey will host a post-finale special next month.The drama, which is executive produced by Winfrey, 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 Three; New Showrunner Named for Own Drama Series

Queen Sugar has a new queen. Deadline reports Kat Candler has been named as the new showrunner for season three of the Own TV show.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 Two Ratings

The first season of Own's Queen Sugar TV show did pretty well in the ratings. It was the cable channel's second-most watched scripted series, in terms of the 18-49 year old viewer demo and third, in terms of total audience size. Can they repeat the magic or even build on its audience in season two? Will Queen Sugar be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned. Set in the fictional Louisiana town of Saint Josephine, 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. Own's contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Season Two Return Date Announced by Own

When will Queen Sugar be back? Today, Own announced season two will return in October.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 Two Ratings

The first season of Own's Queen Sugar TV show did pretty well in the ratings. It was the cable channel's second-most watched scripted series, in terms of the 18-49 year old viewer demo and third, in terms of total audience size. Can they repeat the magic or even build on its audience in season two? Will Queen Sugar be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned. Set in the fictional Louisiana town of Saint Josephine, 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. Own's contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More…
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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 Renewal Announced for Own TV Series

In good news for the Bordelon family, the Queen Sugar TV show has been renewed for a third season on Own. Season two just premiered on June 20th. In addition to the renewal, Own has announced a new first-look deal with Queen Sugar creator, Ava DuVernay. The cabler also announced that Michael Michele, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Beverly Todd will recur later on in season two. An Own drama series, 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. The story 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 Two; Sharon Lawrence, Alimi Ballard, Margot Bingham to Recur

Queen Sugar has some new company. Deadline reports Sharon Lawrence, Alimi Ballard, and Margot Bingham have joined season two of the Own TV show.The drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings, who must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm after a tragedy. The cast includes Bianca Lawson, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Dondré Whitfield, Rutina Wesley, Glynn Turman, Greg Vaughan, and Henry G. Sanders.Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Season Two; The Bordelons Return in Own Trailer

"If you come after one of us, you come after all of us." Own has just released a new trailer for season two of Queen Sugar.The drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings, who must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm after a tragedy. The cast includes Bianca Lawson, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Dondré Whitfield, Rutina Wesley, Glynn Turman, Greg Vaughan, and Henry G. Sanders.Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Season Two Premiere Date Revealed for Own TV Series

Queen Sugar is back. Variety reports season two of the Own TV series will premiere in June.From Ava DuVernay, the drama follows the estranged Bordelon siblings who must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm. The cast includes Rutina Wesley, Bianca Lawson, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Dondré Whitfield, Ethan Hutchison, Glynn Turman, Greg Vaughan, Henry G. Sanders, and Kofi Siriboe.Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Season One Ratings

Own has been having great success in the ratings with their original scripted series. The cable channel execs have such faith in Queen Sugar that they've already renewed the family drama for a second season. Will it be a hit or will they wish they'd cancelled the show instead? Stay tuned.Set in the fictional Louisiana town of Saint Josephine, Queen Sugar is a contemporary drama that chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm. The show's large cast includes Bianca Lawson, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Dondré Whitfield, Ethan Hutchison, Glynn Turman, Greg Vaughan, Henry G. Sanders, Kofi Siriboe, Marycarmen Lopez, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Rutina Wesley, Timon Kyle Durrett, and Tina Lifford.Below are the show's TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the
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Queen Sugar: Season Two Showrunner Named for Own Series

Queen Sugar has a new leader. Deadline reports Monica Macer has been named as the new showrunner for season two of the Own series.From Ava DuVernay, the Louisiana-set drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings following a major family tragedy. The cast includes Bianca Lawson, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Dondré Whitfield, Ethan Hutchison, Glynn Turman, and Greg Vaughan.Read More…
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Review: Could OWN's 'Queen Sugar' be TV's next great family drama?

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Review: Could OWN's 'Queen Sugar' be TV's next great family drama?
Other than Sundance's "Rectify," no recent TV drama has been as comfortable in silence as "Queen Sugar," the new OWN family drama created by 'Selma' director Ava DuVernay, adapting the novel by Natalie Baszile. The series lingers over moments that other shows might feel compelled to rush through, or fill with dialogue out of fear the audience might grow bored or not understand what's running through the character's minds. DuVernay appreciates the power of those silences, and the ways they can make a moment feel sexier, or more unsettling, or more powerful than if everyone on-screen was constantly articulating his or her thoughts. So many of the series' emotions are conveyed through gestures, tight close-ups, or simply showing one of the regulars going through their daily routine

As a result, "Queen Sugar" — about a trio of adult siblings who attempt to run their family's sugarcane farm in rural Louisiana after
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'The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father' is getting a Fox remake, co-starring Willie Garson

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'The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father' is getting a Fox remake, co-starring Willie Garson
"The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father” is getting a Fox remake, co-starring Willie Garson Conan O’Brien and Garson are producing the project based on the 1969-72 comedy that co-starred Bill Bixby and Brandon Cruz. The sitcom was based on the 1963 film starring Ron Howard, which itself was based on a 1936 book. Garson is set to play Eddie’s father’s work colleague. “Lost’s” Mr. Eko is reportedly joining “Game of Thrones” Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is reportedly playing a character named Malko, who doesn’t appear in the books. “The Walking Dead” sets a new record for DVR viewership DVRs added 5.086 million viewers, bringing the total viewership for the Season 5 premiere to 22.372 million. Click Read Full Post For More How “Grey’s Anatomy” made last night’s flashbacks look authentic Editor Susan Vaill explains: "We found every episode that Kate Burton had been in in seasons one, two and three — something like 12 to 20 episodes.
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New Mistresses Season 2,Episode 9 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By ABC

Recently, ABC dished out the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Mistresses" episode 9 of season 2, The episode is entitled, "Coming Clean," and it sounds like things will get very interesting and dramatic as April's past comes back to haunt her. She also gets followed, and more! In the new, 9th episode press release: A shocking phone call will bring April’s past back to haunt her. She is going to be even more rattled when it appears that a strange man is shadowing her every move. Savi is going to take Josslyn's advice and reaches out to her long-absent dad (guest star John Heard). Karen will struggle to get Anna to open up and tell the truth, and Toni is going to have some news for Dom. Guest stars will feature: John Heard as Bruce Sappire, Matthew Del Negro as Jacob, Rebeka Montoya as Antonia Ruiz, Catherine Haena Kim as Anna Choi,
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New Hart Of Dixie Season 3,Episode 11 Spoilers & Clips Hit The Net

New Hart Of Dixie season 3,episode 11 spoilers & clips hit the net. Last night, CW released the new spoilers and sneak peek/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Hart Of Dixie" episode 11 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "One More Last Chance," and it appears to be pretty interesting and humorous as a lizard is thrust into the spotlight, but gets misplaced, and more. In the new "One More Last Chance," in a last ditch effort to stop the merger, Lavon will end up, getting the entire town’s help to try and convince the Lt. Governor (guest star Dondre Whitfield, “Mistresses”) that BlueBell should be named a historic town. Zoe and Joel (guest star Josh Cooke) are going to continue to debate on where to live, but the best option might be with Zoe’s relative, who dislikes New Yorkers. Wade will end up, taking a big step in his
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New Hart Of Dixie Season 3,Episode 11 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CW

New Hart Of Dixie season 3,episode 11 official spoilers,plotline revealed by CW. Recently,CW released the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Hart Of Dixie" episode 11 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "One More Last Chance," and it sounds like things will get pretty interesting as Lavon tries to get the whole town to stop the merger, and more. In the new,11th episode press release: In a last ditch effort to stop the merger, Lavon will enlists the entire town’s help to try and convince the Lt. Governor (guest star Dondre Whitfield, “Mistresses”) that BlueBell should be named a historic town. Zoe and Joel (guest star Josh Cooke) are going to continue to debate where to live, but the best option will lie with Zoe’s relative, who does not like New Yorkers. Wade will take a big step in his relationship by meeting Vivian’s (guest star Lauren Bittner) son,
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