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New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Queen Sugar’ Showrunner & Cast On What To Expect In Season 3 – Atx

This week, Amanda N’Duka and I are excited to bring you a special live episode from the Atx Television Festival featuring Queen Sugar cast Dawn Lyen-Gardner, Rutina Wesley and Kofi Siriboe as well as season three showrunner Kat Candler. After an advanced screening of an episode of the Own drama series from Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, the panel talked to us and the audience at the Alamo Drafthouse about what to expect from this season which continues DuVernay’s…
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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 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. 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 series will
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Queen Sugar: Is the Own TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture Watch 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 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: 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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Ava DuVernay to Be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

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Ava DuVernay is having a remarkable year. She’s been named the NAACP Image Awards’ Entertainer of the Year, received the PGA’s Visionary Award, been brought on to the Cannes Jury, debuted her first big budget film, “A Wrinkle in Time,” and signed on for her second, DC Comics adaptation “The New Gods.” Now the “Queen Sugar” creator is set to receive the Excellence in Media Award at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. TheWrap broke the news.

The Excellence in Media Award recognizes “media professionals who have made a difference in promoting equality for the Lgbtq community.” Throughout her work DuVernay has welcomed Lgbtq individuals on both sides of the camera, including “Queen Sugar” main character Nova (Rutina Wesley), who is bisexual.

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations last fall, DuVernay emphasized the need for intersectionalism in the fight against toxic masculinity. “For…women like me and many others,
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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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Queen Sugar: Season Three Coming to Own in May

Own is heading back to Louisiana. Today, the network announced season three of Queen Sugar will premiere in May.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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TVLine Items: Queen Sugar Return Date, Daredevil News, Indy 500 and More

Here’s some sweet news: Queen Sugar is making its return to Own in May.

Season 3 of Queen Sugar, the family drama from Ana DuVernay, will premiere on Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30 at 10/9c. The following episodes will air on Wednesdays.

Based on Natalie Baszile’s book, the series follows the complicated lives of three estranged siblings in Louisiana. Season 3 finds the Bordelons, played by Rutina Wesley (True Blood), Dawn-Lyen Gardner (Luke Cage) and Kofi Siriboe (Awkward.), continuing to fight to save their family’s farm, per Deadline.

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‘Queen Sugar’ Sprinkles May Two-Night Season 3 Debut

Exclusive: In groundbreaking tradition, Own and Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar is coming back for its third season with an all-female directing team, a new showrunner and another two-night premiere. As in past years, the DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey executive produced acclaimed family drama is going sweet, with its Season 3 debut on May 29 and 30 at 10 Pm each night. Subsequent episodes of the now Kat Candler-showrun series, starring Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Kofi…
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Atx Television Festival Announces Panels with Emmy Rossum, Frankie Shaw, Robert and Michelle King

Atx Television Festival announced Thursday another wave of programming for its seventh year of the festival.

Joining the festival’s line-up a screening of the second season finale of IFC’s “Brockmire.” In addition, executive producer and star Hank Azaria will be in attendance for a panel discussion alongside writer-executive producer Joel Church-Cooper and cast member Tyrel Jackson Williams.

Robert and Michelle King will take part in an “in-depth conversation” panel, discussing their creative partnership and collaboration on the three series they created for CBS and CBS All Access (“The Good Wife,” “BrainDead” and “The Good Fight”). The Kings will also join other panel conversations,
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NAACP Image Awards: Key Categories to Watch

NAACP Image Awards: Key Categories to Watch
Over the years, the NAACP Image Awards has celebrated an increasing number of Lgbt movies, television shows, actors and characters.

Although there have been far more nominations than wins, there are noticeable strides. For instance, Viola Davis won the actress in a drama series Image Award for her turn as bisexual attorney Annalise Keating on “How to Get Away With Murder” in 2016. And “Moonlight,” which tracks the life of a gay boy growing up in poverty, triumphed last year with four wins, including directing and independent motion picture.

This year, openly gay actress Rutina Wesley has been nominated for actress in a drama series for her performance on Own’s “Queen Sugar.” She will compete against Davis, nominated again in the category for her performance as Annalise Keating, and an Image Award victor last year for her supporting film turn in “Fences.” They are up against “Underground” star Jurnee Smollett-Bell, “Scandal” star Kerry Washington
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‘True Blood’ Star Rutina Wesley Engaged To Girlfriend

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Congratulations to “True Blood” star Rutina Wesley on her engagement to longtime girlfriend, Shonda. In a series of Instagram photos, including one of the star kissing her new fiancee and a diamond engagement sparkler, Wesley revealed the happy news. Related: Gwyneth Paltrow Engaged To Brad Falchuk: ‘She’s Had The Ring A Long Time’ The hashtags captioning the […]
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True Blood's Rutina Wesley Comes Out and Announces Engagement

True Blood's Rutina Wesley Comes Out and Announces Engagement
Rutina Wesley is engaged.  The True Blood star announced her engagement to girlfriend Shonda in a series of Instagram photos. The photos started with a quote and proceeded to show several pictures of Wesley and Shonda, including one of the actress giving her sweetheart a kiss on the cheek. The last photo showed a picture of a diamond ring set on a sparkly band. The caption also hinted that a proposal occurred and included hashtags like #AlwaysMORENeverLessISaidYes, #LoveOfMyLifeYouAreMyFriend and #ILoveYouMoreThanWords. The Queen Sugar star has hinted at the relationship before. Just before announcing the engagement, the actress shared a picture of Shonda (or @chef_shonda as she's referred to on...
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'Queen Sugar' Star Rutina Wesley Shares Engagement Joy on Instagram

'Queen Sugar' Star Rutina Wesley Shares Engagement Joy on Instagram
Queen Sugar star and True Blood alum Rutina Wesley appeared to announce her engagement to chef Shonda on Instagram over the weekend.

The actress, who plays Nova Bordelon on the Own series , posted a slideshow of photos and a lengthy caption which ended with a series of hashtags including, “#AlwaysMORENeverLESSISaidYES.”

Among the cute photos shared in the post were several of the pair posing and smiling together, and two showing rings worn on each of their engagement fingers.

Referring to the “light of my life,” and “fire of my loins,” Wesley, 38, also described her joy with hashtags like, “#ImHavingAPrivateParty.”

Wesley, who was previously married to actor Jacob Fishel, has shared many photos with the New Orleans culinary whiz in recent months.

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True Blood Star Rutina Wesley Announces Engagement to Girlfriend Chef Shonda

True Blood Star Rutina Wesley Announces Engagement to Girlfriend Chef Shonda
Rutina Wesley is showing off some new bling.

The True Blood alum, 38, appeared to announce her engagement to New Orleans-based culinary guru, Chef Shonda, in an Instagram post. The series of photos opened with a quote that reads, “Overthinking is the biggest cause of our unhappiness. Keep yourself occupied. Keep your mind off things that don’t help you,” followed by snaps of the couple. The final pic showed a diamond ring on Wesley’s finger.

Wesley captioned the shots with a series of hashtags including #AlwaysMORENeverLESSISaidYES, #SheFeedsMySOUL, #IWasLookingAtHERAndFoundMyJOY, #LoveOfMyLIFEYouAreMyFriend and ILoveYouMoreThanWORDS.

The actress, who stars as Nova Bordelon on
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