Shows You Should Be Watching on TV
For Better or Worse, TBS
Black standouts: Cocoa Brown, Michael Jai White and Tasha Smith.
The show started out a little shaky last season, but has since vastly improved. The writing and the actors are all bringing their A game for Season 2! Smith’s character is more toned down and likable this season than before. Brown’s comedic timing is stealing most of the scenes as she is quickly becoming the star of the show. White has truly transformed from a character actor to a well rounded leading man with the ability to play characters with multiple layers. ‘For Better or Worse’ airs Fridays at 9/8c on TBS.
This is without a doubt the funniest new sitcom on television at the moment. The entire cast brings the funny!
Black Standouts: James Vincent Meredith, Rotimi, Sanaa Lathan and Karen Aldridge.
Season 2 introduces viewers to a ton of black characters in the intense Chicago political drama. If you want realistic performances and jaw-dropping drama, this is a must see! Meredith’s character (pictured above, center) is notable for being incredibly scary with sinister tendencies. Can’t wait until he goes off the deep end!
The LA Complex, CW
Black Standouts: Andra Fuller and Benjamin Watson
This show reminds us of an updated Melrose Place and a gay soap opera. The story between the two black characters is tragic, but you can’t help but look! Unfortunately, Cablevision customers won’t be looking since the network has been dropped.
Black Standouts: Russell Hornsby
Hornsby’s character is finally getting in on the action! After being kept in the dark for the entire first season, we finally see his character get more involved in the show rather than play the clueless sidekick. This supernatural drama is exciting to watch.
Upcoming Fall Season
Black Standouts: Kerry Washington
Washington and Columbus Short return for a proper full second season of the political drama. With Broadway star Norm Lewis being added to the cast as Olivia Pope’s former lover, lets hope that tacky storyline involving an affair with the President is no longer the plot of the show. While Short did a great job on the first season, we can only hope for some character development this time around. Either way, we’ll definitely be watching when it returns Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c on ABC.
With the addition of a tough-as-nails black heroine Michonne, the new season of the zombie hit may be the most anticipated show of the Fall season. It premieres Sunday, Oct 14 at 9/8c.
Person of Interest
Black standouts: Taraji P Henson
Henson is awesome as the female lead in this intriguing cop drama. If you watched the first season, you can only wonder whats next for her character in season 2. Premiers Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. EST.
Black Standouts: Gina Torres
Mrs. Torres-Fishburne’s presence is undeniable! Her calm demeanor steals the show in nail-biting scenes that will have you glued to your television. It returns in January.
Vanessa is in it. You can’t go wrong with that. The show premieres Sunday, September 30 at 10 p.m. EST.