TV

Posted on Oct 28 2013

Octavia Spencer cast as lead in ‘Murder, She Wrote’ reboot

Television staple ‘Murder, She Wrote’ is getting a reboot by NBC  with a black lead. Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar for her role in last year’s The Help, will star as an amateur detective, a role made famous by Golden Globe winner Angela Lansberry. According to NBC, the reboot will star Spencer as a “hospital administrator and amateur... Read More »
Posted on Oct 21 2013

Blair Underwood’s ‘Ironside’ Series Cancelled!

Bad news for Blair Underwood fans. The star’s new NBC cop drama, “Ironside,” was cancelled  on Friday after just three episodes. Underwood played a wheelchair-bound NYPD detective leading a team of highly skilled specialists who take on some of the city’s toughest crimes. The series failed to impress network executives with it’s mediocre ratings over the past three weeks... Read More »
Posted on Sep 12 2013

Watch Blair Underwood in ‘Ironside’ Pilot (Full Episode)

NBC has released the pilot episode of the upcoming Blair Underwood-led cop drama “Ironside” ahead of it’s official premiere next month. The new crime procedural is actually a remake of a series that originally aired in the 1960s. Underwood stars as Robert Ironside, a wheelchair-bound NYPD detective who leads a team of highly skilled specialists who take on some... Read More »
Posted on Jul 29 2013

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2: Lorraine Toussaint added to cast, Danielle Brooks promoted to series regular

Big things are happening for the second season of Netflix’s original series “Orange Is the New Black,” including the addition of another black cast member and the promotion of an existing one. The comedic drama follows a group of eccentric and outspoken female inmates in a federal penitentiary. Lorraine Toussaint (“Any Day Now,” “The Fosters”) has joined the cast... Read More »
Posted on Jul 29 2013

‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’ Teaser Trailer: Keke Palmer, Drew Sidora, and Lil’ Mama Channel R&B Group

VH1 has released the first teaser trailer for CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story and it’s amazing! The biopic follows the rise of the groundbreaking R&B/hip-hop/pop group TLC. The ensemble cast stars Keke Palmer as Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas, Drew Sidora as Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, and rapper Lil’ Mama as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. In the trailer, the trio reenacts the group’s... Read More »
Posted on Jul 01 2013

Watch Larenz Tate in BET’s ‘Gun Hill’ Trailer

It’s been years in the making, but BET Networks has finally released the first trailer for it’s original television movie Gun Hill, which will air sometime later this year. Described as a “high-powered cop drama,” the telepic stars Larenz Tate in a double role as identical twins on opposite sides of life: a cop and a con. The full... Read More »
Posted on May 28 2013

First Look at Gabrielle Union in BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ (Video)

Several days after announcing the premiere date of its highly anticipated tent-pole Being Mary Jane, BET has released sneak peek footage of its movie adaptation of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil’s upcoming series. The original telepic, which premieres July 2 on BET, follows a successful TV anchor juggling family and work commitments while trying to figure out her... Read More »
Posted on May 01 2013

Gary Carr Joins ‘Downton Abbey’ Cast

Downton Abbey has found it’s first black character to stir things up on the upcoming season. British actor Gary Carr has joined the Season 4 cast of the award-winning period drama. Carr will play Jack Ross, a charismatic Jazz singer. The casting marks the first time a black actor will have a major recurring role on the show and... Read More »
Posted on Apr 29 2013

Gabourey Sidibe joins ‘American Horror Story’ Season 3 Cast

American Horror Story: Coven has recruited a Precious star for their upcoming new season. Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe has joined the third season cast of the acclaimed FX drama series, showrunner Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter Monday. “Thrilled to announce Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe is joining the cast of ‘American Horror Story: Coven,’ Murphy tweeted. No details were given on what role... Read More »
Posted on Apr 29 2013

‘The Wire’ alum Larry Gilliard Jr. Joins ‘The Walking Dead’ Cast

The Walking Dead has found another black actor from HBO’s The Wire to join it’s upcoming fourth season cast. Larry Gilliard Jr has been cast as a series regular in AMC’s hit zombie series The Walking Dead. Gilliard will play Bob Stookie, a former Army medic who is “deeply haunted by his past (both before and after the zombie... Read More »
Posted on Apr 25 2013

Meet RECTIFY’s Johnny Ray Gill (Video)

Johnny Ray Gill made his return to the small screen earlier this week on the two-hour series premiere of Rectify, Sundance channel’s new drama about a man released after 19 years in prison for murder. The rising star plays Kerwin Whitman, a prison inmate sitting on death row with a strong will to live. His character befriends the show’s... Read More »
Posted on Apr 25 2013

Corbin Bleu to make ‘One Life To Live’ debut

Corbin Bleu has been added to the cast of One Life to Live. The High School Musical star will invade laptops and video streaming devices next week when the long-running soap opera returns as a web series. Bleu will play Jeffrey King, a brand new character who works as a digital consultant at The Banner (Viki Buchanan’s Newspaper). His... Read More »
Posted on Apr 08 2013

Chris Rock Joins ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Cast + Behind The Scenes Video

Chris Rock has been added to the star-studded cast of BET’s The Real Husbands of Hollywood for it’s second season, Blackactors.net has learned. “He’s a guy whose advised me and helped me make steps in the right direction throughout my career, said executive producer Kevin Hart. “To have him accept an invitation is huge to me. Its just another... Read More »
Posted on Mar 25 2013

Jennifer Hudson, Ernie Hudson and Octavia Spencer to Star in Lifetime’s ‘Call Me Crazy’

The Lifetime Original Movie event Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, which brings together an all-star ensemble cast with five interwoven stories about how everlasting bonds of love and family can overcome life’s most challenging hurdles, will make its world premiere on Saturday, April 20, at 8:00pm ET/PT. Through the five shorts named after each title character — Lucy, Eddie,... Read More »
Posted on Mar 14 2013

Jasika Nicole to Guest Star on ABC’s ‘Scandal’

Fringe alum Jasika Nicole has booked a guest-starring role on ABC’s Scandal, Blackactors.net has learned. Nicole, best known as Astrid Farnsworth on the cult Fox drama, will appear on the April 11th episode, Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes announced on Twitter late Wednesday. While Nicole’s role on the show is currently under wraps, Rhimes noted it would be “very surprising.”... Read More »
Posted on Mar 12 2013

Lucien Laviscount Joins CW’s ‘The Selection’

CW’s The Selection has recast the role of Aspen for it’s second pilot. British actor Lucien Laviscount has landed  a leading role in the network’s retooled drama pilot The Selection – a Hunger Games-esque drama based on a book series by Kiera Cass. Set 300 years in the future, an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with... Read More »
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