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Whew. The real refs are back. Now NFL fans can be angry at more experienced officiating instead of being angry at the replacement referees that were on the field as the league and the refs worked out a labor agreement. TV premieres abound this weekend as popular shows “Revenge”, “Homeland” and “The Good Wife” return while Vanessa Williams stars in the brand new “666 Park Avenue.” Sunday Night Football features a great matchup between two tough teams when the Super Bowl Champion N.Y. Giants head to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles. Here’s what else is happening this weekend.


All Times Eastern

Friday, September 28

“The Green Mile” at 8 p.m. on AMC

The late Michael Clarke Duncan and Tom Hanks star in the movie that made Duncan famous about a prison guard and an inmate who is more than what he seems


Hit TV show starring Kelsey Grammar, T.I., and Sanaa Lathan.

Click here to listen to Nikki Woods interview with Sanaa Lathan

Saturday, September 29


“Akeelah and the Bee” at 9 p.m. on BET

A young spelling bee contestant and a professor bond to help her improve

Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett and Keke Palmer star

Sunday, September 30

“Sunday Night Football: Giants vs. Eagles” on NBC at 8:20 p.m.

The Byrd Gang meets the Super Bowl Champs. The two teams are usually competitive, though the Eagles are coming off a tough loss at Arizona.

“Revenge” at 9 p.m. on ABC

Emily Thorne is back and still on the path to destroy the wealthy Hamptons family that discredited her father

“666 Park Avenue” on ABC at 10 p.m.

Vanessa Williams heads to her third TV show in a row on this mashup of “The Firm” and “The Devil’s Advocate,” about the scary doing s at a luxury apartment building in New York.

“Homeland” at 10 p.m. on Showtime

If you missed it last year, don’t miss the Season 2 premiere of the riveting story of a soldier turned spy and the CIA agent who suspects he’s not the cleancut guy everyone else thinks he is. Claire Danes and Damian Lewis both won Emmys last weekend for their roles on the show. Watch the first 20 minutes of Season 2 here:



“Won’t Back Down”

Rosie Perez. Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhall play mothers who want to take over their failing inner-city school. Rosie Perez and Ving Rhames also star.

With the ills of the public educational system a hot topic, “Won’t Back Down” dramatizes the situation in a way many parents can relate to. The movie is based on the “Parent Trigger” law which originated in California and is law in several states, that allows parents to take over a school system, replacing personnel if necessary. Watch the trailer here.

"Hotel Transylvania"

Starring with Cee Lo Green 


“Strange Addiction” by Alexis Nicole

Heiress Montgomery, an aspiring magazine editor, is off to a good star when she lands a writing job. But after an interview with move star King Stevens, she’s thrown completely off her game.

Friday, September 28


Anthony Hamilton and Estelle

Fox  Theatre Detroit

8 p.m.


Bettye Lavette CD and Book Release Performance

Highline Ballroom

8 p.m.


Frankie Beverly and Maze

Nashville Municipal Auditorium

8 p.m.


J. Anthony Brown and Dominique

The Playhouse Square

Saturday, September 29


Kindred the Family Soul and Rahsaan Patterson

The Fillmore Silver Spring

8 p.m.


An Evening With Monica

House of Blues Dallas

8 p.m.


J. Anthony Brown and Dominique

The Fox Theatre


Damon Williams

The Tunica Funny Bone


Listen Up Parents! Teens Are Talking Teen Forum

Hotchkiss Community Center in Richmond.

There will be live performances, teen panelists on gangs, peer pressure, family, education and more. This is a free event. Parents will not be allowed to speak, just listen UP.


Down East Viking Classic

The Lucille M Brown Community Youth Bowl and the Bank of America Atlanta Classic which pitts Southern University and A&M College against Florida A&M University in the Georgia Dome all go down this weekend.

Sunday, September 30



Larry Graham

Howard Theater

8 p.m.


Earth, Wind and Fire

Los Angeles County Fair

7:30 p.m.




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