This week TV shows announced their fall lineups and we can tell you one thing for sure – there’s no lack of Black folks on the air this fall.
The runaway success of shows like Scandal, The Haves and the Have Nots and Being Mary Jane along with the spate of reality shows with black casts and their rabid Twitter/social media followings have apparently impressed network TV executives enough to bet on Black.
Viola Davis, Larry Fishburne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, Larry Whitmore, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Malik Yoba and Alfre Woodward will all be on your TV screen this fall.
Here’s are just a few of the hottest new shows and their trailers for fall.
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER ABC 10 p.m. Thursdays
On the heels of her eight, yup, eight-figure deal with ABC, Shonda Rhimes puts another Black woman in a starring role on TV. Oscar nominee Viola Davis plays a law professor whose college class gets involved with some shady dealings.
EMPIRE Fox, midseason 2015
Lee Daniels came up with this look at the doings of a hip-hop label and so far, it has everything you would expect – crime, murder, homosexuality, intrigue and what looks like virtuoso dramatics from Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard. So what if it looks like they combined Diddy’s life with a mishmash of hip-hop stereotypes? It’s gotta be better than any Love and Hip-Hop show on TV.