LOS ANGELES (AP) — A veteran producer is the newly elected chief executive of the Television Academy and the first African-American to hold the post in the organization’s 70 years. The academy said Thursday its board of governors elected Hayma “Screech” Washington as chairman and CEO. Washington, an award-winning producer, has served as co-governor of […]

Gladiators can mark January 19 on the calendar. ABC has reserved the 2017 date for its premiere of “Scandal” Season 6, as well as the start date for the second half of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How To Get Away With Murder’s” current seasons. Both “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How To Get Away With Murder” have their […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new study says a record number of gay characters are featured on broadcast TV series. The study released Thursday by the media advocacy group GLAAD says the small-screen remains far ahead of film in LGBTQ representations. But the group says that lesbian and bisexual female characters on TV overall are […]

  10/24/16- Malik Yoba is the host of TV One’s series, Justice By Any Means, premiering tonight, October 24th. He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about what to expect from the show and his new role alongside Kiefer Sutherland in ‘Designated Survivor‘. “There’s a lot of crime shows out there, but this one really showcases […]

Tyrese Gibson is headed to television with a recurring role opposite Queen Latifah in “Star,” the upcoming Fox series created and executive produced by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy. Set in Atlanta, “Star” follows three talented young singers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) who navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to […]

It’s onto the next for Gina Torres. After exiting her gig as a series regular on USA’s “Suits” during Tuesday’s midseason finale, the actress has booked a recurring guest star role on Shondaland’s sophomore drama “The Catch,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Details about her character are being kept under wraps. The casting comes after […]

    The new season of Iyanla: Fix My Life returns to OWN, this Saturday. The legendary life coach sits down with eight women to tackle the myth of the angry black woman in a four part series. She also talks  to Marie Holmes, the infamous North Carolina lottery winner that continued to bail her drug-dealing boyfriend […]

NBC has purchased “Big of Me,” a half-hour comedy from producers Will Packer and Eva Longoria, and created/written by Lauren Iungerich (MTV’s “Awkward”), reports Deadline.com.   The story follows two women from different walks of life who start an unlikely friendship after their mutual husband dies. The project hails from Universal TV, where Packer’s Will […]

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News correspondent Sara Haines is joining “The View” as the daytime talk show begins its 20th season. Haines, who worked on the “Today” show before joining ABC in 2013, has primarily worked on pop culture stories. She will replace Michelle Collins as a host. Whoopi Goldberg returns as moderator of […]

According to LALATE, Peter Thomas has been working on a RHOA spinoff that will be executive produced by Steven Weinstock, Carlos King, and Thomas — with the series set to debut in Spring 2017. As LALATE first reported, Peter initially filmed footage for the series, tentatively titled the “Real Househusbands of Atlanta,” nearly two years […]

Season 3 of “Empire” will include several flashbacks to Cookie and Lucious Lyon as teenagers, Ajiona Alexus and Jeremy Carver taking on the roles, respectively, They’ll recur in the Fox series, along with musician-actor Ezri Walker, reports Deadline Hollywood. Alexus, as young Cookie, will be seen as a beautiful, innocent teenager, whose Catholic school uniform […]

The third season of Fox’s “Empire” will include a recurring politician character played by Mr. Taye Diggs. The actor, who also recently had a recurring role on the Fox series “Rosewood,” will recur as Angelo Dubois, a New York councilman with a Harvard law degree and a wealthy family background. Instead of pursuing richer endeavors, […]