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'That's So Raven,' 'Are We There Yet?' Alums To Star In 'Millennials' Comedy Series

A new multi-cam comedy series has been set at AMC Networks' UMC and it has some familiar faces. Shadow and Act has learned that the series will star Kyle Massey (That’s So Raven), social media star Keraun Harris, Philip Bolden (Are We There Yet?), Aaron Grady (Everybody Hates Chris) and Teresa Celeste (Tales). It will be "centered on the lives of four 20-something roommates and their...

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Rick James Authorized Miniseries 'Brother's Keeper' In Development

Brother's Keeper, a miniseries on the lives of Rick James and his brother LeRoi Johnson, is in development, Shadow and Act has learned. The project is from filmmaker Addison Henderson, who is working with Johnson on the authorized project.  The project will follow Rick and LeRoi from their early days in the Buffalo projects to their worldwide achievements, both individually and...

Television,News

'Power Book II: Ghost' Gets Early Season 2 Renewal At Starz

Starz is showing major confidence in Power Book II: Ghost as the Power spinoff has already gotten a season 2 renewal at the premium cabler. It is the most-watched new series in Starz history. The show is one of four planned spinoffs of the hit Starz drama from Courtney Kemp and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. The series stars Mary J. Blige and Method Man, as well as returning stars...

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Emmys: Record Set For Most Wins By Black Actors And More Stats From 2020 Awards

It was a historic Sunday night at the first-ever virtual Emmys. For one, the awards were given to a record number of Black performers. Seven Black actors got awards in the main categories, setting a record that was established in 2016 when six won. Four of the top acting categories went to Zendaya (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Euphoria), Regina King (Outstanding Lead...

Film,News

Urbanworld 2020 Sets 'Bad Hair,' 'Come Away,' 'The Water Man' And More

The 2020 Urbanworld Film Festival is coming up and a jam-packed slate has been set. Over 100 official selections panels and conversations will all be seen online at urbanworld.org from Sept. 23 - Sept. 27. The festival is presented with founding partner HBO and prestige partner WarnerMedia. David Oyelowo's feature directorial debut, The Water Man will open the festival and will have a...