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Oprah Winfrey Network Orders Dramedy Series “Love Is” From Mara Brock and Salim Akil

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has given a series order to “Love Is __,” a new drama from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. The Akils will create and executive produce the series through their company Akil Productions. Mara Brock Akil will serve as showrunner. (more…)

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Tracee Ellis Ross Wants to Make TV That Reflects Black People’s Real Lives

I've called Tracee Ellis Ross my girlfriend for nearly 20 years. You may have done the same. It started with her show Girlfriends, of course, and was cemented after she expanded her personal brand online by routinely delivering makeup tips, jokes, and shared insights — friend stuff. These days she

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Fox Picks Up Police-Shooting Drama ‘Shots Fired’, Starring Sanaa Lathan, to Series

A day after bringing limited series Wayward Pines back for a second round, Fox has made the call on another short-order project. (more…)

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ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ Met With Heady Stakes

The first time I heard about “Black-ish,” ABC’s new sitcom about an affluent black family in Los Angeles, I was skeptical about its premise. Early commercials and previews played up tired stereotypes about “acting white,” made jokes about curvy behinds and took shots at the heritage of the show’s biracial

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