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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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Tyler Perry Signs Historic Mega Film & TV Deal With Viacom To Produce Programming For BET and Other Networks; ‘New York Times’ Calls It “a Blow to Oprah Winfrey’s Network”

Tyler Perry, the writer, director, producer, playwright and actor, has signed a long-term deal with Viacom that could help the fortunes of that embattled media conglomerate. (more…)

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‘Greenleaf’, OWN’s Megachurch Drama, Gets Season 2B Premiere Date

It’s been more than nearly two months since the midseason finale of OWN’s Greenleaf, and now the cable net has set mid-August for its return. The drama starring Merle Dandridge, Keith David and Lynn Whitfield focuses on the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous

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Tyler Perry’s Hit Drama “The Haves and the Have Nots” Returns To OWN Tonight, Followed By Season 2 of “Queen Sugar”

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's hit drama series, TYLER PERRY'S THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS returns with new episodes on Tuesday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the season two premiere of "Queen Sugar" at 10 p.m. ET/PT. All new episodes of "The Haves and the Have Nots"

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WATCH: LeToya Luckett Gets Relationship Help on Upcoming Season Finale Episode of “The Book of John Gray”, Covers Summer 2017 Edition of Kontrol Magazine

Singer LeToya Luckett, who starred in The Preacher’s Kid with fellow R&B singer Tank, is covering Kontrol magazine’s 8 New Women In Music special edition, and can be seen in the season finale of The Book Of John Gray on OWN where she gets relationship advice from Pastor John Gray. (more…)

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WATCH: Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse” Returns To OWN For Its Sixth and Final Season on June 10th

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qVZzBDiUGw Tyler Perry’s  popular comedy series on OWN, For Better or Worse, returns for its sixth and final season next month. Angela and Marcus find themselves in a new chapter of their marriage. Meanwhile, Leslie and Joseph adapt to their lives as a married couple, and Jennifer has found love with Richard.

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WGN America Cancels “Underground” After 2 Seasons

WGN America is officially out of the high-end original scripted series business. As expected, the cable network today cancelled acclaimed drama Underground after two seasons. It follows the recent cancellation of fellow drama Outsiders as WGN America is changing its programming course, while its parent Tribune is preparing for its

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Tyler Perry Named TV Producer of the Year By ‘The Hollywood Reporter’; Talks Race in Hollywood, Bill Cosby, and Creative Freedom In Feature Interview

At his new Atlanta studio, THR's TV Producer of the Year opened up about his failure as a onetime used car salesman ("I couldn't dupe people"), the advice he got from Oprah and inclusion in entertainment: "I don't think Hollywood is black or white, I think it's green." (more…)

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“Greenleaf” Star Merle Dandrige Shares How ‘Ministry Is In My Blood’ Due to Family’s Black Church Background, Says Show ‘Never Mocks Religion’

[Note: contains spoilers from aired episodes of Greenleaf.] After Wednesday night’s throwdown on OWN’s Greenleaf, Merle Dandridge figures she’s just glad to be alive. (more…)

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‘Queen Sugar’ Season 2 Teaser Hits The Web

It’s a little over a month to go but Queen Sugar will be back this summer in what will be a rich season for Black TV. Queen Sugar, Being Mary Jane, Insecure, Power and the second half of the current season of Greenleaf will all be on over the summer.

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Pastor John Gray and Wife Aventer Aren’t Concerned with Any Negative Feedback To Their TV Series on OWN

Pastor John Gray serves as an associate pastor at Lakewood Church, which boasts the largest congregation in the United States, but he is prepared to receive some negative criticism once the rest of the world watches him on the new OWN network docu-series, "The Book of John Gray." (more…)

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Here We Go: The Homosexual/LGBT Community Is Attacking Our Little Sister In the Lord Oprah Over Her Newest Reality Star, Pastor John Gray (BCNN1 Encourages Black and White Christians to Support Her by Watching the Show)

Oprah Winfrey may be on her way to earning the anger and ire of the gay community and of pro-gay rights Americans. The famous TV figure approved an 8-episode series by Pastor John Gray called The Book of John Gray on the Oprah Winfrey Network. (more…)

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LISTEN: When the Pastor’s Wife Commits Adultery and When Adultery Hits a Christian Couple, Should They Stay Together? (BCNN1’s The Gospel According to Greenleaf Episode #16)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/bcnn1s-the-gospel-according-to-greenleaf-episode-16 Welcome to BCNN1's The Gospel According to Greenleaf Episode #16. The title for today's episode: When the Pastor’s Wife Commits Adultery and When Adultery Hits a Christian Couple, Should They Stay Together? Over the past two episodes of Greenleaf, “Revival” and “Point of No Return”, a major revelation regarding Lady Mae

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Houston Chronicle Says Pastor John Gray Is The Picture of Faith

Lakewood pastor debuts new book, a reality series, and a "Super Soul Sunday" with Oprah John Gray isn't a typical preacher, you know, buttoned up and preachy like. (more…)

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