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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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Ava DuVernay Re-Teams with Oprah To Bring Limited Series About Central Park Five To Netflix

Ava DuVernay is continuing her relationship with Netflix, bringing a limited series about the Central Park Five case to the streaming giant, Variety has learned. (more…)

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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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Oprah Throws a Party In Honor of “Wonder Woman”

Sadie's not so sure about her wonderwomanness. #WonderWoman pic.twitter.com/trErDCv5i0 — Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) June 13, 2017 This Tuesday at Oprah Winfrey’s house was perhaps a little more festive than an average day at Oprah’s house—which is, presumably, quite grand. But Tuesday at Oprah’s was “Wonder Woman Day,” when the big O invited

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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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Beyoncé Leads the Pack of 2017 NAACP Image Awards Nominees

The nominees for the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced Tuesday, with Beyoncé dominating as expected. (more…)

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Tune In to OWN’s “Queen Sugar” Finale This Wednesday At 10PM ET/PT

Don't forget to catch the season finale of Ava DuVernay's critically acclaimed hit new series QUEEN SUGAR Wednesday, November 30th at 10pm ET/PT on OWN. About the episode: In the season finale, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner, "Luke Cage") continues to make calculated choices regarding Davis' (Timon Kyle Durrett, "Single Ladies") basketball career and her desire

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With ‘Queen Sugar,’ Ava DuVernay Is Here to Blow Up Hollywood

How do you make Hollywood more inclusive? You hire people of color. You hire women. Basically, you give Ava DuVernay a TV show. The ‘Queen Sugar’ creator tells us about her crusade. (more…)

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Oprah Winfrey Wishes She Still Had a Talk Show So She ‘Could Explain’ the 2016 Election, Discusses How Storytelling Through TV Dramas Is Her New Outlet For Confronting Issues

Five years after the last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the host has found herself wishing she could explore national conversations on her iconic program. (more…)

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Oprah Winfrey to Star In ‘A Wrinkle In Time’, Re-Teaming With ‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay

Disney and Selma director Ava DuVernay are setting Oprah Winfrey to star in A Wrinkle In Time, an adaptation of the 1963 Newbery Medal-winning Madeleine L’Engle fantasy classic novel that has a script by Oscar-winning Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. Winfrey will play the role of Mrs. Which. The studio is

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WATCH: First Trailer for OWN’s “Queen Sugar” TV Adaption Debuts; Oprah and Ava DuVernay Attempting ‘Something That’s Never Been Done Before’ With New Show

Nova. Charlotte. Ralph Angel. @AVAETC's powerful series, #QueenSugar, premieres on @OWNTV Sept 6. & 7th 10/9c.https://t.co/vOXxLbUUMv — Queen Sugar (@QueenSugarOWN) July 20, 2016 ET was first to talk to Queen Sugar creators, Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, at the show's special premiere. (more…)

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Oprah Winfrey Tells 2016 Essence Fest Attendees: ‘Surrender to God’s Dream For You’

Oprah Winfrey was supposed to be a surprise at Essence Fest 2016. Her friend and festival-regular Iyanla Vanzant had invited the powerhouse TV show host, producer, network owner and businesswoman during a conversation in January, but the real surprise came when Vanzant unexpectedly and recently became ill and had to

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