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Wendy Williams
TV

“Wendy” Works: Talk Show Scores Record Ratings

Posted September 18, 2014 by jmurray

Wendy Williams is back for its sixth season and the show is garnering its highest ratings ever. The nationally syndicated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” scored record ratings for the chat show in the key demographic of women 25 to 54.  That demo is the coveted audience for advertisers and essential for talk show [...]

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TD Jakes
TV

Bishop T.D. Jakes: Readying Two New TV Shows

Posted September 17, 2014 by jmurray

Bishop T.D. Jakes is gearing up to launch two new TV show. The renowned mega church pastor and televangelist is preparing to launch a daily syndicated talk show that would premiere some time in 2015. Additionally, Jakes is developing a weekly series based off his latest best-selling book, “Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn [...]

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Nischelle Turner, Kevin Frazier & Rocsi Diaz
TV

TV Turnover: Big Changes At “Entertainment Tonight”

Posted September 16, 2014 by jmurray

There are some major changes happening at “Entertainment Tonight.” The long-running syndicated news magazine series announced in August that anchor Rob Marciano would be exiting the show after just 18 months on the job.  He was replaced by Kevin Frazier, who was the host of “E.T.’s” sister show “The Insider.” Now, TheWrap.com is reporting that [...]

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The Real Cast
TV

Soft Start: “The Real” Lands Low Ratings

Posted September 16, 2014 by jmurray

The premiere of “The Real” is off to a slow start. The new ensemble daytime talk show hosted by Loni Love, Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon earned less-than-stellar ratings with its debut episode. The syndicated chat show premiered on Monday and only landed a 0.9 rating.  Those numbers put the show [...]

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Tavis Smiley, LoLo Jones & Alfonso Ribiero
TV

Cast Revealed: Tavis Smiley, Lolo Jones & Alfonso Ribeiro Among “Dancing with the Stars” Contestants

Posted September 4, 2014 by jmurray

On Thursday, ABC revealed the confirmed contestants for season 19 of “Dancing with the Stars” during a live presentation on “Good Morning America.” Premiering later this month, the show will include celebrities like “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro, Olympian Lolo Jones, TV journalist and radio host Tavis Smiley, “Duck Dynasty’s” Sadie Robertson, [...]

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Kirk Franklin & Geoffrey Golden
Gospel

Golden Boy: “Sunday Best” Crowns Second Male Winner

Posted September 2, 2014 by jmurray

The finale for season seven of BET’s “Sunday Best” aired on Sunday and the show crowned its second male winner, Geoffrey Golden. The 20-year-old praise and worship leader beat out Candace Benson on the Gospel music competition series. The Cleveland native, who auditioned for the show the year prior and was cut after one round, [...]

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Keoikantse Motsepe 1
TV

Casting Color: “Dancing With The Star” Adds African Dancer To Professionals

Posted August 13, 2014 by jmurray

“Dancing with the Stars” gets some color this fall when South African born dancer Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe joins their lineup of professionals. The first professional dancer of color of the ABC competition series, Motsepe joins the hit series after working on the British version of the show “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2013. Earlier this year, [...]

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Rickey Smiley, Porsha Williams & Claudia Jordan
Radio

Diva Divide: Rickey Smiley Hires Two New Co-Hosts To Replace Ebony Steele

Posted August 12, 2014 by jmurray

Rickey Smiley has hired two ladies to replace the exiting Ebony Steele. It was announced earlier this summer that Steele would be leaving the show that she has co-hosted with Smiley, HeadKrack and Gary With Da Tea after seven years.  Apparently, the radio personality did not choose to leave the show on her own. Smiley [...]

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Let's Stay Together
TV

Big Break: “Let’s Stay Together” Coming Back

Posted August 5, 2014 by jmurray

Good news for the BET sitcom “Let’s Stay Together.”  The Jacque Edmonds Cofer/Queen Latifah-produced show will return on BET thanks to a new tax initiative for film and television productions in Los Angeles. AlwaysAList.com reported on April 29, 2014 that the series had been cancelled by BET after 51 episodes. The 30-minute sitcom stars Bert [...]

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Cedric The Entertainer & Niecy Nash
TV

Renewed: “The Soul Man” Gets Season Four Order

Posted August 4, 2014 by jmurray

TV Land wants more of its hit sitcom “The Soul Man.” The show, which stars Cedric The Entertainer, Niecy Nash and Wesley Jonathan, has received a 12-episode order for a fourth season; up from the eight-episode order it had for season three. “The Soul Man” has a large African-American viewing audience, something that prompted TV [...]

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