We were introduced to the Awkward Black Girl on Youtube. Issa Rae’s vision has drawn in over 200,000 subscribers. HBO took notice and joined forces with Issa. In the Fall of 2016 Issa Rae’s vision will grace out television sets with her series Insecure. I am pretty sure the new series will be awesome. Did you see what she was able to do with her web series? The Awkward Black Girl is one of the best web series ever created. With a huge network like HBO backing Issa and her amazing team, how could this show not be amazing?
Did you enjoy the movie Training Day? Or Lethal Weapon? Of course you did. The execs at CBS and FOX have a wonderful line up of new shows premiering this fall including a few reboots. CBS and FOX may have run out of ideas, so they are rebooting blockbuster movies. Surprisingly FOX’s Lethal Weapon looks like it was well produced and the casting is pretty awesome. Damon Wayanes and Jordana Brewster star in the series. I can not say the same thing for CBS’s Training Day. There series seems like the characteristics of the two detectives were switched. The casting is ehh. I am only giving my opinion and my moms says opinions are like butt holes everybody has one. You be the judge.
Check out the trailers below
VH1’s original movie The Breaks channels the beginning stages of the hip hop industry. The movie was a hit on VH1 and drew some criticism from some music executives, regarding their accuracy. Well despite the naysayers, many enjoyed the movie and VH1 has taken notice. The Breaks was rated number 2 original movie for the the network. VH1 just green lit The Breaks TV series. Right now TV series that channel the music industry are a hit, hence Empire. network. I am pretty sure they have more than enough resources to keep this Hip Hop drama on air for a long time.
The fresh prince himself Will Smith, seems to love the sitcom that made him a star so much, he wants to bring it back to television. Will Smith plans to produce a reboot version of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Will and his lovely wife Jada will executive producer the project. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air aired on NBC for 5 seasons. NBC execs have stated that they have not been asked to be apart of the project, but they would love to speak with Will about it.
I am really not a fan of reboots. Will and Jada have worked together before on a sitcom. I look forward to seeing what they come up with.
NBC plans to debut their adaptation of The Wiz on December 3, 2015. NBC’s has already produced their version of Peter Pan and The Wiz is next. It looks like the network is nailing the casting for this production. Check out who they have cast so far.
SHANICE WILLIAMS WILL PLAY DORTHY
QUEEN LATIFAH WILL PLAY THE WIZARD OF OZ
MARY J. BLIGE WILL PLAY EVILLENE THE WICKED WITCH
UZO ADUBA WILL PLAY GLENDA THE GOOD WITCH OF THE SOUTH
AMBER RILEY WILL PLAY ADDERPERLE THE GOOD WITH OF THE NORTH
STEPHAINE MILLS WILL PLAY AUNTIE EM
DAVID ALAN GRIER WILL PLAY THE COWARDLY LION
RHOA newly weds Todd and Kandi Burruss are expecting their first child together. If you watch the RHOA many would have assumed that this couple would never see this day. As Todd began to produce new tv shows for other networks, this took time from his relationship. Kandi fans were starting to get worried, but in reality TV fashion every situation is overly exaggerated and we fools who sit in front of the TV screen believe everything we see. This couple has been through some rough times, but these two are doing just fine. Congrats!
Ice T and Coco are also expecting their first child together. Ice and Coco also have a new talk show on FOX. There is no better way to announce your pregnancy and the gender of your baby than on national television. Check out the clip below.
Whenever I hear the name Jay-Z and Will Smith I assume news about a music collaboration will follow. When in usual fashion the superstars have way more up their sleeves. Jay and Will have come together to produce a HBO mini-series about the life of Emmett Till.
Till was brutally murdered in 1955 by racist savages, just because he allegedly whistles at a white woman. Till was only 14 years old. The death of Till still sparks outrage. The historical moment in time has never been told as a mini series. I am glad it is being produced by two highly respected African American celebrities. It looks like HBO is creating a new lane for African American content, first Bessie now the Emmett Till story.
Thank you HBO.