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NewsOne Now Video Podcast: Anthony Anderson Talks ‘Black-ish’

NewsOne Now Video Podcast: Anthony Anderson Talks ‘Black-ish’

Anthony Anderson talks with Roland Martin about his upcoming ABC sitcom “Black-ish” and his Food Network show, “Food Fest Nation” during this year’s Essence Festival. Subscribe to the “NewsOne Now” Video Podcast on iTunes Listen to today’s entire show, subscribe on iTunes! Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One.   

‘Black-ish’ Producer Says Show Isn’t Really About Race

‘Black-ish’ Producer Says Show Isn’t Really About Race

Source: Jethro Nededog / TheWrap  Since pilot season, people wondered how a show called “Black-ish” could make fun of race so overtly and still get a green light from ABC. The show’s creator distanced the comedy’s core subject matter from race. “This show has so much less to do with race than it does culture,” Kenya Barris […]

Larry Wilmore Outlines ‘Black-ish’ Exit, ‘Minority Report’ Move

Larry Wilmore Outlines ‘Black-ish’ Exit, ‘Minority Report’ Move

Source: Michael O’Connell / The Hollywood Reporter Veteran writer-producer Larry Wilmore has been having an exceptionally good year, first seeing his ABC comedy Black-ish picked up to series and then, a few days later, being tapped to succeed Stephen Colbert with his own Comedy Central show. But Wilmore can’t do both. So when he appeared with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and the series’ cast at a […]

’12 Years A Slave’ Oscar Winner John Ridley Signs Overall Deal With ABC

’12 Years A Slave’ Oscar Winner John Ridley Signs Overall Deal With ABC

Source: Lesley Goldberg / The Hollywood Reporter ABC is extending its relationship with John Ridley. The Oscar-winning scribe behind 12 Years a Slave — who has ABC drama American Crime due midseason — has inked an overall deal with the studio. ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee made the announcement Tuesday during his time at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. “He’s an […]

Pro Wrestling Icon Ultimate Warrior Dead at 54

Pro Wrestling Icon Ultimate Warrior Dead at 54

Source: Dan Good / ABC News The Ultimate Warrior, one of professional wrestling’s biggest superstars, has died at 54, days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, WWE officials said in a statement. “WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE superstars ever, […]

Michelle Obama Tells China Her Life Isn’t Like ‘Scandal’

Michelle Obama Tells China Her Life Isn’t Like ‘Scandal’

Source: Maria Puente / USA Today Well, this is a little disturbing: It turns out that Chinese television viewers may think Scandal is a true reflection of the president and first lady and Washington in general. But first lady Michelle Obama, who’s in China and also loves Scandal, put them straight. The first lady, who’s been in China since last week, […]

Isaiah Washington Promises His ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Return Will ‘Blow You Away’

Isaiah Washington Promises His ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Return Will ‘Blow You Away’

Source: Jesse Spero / Access Hollywood / Today Show Isaiah Washington says fans will be reeling (in a good way) when he returns to “Grey’s Anatomy.” The 50-year-old actor appeared on “Access Hollywood Live,” where he spoke about coming back to the ABC series he left 2007. “I read the script last night…. The script is […]

Viola Davis To Topline ABC Drama Pilot ‘How To Get Away’ Produced By Shonda Rhimes

Viola Davis To Topline ABC Drama Pilot ‘How To Get Away’ Produced By Shonda Rhimes

Source: Nellie Andreeva / Deadline In one of the highest-profile pilot castings this season, Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt) is set as the lead of ABC‘s drama pilotHow To Get Away With Murder, from ABC Studios and Shondaland. This marks the first series regular role in a decade for the two-time Oscar-nominated actress. In making her foray into pilot season, […]

ABC’s Anthony Anderson/Kenya Barris Pilot Taps Larry Wilmore As Showrunner

ABC’s Anthony Anderson/Kenya Barris Pilot Taps Larry Wilmore As Showrunner

Source: Deadline What do you do when you have a show about what it means to be black in today’s society that is in a need of a showrunner? You turn to an expert. ABC’s untitled Anthony Anderson/Kenya Barris comedy pilot (formerly Black-ish) has tapped The Daily Show’s senior black correspondent Larry Wilmore as executive producer/showrunner. Written by Barris and […]

‘Scandal’s’ Shonda Rhimes Not Pleased Her DGA Diversity Award Even Exists

‘Scandal’s’ Shonda Rhimes Not Pleased Her DGA Diversity Award Even Exists

Source:  Billy Nilles / Zap2It.com As the creator of “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” Shonda Rhimes has put some of the most diverse casts around on TV, but she’s not too thrilled about being honored for it. At the Directors Guild of America Awardson Saturday (Jan. 25), Rhimes and “Scandal” executive producer Betsy Beers were given the Diversity Award and, in her acceptance speech, Rhimes made clear […]

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