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Fox Drops Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Legal Series ‘Guilty’

Fox Drops Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Legal Series 'Guilty'

Some bad news for Cuba Gooding Jr, now that it has been reported that Fox has officially dropped his potential legal series, Guilty, despite strong test scores that the show's pilot got.

As Tambay reported last summer (HERE) the series would have toplined Gooding as a "brilliant, morally questionable defense attorney who, after being falsely convicted of fraud and stripped of his legal license, uses his unorthodox methods to solve the cases he’s been prohibited from handling, and to ultimately exact revenge on the man who set him up."

Sharon Leal was also cast as Gooding's wife in the pilot,  but her option was not picked up, leaving some doubt that if the pilot did become a regular series, whether she would continue on the show, be replaced, or have her character eliminated completely.

Fox had kept the Warner Bros TV produced show in serious consideration since the summer and was reportedly planning a Fall 2013 premiere date.

But now the network has cancelled plans for a series altogether and, so far, no reason has been given as to why Fox had a sudden change of mind about the show.

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If FOX won't give a brother a break, tell Cuba to see if Oprah might add it to her lineup. Her network just might pick it up. Fingers crossed for you Cuba! This is why there is a need for African American owned networks. We really only have OWN and possibly TVOne…BET is a front. Come on Tyler Perry, get your network up and running…we are missing out on some good shows. The establishment only wants to see us being comedians and there is nothing wrong with that but just give us some balance. The best drama I have ever seen with a strong black lead is a British psychological crime drama called, Luther starring Idris Elba as the title character Detective Chief Inspector John Luther . Check it out on Netflix…excellent show!


I would have loved to see that.. make it a movie Cuba, and call me.. just my type of acting.. and role.. I hate injustice


Sure seems like Cuba can't catch a break in this industry…

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