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    Coming To South Africa In 2012 - "Law & Order: Cape Town"

    The Cape Film Commission (CFC) has announced that the long-running American TV police procedural, Law & Order, is coming to South Africa, to be titled, what else but Law & Order: Cape Town.

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    Steve Harvey Entering Daytime Talk Show Race With NBC

    Well, I guess with Oprah Winfrey gone, it's anybody's crown to wear, and the race is on.

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    BBC iPlayer Goes Global With New iPad Application

    Shadow and Act frequently shines a light on cinema and television programs of the African diaspora that are sometimes exclusively available to readers in the U.K. There have been many times when even I have wondered, "Man, I'd love to watch that program-- why can't we get that here?!!"

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    Viola Davis Teaming With Dee Rees ("Pariah") For HBO Series On Corruption

    Viola Davis is on the move...!

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    Thoughts On Affion Crockett's New Sketch Comedy Series "In The Flow"...

    It debuted on Sunday night on Fox. I didn't catch it, although my Twitter and Facebook feeds were full of conversation about it. I couldn't quite gauge overall reactions to it, and I haven't heard much conversation about it since Sunday night, so I'm guessing its taste didn't linger, giving folks so...

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    NBC's "Playboy Club" Casting Call For Paid Extras This Weekend In Chicago

    The controversy-starter that is NBC's upcoming new drama, The Playboy Club, which Naturi Naughton co-stars in, will be holding an open casting call for PAID extras this Saturday, the 20th, from 11am to 3pm, at the Academy of the Arts, in Chicago.

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    Holly Robinson-Peete Dropped From CBS's "The Talk"

    Does anyone out there watch CBS's daytime talk show The Talk? Any of you out there? Blatantly inspired (or more like stolen) from ABC network's The View, the show which features women celebrities dishing dirt has actually been a strong ratings-puller for the network.

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    Aloha, Y'all! Richard T. Jones To Join The Cast of "Hawaii Five-0" in Season Two

    One thing I can always say about this brother is that it seems like he STAYS working! And rightfully so, judging by the consistently strong performances he delivers.

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    "Breaking Bad" Will Say Goodbye After 16 More Episodes

    From the press release:

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    Debra Lee Promises New Look BET; Wants To Attract Larger Black Audience w/o Offending

    When I became CEO I had to define my vision for the company. How do we make our brand distinct and compete with other networks? I realized it was time to focus on original programming... Our new brand strategy: We respect, reflect and elevate our audience. They want to be entertained, but they also want to be inspired. For awhile we went too hard-edge. We had a lot of criticism when we were primarily airing music videos, which a lot of people felt were derogatory towards women. We heard that loud and clear... Our programming filter now is: It has to have a message, can’t be derogatory and has to show positive images. That doesn’t mean that it...

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