As rising actor Alex Hibbert says goodbye to his claim-to-fame series 'The Chi,' we look at some other tearjerking exits from Black TV shows.

Boots Riley is gearing up to release the dark-comedy "I'm A Virgo" at this year's SXSW Film & TV Festival. The hilarious seven-episode series follows the life of Cootie, a 13-foot-tall young Black man in Oakland.


Black television has long reflected a wide diversity of Black America's stories -- from the college students at Hillman, to the family matters in Carl Winslow's house and the hard struggles Florida and James Evans endured living in project housing.

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. announced their plans to sell three FOX television stations to black media entrepreneur Pluria Marshall Jr. last Friday. SEE ALSO: Join Hundreds Of Black Bloggers In New York City For Blogging While Brown 2014! If the $58.5 million deal is approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), it would nearly double the […]


  Deadline is reporting that Spike Lee is teaming up with Showtime to develop a series based on his 1986 feature film debut, “She’s Gotta Have It.” Will this project do for the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn what HBO’s “Girls” has done for Greenpoint? Is Nola Darling the next Hannah (or perhaps that should […]

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The news of actor James Avery’s passing still has people stunned. “Fresh Prince” star Daphne Maxwell Reid remembers her friend and co-star on “NewsOne Now.” “We all have great memories of Uncle Phil. He was everybody’s Uncle Phil,” said Reid, “but I had the pleasure of being his other wife which was a delight. I treasured […]

Joe Morton, who plays Olivia Pope’s father on the ABC hit show “Scandal,” spoke with Roland Martin on NewsOne Now on the reception he has gotten from the show’s fans. Considering his character’s villainous ways, it’s no wonder he might have been a little worried. “The responses I’ve been getting on Twitter have been just wonderful,” […]

Last week we opened the voting for our Greatest Black Sitcom of All-Time Competition. Yesterday voting closed for round 1 and we’re down from 64 shows to 32. Based on the seeding of the editorial team we didn’t see any upset loses although we were surprised to see the short-lived 90’s sitcom “Thea” beat out […]