Coming to a TV Near You

Have you heard about the latest TV ventures from uber-comedy producer Keenan Ivory Wayans and mega star Queen Latifah?

Well, get ready to set your DVR’s as the hit 90’s sketch comedy In Living Color will be making a comeback to FOX. Revamped with a brand new cast and new musical talent, FOX is hoping to revive its original hit series with two 30 minute specials to see if viewers will respond favorably. With edgy segments such as the hilarious “Men on Film” with David Alan Grier and Damon Wayans, In Living Color may very well fill the void where Mad TV ended.

Also, former talk show host Queen Latifah is returning back to daytime TV a new talk show slated for the Fall 2013 season. Latifah will be teaming up with Will and Jada, who will serve as executive producers. While the Queen appeared on her eponymous talk show that lasted two seasons, perhaps creating a dream team with the Smiths will give her the boost she needs to compete with the current talk-show divas.

Do you think either of these shows will survive today’s fickle TV market?

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Ross’ Return to TV

Now that our favorite “girlfriend,” Tracee Ellis Ross, is back on the air, we can continue to admire her coveted curly locks on BET’s new show, Reed Between the Lines. While I haven’t actually seen an episode of the show just yet (blame Oprah, because the hour that I spend on TV this season has been devoted to her Life Class), I do plan on catching up on past ones via DVR soon.

I’m just excited that the executives at BET are finally broadening their horizons and abandoning all of those mindless video shows for original programming that feature fictional professional BGs and guys who reflect a positive image of us. While the premise seems strikingly similar to The Cosby Show, it will be refreshing to have the option of tuning into to a show that doesn’t depict us in a demeaning light. Seriously, how long can we keep watching reality shows filled with us BGs at each other’s throats?

So my question is, have you guys tuned in to Reed Between the Lines? If so, what are your thoughts?

Must See TV: The Black List: Volume III

If you don’t have special Valentine’s Day plans this weekend or simply staying in from all the cold weather sweeping the nation – perhaps tuning in to The Black List: Volume III will keep you entertained.

In honor of Black History Month, the third installment of the critically acclaimed HBO film is back and features a new group of African-American notables such as, Beverly Johnson, John Legend, Whoopi Goldberg, Hill Harper, Lee Daniels among others sharing their stories, joys, struggles, insights, etc. into what it means to be black in America. This documentary is a must-see for all BGs!

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Have you seen any of The Black List series? If so, what are your thoughts? The first two series are available on DVD and are sold exclusively at Target for $9.99 each.

Fall TV is Back!

It’s that time again – the new fall TV lineup is headed for a flat screen near you. Although it’s still not clear whether or not The Game will be picked up by BET, the rumblings on various internet outlets have given us who loved the show hope.

While we wait to find out if our beloved characters, Derwin and Melanie (The Game) will return, here are three new shows that will be worth watching!


Synopsis: A comedy about a former NFL hot shot who learns that even though you can always go home again, doing so might be more difficult than you think.

Starring: Michael Strahan, Darryl “Chill” Mitchell, Carl Weathers, and CCH Pounder

Air Date: Fridays beginning Sept. 25th 8:30 (EST), Fox

The Cleveland Show

Synopsis: A new animated series that follows everyone’s favorite soft-spoken neighbor, Cleveland Brown (Mike Henry), to his hometown in Virginia as he settles down with his high school sweetheart, her unruly kids and his own 14-year-old son, Cleveland Jr. (Kevin Michael Richardson).

Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Reagan Gomez-Preston, and Kevin Michael Richardson

Air Date: Sundays begining Sept. 23rd (8:30pm EST), Fox

The Brian McKnight Show

Synopsis: A syndicated weekly one-hour entertainment showcase. Brian will play host to celebrity interviews, round table discussions and musical performances. Shot at various locations in and around Los Angeles, the series will allow audiences to enjoy a view of the entertainment capital of the world.

Air Date: Debuting the week of September 21st (Check local listings for stations and times), Litton Entertainment

For those reality TV buffs like me, the return of America’s Next Top Model and So You Think You Can Dance will also return this month.

America’s Next Top Model

Synopsis: This season all of the aspiring models are between 5’3” and 5’7” – not exactly runway height, but we’ll see how these shorties stack up.

Air Date: Wednesdays beginning September 9th (8 EST), The CW

What shows are you looking forward to watching this season? Are you a reality TV, comedy or drama fan?

Days of Their Lives

If you’re a fan of reality TV like me, this season of MTV’s Making the Band did not disappoint. For those of you who did watch the show, you witnessed Que’s mini-mental meltdown on basically every single episode. Luckily, he got a grip and the guys of Day 26 managed to band together to record their sophomore CD, “Forever and a Day,” which was released earlier this week. The two-part season finale airs tonight at 9pm EST on MTV.

Did you watch Making the Band this season? If so, what were your thoughts? Have you heard Day 26’s new release? One winner will win a copy of the CD. Just leave a comment and a winner will be selected randomly.

**The winner of The Body Shop lip gloss is KittyVodka!! Congrats!

Stylish Shows for the Fall Season

Besides the fashions that only fall can bring, new TV lineups are the second best thing that happens during this time of year. Although I haven’t been watching much TV lately, this past weekend I found myself glued to the tube watching all of last season’s Gossip Girl as if I were an Upper East Side rich teenage girl with a Sidekick in hand! There’s something about that show that is simply addictive. Perhaps, it’s the fashion and constant pop culture references. Whatever it is that makes it a must-see show, I am now hooked and can’t wait until next week when it returns for a second season.

Although I wish there were more shows that featured BGs and guys in the lineup, I am looking forward to watching Tyra’s antics on her popular reality series, America’s Next Top Model; Vivica Fox’s new style competition show, Glam God; fashion journalism reality show Stylista; The Game; as well as the new season of Making the Band, which started last week.

Speaking of TV, wasn’t Michelle Obama’s speech last night at the DNC outstanding?!

Anyway, what are you planning on watching this upcoming fall TV season?

Gossip Girl on The CW

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 11 on The CW

Glam God with Vivica A. Fox on VH1

Stylista on The CW

Making the Band Season 4 on MTV

The Game on The CW