Tag: Kenya Barris

Reverse Aunt Viv? Tika Sumpter to Portray Young Rainbow’s Mama in Black-ish Spinoff

Tika Sumpter attends the Amazon Prime Video’s Golden Globe Awards After Party on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) Fans of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will never forget the moment Aunt Vivian joined Team Lightskin after having a baby. Is that a WebMD side effect, by the way? […]

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Baby Bow? Black-ish Prequel Based on Tracee Ellis Ross’ Character May Be in the Works

Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, Black-ishPhoto: Ron Tom (Courtesy of ABC) Black-ish is spinning off! Well, it may be … again. Grown-ish, the ABC sitcom’s Freeform spin-off focusing on the college life of Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi), has been quite successful. So, the parent show may be birthing an additional baby, so to speak. According […]

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Citizens of Zamunda! The Coming to America Sequel Is Coming—in 2020

Eddie Murphy in Coming to America Screenshot: Paramount Pictures (YouTube) We’ve been hearing about a possible Coming to America sequel for a while now, whether it’s rumored plot details (following the next generation of Prince Akeem) or the film’s new scribe (Kenya Barris); and it looks like we finally have a release date to look […]

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Katt Williams Will Bring His Freshly Permed Follicles to the Set of Black-ish in New Role

Roast Master Katt Williams arrives at the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav on July 22, 2007 in Burbank, California. Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Comeback King Katt Williams is on a roll—and he has a new role. “It’s Katt’s big chance, maybe his last chance at a real comeback!” a source told In Touch. Though […]

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Channing Dungey, the First Black Exec to Run the Entertainment Division at a Major Network, Has Left ABC

Photo: Richard Shotwell (Invision) After yanking Roseanne off the network, it appears ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey is following suit—as the Hollywood Reporter reports she is exiting her post. “I’m incredibly proud of what the team and I have accomplished over the years, and all the meaningful and impactful programming we’ve developed,” Dungey said in […]

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Urbanworld Returns! One of the World’s Largest and Most Diverse Film Festivals Launches Its 22nd Year

Queen Sugar Cast Panel Discussion with (L-to-R) Kofi Siriboe and Dawn-Lyen Gardner at the 21st Annual Film festival on September 23, 2017 in New York City.Photo: Mychal Watts (WireImage) Films helmed by and starring talent of color still remain, unfortunately, far and few between, but now in its 22nd year, the Urbanworld Film Festival continues […]

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Clear You Calendar: Kenya Barris Spills Some Scalding Tea on His Split With ABC

Producer Kenya Barris (R) and Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Kenya Barris made Hollywood headlines this summer when he decided to part ways with ABC, only to sign a lucrative, eight-figure deal weeks […]

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Clear Your Calendar: Kenya Barris Spills Some Scalding Tea on His Split With ABC

Producer Kenya Barris (R) and Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Kenya Barris made Hollywood headlines this summer when he decided to part ways with ABC, only to sign a lucrative, eight-figure deal weeks […]

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‘Bewitched’ Is Being Rebooted With An Interracial Family By ‘black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris

Getty Image Reboots are becoming as ubiquitous in television as they are in movies, but here’s one many can get behind: Deadline has reported a new Bewitched from black-ish creator Kenya Barris. Last month, Barris decamped from ABC for Netflix, where he nabbed a $100 million deal. Before he departed, though, he was able to […]

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