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Why Are ‘Manifest’ Fans So Hell-Bent Upon Resurrecting The Show?

For the second weekend in a row, Manifest remains the most-watched movie or television show on Netflix, even after NBC canceled the series last week after three seasons. Fans were devastated by the cancellation and immediately took to social media to launch the #SaveManifest hashtag, which quickly began trending on Twitter. Fans have been asking […]

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‘Juneteenth is Soooo Lame’: Candace Owens Continues to be the Candace Owensiest of All the Candace Owenses in the Sunken Place

Photo: Jason Davis (Getty Images) Anybody who knows me knows I have no respect for Black conservatives—which is really to say that I hold them generally in the same regard that I hold white conservatives or right-wingers of any race—but Candace Owens is not like the others. None of the other Black lapdogs for white […]

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Mindy Kaling And Jeanie Buss Are Making A Netflix Workplace Comedy About The Lakers

Still the reigning NBA champions for a few more weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers are far from a joke in the basketball world these days. But the team will be the focus of what a former The Office alum hopes will be the next great workplace comedy on Netflix. There are already a few Lakers-based […]

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Kevin Hart Reimagines the Black Dad in Fatherhood

“There was an opportunity for me to embrace an identity that is yet to be seen or hasn’t been seen for a very long time on a big screen. And that’s the Black father in a positive light.” — Kevin Hart What does it mean to be a Black father? Netflix’s Fatherhood is a feel-good […]

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Here’s Everything New On Netflix This Week, Including ‘Black Summer,’ ‘Penguin Town,’ And ‘Fatherhood’

Father’s Day weekend has arrived, and that means that there’s some holiday-themed Netflix programming on the table (with an unlikely star, Kevin Hart, who’s getting dramatic) and so much more. Hey, you can’t expect every dad to have the same taste, so the good news this weekend is that there’s a lot of variety, especially […]

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Here’s Why You Should Catch Up On ‘Black Summer’ For Season 2 (Even If You Don’t Watch Much Zombie Fare)

Let’s start here with an admission: I’m not a TV critic who devours every possible bite of zombie programming. No one can watch every show, after all, and although I’ve dug many post-apocalyptic, zombie films out there, including George Romero’s earliest films (Night of the Living Dead, c’mon) and enjoyed Zack Snyder’s contributions (although Army […]

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Kevin Smith Is Assuring ‘Masters Of The Universe: Revelation’ Viewers That There Will Be Plenty Of He-Man In The Show

Last week saw the reveal of the first official teaser for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, and fans were hyped after catching a glimpse of Kevin Smith’s take on He-Man. Not many people can revive a classic cartoon and mesh it together with the Footloose soundtrack, but Smith pulled it off. However, the internet can […]

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Should You Watch ‘Manifest’ On Netflix? Read This First

An NBC sci-fi series, Manifest, premiered on Netflix last week, and it has already taken up residence among the streaming service’s most-watched movies and television shows, according to Netflix’s own Top 10 chart (it held at number two all weekend, according to my Netflix account). Netflix doesn’t license as much off-network content as it used […]

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Black Creativity Abounds in These Latest Project Announcements From Issa Rae, Kenya Barris, John Legend and Sanaa Lathan

(L-R) Issa Rae, Kenya Barris, John Legend, Sanaa Lathan.Photo: Jamie McCarthy for Michael Kors/Jon Kopaloff/Arturo Holmes for Tribeca Festival/ Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) Look, whoever said I have the same 24 hours as Issa Rae lied. I don’t. And chances are, you probably don’t either. You wanna know how I know? It’s because despite the […]

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Girls Inc. Launches Inaugural Film Festival in Partnership With Marsai Martin; Amber Ruffin Set to Host

(L-) Marsai Martin at Lexus Uptown Honors Hollywood on February 05, 2020 in Los Angeles, California; Amber Ruffin at the 72nd Annual Writers Guild Awards on February 01, 2020 in New York City.Photo: Leon Bennett/ John Lamparski (Getty Images) Girls Inc., the nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering girls and women everywhere to be […]

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Netflix Is Getting Into The Merchandise Business, Reportedly With ‘Bridgerton’-Themed Offerings To Come

As the streaming giant continues to draw eyes this week with its “Geeked Week” event, Netflix officially launched its first online store on Thursday, which will feature limited edition items from some of its hit original series. The streaming service announced its plans for Netflix merch shop in a blog post on its official site. […]

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Tyler Perry Says Madea’s Coming Back Because ‘We Need to Laugh’

Photo: Getty Images (Getty Images) On the ninth day of June 2021, a familiar cry of “Hallelujer!” was suddenly heard by many unexpecting ears from coast-to-coast, which can only signal one thing: Madea is back. Advertisement On Tuesday evening, Tyler Perry tweeted a short video announcing the return of the character that helped make him […]

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Mike Myers Will Somehow Play Seven Different Characters For Netflix’s ‘The Pentaverate’

Mike Myers has entered the streaming wars. The famed Saturday Night Live alum and comedic star of the Austin Power and Shrek films has started production on a new limited series for Netflix called The Pentaverate. The streaming giant announced the series in a press release that touted Myers taking on seven brand new characters […]

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Netflix Thinks You Should Know When ‘I Think You Should Leave’ Is Back For Season 2

Many of the funniest shows of all-time had rough beginnings. The first seasons of The Office and Parks and Recreation are eminently skippable; It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia didn’t take off until Danny DeVito joined the cast in season two; even The Simpsons occasionally struggled from the get-go. But not I Think You Should Leave. […]

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Netflix Dropped An Enticing First Look At The Second Part Of Their French Heist Favorite ‘Lupin’

One of the most streamed shows in America this year is French. Earlier this year, Lupin, an updated and greatly transformed take on the classic gentleman thief character Arsène Lupin, became a surprise staple of the “Popular on Netflix” category. People loved watching the very charming Omar Sy a as Senegalese immigrant inspired by Lupin […]

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Josh Duhamel Posted A Touching Tribute (And A Thirst Trap) To ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ After Its Netflix Cancelation

Josh Duhamel is officially going through the stages of grief about Jupiter’s Legacy. The Netflix adaptation of the comic series was abruptly canceled last week, even though it reportedly led the streaming services’ most watched list. That news came with a bit of a twist, though: the source material for the show would still be […]

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Chrissy Teigen Reportedly Left ‘Never Have I Ever’ Amid Her Courtney Stodden Bullying Controversy

Chrissy Teigen is beloved by millions for her social media accounts and various lifestyle lines, but a controversy over her past tweets involving Courtney Stodden has now impacted at least one of her roles on TV. It’s the latest in a series of controversies involving Teigen, internet toxicity and criticism of the model and influencer’s […]

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Netflix’s ‘Master Of None’ Presents ‘Moments In Love,’ A Concert Inspired By The Series

Late last month, Netflix’s dramedy series Master Of None returned to the streaming service after a four-year hiatus with a renewed focus on Lena Waithe’s character Denise and her partner, Naomi Ackie’s Alicia. As the series now focuses on the ups and downs of a single relationship rather than Aziz Ansari’s character Dev’s quest romance, […]

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How We Do: Malcolm and Matt’s Instagram-to-Engagement Story

Dr. Matthew Jordan Miller, left, and Rep. Malcom Kenyatta (D-Pa.)Photo: Swiger Photography To celebrate the start of wedding season, The Root has launched “How We Do,” a two-week series centering Black love stories, commitment and nuptial style. Advertisement “People don’t believe us—especially the gays sometimes—that we met on IG and not a dating-centric app,” says […]

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PSA: Y’all, This is Probably the Best Time Ever To Be a Blerd

Sojourner “Jo” Mullein, Star of Far Sector and the coolest Green Lantern. This isn’t up for argument. Image: Jamal Campbell/DC Comics Growing up, it always felt like the things I was deeply interested in and the things that had that good-good representation were always on two separate planes. Now, I wasn’t up here being one […]

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Barack and Michelle Obama Are Bringing a ‘Civics Remix’ in New Kids Series for Netflix

(L-) Barack Obama and his wife Michelle close the Obama Foundation Summit on October 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (R-) A still from their upcoming Netflix series, We the People.Image: Scott Olson for Getty Images/Netflix (Getty Images) If there’s one couple who’s been absolutely booked and busy since their departure from the White House, it’s […]

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David Harbour Changed His ‘Stranger Things’ Look Because Of A Weird ‘Black Widow’ Coincidence 

In Stranger Things, David Harbour plays a character who ends up in a Russian prison. In Black Widow, David Harbour plays a character who we meet in a Russian prison. It’s not a case of typical Hollywood casting, but rather an odd coincidence, as the No Sudden Move star explained on Tuesday’s episode of Jimmy […]

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Neil Gaiman Gives ‘Zero F*cks’ About Complaints That ‘The Sandman’ Core Cast Includes Black And Non-Binary Actors

Neil Gaiman is known for giving a f*ck about the finer details that really matter, like what would happen if a werewolf bit a goldfish. When it comes to casting the long-awaited live-action adaptation of The Sandman (for a Netflix series), however, Gaiman is perfectly comfy with telling people to shove it over casting complaints. […]

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Bird Box(ing): Trevante Rhodes to Star as Mike Tyson in Hulu Biopic Series

Trevante Rhodes attends the Netflix Original: Bird Box panel at Comic-Con São Paulo on December 9, 2018.Photo: Alexandre Schneider (Getty Images) Go ahead and picture Trevante Rhodes working on Mike Tyson’s famous lisp with a dialect coach because the actor has been cast as the legendary professional boxer for a new Hulu series. Advertisement According […]

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What Streaming Service Offers The Best Options This Weekend?

A murder mystery, a villainess origin story, a quest for an all-important pill, and a long-awaited reunion. Do you want to know where you’ll find the best bang for your buck among the streaming services? As always, there’s so much to choose from that the options are dizzying, so we are here to help you […]

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