Is TV experiencing a ‘Kerry Washington Revolution’?

05.08.14 4 years ago

Is TV experiencing a “Kerry Washington Revolution”?
Series starring African-American women is, so far, the big trend this season, as the NY Post points out, with Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Alfre Woodard and Rashida Jones leading new shows.

Ken Burns” 14-hour “The Roosevelts” will air over 7 straight nights starting Sept. 14
PBS” programming chief says: “I think it's the best thing Ken's done since 'The Civil War.” He thinks it might be the best thing he's ever done.”

Check out pics from Fox's “Mulaney”
Former “SNL” writer John Mulaney stars in the Fox comedy also featuring “SNL”s” Nasim Pedrad, Martin Short and Elliott Gould.

USA”s slate includes Carlton Cuse”s “Colony,” Jessica Biel”s” Moguls” and Michael Urie”s “Majordomo”
Other new shows include air traffic control drama “Control,” Jodie Foster”s “Brand” and the North Dakota-set “Boom.”

Brothers whose HGTV show “Flip It Forward” was yanked deny being anti-gay
“Anyone who suggests that we hate homosexuals or people of other faiths is either misinformed or lying,” the Benham brothers tell TMZ in response to an allegation that they”re anti-gay activists.

Lifetime orders “The Red Tent” miniseries starring Minnie Driver and “Homeland”s” Morena Baccerin
“The White Queen”s” Rebecca Ferguson, “Game of Thrones” Iain Glen and Debra Winger also star in a telling of the story of Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob from the Old Testament.

Amy Poehler returns Seth Meyers” credit card in exchange for a $5,000 donation to charity in her name
The “Late Night” host”s nearly two-week lost credit card saga is now over.

Adult Swim orders “Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter”
The comedy pilot is from “Parks and Rec” and Conan star Jon Glaser.

Pharrell battles Jimmy Kimmel in a “Twofie Shootout”
Watch them compete to take the most selfies on Hollywood Blvd.

Happy 50th birthday, Melissa Gilbert!
“Half-Point” from “Little House on the Prairie” enters her 50s today.

Lindsay Price & Curtis Stone are expecting their 2nd child
The couple already have a two-year-old son.

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