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The Demise of the Black Sitcom

August 13th, 2008 9:15am EDT
The Bernie Mac Show
African Americans have come a long way in a relatively short time in the entertainment industry. From Hattie McDaniel becoming the first black actor to win an Academy Award in 1939 to the trailblazing success of Sidney Poitier in the 1960s, African Americans have consistently broken through show business barriers on the march towards equality. As Frederick Douglass once said, "Without struggle, there is no progress."

Over the years, progress was certainly made in Hollywood, especially on the small screen. In fact, the year 1990 saw a great influx of black talent on television. That...
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'Snoop Dogg's Father Hood' Is Worth Watching Despite Scripted Moments

January 28th, 2008 9:37am EST
Snoop Dogg
"Snoop Dogg's Father Hood," airing on the E! Channel, is a reality show that gives viewers a glimpse into a day in the life of Snoop Dogg and his family. If you are tuning in hoping to see him getting arrested, smoking blunts, and chasing women, you may be disappointed to find a family man who's family, despite his claims, is not unlike the Huxtables from The Cosby Show.

At the start of one episode, Cori, Snoop's 8-year-old daughter, informs Snoop's wife Shante, that their 13-year-old son, Corde', was planning on going to a party with girls without telling his parents where he was go...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 13

March 13th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Cillian Murphy
Happy Birthday to singing/songwriting twins Natalie and Nicole Albino of Nina Sky (1986), "Alpha Dog" actor Emile Hirsch (1985), "The Ring" actress Rachael Bella (1984), "That 70s Show" actor Danny Masterson (1976), "Red Eye" star Cillian Murphy (1974), Disturbed lead singer David Draiman (1973), actress Annabeth Gish (1971), U2 bassist Adam Clayton (1960), prolific actress Dana Delany (1956), "What's Happening!!" star Fred Berry (1951; d. 2003), screen actor William H. Macy (1950), singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka (1939), and science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard (1911; d. 1986).
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Tune In To TV Land's 'Merry-Thon'

December 24th, 2006 9:00am EST
Good Times
TV Land presents 24 hours filled with merriment and holiday cheer when the network rolls out a collection of heart-warming Christmas episodes during TV Land's 7th Annual Merry-Thon beginning Sunday, December 24 from 6:00 p.m. through Monday, December 25 at 6:00 p.m. (all times ET/PT).

The marathon features classic TV's most-loved friends and families enjoying the holiday season as cousin Naomi joins the Evans Family for Christmas on Good Times, The Jeffersons' George and Tom discover a brand new joy, Andy and Barney decide to throw a holiday party at the jail on The Andy Griffith Show...
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At a Loss for Summer Programming? Check Out TV Land

May 18th, 2006 4:33pm EDT
TV Land will feature a Little House on the Prairie marathon
TV Land is in high gear as it kicks off the summer with new originals, the addition of favorites such as The Jeffersons, classic marathons such as Little House and the Prairie, and other programming throughout August. Over the course of the summer, the network will premiere brand new episodes of “TV Land's Top Ten” and unveil the new series "My First Time."

In addition, the network will showcase movies such as Grease, Caddyshack and "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company."

Below is a detailed list of summer programming for TV Land:

TV Land's Top Ten (s...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 13

March 13th, 2006 3:00am EST
Cillian Murphy
Happy Birthday to singing/songwriting twins Natalie and Nicole Albino of Nina Sky (1986), "Alpha Dog" actor Emile Hirsch (1985), "The Ring" actress Rachael Bella (1984), "That 70s Show" actor Danny Masterson (1976), "Red Eye" star Cillian Murphy (1974), Disturbed lead singer David Draiman (1973), actress Annabeth Gish (1971), U2 bassist Adam Clayton (1960), prolific actress Dana Delany (1956), "What's Happening!!" star Fred Berry (1951; d. 2003), screen actor William H. Macy (1950), singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka (1939), and science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard (1911; d. 1986).
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