dots‘Roots’ Remake in the Works at History

Published on December 6, 2013 by Sonya's Spotlight
by Lesley Goldberg The cable network is prepping an eight-hour remake of the 1977 miniseries. History is revisiting one of the most successful miniseries of all time: Roots. The cable network is developing an eight-hour mini based on the 1977 entry, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. History
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dots‘Scandal’ Casts ‘Treme’ Star to Play Kerry Washington’s Mother

Published on November 16, 2013 by Sonya's Spotlight
Khandi Alexander has booked a recurring role on the Shonda Rhimes drama and will appear in flashbacks starting this week. ABC/Richard Cartwright; Charley Gallay/Getty Images “Scandal’s” Kerry Washington (Inset: Khandi Alexander) Prepare to meet Olivia Pope’s mother on
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dotsOprah Winfrey to Receive Hollywood Reporter’s Sherry Lansing Leadership Award

Published on October 3, 2013 by Sonya's Spotlight
Joe Pugliese Maria Shriver will present the award at The Hollywood Reporter’s 22nd annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast, to be held Dec. 11 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Oprah Winfrey has been selected as the 2013 recipient of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Sherry Lansing Leadership
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dotsThe Musings of a Queen: Inside Queen Latifah’s Empire

Published on August 13, 2013 by Sonya's Spotlight
Rapper, author, Oscar-nominated actress, CoverGirl and now daytime talk-show host, Queen Latifah has one impressive résumé. The Queen Latifah Show is a new daytime talk show that will have a Sept. 16 launch. It has already been sold to 94 percent of the country, including CBS’ 16 owned
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dotsThe Rickey Smiley Show Returns for Season Two on TV One

Published on August 1, 2013 by Sonya's Spotlight
TV One premiered the second season of the network’s original hit sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show on Friday, July 26 at 9/8c. Loosely inspired by the real-life experiences and antics of comedian, TV, and radio personality Rickey Smiley, season two promises a funnier look into “Rickey’s
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dotsVing Rhames Boards Lifetime’s Whoopi Goldberg-Terry McMillan Movie

Published on July 25, 2013 by Sonya's Spotlight
12:37 PM PDT 7/24/2013 by Lesley Goldberg He’ll play Goldberg’s husband in the cable network’s adaptation of “A Day Late and a Dollar Short.” Lifetime has found Whoopi Goldberg’s on-screen husband. Ving Rhames has joined the cast of the female-skewing cable
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dotsTV Ratings: BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ Scores Huge Premiere

Published on July 7, 2013 by Sonya's Spotlight
BET “Being Mary Jane” BET topped cable twice this week in the key adults 18-49 demographic, following Sunday’s strong showing from its flagship award show with premieres for The Game and Being Mary Jane. Being Mary Jane, a new series starring Gabrielle Union, saw its 90-minute
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dotsTV Land’s SOUL MAN Season 2 Premieres June 19 11/10C!

Published on June 17, 2013 by Sonya's Spotlight
The Season two launch of TV Land’s comedy series THE SOUL MAN starring Cedric the Entertainer, Nicey Nash and Wesley Jonathan, debuts for its second season Wednesday, June 19th at 11 PM PST/ 10 CT. From the creators of Hot in Cleveland, THE SOUL MAN revolves around Cedric’s
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dotsTV Ratings: Tyler Perry Premiere Gives OWN a Record Launch

Published on June 8, 2013 by Sonya's Spotlight
  “The Haves and the Have Nots” Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey may be the perfect match — at least in terms of Winfrey’s cable network. OWN launched its first scripted effort Tuesday night, pulling in its highest rated series premiere yet. The Haves and the Have
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dotsTyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots & Love Thy Neighbor Premieres

Published on May 28, 2013 by Sonya's Spotlight
PREMIERES May 28, 2013, at 9 p.m. ET/PT Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots is a new television drama from the prolific writer, director and producer Tyler Perry. The show follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in
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