Sports

Remembering Muhammad Ali: TV programs and schedules

Beloved boxer, philanthropist and American icon Muhammad Ali died June 3 at age 74  after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. As an athlete, he won the gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics in the light heavyweight division. He then won the world heavyweight championship in 1964, 1974 and 1978. Outside of the ring, he was an inspiration to many for his work as a philanthropist and his vocal opposition to the Vietnam War. He earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. Below is a list of programs that pay tribute to “The Greatest,” including the Muhammad Ali […]

Drama

TV One Offers Empire Season 2 Binge-a-Thon

Empire Season 2 will be airing its season finale May 18 on FOX, but before that, you can catch up on anything you missed — or relive the best moments — of this past season on TV One this Saturday, May 14. The network, which recently gained exclusive cable rebroadcast rights to the FOX hit, with reruns starting this summer, will air 17 episodes from Empire Season 2 (aside from the finale, of course) beginning at 9am ET. “Empire is one of those cultural phenomena that seem to come along very rarely in television’s history,” said Brad Siegel, TV One’s President. “It’s a game […]

Drama

TV One acquires cable rights to hit FOX drama Empire

Fans of FOX’s mega-hit Empire will still be able to get their fix this summer following the end of Season 2 and as they eagerly await Season 3. TV One announced yesterday that it has acquired cable rights to re-broadcast Empire, and will add it to its summer programming lineup following the original-run’s second season finale in May on FOX. RELATED: CATCH UP ON SEASON 2 RECAPS OF “EMPIRE” “We are ecstatic to partner with 20th Television and Imagine in showcasing one of the biggest hits in television history,” said TV One president Brad Siegel. “Empire dominates the media landscape with a first-rate cast, original music content, […]

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Awards Shows

46th NAACP Image Awards nominees announced

Today, the nominees for the 46th NAACP Image Awards were announced in Beverly Hills, Calif. Tracee Ellis Ross of ABC’s new hit black-ish, herself a nominee (black-ish has six nominations overall), made the announcement, along with Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), nominee Alfred Enoch (How to Get Away With Murder), nominee Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away With Murder) and nominee Tessa Thompson (Dear White People). ABC and Lifetime lead the nominees in the TV categories, with 25 and 16 nominations respectively, followed by BET with 14. The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in […]

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Documentary

Black History Month 2014 TV programming

Here is some of the notable TV programming airing in recognition of Black History Month 2014. All times are Eastern; please check back for updates and additions. PBS Black Culture Connection (BCC) — Ongoing. Along with its on-air programming commemorating Black History Month 2014, PBS.org offers the BCC online extension, featuring black films, stories and discussion. It’s a digital partnership with the Because of Them, We Can campaign, which aims to educate and connect a new generation to heroes who paved the way. Black History Month on BIO.com — Ongoing. BIO.com has a number of videos on its site celebrating […]

Family

Comedian Ralph Harris hosts “My Momma Throws Down” on TV One

At long last, television is recognizing the ultimate in food service pros — moms! Tonight, TV One premieres its first-ever cooking competition series, My Momma Throws Down, from the makers of Iron Chef America and hosted by actor/comedian Ralph Harris (Last Comic Standing, Dreamgirls, On Our Own) — or as he introduces himself, “Carol’s oldest boy.” But this more than your average cooking show. Part culinary competition, part Family Feud update, part comedy contest and part mini-lesson on the rich history and traditions of African American cuisine, My Momma Throws Down has something for everyone. Just like a home-cooked meal. To start, each […]

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TV News & Program Updates

Black History Month programming 2011

Here are a few television highlights to check out this month in celebration of Black History Month. All times Eastern. Programming subject to change; check back throughout the month for additions and changes. Way Black When: Prime Time — TV One, weeknights throughout February at 10pm. This month of programming reflects back on the golden age of black culture that emerged during the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Way Black When: Prime Time is a one-hour talk show that showcases black pop culture icons across the three decades. Each weeknight at 11pm there will be a decade-specific film related to the […]