Category: Black Actors

It’s a Go Gina Torres’s New Suits Spin-off Picked Up By USA

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Have you been waiting excitedly to hear those final words “picked up”? No shame here,  I couldn’t wait to hear Gina Torres’s Suits spin-off (name still being held in a secret vault ha).  is now official, USA has given the series the green light.  If you’re a huge fan of Gina Torres like I have watching her as she made her way around Pearson Specter Litt offices on Suits. Anyways you know how exciting this is Jessica is finally starting her life in the Windy City by the way if you are already a fan of the series Suits (aired 2011) created by Aaron Korsh, most likely you’ve been waiting on its return to follow Jessica’s character as she heads out to her new Chicago adventure and a new career that’s rumored to be political.  For those of you who were not Suits fans…hey where have you been?  Anyways Suits finale returns March 28th please be sure to watch you, you don’t want to wait for Twitter to tell you how Jessica ended up in chicago do you?  Jessica won’t be alone some of her old law firm buddies Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), s), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adam, Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) and Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) will be joining her during the finale of Suits airing April 25th more about Suits here: Deadline

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The Cast of Suits (left standing Gina Torres) Jessica Pearson,  (Sarah Rafferty) Donna Paulsen, (Meghan Markle) Rachel Zane, (Rick Hoffman)Louis Litt, (right seated Gabriel Macht)Harvey Specter,  (front left Patrick J Adams) Mike Ross (photo cred: USA Suits)

For the Suitor if you haven’t heard Congrats to Kathleen Heigl she will be joining the cast in season 8.

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Kathleen Heigl (photo Credit: Entertainment Tonight)

A congrats is also in order for Dule Hill, he’s becoming a season regular, Yes.

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Dule Hill (photo credit: Popsugar)

So excited about new additions and promotions of cast but it brings up questions with articles not mentioning Jessica Pearson’s significant other Jeff Malone rumored to be played DB Woodside (previously  played Jeff Malone on Suits)

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(DB Woodside) Jeff Malone and (Gina Torres) Jessica Torres

This is getting old journalist, casting, or whomever. Just curious why does a character who’s a black woman boyfriend, husband whoever, get no mention…anywhere? And also disregard a previous cast member that’s been linked to her…can we do better than this?.

Anyway Suitors and Jessica Pearson’s Spin-offer’s (Did you like how I did that? ha) let’s get ready to visit the windy city..Yay!

The Chi New Showtime Series From Lena Waithe.

The Chi is a based on a young man Alex R Hibbert (moonlight)coming of age while living in the city of Chicago co-starring cast includes, Jason Mitchell (Mudbound), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore (Collateral Beauty) was picked up by Showtime.  The Chi was created by Lena Waithe after watching gun violence in her hometown of Chicago.

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Lena Waithe (Photo Credit: CBS)

The Chi has already been getting rave reviews after and early pilot release during the Christmas season. Take a look below,

You can catch the pilot and a new episode of The Chi airs Jan 7th 10pm on Showtime.

Good Girls: Another Hit Show For NBC?

While scanning Twitter I came upon Good Girls starring Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman

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Good Girls NBC left: Mae Whitman, middle: Christina Whitman, right: Retta  (photo credit: NBC)

from first glance it seemed interesting A quick summary: three woman fed up with life’s ills from relationships to children’s health issues, they were tired of not having enough money to meet those needs and so they decided to do something about it…yep I’m going leave you right there…don’t worry Feb 26th 10/9c you can find out the rest, but the great story line wasn’t all that’s noticeable the diverse faces. Nothing makes a show more inviting in my opinion than one that welcomes diversity, even more interested I scanned Good Girls IMDB page and nothing but beautiful diverse faces. If you want to see?  Here ya go: Good Girl Cast Not only the cast but their preview gave a feeling this show may have more than just  laughs, and laughs are great but since NBC picked a winner with their hit show “This is Us” which seems more like a family drama. If you seen the show (by the way it comes on right after ) you understand why there’s a great chance they have created another hit show in Good Girls.  An even greater thing is you will be able to make that determination soon, yes again on February 26th, so until than click the video below to watch the preview.

Yeah it looks like a winner…So, see you there Feb 26th 10/9c following This is Us?

Mahershala Ali Dedication Post.

Everything’s perfectly fine just a little dedication post to Mahershala Ali, It’s because we needed to see this strikingly handsome man. There’s never enough of him on TV in movies am I right?..okay we’ll for now the photo’s will have to do. 2017 summer he had masses falling for his character Cotton Mouth in Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix) as well as the kind hearted character named Juan in Moonlight (which earned him an Oscar)  Having a summer full of Mahershala left us wanting to see more disappointingly his online sources and IMDB page states we are gonna need a lot of patience, his next release (until further notice) is scheduled for 2018…2018!?! Yep, He’s joined the cast of True Detective as Wayne Hays.  So until then lets admire (Sorry Ladies he’s married to the beautiful Amatus Sami-Karim )  this lovely man with the beautiful smile and smiling eyes. 

Don’t forget to follow Mahershala on his Instagram page if you aren’t already.  Just click below.

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