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  • Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil Exiting BET, Ink Deal with WBtv

    Aug 9, 15 by Ny MaGee Leave a comment


    *Hollywood Power couple Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil have signed a three-year overall deal with Warner Bros TV to develop original programming for the studio through their Akil Productions. The prolific husband and wife team will transition into the WBTV family in May 2016. The deal comes after two back-to-back overall deals and two […]

  • BET Renews ‘Being Mary Jane’ for a Third Season

    Feb 5, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *After airing just one episode of its second season, BET is already locking down a third for “Being Mary Jane.” The Viacom-owned cable network has renewed the Gabrielle Union drama, two days after the show’s second-season debut opened as the No. 1 original series premiere on cable of the year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. […]

  • BET Programming President Loretha Jones Steps Down

    Sep 8, 14 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment


    *Loretha Jones is leaving BET Networks after a six-year run as President of Original Programming, during which she oversaw original programming, news, development, planning and acquisitions. According to Deadline.com, Jones announced her departure on Friday, Sept. 5, but it had been rumored for a while. The day prior, BET announced the appointment of Pete Danielsen […]

  • Sequel to Rom Com ‘Jumping the Broom’ Gets the Green Light

    Mar 13, 14 by Deron Dalton 2 Comments


    *Finally! It’s happening. “Jumping the Broom 2” has been green lighted by Our Stories Productions and TD Jakes Productions. The original movie had an ensemble starring cast — including Laz Alonso, Paula Patton, Loretta Devine, Mike Epps and Angela Bassett.

  • EUR on the Scene: Gabrielle Union Talks Sexy Scenes in Tonight’s Premiere! (Watch)

    Jan 7, 14 by FahniaThomas 1 Comment


    *It’s the series we’ve all been waiting for! After 4 million viewers tuned in to watch the movie in July, “Being Mary Jane” the series premieres tonight on BET. The network’s first one-hour scripted drama focuses on the life of successful cable news anchor, Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union). EURweb associate Fahnia Thomas talked to […]

  • Salim Akil, HBO Team for Comedy Series ‘Mr. Director’

    Nov 12, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment


    *HBO has teamed with film and TV director Salim Akil for “Mr. Director,” a single-camera comedy project Akil is set to write, produce and direct. Currently in development, the show is envisioned as being in the vein of Larry David’s documentary-style HBO comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” but with the backdrop of Black Hollywood. Like […]