Niecy Nash in HBO’s “Getting On”
*Good news for Niecy Nash.
HBO has renewed her comedy, “Getting On” for a second season, reports TV Guide.
The series based on the BBC show of the same name, follows the staff of a beleaguered California hospital’s geriatric wing. Nash and Alex Borstein play nurses and “Roseanne” alum Laurie Metcalf is the self-absorbed doctor on call. [Scroll down to watch clips.]
*Good for Cedric the Entertainer.
The performer got lucky this time around and was signed for another season of “Soul Man” a TV Land original series.
We guess his petition to fans of the show to write to the network to show their support for renewal, worked.
He announced the good news on Twitter the other night:
Just got word #TheSoulMan has been picked up for season #2.Thank bout to Turn Up!” he wrote.
Centered around a former superstar-turned preacher, the comedy show premiered in June and received mixed reviews and 1 million viewers.
comedian Cedric The Entertainer stopped by the Today Show in NYC on August 14th, 2012.
*Cedric the Entertainer will make a guest appearance on the CBS comedy “2 Broke Girls” as the son of Garrett Morris’ character Earl, reports TVGuide.com.
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The star of TV Land’s “Soul Man” will play Darius, whose pops works at the diner alongside Max (Kat Dennings) and Caroline (Beth Behrs).
Ced’s appearance will take place on the sixth episode of the new season.
“2 Broke Girls” airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on CBS.
*Sam Moore, music legend and known ‘Soul Man,’ is back at it again, fighting for the story of his life.
Sam and his wife Joyce are battling it out against the Weinstein Co. and MGM, the studio he claims ripped him of his story for a film starring Samuel L. Jackson.
The couple has been in an ugly legal fight for some time, but now it’s taking a whole new form.
Options for a TV series is now on the table and is looking like fresh bait for a bonus court case.
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According to the New York Post, the couple filed notice this week that they will appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of a claim that a 2008 movie — “Soul Men,” starring Jackson and Bernie Mac — was ripped off from Moore’s time in the Memphis soul duo Sam & Dave.
“The fat lady hasn’t started to sing yet. And I may be the one to squeeze her toe,” says Joyce. “We believe there were many errors made. We absolutely believe there were issues, and facts, that are still undiscovered. Sam feels his identity has been ripped away from him.”
The new series, “Soul Man” debuted Wednesday last week starring Cedric the Entertainer.
The suit claims that the company infringed upon his trademark, “The Legendary Soul Man.”
But Tennessee District Court Judge Aleta Trauger ruled against Moore, saying the show contains no references to “Sam & Dave” or “Sam Moore.”
The couple, however, has decided to continue to pursue their claims and won’t give up without a favorable ruling.