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Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad to Star in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias Remake

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad are among the actresses cast in Lifetime's remake of Steel Magnolias, which will consist of an all-black cast, the network announced Monday. 

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Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad to Star in Lifetime's Steel Magnolias Remake

Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad are among the actresses cast in Lifetime's remake of Steel Magnolias, which will consist of an all-black cast, the network announced Monday. 

Latifah, who will also executive-produce the TV movie, will portray... read more

Lifetime to Remake Steel Magnolias With an All-Black Cast

Lifetime is developing an updated version of Steel Magnolias with an all-black cast, Deadline.com reports.

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Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are set to produce the TV movie, based on... read more

The Emmys: A Dramatic Shift Toward Cable

If you heard someone momentarily flatlining in the audience at the reading of the Emmy nominations Thursday morning, that was me. They were announcing the best drama series candidates and I was mostly on board as I checked my list in the back of the TV Academy theater. Damages. Yay! House. OK. Boston Legal. I don’t approve, but I’m no longer surprised. Lost. OMG! Dexter. OM-Freaking-G! Wait. That’s five. Surely they didn’t leave out . . . And they didn’t. AMC’s dazzling Mad Men, the last to be announced, not only made the cut, it made history. With 16, it’s the most nominated drama of the year, and with FX’s Damages (seven nominations total), represents basic cable’s first-ever breakthrough into the top tier of Emmy accolades for best series. Mad Men also has to be seen as the odds-on favorite for best drama at this point.While we’re on this category—and let’s face it, this is the golden age of TV drama, so this really is t... read more

I just had a dream where I ...

Question: I just had a dream where I ventured several months into the future. And the first thing I did? Run to the computer to see which dramas had been nominated by the Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series. I know, I'm a dork. To my surprise, here were the worthy five: Dexter, Friday Night Lights, House, Lost and The Wire. What a lineup! Also in my dream, I was excited by the Emmys' decision to finally get rid of all the forgettable TV movie and miniseries awards (moving them to the Creative Arts Awards). Too bad I woke up. Answer: To be fair, ABC's beautiful remake of A Raisin in the Sun and HBO's spectacular John Adams miniseries (which begins this Sunday) are reason enough to keep the movie/miniseries awards in full view. I for one am beyond curious as to how the voting will go between Raisin's Phylicia Rashad and John Adams' Laura Linney, both remarkable performances. But yes, "dream on" where those best-drama candidates are concerned. Personally, I'd bump House in favor of Mad Men ... read more

Ratings: ABC's Raisin Scoops Up 12.7 Million

Monday's numbers:8 pm/ETABC's presentation of A Raisin in the Sun averaged 12.7 million total viewers over its three-hour run and was No. 1 in the key demos from 9 to 11 pm. That said, in the 8 o'clock hour it was bested by Deal or No Deal (15.32 mil). A special airing of Moment of Truth delivered 8.55 mil for Fox.9 pmNBC's My Dad (7.8 mil) was down 20 percent from its premiere, but still emerged as better than Sarah Connor (7.12 mil, down a mil). The CW's Girlicious matched last week's 1.72 mil.10 pmTrailing Raisin and a CSI: Miami repeat, Medium (7.6 mil) slipped 850K. read more

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Premise: TV adaptation of the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play about a black clan's struggles on Chicago's South Side in the wake of the death of the family patriarch. Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, Sanaa Lathan, Sean Combs. Film directorial debut for Kenny Leon, who also helmed the Broadway revival.

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