The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

2009, TV Show


Fringe Taps Singer Jill Scott for "Oracle-Like" Role

Jill Scott

Fringe has cast singer-actress Jill Scott for an upcoming episode, Entertainment Weekly reports

Scott, 40, will play... read more

Game of Thrones Taps Lucian Msamati For Season 2

Lucian Msamati

Lucian Msamati has joined the burgeoning cast of Game of Thrones, has confirmed.

Msamati, best known for his role on The No. 1 Ladies Detective Club, will play... read more

HBO Execs Love Game of Thrones, Too (They Just Can't Confirm It Will Go On Forever)

Game of Thrones

HBO executives, while admittedly not the biggest fantasy genre fans, say they love Game of Thrones. Just don't try to get them to commit to it in perpetuity.

Reporters at the network's fall TV preview session Thursday did anyway, questioning whether or not the network would stick closely to George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books on which Game of Thrones is based, asking if they might consider seasons longer than 10 episodes, and generally attempting to get a decade-long order for future seasons.

HBO announces fall premiere dates for Boardwalk Empire, Hung, Bored to Death

HBO, in turn, reassured and made no guarantees. read more

Modern Family, Glee Win Peabody Awards

Modern Family

ABC's Modern Family, Fox's Glee and HBO's In Treatment were among Wednesday's 36 Peabody Award winners, which included the usual strong array of public-affairs programming.

"Our selections demonstrate... read more

GLAAD Report Gives Good Marks to HBO, Showtime and ABC; CBS and NBC Eye Failing Grades

Entourage's Lloyd, Brothers & Sisters' Kevin

HBO offers the most and best depictions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, according to a report by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

In GLAAD's third annual Network Responsibility Index, which evaluated the five major networks and 10 cable outlets, HBO — the home to True Blood, Entourage and No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency — scored the highest rating and a grade of "Good," with 42 percent of its programming featuring LGBT content. Showtime placed second.

"This year programming was not only inclusive of LGBT people, but networks like HBO are beginning to reflect the broad diversity within our community," Rashad Robinson, GLAAD's senior director of media programs, said in a statement.

In all, GLAAD evaluated 4,901 hours of prime-time broadcast programming and 1,213 hours from cable, from June 2008 through May 2009.

Also ranking "Good" was ABC ... read more

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Season 1 and Other Announced Releases

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

New releases announced June 4:

The Adventures of Black Beauty - Season 2 will be coming out August 4

Goosebumps - The Headless Ghost and Goosebumps - Attack of the Jack-O-Lanterns will be coming out September 8

Inspector Gadget - The Go Go Gadget Collection will be coming out September 8

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - The Complete 1st Season will be coming out September 1

Get Smart - Season 4 will be coming out September 8

Zorro: Generation Z - Volume 3 will be coming out September 8

Visit for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, May 10, 2009

Celebrity Apprentice

Amazing Race 14
8 pm/ET CBS
Former NFL cheerleaders Jaime and Cara could become the first all-female team to win the $1 million top prize if they can overcome their third-place start tonight and their perpetual problems with taxis. Front-running Tammy and Victor look to be the pair to beat, but don't count out mom-and-son duo Margie and Luke. It promises to be a nerve-racking finish, with all three teams working on the final task at the same time.
Read on for previews of Celebrity Apprentice, Masterpiece Mystery!, Brothers & Sisters and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List for Sunday, March 29, 2009

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
8 pm/ET HBO
Never underestimate a woman's intuition. An ebullient Jill Scott stars as Precious Ramotswe, a woman who opens the titular agency after her father dies. In the breezy, two-hour premiere episode — which was written by Richard Curtis (Bridget Jones, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and the late Anthony Minghella (The English Patient) and directed by Minghella — Precious sets up shop and investigates all sorts of female-centric malfeasance. The postcard-pretty series, based on the best-selling novels by Alexander McCall Smith, was filmed entirely on location in Botswana. A nearly unrecognizable Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) costars as Precious' odd assistant.

Read on for previews of Amazing Race 14, United States of Tara, Masterpiece Classic and The Simpsons. read more

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Premiered: March 29, 2009
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: An adaptation of Alexander McCall Smith's novels about a pioneering female PI in Botswana, who opens an agency with help from her new friends in the city of Gaborone, including an auto mechanic named JLB, her new secretary, Grace, and BK, a hairdresser who works next door.


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