Showtime Launches Multi-Year “Hip Hop 50” Initiative With Three Docs In December

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This December, Showtime will kick off “Hip Hop 50,” its multiyear, cross-platform programming initiative celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop in collaboration with entertainment company Mass Appeal, with the premiere of three documentaries celebrating the storied history of the music genre. Visit for more information Directed by Emmy and Grammy Award-winning music legend and […]

Nas, Sacha Jenkins, Mass Appeal Team Up For ‘Hip Hop 50’ on Showtime

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From its humble beginnings in a South Bronx community center room at 1520 Sedgewick Avenue to a billion dollar industry over the past 47 years, Hip Hop has earned its space in American pop culture. Now, almost a half century old, cultural legends and curators are preparing to celebrate the game’s tenure in traditional, yet […]

Trailer Alert: Showtime’s Variety Show ‘Ziwe’ From Viral Sensation

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Words by: Sentwali Holder Visit for more information Showtime may have a hit for the culture on their hands after just dropping the trailer for Ziwe.  The self-entitled variety series by viral sensation turned late-night host, is produced by A24 best known for critically acclaimed films such as Moonlight, The Last Black Man in […]

Tyler Perry Set to Bring Madea Prequel to Showtime

Tyler Perry is Bringing Madea Out of Retirement For Netflix Special

With a billi on the board, Tyler Perry is looking to run up the score. The film and television mogul is developing a series on the early life of the Madea character for Showtime. Visit for more information Variety reports Showtime had ordered multiple scripts for the project, which is currently under the working […]

Showtime Orders ‘Shaka: King Of The Zulu Nation’

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Words by: Sentwali Holder Visit for more information Does anyone remember the Shaka King miniseries from back in the day? I do. It was a little ahead of its time. A semi-accurate depiction of Shaka King’s rise and eventual confrontation with British colonial imperialism … Anyway, looks like cable and streaming powerhouse Showtime has […]

Jason Weaver, Tabitha Brown to Join Season 4 of ‘The Chi’

Jason Weaver Tabitha Brown to Join Season 4 of The Chi

Showtime’s hit drama, The Chi is returning for a fourth season and we’re going to see some new faces join the cast. Visit for more information Jason Weaver and Tabitha Brown have been enlisted for recurring roles in Lena Waithe’s show. Brown is best known as a vegan food influencer but will be on […]

Regina Hall Inks First-Look Deal With Showtime to Develop and Produce TV Shows

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Regina Hall is a pillar in Black Hollywood and now she’ll get the opportunity to develop and produce television shows for Showtime. Visit for more information The network announced that Hall inked a deal to develop television shows under her production company, Rh Negative. She already has an upcoming one-hour comedy special which she […]

Michael C. Hall to Reprise His Role for ‘Dexter’ Limited Series

Michael C. Hall to Reprise His Role for Dexter Limited Series

In case you need another show to binge-watch during the quarantine, Dexter is getting a limited reboot. Visit for more information Showtime announced that they’re reviving the hit series for 10 episodes and our favorite serial killer and lumberjack, Michael C. Hall, is returning as the beloved Dexter. Production is scheduled to begin in […]

‘Gigolos’ Star Arrested In Las Vegas For Killing Girlfriend

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Ash Armand, actor in the Showtime series Gigolos, was arrested on Thursday in Las Vegas for allegedly beating his girlfriend to death and has been charged with murder. Visit for more information Armand, whose real name is Akshaya Kubiak, called 911 to report that his girlfriend, a woman in her 30s, was unresponsive, according […]

SOURCE SPORTS: Kevin Durant’s Business Partner Rich Kleiman Says ‘Basketball County’ Doc First Of Many For Other Counties


When you think of basketball hubs places like New York City, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles come to mind. However, Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman, co-founder of Thirty Five Ventures and Kevin Durant’s Business Partner, want to show PG County’s place on the map. Visit for more information The two have teamed up with SHOWTIME […]

SOURCE SPORTS: SHOWTIME Sports Prez Stephen Espinoza Exposed UFC COVID-19 Contract Clause, Says Boxing Back In July


SHOWTIME Sports president, Stephen Espinoza hasn’t always had a great relationship with UFC president Dana White. Visit for more information However, he might have tossed the dirt onto the grave when he shared a UFC contract with his Twitter followers. It exposed the latest clause that forbids fighters to discuss UFC’s COVID-19 safety protocols […]

SOURCE SPORTS: SHOWTIME Sports President Stephen Espinoza Talks Kevin Durant’s ‘Basketball County: In The Water’


The confluence of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia has created a homogenous sports culture. It is rooted from the bedrock of a basketball foundation in PG County, Maryland. Visit for more information This Friday, the new documentary titled BASKETBALL COUNTY: In The Water airs on SHOWTIME. The film is a collaboration with NBA star […]

SOURCE SPORTS: Kevin Durant Showcases Hometown Basketball Stories in Documentary

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Today, a new documentary collaboration with NBA star Kevin Durant and sports business executive Rich Kleiman’s was announced. Visit for more information BASKETBALL COUNTY: In The Water, explores how Durant’s hometown, Prince George’s County, MD has produced elite basketball players. Possibly more than anywhere else in the world. The film will premiere on SHOWTIME […]

SOURCE SPORTS: Claressa Shields Looking To Become Boxing’s First Undisputed World Champ in Two Divisions


Undefeated boxer, Claressa Shields will attempt to become the first to become an undisputed world champion in two weight divisions. Visit for more information She faces unbeaten IBF Super Welterweight Champion Marie-Eve Dicaire in a 154-pound unification bout on Saturday, May 9. The event will be live on SHOWTIME from the Dort Federal Credit […]

Mo’Nique Inks Deal With Showtime for Upcoming Comedy Special

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Following her back-and-forth with Netflix, Mo’Nique got a comedy special with Showtime. Visit for more information She’s still in an ongoing lawsuit with the streaming giant, but she will star in Mo’Nique & Friends: Live From Atlanta slated to premiere on February 7th at 10PM. The friends in question will be Donnell Rawlings, Prince […]

Showtime to Air 6ix9ine Docuseries ‘Supervillian’

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Showtime announced that they would be collaborating with Rolling Stone to produce the three-part docuseries. The series would be based on journalist Stephen Witt’s in depth 2019 Rolling Stone article “Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise and Fall of a Hip Hop Supervillain”.

Showtime Documentary Films Release Trailer For ‘Hitsville: The Making Of Motown’


On August 24th, Showtime documentary films will release Hitsville: The Making of Motown. Benjamin and Gabe Turner (Class of 92, I Am Bolt, One Direction: This Is Us) are the directors. Visit for more information The incredible story of the legendary Motown Records is told through new and exclusive interviews with the label’s visionary founder, […]