Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What's On Tee Vee

Penny Johnson Jerald, best known for her as the dastardly wife of the president on "24," has been cast to play Captain Victoria Gates on the ABC cop show, "Castle."  She replaces Ruben Santiago Hudson, who was killed off the show last season. "Castle" will debut on Sept. 19. The show airs at 10 p.m. Monday nights.

Judge Mablean Ephriam and “Divorce Court”

Judge Mablean Ephriam, the former judge on “Divorce Court,” hinted that she would love to return to the Fox program and replace Judge Lynn Toler.  Reportedly, the show's ratings have suffered in recent years.

Recently, Ephriam, a Hazlehurst, Miss. native, has appeared as herself in three Tyler Perry films. 


The hit show, Men of A Certain Age, has been cancelled.  The dramedy stars Emmy winners Ray Romano and Andre Braugher, as well as Scott Bakula and LisaGay Hamilton. Braugher, a two-time Emmy winner was nominated again this year in the supporting actor category. It’s his eighth overall nomination.


Taraji P Henson, who is set to return to television this fall, is set to star in Think Like A Man. Steve Harvey's book turned movie, Think Like A Man, has begun production. The bestselling book is actually called,  Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man.

The film stars Michael Ealy, Emmy nominee Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, Kevin Hart, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco and Regina Hall.

Will Packer (Takers, Stomp the Yard) is producing and Tim Story (Fantastic Four, Barbershop) will direct.

Screen Gems is scheduled to release the film on April 6, 2012.

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