April 2, 2013 |
BET unveiled several upcoming projects during its upfront presentation, including new series featuring Gabrielle Union and T.D. Jakes. Union will star in "Being Mary Jane," about a successful TV news anchor juggling relationships, work and comittments to her family. The series is the first original project developed for the network by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the husband-and-wife team behind BET's signature series "The Game" who have a deal with the network. The cast of "Being Mary Jane," which will premiere early next year, includes Omari Hardwick, Lisa Vidal, Richard Roundtree, Richard Brooks and Margaret Avery.
January 27, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning T.D. Jakes; Steve Brill. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Cissy Houston; Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Live With Kelly and Michael Seth MacFarlane ; Linda Gray. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Melissa Joan Hart ; Seth MacFarlane; Mary J. Blige . (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk James Brown; Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs.
August 20, 1998 |
Outside the Eso Won bookstore in Baldwin Hills, women hid under their flowered hats for close to five hours, determined to outlast the heat wave and be first to meet T.D. Jakes. A Pentecostal minister with a 16,000-member church in Dallas and a television program, "Get Ready With T.D. Jakes," that reaches nearly 3 million viewers worldwide, Jakes recently launched a third career as an author. "The Lady, Her Lover and Her Lord" (Putnam) is his 14th book in five years.
October 1, 2004 |
After a shocker of a prologue, "Woman, Thou Art Loosed" cuts to a preacher visiting a young woman on death row in an unnamed prison. The minister is the real thing, Bishop T.D. Jakes, and three years ago Time magazine put him on its cover as "America's best preacher." This powerful picture, which Stan Foster adapted from Jakes' novel, is the real thing too, showing just how rape can damage a child for life.
July 1, 2006 |
For years, the motto of the Essence Music Festival has been "party with a purpose." This year may be the one year where the purpose overshadows the party. Forced to relocate from its longtime home in New Orleans to Houston due to Hurricane Katrina, this year's event, which kicks off today and ends Monday, promises the usual array of top celebrity performers, including Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, Toni Braxton and a New Edition reunion with Bobby Brown.
February 7, 2009 |
Digital podcasts and streaming video might bring Christian audiences inspirational messages in the future, but they aren't bringing in the cash that broadcast ministries need to weather a painful economy. To make ends meet, religious broadcasters are tightening their belts and going back to basics. That means sticking with time-tested formulas, postponing innovations and counting on loyal (largely senior) audiences to keep donating even when it hurts.