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Nostalgia TV? Not Feeling the Love

The good old days of Mad Men, Pan Am and The Playboy Club all send a familiar message to Black actors: no positions available

I have zero interest, at least so far, in the new shows Pan Am, ABC’s…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Television just isn’t the same. Nowadays, you’re more likely to see a reality show starring a person of color than a scripted one. Many of us who grew up on Black family sitcoms like The Cosby Show, A Different World and The Jeffersons—which portrayed a positive side of the African American experience—may find most of what’s on the air now pales in comparison but there are a few gems in the crowd. More and more, some of Black Hollywood’s finest are taking their talents from the big screen to the small screen and there are emerging programs—both scripted and reality—that are more than catfights and scandals. As the 2011 Fall TV Season gets ready to kick off, BlackEnterprise.com channel surfs through the network’s lineups to see what’s worth checking out—both new and returning—on your down time. —Starrene Rhett

2011 Fall TV Preview: 13 Shows Worth Watching this Season

With a batch of new and returning programs here's a guide of what needs your support

Every fall the networks release their fall TV lineups, which include a slew of new…

By Starrene Rhett

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