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Keenen Ivory Wayans Will Showrun Season 3 Of “The Last O.G.”

Writer, director and producer Keenen Ivory Wayans is joining TBS to serve as showrunner on season three of The Last O.G. starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. He will also direct four episodes of the comedy series. 

“I’m thrilled and excited to be working with such a great cast, team of producers and reuniting with Tracy Morgan,” said Wayans, “Together we’re all going to take the show to the next level.”

Per TBS description, The Last O.G. centers on Tray (Morgan), an ex-con who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, he discovers that his former girlfriend, Shay (Haddish), has married an affable, successful white man (Ryan Gaul) who is helping raise the twins (Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland) Tray never knew existed. Wanting nothing more than to connect with his kids, but having neither the money to support them nor himself, Tray falls back on the skills he learned in prison to make ends meet while treading unfamiliar territory.

Wayans is best known for creating, executive producing and hosting the influential Emmy-winning sketch comedy series In Living Color. The groundbreaking variety show introduced audiences to a new type of comedy and launched the careers of Jamie Foxx and Jim Carrey, among others. Wayans additional credits include directing White Chicks, Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2.

 TBS has not yet announced a premiere date.

 

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Michele Weaver On Playing The Ambitious and Relatable Luly Perry on NBC’s ‘Council Of Dads’

Best known for her role in Mara Brock Akil’s romantic dramedy series Love Is __, Michele Weaver returns with a new big role in NBC’s family drama Council of Dads.

As a student at Pepperdine University, Weaver majored in theatre acting and media production. The Colorado native now has quite a few roles under her belt, not just on television but on the big screen as well. Her most recent works include Nighthawks with Janet Montgomery and Chace Crawford; Illicit with Vivica Fox and David Ramsey; Sistercode with Amber Rose and Eva Marcille; and Syfy’s 2 Lava 2 Lantula.

Weaver is very picky when it comes to choosing a role. “It’s important to feel the connection,” she says. The star certainly felt a strong connection with her character Luly Perry, the eldest of five children raised by a stepmother and now a terminally ill father, who tasks a group of close friends to father his children when he passes away.

Here is the official synopsis:

Family takes on a different meaning in this transformative and inspirational new drama when Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare. He calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as back-up dads to help guide and support his growing family – just in case he ever can’t be there to do it himself. There’s Anthony, Scott’s oldest and most loyal friend; Larry, his tough-love AA sponsee; and Oliver, his dedicated doctor and wife’s dearest friend. Together, they discover that there’s more to being a father than anyone could do alone – and more to being a family than they ever thought possible.

COUNCIL OF DADS cast / NBC

Weaver says she relates to her character Luly in many ways, “I’m biracial, I’m the oldest sister, I’m an actress, which is very similar to writing…” Luly is an ambitious writer with plans to move from Savannah to New York City. She is also a dream chaser, a big sister, a fiance and then a wife. Luly is relatable and “a great representation of women in this day and age.”

As we move through the season, Weaver says, we will follow Luly’s journey of self-discovery. “She starts to really explore who she is and where she came from. And what came from it, is answers she didn’t really want to hear.”

COUNCIL OF DADS – Sarah Wayne Callies (Robin Perry), Michele Weaver (Luly)/ Photo by Quantrell Colbert/NBC)

Some have been comparing Council of Dads with another NBC hit show This Is Us and wondering if the new drama is here to replace the Emmy-winning tearjerker. Weaver says it is not. As a big This Is Us fan herself, she sees some common themes, like family and the diversity of family, “but our show has a different perspective … Our family is a different family,” she says, “No one has ever seen a family like this on television but at the same time, it’s very relatable. We definitely have our own flavor.” The actress said.

Tune in to watch Council of Dads on Tuesday, March 24 on NBC. The episode will air at 10/9c immediately following the season finale of This Is Us.

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Coronavirus: Movie Release and Television Production Delays

Here is the confirmed list of movie releases and television productions that are being paused or postponed due to recent COVID-19 outbreak.

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No Time to Die: Premiere is pushed back its premiere from April to November [Original release date: April 2020]

Fast & Furious 9: Premiere is pushed to April 2021 [Original release date: May 2020]

A Quiet Place Part II: A new premiere date to be announced. [Original release date: March 18, 2020]

The Lovebirds:  Paramount’s action rom-com, starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, has been pulled by Paramount. No future date has been announced. [Original release date: April 3, 2020]

Blue Story: Another Paramount title that has been pulled by the studio with no future release date announced. [Original release date: March 20, 2020]

Mulan:  The film’s release date has been pushed to an unknown date later this year [Original release date: March 27, 2020]

The New Mutants: The film is being rescheduled for later in the year [Original release date: April 3, 2020]

Antebellum: Lionsgate’s horror starring Janelle Monae and Kiersey Clemons has been pulled from theatrical release. No future date has been announced [Original release date: April 24, 2020]

Saw: Chris Rock’s remake of Saw, another Lionsgate title, is being pulled with an unknown future premiere date, according to Variety [Original release date: May 15, 2020]

The Little Mermaid: Disney has officially halted production its live-action with Halle Bailey as the lead.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier:  the Disney+ upcoming Marvel show halted its filming in Prague.

Grey’s Anatomy: The production has been paused for at least 2 weeks, according to a statement from ABC.

The Morning Show: The Apple TV show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon has suspended production of season 2.

Netflix: Production on all TV shows and movies has halted for at least two weeks.

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‘Insecure’ Season 4 Trailer: Issa Is Single and Ready To Mingle!

HBO released the trailer for Insecure‘s new season and it looks hilarious!

Per the network’s description, the 10-episode fourth season will “follow our favorite characters as they evaluate their relationships, both new and old, in an effort to figure out who and what comes with them in this next phase of their lives.”

The comedy series returns to HBO on April 12th. Watch the full trailer above.

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