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Three Questions for Alfre Woodard of Netflix's 'Luke Cage'

Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard stars in the upcoming Netflix original series Marvel’s Luke Cage, premiering on the streaming service this Friday (Sept. 30).


Woodard, who plays New York City politician Mariah Stokes in the superhero-themed drama series, has won four primetime Emmy Awards over a more than 30-year television career for her roles in Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The Practice and HBO’s original movie Miss Evers’ Boys.


Cable Shows Lead TV’s G.O.A.T. List

Anyone who doubted the impact that the cable programming has had on the history of television only needs to look at Rolling Stone magazine’s recently released list of the top 100 greatest TV shows of all time


What ESPN Wants You To Know About The World Cup Hockey Tournament

ESPN will hit the ice to televise -- and stream -- professional caliber hockey for the first time since 2004 with its exclusive coverage of the World Cup Of Hockey, debuting this Saturday (Sept. 17).


TV Academy Showers Cable & Online Shows With Emmy Noms

As co-host of the 68th annual Emmy Awards nominations ceremony Thursday, black-ish star Anthony Anderson was overjoyed to read his name as an Emmy nominee for lead actor in a comedy series. 


He also enthusiastically cheered when his co-star Tracee Ellis Ross was nominated in the comedy lead actress category and when black-ish was chosen among the nominees for best comedy.


Warriors Outpace Kobe For Viewers

NBA fans are still arguing over which of last night's season-ending NBA games was more thrilling: the Stephen Curry-led Golden State Warriors’ record setting 73rd regular season win over the Memphis Grizzlies, or Kobe Bryant’s spectacular 60-point performance in his final NBA game.


Twitter Scores With NFL Streaming Rights Deal

Live sports content continues to help revolutionize the television/entertainment marketplace as the National Football League Tuesday said it will stream 10 Thursday Night Football games via social media service Twitter.


Depressing News for Binge Viewers

Most industry observers concede that binge-viewing is a phenomenon that’s becoming more the norm than a trend, even as studies say it’s a physically and emotionally bad habit for most people.


A recent University of Toledo study found that 35% of more than 400 participants who consider themselves binge-watchers — those who watched two hours or more TV without any break on an average day the past week — reported higher levels of anxiety and depression than non-bingers.


Urban Millennials Not Dropping Cable Like It's Hot

Young multicultural viewers are still subscribing to and watching traditional television as both broadcast and cable networks have offered shows like Black-ish, Empire and Fresh Off the Boat that reflect their images and experiences.

TV Must Tackle Diversity, Too

As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nervously awaits the reaction to Sunday’s Academy Awards show amid the simmering controversy over the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations, the television community is slowly moving toward recognizing the quality and value of diverse content.