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John Legend is Just One Award Away From An EGOT

John Legend is just an Emmy Award away from snagging legendary EGOT (signifying those who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony) status, and his critically acclaimed television series Underground just might take him over the edge. At last night’s 2017 Tony Awards, the multitalented entertainer snagged a win for best revival

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Oprah Just Explained Why OWN Won’t Be Picking Up ‘Underground’

WGN America’s recent cancellation of the hit antebellum-set drama Underground was a blow to both television and to TV lovers who are enthralled and fascinated by the history of slavery and race in this country. Though there is still hope that the series will get picked up by either Netflix or Hulu, many fans were

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This Is Why BET Passed On ‘Underground’

WGN America canceled Underground much to the horror of fans of the antebellum set series. With WGN America going in a new direction and dropping their scripted series, Underground was left out to dry. Still, there was some hope for salvation when many fans thought that either BET or OWN would pick up the extremely

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Don’t Lose Hope! John Legend Is Trying To Find A New Home For ‘Underground’

WGN America announced yesterday that they had canceled the critically acclaimed series Underground after only two seasons, and many fans were left reeling by the news. The antebellum set series focused on the Macon 7, a group of enslaved people from Georgia who used the Underground Railroad to make their way North. This past season,

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‘Underground’ Is Over

WGN America has officially canceled the hit antebellum set series Underground. President and CEO Of Tribue Media Company Peter Kern announced today, “As WGN America evolves and broadens the scope and scale of its portfolio of series, we recently announced that resources will be reallocated to a new strategy to increase our relevance within the

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#ClipTease: ‘Underground’ Season 2, Episode 8 – Old Enemies Return

WGN America’s Underground never fails to poke and strike all of our emotions. As the storytelling grows more intense and stakes become more risky, week after week, we find ourselves on the edge rooting and screaming for victory as Rosalee and Noah strategize a way to obtain freedom. “That slow burn, the telling of big

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Ben Cory Jones Develops A Thrilling New Bravo Show

We can never get enough of seeing our stories on the big and small screens. Up next is Ben Cory Jones’ Candy, a one-hour political based drama that’s currently in development with Bravo TV. According to Deadline, the plot centers on the youngest and first African American female mayor as she navigates the treacherous political terrains

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Meet Misha Green, the Woman Behind the Hit Drama, ‘Underground’

Misha Green, the 32-year-old co-creator of WGN America’s hit drama Underground has always been a storyteller. “It started when I was young,” she says. “I got a dollhouse when I was six, and my sister would always say, ‘You realize you’re just talking to yourself. What are you doing?’ That kind of opened up this

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March 2017 Cover Exclusive: Fantastic Jurnee

“Turn it up,” Jurnee Smollett-Bell playfully shouts across the room as she poses in a dazzling Salvatore Ferragamo dress. Outside, it’s an uncharacteristically rainy and gray afternoon in Hollywood, but inside the 30-year-old actress is heating up the set. The lemon-colored fabric clings to her curves as Rihanna’s “Work” blasts in the background and Smollett-Bell

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Stars Shine at the 8th Annual African American Film Critics Association Awards

The 8th annual African American Film Critics Association Awards took place February 9, 2017 in Hollywood, CA and Moonlight was the night’s big winner. The film’s co-star, Janelle Monae took home the Breakout Star award, while writer/director Barry Jenkins was honored with a trophy for Best Picture and Best Director. On the small screen, the

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It’s Here! Watch the FULL ‘Underground’ Season 2 Trailer

WGN America struck viewing gold last year when it rolled out Underground, an intense drama about enslaved Black Americans who risk it all for freedom. The first season delivered 3 million total viewers weekly, and made history as WGN America’s most-watched original program ever in its first season. Now, the cast and crew are back

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Here’s Your First Look at Season Two of ‘Underground’

This year, WGN America’s historical drama, Underground, was a surprise hit with audiences. The show, which tells the unflinching story of some of America’s valiant, yet unsung, heroes—enslaved Black Americans who risked their lives to reach freedom–garnered more than 3 million total viewers each week, and made history as WGN America’s most-watched original program ever during its first season. Now, Underground is on

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Get Ready! Harriet Tubman is Coming to Season 2 of ‘Underground’

Underground fans rejoice! Iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be leading the way when season two of the WGN America hit drama returns to TV next year. According to a press release sent to EBONY.com,  former True Blood star Aisha Hinds will assume the role of Tubman, the Underground Railroad’s most famous conductor. Hinds will have a recurring role on the show,

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