In today’s TV round up, “Empire” has been given the greenlight for season 3, LeBron James is continuing to build his entertainment empire with a brand new show, and Boris Kodjoe nabbed a new role in “Code Black.” Get all the deets inside…
“Empire” fans get excited!
The “hip hopera” soapy drama series has been given an early renewal for Season 3, just like it got an early renewal for Season 2! No word on how many episodes for Season 3 just yet.
It was likely a a no-brainer whether or not to renew the season, especially since the queen of the Empire, Taraji P. Henson, nabbed a Golden Globe Award for her role of Cookie Lyon.
The first season of the Lee Daniels-directed series scored record breaking ratings, quickly becoming FOX’s highest rated debut in years. Season 2 seems to be seeing more regular viewing ratings, BUT it’s still the No.1 series on broadcast television among adults 18-49.
In other TV news…
LeBron James continues his television takeover.
The Cleveland Cavalier baller, along with his company SpringHill Entertainment, has teamed up with CNBC and his longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter for a new unscripted series set in Cleveland, Ohio.
In other words, another reality show, but this one sounds like the foolywang material may be kept a minimum. According to Indie Wire, the show is titled “Cleveland Hustles,”and it will giving local entrepreneurs the opportunity to fulfil their own dreams all while helping to revitalize struggling neighborhoods in their city. Sounds cool right? We think so.
LeBron and his friend Maverick will call up on four trusted business experts and associates who will also invest in and mentor the entrepreneurs looking to get a jumpstart. Looks like that Warners Bros. contract was a good move. If you haven’t heard, SpringHill Entertainment signed a deal with Warner Bros. Entertainment spanning all areas of content creation. Just regular boss ish!
The new reality series is expected to premiere this summer. Will you be watching?
Speaking of television shows….
YAS! Hottie Boris Kodjoe inked him a new recurring gig. The sexy actor will be getting dressed in hospital scrubs to play a surgeon on CBS medical drama “Code Black.” We’re here for it!
Boris will play Dr. Will Campbell, a suave surgeon whose surgical skills and personal charm are only outweighed by his ego. Sounds interesting. Tensions start to rise as Dr. Campbell and Dr. Neal Hudson (Raza Jaffrey) begin to compete to prove who is the better surgeon. Ha!
You can check out Boris in his new role starting Wednesday, February 3rd at 10/9c.
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