The limelight is shining on some of our favorite African-American actors in leading rolls on prime-time television.
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We all fell in love with this actress during her portrayal of Chicago teenager Chenille in Save the Last Dance opposite Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas in 2001. Coming April 5th to ABC, Kerry Washington will be the first African-American to have a leading roll on the network. She is to play Olivia Pope, a Washington, D.C. PR consultant who specializes in making scandals disappear. Scandals that measure as high as the President to Hollywood socialites. We would have all loved to have her in our corner in high school. The show is partially based on George H. W. Bush's administrative press aide, Judy Smith. Check your local listings for premiere times!
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Also, coming to NBC very soon will be a drama starring Meagan Good (Waist Deep, Stomp the Yard) and Laz Alonso (Avatar, Fast and Furious) by the name of Notorious. The show will have Good as detective Joanna Loscato, going undercover to the Lawson family's troubled and wealthy home to unveil the murderer of celebuante Vivian Lawson, who was once Loscato's close friend. Laz will play NYPD detective Will Sacovitch, Loscato's former lover, that recruits her to go undercover to obtain evidence. This is the first pilot that has had two African-American leads on NBC. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS!
I say. we're moving on up!