Television - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper 'Mad Men' fifth season currently uncertain Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:16:56 +0100 Fans accustomed to spending their summer Sundays with Don Draper may have to wait a while longer. It looks increasingly likely that the fifth season of “Mad Men,” the three-time Emmy Award-winning AMC series, will not have its debut until late 2011 or early 2012. Wonder Woman TV project reveals costume Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:52:42 +0100 David E. Kelley's new Wonder Woman project hasn't even been greenlighted to series by NBC yet but it does have Tinseltown talking. The first photo of Adrianne Palicki as the superheroine launched a barrage of criticism, including Fox News' reiterating its claim that the character has lost her "patriotic costume in favor of 'globalized' duds." Oprah network headed for major changes Wed, 09 Mar 2011 08:17:56 +0100 Hey, it's not easy starting up a new cable channel especially when there's seemingly thousands of them out there all begging for audiences. I'm still constantly surprised when I come across a new one I never knew of before. They're popping up like weeds. But of course, when you're the Big O, expectations are higher. CBS ultimately fires actor Charlie Sheen Tue, 08 Mar 2011 09:52:01 +0100 <p class="spip">Things have taken a turn for the worse for Charlie Sheen, who has been fired from his CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," according to a statement from Warner Bros. on Monday (March 7).</p> <p class="spip">"After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen's services on 'Two and a Half Men' effective immediately," the statement reads.</p> NAACP Awards celebrates 'For Colored Girls' Mon, 07 Mar 2011 07:49:29 +0100 <p class="spip">In case you forgot, the 42nd NAACP Awards ceremony aired on Fox TV last night. Anybody watch it?</p> <p class="spip">I'll save the color commentary and just post the list of winners, which follows below (no real surprises):</p> Glamour creates iPad-based reality show Mon, 07 Mar 2011 07:46:28 +0100 <p class="spip">The ability to buy products strategically placed on television programs — a handbag clutched by the actress Blake Lively on “Gossip Girl” or a suit worn by the actor Jon Hamm on “Mad Men” — with the click of a button has always been talked about as something that the future of marketing would deliver. But like flying cars or robot companions, it has never materialized.</p> <p class="spip">Glamour is taking a stab at the concept with an original reality series produced exclusively for the iPad that allows viewers to pause the program and buy clothing worn by the characters, directly from</p> Oscar ratings dip 10% from 2010 Wed, 02 Mar 2011 08:17:45 +0100 <p class="spip">More than 37 million Americans tuned into the 83rd Oscars ceremony on Sunday on the ABC channel, down 10% on the previous year.</p> <p class="spip">But the show was still the most-watched of the night, with more than double the audience of other TV networks combined.</p> US reporter raped by Egyptian mob in Cairo Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:55:44 +0100 <p class="spip">A senior CBS correspondent is recovering in hospital in the US after she was beaten and sexually assaulted by a mob while covering the Egyptian protests, the US network says.</p> <p class="spip">It says the attack occurred on Friday in Cairo's packed Tahrir Square after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down.</p> Michael Jackson trial to be televised Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:30:11 +0100 <p class="spip">A Superior Court judge approved TV coverage Monday in case against Dr. Conrad Murray, whose trial has been advanced to March 24.</p> <p class="spip">L.A. Superior Court judge Michael Pastor on Monday moved to allow television cameras to film the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who faces up to four years in prison in the involuntary manslaughter case involving late pop star Michael Jackson.</p> Oprah Winfrey reveals long-lost sister Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:56:28 +0100 <p class="spip">Winfrey announced on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that aired on Monday that a Milwaukee woman named Patricia discovered that the two were half-sisters.</p> <p class="spip">The woman says she had been searching for years for the identity of the mother who gave her up for adoption in 1963. She says she learned in 2007 that Winfrey was her half-sister. On her program, Winfrey says she learned about Patricia last November.</p> 'Social Network' dominates Golden Globes Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:09:32 +0100 <p class="spip">What can be the silliness of the Golden Globes matched up with the seriousness of the critics on Sunday night as <i class="spip">The Social Network</i> took the prize for best drama, Colin Firth was named best dramatic actor for <i class="spip">The King's Speech</i> and Natalie Portman danced away with the award for best actress in a drama at the entertainment industry's second-favorite awards show.</p> <p class="spip"><i class="spip">The Social Network</i> also won top prizes for its director, David Fincher, and its writer, Aaron Sorkin, making it the evening's big winner.</p> Controversial Kennedys miniseries dropped Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:52:17 +0100 <p class="spip">Will <i class="spip">The Kennedys</i> find a home? The question is swirling around Hollywood in the wake of A&E Television Networks' surprise Jan. 8 decision to pull the plug on the lavish eight-part miniseries, which was set to air on History in the spring.</p> <p class="spip">AETN canceled plans to broadcast the controversial miniseries — executive produced by conservative 24 co-creator Joel Surnow and starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes — amid intense behind-the-scenes pressure from the Kennedy family (particularly Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver), whose members had lobbied AETN execs and board members including Disney's Anne Sweeney and NBC Universal's Jeff Zucker and Jeff Gaspin to kill the project since it was announced in December 2009. Producers Muse Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment are now free to shop the project to another U.S. network, but the same concerns that kept the project off History might make finding a new buyer more difficult.</p> Oprah launches OWN cable network Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:42:52 +0100 <p class="spip">When a flick of the switch Saturday activates OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, making it available in 85 million homes, another marker will be laid in the quest for media ownership by people of color.</p> <p class="spip">The new lifestyle channel — called the most-watched experiment in the television industry — will be available in both standard and high-definition on what is now the Discovery Health channel.</p> Producer sues Jennifer Lopez for $10 million Wed, 22 Dec 2010 10:56:51 +0100 <p class="spip">A Mexican soap opera actress who is producing a movie on Jennifer Lopez's early life has sued the singer, claiming she has tried to thwart the project over fears that it would contain footage from unflattering home movies including some sex scenes.</p> <p class="spip">Claudia Vasquez, business partner and former girlfriend of Lopez's ex-husband Ojani Noa, seeks $10 million in damages from Lopez for interfering with the production of the biopic, which has funding from NBC and Telemundo.</p> Will Smith develops China-based crime drama Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:44:54 +0100 <p class="spip">American actor Will Smith is headed back to China but this time for a crime drama he's developing for Fox. Smith's Overbrook Entertainment has partnered with Chinese-born filmmaker Eva Jin to develop the series, which takes place in that country.</p> <p class="spip">Overbrook's untitled and yet to be cast hour-long show will focus on a crime-fighting female college student in China. This sounds promising, especially with the success of The CW's <i class="spip">Nikita</i>.</p>