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Barris and Cudi Team for Netflix Music Series Entergalactic

Kenya Barris and Scott Mescudi have partnered with Netflix for an all new innovative adult animated music series based on Grammy-award winning artist Kid Cudi’s upcoming album, Entergalactic, being released by Republic Records. The adult animated series will showcase music from the new album, which follows a young man on his journey to discover love. …

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New Netflix Variety Sketch Series Coming from Astronomy Club

Netflix has ordered the variety sketch series Astronomy Club from Khalabo Ink Society and Irony Point. The six episode half-hour series will star the New York-based improv and sketch comedy group, Astronomy Club. As the group has done successfully with its improv and sketch performances, the series will use comedy to discuss complex and nuanced …

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Barris and Jones Teaming on Netflix Series Black Excellence

Netflix has ordered Black Excellence, their first series project with Kenya Barris with Barris and Rashida Jones set to star. Inspired by Barris’ irreverent, highly-flawed, unbelievably honest approach to parenting, relationships, race, and culture, Black Excellence looks to pull the curtain back and reboot the “family sitcom” in a way we’ve never seen before. Barris …

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Besties Cast Includes Jordin Sparks, Matt Shively and Brooks Brantly

Today, Freeform announced that Jordin Sparks (Sparkle), Matt Shively (The Real O’Neals) and newcomer Brooks Brantly have been cast in the new comedy series Besties (working title). Sparks will play Becca, an ambitious overachiever from a hard-working, conservative African-American family, who learns that her birth mother is actually white. Shively will portray Matt, a former athlete …

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grown-ish Season 3 Gets the Green Light from Freeform

Avoiding a sophomore slump, grown-ish Season 3 has been ordered by Freeform. Starring Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, Jordan Buhat, Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Luka Sabbat and Deon Cole, the critically-acclaimed series is a contemporary take on the issues that students face in the world of higher education. Currently airing its second season on Wednesdays at …

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grown-ish Season 2 Starts Production with Three New Series Regulars

Freeform today announced the start of production on season two of the critically-acclaimed comedy series grown-ish. From black-ish executive producer Kenya Barris, grown-ish is a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Produced by ABC Signature Studios and executive produced by Kenya Barris, Julie Bean, Jenifer …

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Bewitched Reboot from Keyna Barris Moves Forward at ABC

Before Kenya Barris (black-ish, grown-ish) moved to Netflix in a big overall series deal, he was working on one last big project at ABC – a Bewitched reboot, which has now received a pilot production commitment, according to Deadline. Based on the popular 1960s sitcom, the new take comes from Barris and black-ish writer/producer Yamara Taylor, ABC Studios, …

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Kenya Barris Signs Overall Series Deal with Netflix

Netflix has entered into a multi-year overall deal with Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated writer and producer Kenya Barris for him to produce new series exclusively at Netflix, starting today, August 16. Under the deal, Barris will write and executive produce all projects through his production company, Khalabo Ink Society. As the creator of the hit, Peabody award-winning comedy …

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