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2 CHAINZ AND WALE FIND THE MOST EXPENSIVEST ROMANCE ON THIS WEEK’S “MOST EXPENSIVEST”

MOST EXPENSIVEST

July 24, 2018 at 10:00 PM

It’s a sequel just like any other – bigger budget, more stunts, and less focus on plot. In “Most Expensivest” Season 2, 2 Chainz pops bottles and bank accounts from Los Angeles to Miami in his ongoing journey to discover the best (and worst) that money can buy.

In this scene from tomorrow night’s episode, 2 Chainz and his guest Wale meet with an exclusive luxury matchmaker to talk about the cost of love.

CLIP: Finding the Most Expensivest Romance with 2 Chainz and Wale

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Rolling Loud Bay Area 2018 Announces All-Star Lineup; Tickets Available Friday 7/20

Wiz Khalifa and Travis Scott Top a Jaw-Dropping List of Performers, Including Bay Area Heroes E-40, Kamaiyah, Mozzy, Berner, IAMSU!, P-Lo, Saweetie, Larry June, ALLBLACK, Guapdad 4000, and Marty Grimes

Critical Praise:
“Rolling Loud Festival Is a Hip-Hop Fan’s Version of Disney World.” – XXL

“Rolling Loud Embodies Rap in 2017.” – Complex
The Announcement:
Growing from a single day Miami-based festival into a global company and the biggest live brand in rap music, Rolling Loud’s success embodies the spirit of Hip-Hop. Gathering a variety of rap’s biggest names for a two day bash, Rolling Loud is proud to announce the lineup for Rolling Loud Bay Area 2018, headlined by turn-up titan Travis Scott and Taylor Gang ringleader Wiz Khalifa. As is tradition with Rolling Loud festival lineups, the artist roster for Rolling Loud Bay Area is as star-studded as they come, boasting Hip-Hop heavy hitters like Rae Sremmurd, Pusha T, Gucci Mane, and Kevin Gates, local heroes like rap legend E-40, IAMSU!, Kamaiyah, Mozzy, and P-Lo, XXL Freshmen Trippie Redd, wifisfuneral and BlocBoy JB, and other rapidly rising stars, including Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, Rich The Kid, Yung Bans, Lil Skies, and Saweetie. Occurring over two days on the grounds of Oakland Coliseum, Rolling Loud Bay Area brings the blast of hyphy local energy that the rap game desperately needs.

Tickets will be available for the festival, happening September 15th and 16th in Oakland, on Friday 7/20 at noon, PST. For a window of 24 hours, the tickets will be available at a discounted price of $179.99. A convenient payment plan is also available for fans who would like to pay in installments. On Friday, tickets for Rolling Loud Bay Area 2018 will be available exclusively at: www.rollingloud.com.

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Featuring a three day lineup and moving from Bayfront Park to Hard Rock Stadium, Rolling Loud Miami proved that bigger is better in 2018. With over 140 artists performing during an action-packed weekend, Rolling Loud Miami 2018 brought capacity crowds each day to the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens earlier this month. Headlined by J. Cole, Travis Scott & Future, Rolling Loud 2018 boasted performances from heavy-hitters like Migos and Lil Uzi Vert, veterans like N*E*R*D, The Diplomats and Juicy J, established names such as Young Thug, Big K.R.I.T., Young Dolph and Rick Ross, and risers like Playboi Carti, Lil Skies, Ski Mask The Slump God, Trippie Redd and many more. Founded by Matt Zingler and Tariq Cherif, recently the subject of a feature in the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Loud continues to expand its profile as one of the most successful and valuable festival brands in the music business.

Be sure to check out Rolling Loud’s Instagram for the latest updates: Instagram.com/rollingloud 
Watch the RL Bay Area Festival Trailer: https://youtu.be/ThCZrT-ScKk

Listen to the Rolling Loud playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/rollingloudfest/playlist/0DWU77onMykmFpoSfedN1A

Watch the RL Bay Area 2017 Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px0ZcZi8b3g

The Background:
Rolling Loud Festival is one of rap’s premier music festival experiences. The festival was the brainchild of co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matthew Zingler, who began organizing shows in 2010. The two created Rolling Loud Festival in 2015 as a one-day festival for 6,000 attendees. Four years later, the festival’s Miami chapter has expanded into a successful three-day event, with the festival expanding worldwide, arriving in Southern California and the Bay Area in 2017, and reaching Tokyo in 2018. Stay tuned for Rolling Loud Bay Area 2018, occurring on September 15-16 at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA.

Focus Features will release BlacKkKlansman on August 10, 2018

Story: From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.

Director: Spike Lee 

Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier and Topher Grace

Producers: Sean McKittrick, Raymond Mansfield, Jason Blum, Jordan Peele, Spike Lee, and Shaun Redick

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Snowfall

Snowfall continues its riveting story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it.

Season two follows our ensemble of characters as they intersect and overlap within the mosaic of Los Angeles as we enter 1984. All of them are working toward their ultimate goals of money, power, and influence including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), a young street entrepreneur beginning to experience the perils of success; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative who finds that his off-book drug-funded operation may be vulnerable from unexpected sources, both personal and professional; and Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the drug-running couple who discover the potency of crack and try to exploit it, despite the new dangers involved.

Snowfall is created by John Singleton & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron and Executive Produced by Singleton, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Amadio, Michael London and Trevor Engelson. Andron will serve as showrunner.

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ENTERTAINMENT ONE RENEWS FIRST-LOOK DEAL WITH NOTED PRODUCER DATARI TURNER FOR UNSCRIPTED TELEVISION PROGRAMMING

LOS ANGELES – July 17, 2018 – Global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne)today announced a first-look deal renewal with renowned filmmaker, producer and show creator Datari Turner under his Datari Turner Productions banner. Building from the 2016 initial partnership which saw success with titles such as the hit WEtv series Growing Up Hip Hop and Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta, Turner will continue to create, produce and develop original programming.

“Datari has been an incredible partner to work with. Growing Up Hip Hop has turned into a successful franchise and both series have connected with audiences and found record ratings on WEtv. We are pleased to expand our relationship with Datari and continue the success we have fostered together,” said Tara Long, eOne’s EVP, Alternative Programming, Television.

“I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to be able to continue and expand on the successful partnership that Datari Turner Productions has had with Entertainment One.” said Turner. “Tara Long, and the entire eOne team have been amazing partners. I’m excited about our current slate of new projects and to continue to produce more entertaining and ground-breaking content.”

Turner has produced over 200 hours of original programming for networks such as WEtv, BET, TvOne, Starz, Showtime, and Oxygen. Growing Up Hip-Hop is currently airing its forth season staring Angela Simmons and Romeo Miller, and ratings-hit Growing Up Hip-Hop Atlanta staring Bow Wow recently wrapped production on season two. Datari serves as Creator and Executive Producer for both series. With 20 years in the entertainment business, in addition to his work in television, Turner has produced almost 30 feature films, making him one of the busiest independent producers in the industry.

eOne’s Alternative Programming slate of successful series include the recently premiered Death Row Chronicles for BET; 2017 Emmy® nominee for LA Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later; Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G., the first biography to be authorized by the rapper’s estate for A&E; hit-series Ex on the Beach and Siesta Key for MTV; The Hollywood Puppet Sh!t Show from executive producer Wilmer Valderrama for Fuse; America Says with host John Michael Higgins on GSN; and Mary Mary for WEtv.

Turner will continue to work from his Los Angeles-based production office.

ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

Entertainment One’s robust network includes newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.

The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 80,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.

ABOUT DATARI TURNER PRODUCTIONS
Datari Turner Productions is a California-based Film and Television production company founded by Datari Turner in 2010. Follow @datariturner on Instagram and Twitter for more information.

ABOUT DATARI TURNER
One of the most prolific independent producers in film and television, Datari Turner is crafting a career like no other. As founder of Datari Turner Productions in 2010, he has produced 30 feature films, including six (6) films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: A Boy. A Girl. A Dream(2018); Gook (winner of the NEXT Audience Award in 2017), Ten Thousand Saints (2015), Luv (2012), Another Happy Day (2011) and Salvation Boulevard (2011). All told, his films have earned 98 festival award nominations.

Datari has worked with 4 Academy Award winners (Jennifer Connolly, Common, Marisa Tomei and Ellen Burstyn) and 13 Academy Award nominees, including Ethan Hawke, James Franco, and Ruby Dee.Possessing a keen eye for talent, Turner gave actors Ryan Destiny (“Star”) and Michael Rainey Jr (“Power”) their big screen debuts and cast rapper Common in his first lead film role (Luv).

On the television side, Datari has produced 100 hours of original programming for networks such as WE tv, BET, TV One, Starz and Oxygen. Datari is creator of the hit WE tv franchise “Growing Up Hip Hop,” currently in its 4th season and the network’s highest-rated program.

In 2015, Datari signed a first-look deal with CodeBlack/Lionsgate Films. In 2016, he signed first-look deal with with Entertainment One to produce original, unscripted programming for the studio. He is currently executive producing a new Showtime series about the NBA Draft with Lebron James.

A native of Oakland, CA, Datari attended the University of Oklahoma on a full football scholarship and later became a model for top brands such as Banana Republic, Tommy Hilfiger and Sean John. An alum of the ABC/Disney program, Datari resides in Beverly Hills and sits on the board of The Blackhouse Foundation. He is repped by CAA.

SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN ON TRUMP-PUTIN MEETING: Disgraceful

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on President Trump’s meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki:

“Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake.

“President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world.

“It is tempting to describe the press conference as a pathetic rout – as an illustration of the perils of under-preparation and inexperience. But these were not the errant tweets of a novice politician. These were the deliberate choices of a president who seems determined to realize his delusions of a warm relationship with Putin’s regime without any regard for the true nature of his rule, his violent disregard for the sovereignty of his neighbors, his complicity in the slaughter of the Syrian people, his violation of international treaties, and his assault on democratic institutions throughout the world.

“Coming close on the heels of President Trump’s bombastic and erratic conduct towards our closest friends and allies in Brussels and Britain, today’s press conference marks a recent low point in the history of the American Presidency. That the president was attended in Helsinki by a team of competent and patriotic advisors makes his blunders and capitulations all the more painful and inexplicable.

“No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant. Not only did President Trump fail to speak the truth about an adversary; but speaking for America to the world, our president failed to defend all that makes us who we are—a republic of free people dedicated to the cause of liberty at home and abroad. American presidents must be the champions of that cause if it is to succeed. Americans are waiting and hoping for President Trump to embrace that sacred responsibility. One can only hope they are not waiting totally in vain.”

REL

Inspired by the life of Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out,” “Insecure,” “The Carmichael Show”), REL is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a recently divorced husband and father who makes a fresh start on the West Side of Chicago, with the help of his best friend and unfiltered sounding board, BRITTANY (Jess “Hilarious” Moore, “Wild ’N Out”); his wayward younger brother, NAT (Jordan L. Jones, “NCIS: Los Angeles”); and his old-school DAD (Sinbad, “A Different World,” “Jingle All The Way”). Jerrod Carmichael (“The Carmichael Show,” “Neighbors”), Mike Scully (“The Carmichael Show,” THE SIMPSONS), Howery, Josh Rabinowitz (“The Carmichael Show,” “Broad City”) and Kevin Barnett (“The Carmichael Show”) are executive producers. Gerry Cohen (“The Carmichael Show,” “Married with Children”), directed the pilot.

REL launches with a special preview immediately following the NFL ON FOX doubleheader, Sunday Sept. 9 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/live in all time zones).

NBA TV’s Summer League Coverage Tips Off with 2018 NBA Draft Picks Marvin Bagley III, Jaren Jackson, Jr. & Trae Young Expected to be in Action on Monday, July 2

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Network to Feature 46 Live Summer League Game Telecasts in 15 Days; Only Destination for Live Coverage of all Three Leagues – Sacramento, Utah & Las Vegas
NBA TV’s Summer League coverage – the first opportunity to see many of the NBA’s top rookies in action – will feature 46 live game telecasts in 15 days beginning Monday, July 2. The network’s schedule – including live game telecasts from all three Summer League locations – will feature a matchup of top five picks in this year’s NBA Draft when the Atlanta Hawks and Trae Young face the Memphis Grizzlies and Jaren Jackson, Jr., on Monday, July 2, at 7 p.m. ET. The network will also showcase the Sacramento Kings and No. 2 overall pick Marvin Bagley III facing the Los Angeles Lakers and Moritz Wagner at 11 p.m.
Live event coverage will include 10 game telecasts from the Sacramento Kings’ California Classic Summer League and the 2018 Utah Jazz Summer League – five from each location – held from July 2-5. Golden 1 Center in Sacramento will host the inaugural California Classic Summer League, while the Utah Jazz Summer League games will be held at the team’s Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.
The network will also present 36 live game telecasts from the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas from July 6-14 – with many of the top selections from the 2018 NBA Draft expected to compete – at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion.

Extensive Live Game Action Opens with Three Games from Sacramento and Utah on Monday, July 2;
MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas Begins with Five Games on Friday, July 6
NBA TV’s coverage from Las Vegas will tip off with the Orlando Magic and Mohamed Bamba facing
the Brooklyn Nets and Dzanan Musa at 5 p.m., as well as a 9 p.m. matchup between the
Cleveland Cavaliers and Collin Sexton and the Washington Wizards with Troy Brown.

The network’s on-site commentators in Las Vegas will include analysts Isiah Thomas, Greg Anthony, Steve Smith, Stu Jackson, Derek Fisher and eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter, who will serve as a guest analyst for the network for the third straight year. Matt Winer, Rick Kamla, Kristen Ledlow, Casey Stern, Ros Gold-Onwude and Jared Greenberg will share play-by-play responsibilities. Dennis Scott, Ro Parrish, Ledlow, Greenberg and Gold-Onwude will serve as reporters.

The latest news and player movement from the league’s free agency period will also be featured during daily studio coverage. The Starters, NBA TV’s collective of fan-focused voices, will offer a 30-minute recap show following each night’s final game from Las Vegas, July 6-10. Co-hosts J.E. Skeets and Tas Melas and contributors Trey Kerby and Leigh Ellis will offer nightly highlights, news and information, along with interviews with players and coaches. The foursome will also call a Summer League game together on Tuesday, July 10. The network’s signature studio show, NBA GameTime, will feature live episodes following each day’s last game of the night, July 11-17.

Additional NBA Summer League schedule highlights for NBA TV:
Sacramento & Utah Summer Leagues, July 2-5

NBA TV will feature back-to-back tripleheader days of live game action from Sacramento and Utah on Monday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 3, followed by a four-game slate on Thursday, July 5. Along with offering first looks at Bagley, Jackson, Young and Wagner, the network’s coverage will also include the San Antonio Spurs with Lonnie Walker and the Jazz with Grayson Allen in Salt Lake City, plus the Golden State Warriors, with Jacob Evans, and the Miami Heat in Sacramento. Live game coverage tips off at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Thursday.

MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas
NBA TV will present the first game of the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas with the Indiana Pacers – making their event debut – and Aaron Holiday facing the Houston Rockets in the first of five live game telecasts on Friday, July 6, starting at 3 p.m. All 30 NBA teams will be in action in Las Vegas for the first time, providing fans the opportunity to see many of the league’s top young players, including this year’s top pick DeAndre Ayton (Phoenix), plus additional top 10 picks Bagley, Jackson, Young, Bamba, Wendell Carter, Jr. (Chicago), Sexton, Kevin Knox (New York) and Mikal Bridges (Phoenix).
NBA TV is a part of NBA Digital, the NBA’s extensive cross-platform portfolio of digital assets jointly- managed by the NBA and Turner Sports including NBA TV, NBA App, NBA.com, NBA League Pass and NBAGLeague.com.

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY (“MOONLIGHT”) UNVEILS ENSEMBLE CAST FOR OWN’S NEW ORIGINAL DRAMA “DAVID MAKES MAN,” INCLUDING EMMY NOMINEE PHYLICIA RASHAD

Dee Harris-Lawrence Will Serve as Showrunner and Executive Produce Alongside McCraney, Mike Kelley & Melissa Loy, Michael B. Jordan and Oprah Winfrey

Production on the Warner Horizon Scripted Television Drama to Begin in
Florida This Summer for 2019 Premiere

LOS ANGELES (June 27, 2018) – Continuing its commitment to creating diverse, elevated original programming from the entertainment industry’s leading talent, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network today announced the ensemble cast – including Emmy nominee Phylicia Rashad – for its new original drama series David Makes Man, the television debut of Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television. McCraney wrote the coming-of-age drama and will serve as executive producer alongside Mike Kelley & Melissa Loy (Revenge), Michael B. Jordan (Creed) and Oprah Winfrey. Dee Harris-Lawrence (Shots Fired, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.) has been named showrunner and will also join the executive producer team. Production will begin on the drama this summer in Orlando, Florida, for a 2019 premiere.

David Makes Man centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty. He must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out. Set in South Florida, the lyrical drama, inspired by events in McCraney’s own life, explores the inherent trauma sustained in the fight for survival.

The cast of David Makes Man includes:
• Akili McDowell (The Astronaut Wives Club) is set to star as David, a young teenager and former block drug dealer from a state housing project in Homestead, Florida, who rides a bus every day to attend a magnet school for academically gifted kids. Aware of the expectations and perceptions other have of him, he has become an expert chameleon who toggles between two distinct personas that reflect his surroundings – but this exacts an emotional price.
• Emmy nominee Phylicia Rashad (Creed, The Cosby Show) stars as Dr. Woods-Trap, a respected and intimidating instructor at David’s middle school who is one of those teachers that students remember for the rest of their lives. Her assignments are challenging but rewarding, and her students genuinely like and respect her. Though firm with David, she sees something special in him and becomes his advocate.Rashad starred in McCraney’s play Head of Passes in 2017 and will appear in the upcoming Creed sequel starring Michael B. Jordan.
• Nathaniel Logan McIntyre (Magic Camp and Barry) is set to play the role of David’s best friend, Seren. Seren holds painful secrets, and his relationship with David has recently become fraught.
• Broadway actor Isaiah Johnson (Hamilton, The Color Purple) plays the role of David’s close friend, Sky, prone to quiz and give David advice.
• Ade Chike Torbert (East Los High) will play Raynan, whose ties to the drug trade drive a wedge between him and David, despite Raynan’s desire to connect on behalf of their mutual friend.
• Jordan Bolger (Peaky Blinders) is set for the role of Shinobi, Raynan’s second-in-command who, like Raynan, clashes with David.
• Cayden K. Williams (Girls Trip) will play JG (Jonathan Greg), David’s rough-and-tumble younger brother, who is more vulnerable than one might expect.
• Travis Coles (Liza on Demand) will play the genderqueer Ms. Elijah, a longtime Homestead Village resident who watches over David when his mother is away. Ms. Elijah knows all the skeletons of Homestead Village and its residents.
Dee Harris-Lawrence most recently was co-executive producer and writer on the drama series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., Shots Fired and Star. Before that, she served in the same capacity on series such as Zoo, Detroit 187 and Saving Grace, among others. Her other writing credits include Any Day Now, Kevin Hill, New York Undercover and more.

Playwright, actor and producer Tarell Alvin McCraney received an Academy Award, with director Barry Jenkins, for Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2016 film Moonlight, which also won for Best Picture. The movie was based on McCraney’s semi-autobiographical script In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. McCraney currently serves as the chair of playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. This will be his first foray into creating a scripted drama series for television.

Page Fright producing partners Mike Kelley and Melissa Loy have worked on several notable scripted series, including Revenge, where they served as executive producer/showrunner, and executive producer, respectively

Michael B. Jordan has had prominent roles in critically acclaimed films including Fruitvale Station, Creed, and Black Panther as well as on popular television series including Friday Night Lights and The Wire. Last year he launched his own production company, Outlier Productions.

David Makes Man is produced by Page Fright and Outlier Productions in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today’s most innovative storytellers. OWN’s original scripted series include popular dramas “Queen Sugar,” “Greenleaf,” “The Have and Have Nots, “If Loving You is Wrong,” hit sitcom “The Paynes,” new romantic drama “Love Is __” and upcoming dramas “David Makes Man” and “Ambitions.” OWN’s Saturday night unscripted programming lineup includes “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” “Book of John Gray,” “Black Love” and recently announced “Ready to Love.” OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications.

The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.  Access OWN anytime, anywhere on  WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs.  For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and https://press.discovery.com/us/own/.

About Warner Horizon Scripted Television
A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Horizon Scripted Television was founded in 2006 and is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of dramatic and comedic programming for the cable and subscription/on-demand marketplace. Series produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television include Animal Kingdom and Claws for TNT; American Woman for Paramount Network; Famous in Love and Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists for Freeform; Fuller House for Netflix; Krypton for SYFY; David Makes Man, Love Is___, and Queen Sugar for OWN; Pennyworth for EPIX; and You for Lifetime.

LUKE CAGE SEASON 2

CHEO HODARI COKER WILL SERVE AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND SHOWRUNNER OF MARVEL’S LUKE CAGE FOR NETFLIX
Beverly Hills, CA – March 31, 2015 – Netflix & Marvel Television announced today that Cheo Hodari Coker will serve as executive producer and showrunner of the anticipated series, Marvel’s Luke Cage. Coker is writing the first two episodes of the series that will premiere in 2016, everywhere that Netflix is available.
Most recently, Coker served as a co-executive producer on the second season of Ray Donovan, and prior to that was a supervising producer on the critically-acclaimed, fourth season of the drama SouthLAnd. Coker was a part of the SouthLAnd team that earned the show a 2012 Peabody Award. Coker also garnered a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing for a Dramatic Series for his work on that show. Cokers feature film credits include Fox Searchlights rap biopic Notorious. He authored the book Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G as well. Coker started his writing career in journalism and was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and contributed to VIBE, Rolling Stone, Essence, among other publications. He is a graduate of Stanford University.
It was previously announced that Mike Colter (The Good Wife, American Horror Story: Coven) will play the charismatic lead character, Luke Cage, in the series.
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Marvel’s Luke Cage is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

Premiere Date
6/22/2018