We are currently working on the exciting action adventure “QUANTUM LEAP,” a reboot of the popular Classic 1990s sci-fi drama which will debut later this fall in September on NBC, starring Raymond Lee, Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett, Nanrisa Lee, and Mason Alexander Park.


The Legendary Ernie Hudson stars as Hebert “Magic” Williams, the head of the Quantum Leap project who has to juggle taking care of his team while also answering to the Pentagon. 

Hudson recently reprised his signature character Winston Zeddemore in the new Jason Reitman movie ”Ghostbusters: Afterlife” for SONY and wrapped the Bobby Farrelly-directed ”Champions” opposite Woody Harrelson. He executive produces and stars in the BET series ”The Family Business” and will next be seen in the upcoming third season of Showtime’s ”City on a Hill” and in the Catherine Hardwicke film ”Prisoner’s Daughter” opposite Brian Cox and Kate Beckinsale. 


It’s been nearly 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now, a new team, led by their physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee), has been assembled to restart the project in the hopes of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it. 

But everything changes when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving our team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it. At Ben’s side throughout his leaps is Addison (Caitlin Bassett), who appears in the form of a hologram only Ben can see and hear. She’s a decorated Army veteran who brings level-headed precision to her job.

At the helm of the highly confidential operation is Herbert “Magic” Williams (Ernie Hudson), a no-nonsense, career military man, who has to answer to his military bosses who will not be happy once they learn about the breach of protocol. The rest of the team at the headquarters includes Ian Wright (Mason Alexander Park), who runs the Artificial Intelligence unit “Ziggy,” and Jenn Chou (Nanrisa Lee) who heads up digital security for the project.

As Ben leaps from life to life, putting right what once went wrong, it becomes clear that he and the team are on a thrilling journey. However, Addison, Magic, Ian, and Jenn know that if they are going to solve the mystery of Ben’s leap and bring him home, they must act fast or lose him forever.

Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt will write and executive produce. Don Bellisario, Deborah Pratt, and Martin Gero executive produce. 

Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, will produce in association with I Have an Idea! Entertainment, Belisarius Productions and Quinn’s House Productions.

HBO Sports®, NFL Films And The Detroit Lions Join Forces For HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE DETROIT LIONS, A New Season Of The Groundbreaking Sports Reality Series, Debuting August 9.


Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Detroit Lions
HBO Sports and NFL Films are partnering with the Detroit Lions for an unfiltered all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League with HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE DETROIT LIONS.

The five-episode season debuts TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) with additional hour-long episodes debuting subsequent Tuesdays at the same time, culminating in the September 6 season finale.

The first sports-based reality series, and one of the fastest-turnaround programs on TV, will debut on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.
HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE DETROIT LIONS will mark the 17th edition of the 18-time Sports Emmy®-winning series and the most acclaimed serialized sports series on television. HBO has aired 82 memorable episodes and one anniversary special in its first 16 seasons.

“We are excited about the opportunity to showcase the City of Detroit and the amazing culture we are building at the Lions,” said Detroit Lions Team President and CEO, Rod Wood. “HBO Sports and NFL Films are the best of the best and we know they will be excellent partners in sharing our story with football fans around the world.”

Camera crews will head to the Lions’ training camp in Allen Park, Michigan in the next few months to begin filming. The action will heat up in August when the cinema verité show focuses on the daily lives and routines of players and coaches.

HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE DETROIT LIONS will chronicle head coach Dan Campbell entering his second season leading the team and an intriguing mix of young emerging stars, established veterans, free agent additions and highly regarded rookie hopefuls throughout training camp and the preseason.

HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE DETROIT LIONS will be narrated by Liev Schreiber, marking his 16th season with the show.
“As Hard Knocks enters its third decade inside NFL training camps, we are both thrilled and thankful for the opportunity to feature a historic franchise like the Lions,” said NFL Films Vice President and Senior Coordinating Producer, Ken Rodgers. “The city, the culture and the coaching staff in Detroit all have an exciting energy that will make the show must-watch television this summer.”

A 30-person NFL Films crew will be at Lions’ training camp in Allen Park, shooting more than 1,750 hours of footage over the course of the series. Camera and sound crews will have unencumbered access to players’ and coaches’ meeting rooms, training rooms, living quarters and practice fields.

Winner of 18 Sports Emmy® Awards to date, HARD KNOCKS launched with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, followed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2002, and resumed in 2007 with the Kansas City Chiefs, subsequently spotlighting the Cowboys (2008), Cincinnati Bengals (2009), New York Jets (2010), Miami Dolphins (2012), Bengals (2013), Atlanta Falcons (2014), Houston Texans (2015) and Los Angeles Rams (2016). The 2017 edition chronicled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and captured the Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Serialized Documentary.

The widely acclaimed 2018 series with the Cleveland Browns earned two Sports Emmy® Awards for production excellence. The 2019 series spotlighted the Oakland Raiders as they played their final season in the Bay area before moving the franchise to Las Vegas. In an unprecedented programming move, the 2020 edition of the venerable series spotlighted both Los Angeles NFL teams: The Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams. Last year featured “America’s Team”, the Dallas Cowboys, marking their third appearance on the series.

Eleven of the last thirteen teams featured on HARD KNOCKS have equaled or improved their win-loss record in the regular season. The Cleveland Browns launched the transformation of their organization

on HBO and went from a winless 2017 season to coming within half a game (7-8-1) of a .500 campaign. The 2019 season saw the Raiders improve their record to 7-9 from the previous year’s 4-12 mark. Both Los Angeles’ teams, Rams and Chargers, improved their records in 2020 with two more wins from the previous year, with the Rams making the playoffs. Last year the Cowboys won their division going 12-5 from the previous year’s 6-10 mark.

The Washington Post wrote, “Turning football players into people is what HBO’s HARD KNOCKS series does so well. The massive scope, meticulous editing and time-hopping special effects that highlight a production under massive time constraints are all impressive, but it’s the film crew’s access to NFL players that makes the program special.” NFL.com stated, “There are myriad reasons why HARD KNOCKS remains one of the best shows on television; it’s ability to show us the human side of cutdown weekend is near the top,” while USA Today wrote, “Players’ lives and their hopes and dreams play out each NFL preseason on HARD KNOCKS. It’s that month-long human drama that makes the show so profoundly compelling.”
Winner of 133 Sports Emmy® Awards, NFL Films remains a gold standard in sports television, providing unprecedented access to and legendary storytelling about the sport of professional football.

NFL Films is a part of NFL Media, the owned and operated media division of the National Football League, which is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, the NFL App, NFL.com and NFL RedZone.

NYC POINT GODS Red Carpet Highlights

RE Classics honored Basketball Legends last night at the Red Carpet premiere. The Legends came celebrating the premiere screening of the upcoming documentary NYC POINT GODS, which premieres this Friday, July 29 on SHOWTIME.

From, Mark Jackson, Kenny Smith, Kevin Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman’s Boardroom, NYC POINT GODS is a fascinating look at the history and cultural impact of New York City point guards who honed their craft and taste for showmanship on the city’s iconic playgrounds and high school gyms of the 1980’s and 90’s, orchestrating offenses with flair and style.

The red carpet event took place at The Midnight Theatre and included the likes of:

  • Kenny Anderson
  • Rafer Alston
  • Mark Jackson
  • God Shammgod
  • Rod Strickland
  • Kevin Durant
  • Jayson Tatum
  • Paul Pierce
  • Tracy McGrady
  • Stephen Jackson
  • Metta Sandiford-Artest
  • Nancy Lieberman
  • Smush Parker
  • Niesha Butler
  • Sabrina Ionescu

Keep checking back for a RE Classics Video re-cap of the Red Carpet event.


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Premieres Sunday, August 21st at 9/8c on TV One

Watch The Official Trailer Here

About Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story

Chaz Lamar Shepherd (“Marvel’s Luke Cage”, “The Game”) will star as Marvin Sapp with Ambre Anderson (“Power Book II” “Manifest Evil”) joining him as Sapp’s wife, MaLinda Prince Sapp. The biopic chronicles the prominent gospel music artist and preacher’s Michigan upbringing, battle against teenage alcohol abuse, love for MaLinda Prince, rise in the music industry, and growth in his faith. Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story premieres Sunday, August 21st at 9/8c on TV One.

Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story is directed by Russ Parr and produced for TV One by Swirl Films, with Eric F. Tomosunas, James Seppelfrick, and Keith Neal serving as Executive Producers. Additionally, Marvin Sapp and Phil Thornton are Executive Producers. For TV One, Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production, Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is the Senior Director of Talent & Casting and Susan Henry is the Senior Director of Original Programming and Production.



Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story Trailer



Outside Venue Space – 15th and Madison Streets NW

After Five
Shopping/Book Signing

Tickets are free and will be available on the webpage beginning Friday, July 22.

To celebrate the first anniversary of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, our museum is hosting a block party on August 13. The day-long event will feature performances by local and national talent, presentations, and activities to explore hip-hop music and culture’s origins, elements, and influences.

The block party will feature performance during a daytime program and the evening. The daytime program will be hosted by Vic Jagger of Majic 102.3The artists include the Alphabet Rockers, DMV Showcase curated by DJ Heat (featuring O-Slice, Phuzz, and YungManny), Mumu Fresh, and a live mixtape with J. Period and guests.

The evening program performers include The Halluci Nation and D. Smoke. There will be a dance party following the performance with a mix by DJ Spinderella.

The Halluci Nation, Highlighted Performer                            

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D. Smoke, Headlining Performer

J. Period
J.Period, Daytime DJ

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DJ Spinderella, Evening DJ

Vic Jagger, Daytime Host

General admission tickets will be made available on July 22, 2022.

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Martin Lawrence joins the cast of AMC’s upcoming new series Demascus as a recurring guest star in three of the first season’s six episodes as Demascus’ irascible Uncle Forty, a man who has seen better days. Despite his failing health, Uncle Forty is eager to be acknowledged as the (currently self-proclaimed) patriarch of the family.  Lawrence is repped by UTA, Artists First and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown and Passman. 

Demascus is a half-hour series created by accomplished writer and playwright, Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm (Boomerang) and executive produced by Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad). Kirk Moore (American Crime, For Life) and Chisholm serve as co-showrunners. Myki Bajaj of Gran Via is also a producer. Solvan “Slick” Naim (61st Street, Power) directs and executive produces the series’ first two episodes. 

From AMC Studios, the series will include six episodes debuting next year on AMC+ and AMC.

  • Okieriete Onaodowan (Jack Ryan, Station 19) stars as Demascus a 33-year-old Black man who goes on a journey of self-discovery using an innovative new technology that allows him to experience different versions of his own life.

  • Additional series regulars include: 

    • Janet Hubert (Love Life, Pose, The Last OG) as Dr. Bonnetville, a psychotherapist with a quick wit and a smart mouth; she uses her patented blend of apathy and cutting edge technology to aid her patients on their quests for personal growth.

    • Caleb Eberhardt  (Judas & The Black Messiah, Betty) as Redd, Demascus’ Bohemian artist best friend who is a reformed reprobate stumbling into adulthood, and he’s determined to take Demascus with him.

    • Shakira Ja’nai Paye (All Day and a Night, House Party) as Naomi, an alluring performer who captures Demascus’ heart and imagination during a chance meeting; she’s a haunting missed connection and he can’t stop wondering: “what if?”

Bounce’s Hit Series “Johnson” Returns with All-New Episodes Sunday, July 10th 8/7c

ATLANTA, GA (July 7, 2022) – Bounce, the popular broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, is heating things up this summer with the return of its hit original series “Johnson,” premiering with two new episodes back-to-back Sunday, July 10th 8/7c. 

Ahead of its season two premiere, Bounce will air a binge-viewing marathon of the first season of the popular dramedy Sunday starting at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The Johnson men are back together…well, almost. A couple of months have passed since the fellas had the fallout at the art gallery. This season you will see more dating adventures of four best friends and the challenges they face while confronting and finding humor in the most current controversial social issues from the Black man’s perspective, ranging from love and marriage to business, politics, and religion. 

The ensemble cast is led by Deji LaRay (“Bosch”, “Greenleaf”), Thomas G. Jones (“P. Valley”, “Luke Cage”), Philip Smithey (“Switched at Birth”, “The Rookie”), and Derrex Brady (“NCIS”, “First”) with D.L. Hughley. Terri J. Vaughn (“The Steve Harvey Show”, “All of Us”) joins the show for season two.

The series is produced in partnership with Cedric the Entertainer and Eric C. Rhone’s A Bird & A Bear Entertainment, LaRay, and Jones’ Midnight Train Productions. LaRay and Jones serve as showrunners and executive producers, with Rhone, Cedric the Entertainer, and Reesha L. Archibald serving as executive producers.

Viewers can also catch up on “Johnson” and all Bounce original series anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s subscription video-on-demand service. Brown Sugar is available on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Comcast Xfinity X1, Amazon Prime Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets, and web browsers via BrownSugar.com. Visit www.BrownSugar.com for more information.

About Bounce

Bounce (@bouncetv) features a programming mix of original series and movies, theatrical motion pictures, off-network series, specials, and events designed for African American audiences. Bounce is available to 98% of U.S. television homes free and over the air with a digital antenna, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over the top on Roku and Apple TV, and on mobile devices via the Bounce app; and on the web via BounceTV.com. Bounce XL, Scripps Networks’ newest free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel, is available on Samsung TV Plus, Pluto TV Sling, and Xumo. 

Bounce and Brown Sugar are part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

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Global hit Apple Original drama “See,” starring Jason Momoa, to return for third and final season on Friday, August 26

Apple TV+ unveils first-look at the final chapter in new teaser video

Photo Courtesy of Apple

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Apple TV+ today unveiled a first-look at the third season of the epic, post-apocalyptic global hit series “See,” which will make its global debut on Friday, August 26, 2022. Starring Jason Momoa, the eight-episode third season will mark the last chapter of the series and will premiere with the first episode, followed by one new episode weekly, every Friday.

“We are thrilled to share this epic final chapter of ‘See,’ which delivers all the intense drama, riveting action, and heartfelt emotion fans have come to expect, as well as what we think is a deeply satisfying conclusion to our story,” said “See” showrunner and executive producer Jonathan Tropper. “Building a world without sight was a particularly unique and continuous challenge that was met through the passionate and thoughtful collaboration of a phenomenally talented and perse team both in front of and behind the camera. The show has been a monumental labor of love for all involved, and we are eternally grateful for the way ’See’ has been embraced by viewers around the world.” 

“See” is set in a brutal and primitive future, hundreds of years after humankind has lost the ability to see. In season three, almost a year has passed since Baba Voss (Momoa) defeated his nemesis brother Edo and bid farewell to his family to live remotely in the forest. But when a Trivantian scientist develops a new and devastating form of sighted weaponry that threatens the future of humanity, Baba returns to Paya in order to protect his tribe once more.  

The series features cast and crew who are blind or have low vision and has been honored for its representation of the visually impaired, winning the Ruderman Family Foundation Seal of Authentic Representation in 2020. “See” was also recognized this year with an NAACP Image Awards nomination for star Alfre Woodard in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category.

Starring alongside Momoa in the third season of “See” are ensemble cast members Sylvia Hoeks, Hera Hilmar, Christian Camargo, Archie Madekwe, Nesta Cooper, Tom Mison, Olivia Cheng, Eden Epstein, Michael Raymond-James, David Hewlett and Trieste Kelly Dunn. 

“See” is executive produced by Steven Knight, Francis Lawrence, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Jim Rowe, Jennifer Yale, Anders Engström and Jonathan Tropper, who also serves as showrunner. The series is produced by Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content.

The first two seasons of “See” are now available to stream on Apple TV+. 

About Apple TV+ 

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device.


Fresh off the heels of the 2022 NBA Draft, Spotify and its flagship hip-hop playlist, RapCaviar, hosted its inaugural All-RapCaviar experience in Los Angeles tonight in honor of the global audio streaming service’s third annual All-RapCaviar lineup. Inspired by the All-NBA team that celebrates the best players in the league, the social-first initiative honored standout artists from the streaming giants’ uber-popular playlist, honoring Yeat as Rookie of the YearYoung Thug as Coach of the Year and Kendrick Lamar as MVP of the Year

The venue was transformed into a physical manifestation of the All-RapCaviar campaign. From a  sprawling half basketball court and a tricked-out locker room photo moment fully equipped with crystal-encrusted basketballs to a Hall of Fame wall featuring a Jeff Hamilton-designed letterman jacket customized for Drake, the experience was one of a kind. When guests took a break from the dancefloor they kicked back in the Xbox lounge to play an array of games on custom RapCaviar artist-wrapped consoles.

The evening culminated with show-stopping performances by Latto and MoneyBagg Yo before VIPs, industry insiders, notable attendees, and top RapCaviar fans. Moneybagg Yo kicked off the night with a crowd-energizing set that included hits like “Time Today” and “Wockesha, plus a surprise appearance by GloRilla during a performance of “F.N.F. (Let’s Go).” Shortly after, Latto turned up the crowd with a medley of her top hits, including “777 Pt. 1” “It’s Givin,” “B*tch From Da Souf” and her breakthrough single, “Big Energy.” And, throughout the evening, DJs Zack BiaJadaboo, and Chase B kept the vibe going with the hottest RapCaviar tracks.

Ahead of the event, All-RapCaviar Alum Lil Durk shares: “RapCaviar is the best of the best. It’s the place where fans go to listen to their favorite songs that represent our culture. I appreciate Spotify for naming me First Team All RapCaviar for the second year in a row. Recognition like this motivates me to keep going harder and get better.” 

Many notable guests and artists were spotted at the celebration, including French MontanaAmber Rose and partner Alexander ‘AE’ EdwardsJustin and Christian CombsSwae Lee and Slim Jxmmi of Rae SremmurdBryson Tiller, R&B duo DVSN, rappers Flo MilliCoi LerayDDGWestside BoogieOG MacoSymba, actress Paige Hurd (of Starz’ Power Book II: Ghost) rapper YK Osiris, actor Jabari Banks (of Peacock’s Bel-Air), actress Skai Jackson, DJ Siobhan Bell and more. 

“Every rapper wants to be a baller and every baller wants to be a rapper. We kicked off the All-RapCaviar franchise on social two years ago but after seeing such a positive response from fans online, we decided to bring it to life for real,” says Carl Chery, Creative Director, Head of Urban Music at Spotify. “This is a digital campaign that taps our audience to share who they think should win MVP & Rookie of The Year; allowing fans to really share their opinions and encourage a little friendly debate online. We look forward to creating these moments for our listeners and recognizing a wide array of artists that have been featured on our RapCaviar playlist.” 

For a full rundown on the 2022 All-RapCaviar Teams and overall campaign please visit Spotify’s For The Record

Rev. Al Sharpton blasted the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in 1973.

“The Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade is a blatant attempt to bring us back to the dark ages,” said Reverend Sharpton. “It will disproportionately impact Black women and poor women. This must be resisted aggressively. States must enact laws to protect women.”

Today’s ruling leaves abortion legality up to the discretion of inpidual states — 26 of which are likely to ban abortion through trigger laws, 6- or 8-week bans, or near-total bans. A leaked draft of the decision in early May sparked widespread backlash across the country from pro-choice supporters and activists, who assert that removing this right will only lead to unsafe, clandestine abortions and force women to carry unwanted pregnancies to term.


NAN Condemns US Supreme Court Ruling on Guns

As the debate around gun control rages on—in the wake of the deadly shootings in Buffalo an Uvalde—the US Supreme Court has struck down a New York law restricting gun-carrying rights. The ruling expands gun rights and can have implications for California and New Jersey.

“The Supreme Court decision on carrying a gun in New York is devastating and potentially dangerous,” said Reverend Al Sharpton. “This ruling could not have come at a worse time, as we have been working to de-escalate gun violence in the city. It has never been more important for Congress to pass meaningful legislation to combat the epidemic that is gun violence in this nation.”

Rev. Al Sharpton, Spike Lee, and Producer john Legend do a talk back after the premiere of “Loudmouth” at the Tribeca Film Festival


Documentary on Reverend Sharpton Closes Out Tribeca Film Festival with Positive Reviews

Last weekend, hundreds of people traveled to New York City to catch a glimpse of Loudmouth, a documentary focused on Reverend Al Sharpton and the civil rights movement that he waged in New York City. The documentary –directed by Josh Alexander and produced by musical icon John Legend—received positive reviews.

“Sharpton has been accused of spotlight seeking. In the doc, that’s by design in that Sharpton, from early on, was deliberate about being loud, ubiquitous and on TV whenever and wherever possible as the best strategy to change the narrative and eventually the law around social justice,” wrote Variety. “The family of George Floyd was in the audience for the premiere of the documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival. The fest’s closing selection ushered in the national Juneteenth holiday.”

The event, held last Saturday at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, “celebrated Sharpton with the kind of big-screen portrait that has been commonplace for an older generation of civil rights leaders, but had, until Loudmouth, eluded the 67-year-old activist,” noted ABC News. “Loudmouth contextualizes Sharpton’s legacy as an extension of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rep. John Lewis and others, while at the same time chronicling his unique longevity despite plenty of naysayers along the way.

The genius of the documentary is that it provides a nuanced understanding of the movement but cautions against the very idea that racism is a thing of the past.

Sharpton often returned to the question of how much has changed in the last half century. Sharpton recently gave eulogies for several victims in Buffalo of last month’s racist mass shooting that killed 10 people in a supermarket. Still, he said he also sees great progress, and more Black people in power than ever before.

“We’re not out of the woods yet,” Sharpton said at the screening of the documentary last Saturday. “But we’ve done enough paths in the woods to believe we can get out.”