After watching the Emmy’s and enjoying the enthusiasm announcer Jermaine Fowlerbrought to the show, especially for Donald Glover and Lena Waithe, I woke up eager to see interviews with people I care about like Issa Rae and Ron Cephas Jones. TVOne was right there with the premiere of “Sister Circle Live“. Its a roundtable format much like The View, with 4 female hosts and DJ Q serving as the lone male voice.
Moderated by singer Syleena Johnson, co-hosts, Quad Webb Lunceford (“Married to Medicine”), sports reporter Rashan Ali, and comedian Kiana Dancie, Sister Circle immediately reported on those historic Emmy wins as well as other stars I care about. It was better than watching “Live with Kelly and Ryan”.
I don’t care how many promos NBC airs or how many shows across their platform they parade her to promote the 9am hour my girl Tamron Hall should still be hosting, I will not be watching Megan Kelly or The Today Show. These days, I’m waking up to CBS‘S CharlieRose and Gayle King or TVONE ‘s Roland Martin.
Speaking of TVOne, we are now getting two hours of “News One Now”. Hosted by veteran journalist Roland Martin, it is an unapologetic newscast targeted directly to African Americans. I enjoy it. I don’t wanna hear about Taylor Swift or some Kardashian when I can catch an interview with Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe from the Essence fest. News One was also the only network to live stream activist and comedian Dick Gregory‘s funeral. News One Now is invaluable.
I really love the court show “Hot Bench“. It’s so addictive. Created and produced by JudgeJudy, 3 judges listen to cases and grill poor, sad people for the truth. My favorite judge? Larry Backman, because it looked like he really didn’t give a crap and you better tell him the truth. It turned out he wasn’t a real judge so they replaced him. Maybe that’s why I liked him. He’s a normal dude who was just tired of the BS.
Over at ABC’s “The Chew”, Carla Hall is the only female co-host since Daphne Oz left the show in August. It feels weird without her energy and I think a new chef is needed. Is G. Garvin available?
Bevy Smith, formerly of Bravo‘s “Fashion Queens” is now reporting for Page Six TV on many Fox stations. I’m glad she is back on TV but we all know she should be hosting “Fashion Police” with comedian Sommore, Andre Leon Talley and Lloyd Boston. ©