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About Ruthless

A spinoff of "The Oval," follows Ruth Truesdale as she's forced to play nice with a scandalous religious cult of powerful sex crazed fanatics in the hopes of freeing herself and her daughter. In a backdoor pilot during the first three episodes of The Oval, Ruth Truesdale (Melissa L. Williams) kidnaps her daughter Callie to join her and the sex-crazed members of the Rakudushis cult. Ruth is a devoted member of the Rakadushi cult.

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The Oval

BET • 2019 • IMDb: 3.9
The Oval

"Tyler Perry's The Oval," lifts the veil of what can happen when the leader of the free world, his wife and family are crazed maniacs. The series also highlights the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation's most iconic residence. Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Daniel Croix Henderson, Lodric D. Collins, Ciera Payton, Walter Fauntleroy, Taja V. Simpson, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure, Matthew Law, Bill Barrett, Derek A. Dixon, Nick Barrotta, Kaye Singleton, and Russell Thomas star in the one-hour drama. Written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry, "The Oval" is a political drama series on BET. It tells the story of U.S President Hunter Franklin and first lady Victoria Franklin, a power-hungry interracial couple, who present a perfect facade to the world while indulging in wildly scandalous behavior behind closed doors. Not to be outdone, their children -- Gayle and Jason -- bring their own brands of volatility and excess to the Executive Residence. The soap opera-style series also tells the stories of White House staff members whose lives become intertwined with those of the first family. Head butler Richard Hallsen is an ex-serviceman who struggles to maintain his integrity in the face of greed and corruption. In "The Oval," Tyler Perry supercharges the political genre with off-the-charts levels of scandal, sex, depravity, and betrayal. "Tyler Perry's The Oval" is executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios. In the season premiere episode, "An Eye For An Eye," The President and First lady barely dodge death but continue in their ways. Hunter vows for revenge, Victoria has lustful eyes on Sam, and Jason is ready to finish the job someone else started: taking his mother out. #TheOvalonBET

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Bruh

BET • 2019 • IMDb: 6
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The bruhs welcome an old friend to the fold when Tom's college roommate, Greg, moves to Atlanta to rebuild his life after getting divorced. The crew is finally all back together but will have to fight even harder to keep their brotherhood intact. Bill, still reeling from his apparent loss of Regina, contemplates an out-of-state transfer to find and be with her; she entertains the idea, but Bill gets distracted when an ex re-enters his life. Mike feels he doesn't need the guys and that he can stand on his own two; he'll find out just how important his community of friends is when confronted with a dangerous addiction. John still owns the sandwich shop, but realizes it isn't the lucrative opportunity he hoped for. He continues his journey to achieve career success at the level of the other guys; meeting a woman could elevate his ambition. Tom tries to be the glue to the bruhs. He gives so much attention to his friends, he hasn't made time for much else; a family member's health crisis could limit his interactions with the group. Bruh is an American television comedy series created, written, executive produced and directed by Tyler Perry that premiered on May 7, 2020 on BET+. It is set in the same universe as Tyler Perry's other show, Sistas, with the special appearance of KJ Smith as Andrea "Andi" Barnes.

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Sistas

BET • 2019 • IMDb: 5.2
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A group of single black females from different walks of life who bond over their one common thread: why am I single? The 10-episode one-hour series follows popular characters 'Zac,' played by Devale Ellis and 'Fatima,' played Crystal Renee Hayslett, as they navigate the ups and downs of their relationship. "Zatima" marks the second spin-off from a Tyler Perry top-rated linear show to get greenlit by BET+, the leading streaming service for Black audiences.

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All The Queen's Men

BET • 2021 • IMDb: 6.2
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Centers around the life of Marilyn 'Madam' DeVille. Madam is a fierce businesswoman who is at the top of her game in the nightclub industry and surrounded by a band of trusted employees who are down to make sure that she is successful. But Madam, a self-proclaimed boss, soon discovers that more money and more power means more problems. Will Madam retain reign as she navigates this dangerous and sexy society? Will the sensuous world of exotic dancing cost Madam her queen house and potentially her life?

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The Haves and the Have Nots

OWN • 2013 • IMDb: 6
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In Savannah, Ga., the Cryer family is the enviable face of success and wealth. At least that's how it appears from the outside. But within the walls of the family's opulent mansion, dysfunction and double lives threaten to destroy the Cryers' world of privilege. The family's patriarch, Jim, is a powerful judge with political ambitions that are put at risk by his double life that includes affairs with high-priced escorts. Jim's wife, Katheryn, is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her family's status while playing the role of a loving and dutiful wife. Son Wyatt is a troubled jock who continuously goes in and out of rehab, and daughter Amanda is a struggling law student who has unknowingly befriended a woman, Candace Young, who has the power to ruin the entire family and also happens to be the estranged daughter of the Cryers' maid, Hanna. When manipulative Candace realizes that she is Jim's escort, she sees that as an opportunity of a lifetime.

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The Family Business

BET • 2018 • IMDb: 6.2
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Welcome to the world of the Duncan family. They appear to be upstanding citizens running one of New York's most respected car dealerships, but in reality, they're leaders of the black mafia who control most of the East Coast underworld. No matter which job is at hand, one thing is true about the Duncans: there is nothing they won't do for family. The Family Business is an American crime family drama created by Carl Weber and based on his bestselling crime drama book series. Originally developed as an independent film franchise, BET produced it as an eight-episode limited series in 2018. Midway through its second season, BET+ has picked up a third season of Carl Weber’s The Family Business, based on Weber’s bestselling crime drama book series. Production is scheduled to begin next month in Los Angeles. You can watch a trailer below. The Family Business follows the Duncans, an upstanding, tightknit family that, by day, owns and operates an exotic car dealership in New York. By night, their business activities are more illicit in nature. Returning for Season 3 are series stars Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford, Darrin DeWitt Henson, Javicia Leslie, Sean Ringgold, Tami Roman, Miguel A. Nunez, Arrington Foster, KJ Smith, Dylan Weber, Yadi Valerio and Emilio Rivera.

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First Wives Club

BET • 2019 • IMDb: 7.1
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First Wives Club is an American comedy television series, based on the film of the same name written by Robert Harling, that premiered in September 19, 2019 on BET+. On November 26, 2019, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on July 15, 2021. On September 8, 2021, the series was renewed for a third season.

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Queen Sugar

OWN • 2016 • IMDb: 7.7
Queen Sugar

"Queen Sugar" tells the story of the estranged Bordelon siblings in Louisiana. At the center of the family are Nova, a journalist and activist; Charley, the wife and manager of an NBA player; and formerly incarcerated father Ralph Angel, who is searching for redemption. Following a tragedy in the family, the siblings must put their complicated lives aside so that they can come together to run the clan's struggling sugar cane farm. Also involved in the farm are Aunt Violet and family friend Remy Newell.

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Our Kind of People

FOX • 2021 • IMDb: 5.3
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Inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham's provocative, critically acclaimed book, "Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class," the series takes place in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful black elite have come to play for over 50 years.

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Echoes

Netflix • 2022 • IMDb: 5.9
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Echoes is a mystery thriller about two identical twins, Leni and Gina, who share a dangerous secret. Since they were children, Leni and Gina have secretly swapped lives, culminating in a double life as adults: they share two homes, two husbands, and a child but everything in their perfectly choreographed world is thrown into disarray when one of the sisters goes missing.

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Assisted Living

BET • 2020 • IMDb: 3.2
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After losing his job, Jeremy decides to move to the backwoods of Georgia to help his crazy grandfather who has ends up buying a run-down home for the elderly and becomes way in over his head. Mr. Brown and Cora show up at the right time to be investors and run the retirement home with Vinny. In Season Two of Tyler Perry's comedy series "Assisted Living," Mr. Brown, Cora, and the gang open their Assisted Living facility and a hilarious variety of personalities come to live in the home, bringing with them a ton of laughs and experiences. David Mann as "Mr. Brown," Tamela Mann as "Cora," J. Anthony Brown as "Vinny," Na'im Lynn as "Jeremy," Courtney Nichole as "Leah," Alex Henderson as "Philip," and Tayler Buck as "Sandra." The midseason premiere of "Tyler Perry's Assisted Living" premieres Tuesday, October 12, at 8:30 PM ET/PT- In Tyler Perry's comedy series "Assisted Living," Mr. Brown, Cora, and the gang open their assisted living facility and a hilarious variety of personalities come to live in the home, bringing with them a ton of laughs and experiences. David Mann as 'Mr. Brown,' Tamela Mann as 'Cora,' J. Anthony Brown as 'Vinny,' Na'im Lynn as 'Jeremy,' Courtney Nichole as 'Leah,' Alex Henderson as 'Philip,' and Tayler Buck as 'Sandra.' "Assisted Living" is the #1 new scripted series for African Americans P18-49, P25-54, and P2+ on cable for broadcast season 20-21. In the midseason premiere "Who are you to judge," after Jeremy buys a lemon from Mr. Brown, he takes legal action to recoup his loss. #AssistedLivingBET For more information on "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" and "Tyler Perry's Assisted Living" log on to BET.com.

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Paramount+ • 2022
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Glitch

Netflix • 2015 • IMDb: 7.3
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Glitch is an Australian television programme which premiered on 9 July 2015 on ABC. The series is set in the fictional country town of Yoorana, Victoria, and follows seven people who return from the dead in perfect health but with no memory. No one in the town knows why. The series was created by Tony Ayres and Louise Fox. The first series was awarded Best Television Drama Series at the 2016 AACTA Awards. The series also won Most Outstanding Drama Series at the 2016 Logie Awards. The second series premiered on 14 September 2017 on ABC. Series two follows James and the Risen as they begin to unravel the mystery of how and why they are back, but their journey of reconciliation, romance and revenge is soon disrupted by a new and even more lethal threat which is bad for civilization and only one person can stop it.

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AMC • 2020 • IMDb: 8.1
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The city of London falls into chaos when Finn Wallace, head of the most powerful crime family, is assassinated. Struggling to fill the sudden power vacuum is Finn's impulsive son Sean, causing ripples throughout the world of international crime.

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The White Lotus

HBO • 2021 • IMDb: 7.6
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A social satire set at an exclusive tropical resort, this six-episode limited series follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travelers, the hotel's cheerful employees and the idyllic locale itself. Among the employees at The White Lotus are the fastidious resort manager Armond (Murray Bartlett), who, after a sudden trauma, begins a dramatic downward spiral - and the down-to-earth spa manager, Belinda (Natasha Rothwell) who gets taken on an emotional roller coaster ride by a needy guest. The vacationers include the Mossbacher family - Nicole (Connie Britton), a successful type-A exec, who can't help but treat her family like disobedient employees; her husband, Mark (Steve Zahn), dealing with both an embarrassing health crisis and a terminal inferiority complex; their teenaged son, Quinn (Fred Hechinger), a socially awkward gamer, experiencing the wonder of nature for the very first time; their daughter, Olivia (Sydney Sweeney), and her friend, Paula (Brittany O'Grady), sharp-tongued college sophomores who cast a sardonic eye on the lifestyles and belief systems of everyone around them. The handsome, entitled Shane Patton (Jake Lacy) is here with his beautiful bride, Rachel (Alexandra Daddario). Shane and Rachel are in the throes of young love, but as they get to know each other better in this new, intimate environment, clouds of doubt appear - and by the time Shane's intrusive mother, Kitty (Molly Shannon) surprises them with an unwelcome visit, their fairytale honeymoon has begun to unravel. And finally, there is Tanya McQuoid (Jennifer Coolidge), a wealthy, unstable woman, recovering from the death of her mother, traveling alone to the hotel, looking for love and in desperate need of a massage.

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Does ending up under TSO (Compulsory Health Treatment) for seven days mean being crazy? This is what Daniele asks himself. Daniele is a twenty-year-old with a great sensitivity, who after a psychotic crisis wakes up in the dormitory of a psychiatric ward. There with the help of the "five madmen with whom he shared the room", how much the acceptance of oneself and of others can create deep bonds and relationships, in an authentic learning and growth diary.

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Bridge and Tunnel

EPIX • 2021 • IMDb: 6.2
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Written, directed and produced by Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, Public Morals) - who also stars - this six-episode, half-hour dramedy series set in the early 1980s revolves around a group of recent college grads setting out to pursue their dreams in Manhattan while still clinging to the familiarity of their working-class Long Island home town. The series features a stellar ensemble cast including Sam Vartholomeos (Star Trek: Discovery), Caitlin Stasey (Reign, Please Like Me), Gigi Zumbado (9-1-1, Criminal Minds, Scream), JanLuis Castellanos (13 Reasons Why, Marvel's Runways), Brian Muller (The Deuce, Madame Secretary, The Good Wife) and Isabella Farrell (The Good Fight). In addition to Burns, the series is also executive produced by Aaron Lubin (Something Borrowed, Public Morals) and Lori Keith Douglas (The Village, Friends from College). Bridge and Tunnel is produced by EPIX Studios and is internationally distributed by MGM. Edward Burns and Aaron Lubin have been producing partners at Marlboro Road Gang Productions for the past 20 years and recently completed Burns' 13th feature, Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies, which premiered to outstanding reviews at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Lubin and Burns also executive produced and Burns starred in the finale episode of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories for Amblin Partners, Universal Television and Apple Television, which premiered in March 2020 on Apple's new platform. Spielberg, Amblin and Lubin also executive produced Burns' police drama Public Morals in which Burns wrote, directed, produced and starred in every episode for TNT. Premium network EPIX(R) announced that the upcoming second season of Bridge and Tunnel has started production in New York, with an eye towards a 2022 premiere.

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Lifetime • 2022 • IMDb: 6.6
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Flowers in the Attic: The Origin tells the story of the headstrong and determined Olivia Winfield (Rooper), who is working alongside her beloved father, Mr. Winfield (Hamlin) when she finds herself unexpectedly wooed by one of the nation's most eligible bachelors Malcolm Foxworth (Irons). After a whirlwind romance, Olivia becomes the mistress of the imposing Foxworth Hall, where she soon discovers that the fairytale life she expected has quickly become a nightmare. Under Malcolm's elegant exterior lies a dark heart, and a twisted evil lurks inside Foxworth Hall that will threaten Olivia's happiness and that of her children. Her attempts to keep them all safe ultimately push Olivia to become the terrifying version of herself, leading to her inevitable - and notorious - the decision to lock her grandchildren in the attic...

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The Dragon Prince

Netflix • 2018 • IMDb: 8.4
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Acorn TV • 2018 • IMDb: 7.5
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