or


[01/07/11 - 01:05 PM]
Laurence Fishburne Stars in "Thurgood," Debuting Feb. 24 on HBO
The one-man play stars Laurence Fishburne in his Tony-nominated performance, filmed at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C.

[via press release from HBO]

HBO FILMS' SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF GEORGE STEVENS, JR.'S PLAY "THURGOOD," THE ACCLAIMED ONE-MAN SHOW BASED ON THE LIFE OF CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER AND SUPREME COURT JUSTICE THURGOOD MARSHALL, STARRING LAURENCE FISHBURNE, DEBUTS FEB. 24 ON HBO DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

An HBO Films Special Presentation In Association With The Leonore Annenberg Institute For Civics Of The University Of Pennsylvania; A Stevens Company Production;

Written By George Stevens, Jr.; Executive Produced By Bill Haber's Ostar Productions And George Stevens, Jr.; Co-Executive Produced By Laurence Fishburne; Directed And Produced By Michael Stevens

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2011 - THURGOOD, filmed in front of a live audience at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C., will debut THURSDAY, FEB. 24 (9:00-10:45 p.m. ET/PT) during Black History Month, exclusively on HBO, it was announced today by Len Amato, president, HBO Films. The one-man play stars Laurence Fishburne in his Tony-nominated performance as Thurgood Marshall, the remarkable Civil Rights lawyer and Supreme Court Justice. THURGOOD was written by Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R) Award winner George Stevens, Jr.; directed by Emmy(R) Award winner Michael Stevens; and executive produced by Bill Haber.

Other HBO playdates: Feb. 24 (3:55 a.m.) and 27 (11:45 a.m.)

Told in the first person by Fishburne in the role of Marshall, THURGOOD is a compelling present-tense narration revisiting the turning points in his life and career as he remembers them. Recalling childhood stories of his family and home life in Baltimore, to his college days in North Carolina as an aspiring lawyer, Marshall recollects his triumphs over adversity to pursue a successful career in the judicial system fighting for human rights. Establishing benchmarks in Civil Rights advancement, Marshall tried the historic case of Brown vs. Board of Education before the Supreme Court, successfully challenging the unconstitutional segregation of black and white students in public schools. His achievements eventually led him to become the first African-American to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.

George Stevens, Jr. is best known for such film and TV work as the Emmy(R) winners "Separate But Equal," starring Sidney Poitier and "The Murder of Mary Phagan," starring Jack Lemmon. "The Thin Red Line," executive produced by Stevens, was nominated for seven Academy Awards(R), including Best Picture. THURGOOD, his playwriting debut, originally ran at the prestigious Booth Theater on Broadway in April 2008.

Michael Stevens was associate producer on the "The Thin Red Line" and has produced and directed two independent features, including "Sin," with Gary Oldman and Ving Rhames. He is the recipient of three Emmy(R) Awards, two of them consecutive victories for the "Kennedy Center Honors" as outstanding television special. Stevens produced HBO's presentation of "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial" and most recently was nominated for a Grammy Award for producing Bettye LaVette's "Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook."

In addition to starring in such notable films as "Othello" and "The Matrix" trilogy, Laurence Fishburne has a long list of stage credits, including "Fences," "The Lion in Winter" and "Two Trains Running," for which he won a Tony Award.





  [january 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.