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‘Queen Sugar’: Ava DuVernay Among All-Female Group of Helmers Back to Direct Final Season

When Queen Sugar was first announced in 2016, creator Ava DuVernay revealed a commitment to hiring exclusively female directors. Now, as the OWN family drama preps its seventh and final season, it’s making good on that promise. The series, from DuVernay’s Array Filmworks, Harpo Films and studio Warner Bros. TV, is currently filming in and […]

‘Queen Sugar’ to End With Season 7 on OWN

Queen Sugar is ending its run. OWN has handed out a seventh and final season renewal for the drama from Ava DuVernay and Warner Bros. Television. The series, based on the book by Natalie Baszile, aired both its fifth and sixth seasons this year after DuVernay rewrote season five to reflect the turbulent year that […]

‘Queen Sugar’ Director DeMane Davis Inks Warner Bros. TV Overall Deal

Director and producer DeMane Davis is making a home at Warner Bros. Television Group. Davis (Queen Sugar, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker) has signed a multi-year overall deal with the studio. As part of the deal, she’ll join the creative team of The CW’s DC Comics drama Naomi as co-executive […]

African American Film Critics Association: Norman Lear, Michaela Coel and ‘Lupin’ Among Special Achievement TV Honorees

The African American Film Critics Association has announced that it will present a number of special accolades at its third annual AAFCA TV Honors on Saturday, August 21. Norman Lear, the force behind some of the most popular and socially impactful TV series of all time, will receive the Legend Award. Michaela Coel, the recently […]

How Ava DuVernay Rewrote ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 5 to Reflect a Turbulent Year

"There was a responsibility to make this a time capsule of this time for Black Americans."

This Week in TV: ‘American Idol,’ ‘To All the Boys 3,’ ‘Young Rock’

The coming week also features a new season of OWN's 'Queen Sugar' and the return of HBO's 'Last Week Tonight.'

‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed for Season 6 at OWN

The pickup of 'Queen Sugar' comes a month before Ava DuVernay's drama debuts its fifth season on the Discovery-owned cable network.

“Put on a Face Shield!”: TV’s Top Showrunners Share Lessons Learned From Safe Sets Amid Pandemic

With many series filming again, Ava DuVernay, Noah Hawley and others share the lengths to which they're going to stay safe — and a few mistakes they've made along the way.

Environmental Media Awards Goes Virtual; ‘Dark Waters,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Mixed-ish’ Among Nominees (Exclusive)

The 2020 Environmental Media Association Awards are going virtual, with the event set to be hosted by Lance Bass. Read on for a complete list of this year's nominees.

‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed for Season 5 at OWN

OWN has renewed hit family drama 'Queen Sugar' for a fifth season, one that includes current showrunner Anthony Sparks after several years of intentional turnover.

‘Queen Sugar,’ ‘Insecure’ Costume Designer Breaks Down Looks That “Showcase Black Culture”

'Queen Sugar' and 'Insecure' costume designer Ayanna James talks about the looks she created to 'showcase black culture.'

TV Trailer Watch: ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 4 Sets Stage for Fiery Family Drama

Ava DuVernay's critically acclaimed drama 'Queen Sugar' returns for a fourth season focused on the fallout of a controversial memoir from one of the Bordelon siblings.