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‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’ Director W. Kamau Bell on Reckoning With Bill Cosby’s Legacy

At the top of W. Kamau Bell’s Showtime docuseries We Need to Talk About Cosby, the comedian and filmmaker pronounces himself “a child of Bill Cosby.” Bell grew up watching Cosby’s Saturday morning show Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids and the “Picture Pages” segments on Captain Kangaroo. One of the first VHS tapes he […]

W. Kamau Bell’s ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’: TV Review | Sundance 2022

Bell's four-part Showtime docuseries explores Bill Cosby's legacy as a TV icon and a convicted predator, showing how his fame, influence and criminality were all connected.

First Trailer for W. Kamau Bell’s Bill Cosby Documentary, ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’

Below is the first official full trailer for the upcoming four-part Showtime documentary series We Need to Talk About Cosby. The project, from Emmy winner W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell), promises an in-depth look at the revolutionary career and the fall of “America’s Dad,” Bill Cosby. “Do not edit […]

Bill Cosby Docuseries From W. Kamau Bell Lands at Showtime

Comedian and filmmaker W. Kamau Bell calls himself a “child of Bill Cosby” — one who will now try to unpack Cosby’s influential career and descent into infamy after being accused of sexual assault by dozens of women. Bell (CNN’s United Shades of America) is behind a four-part docuseries, We Need to Talk About Cosby, […]

Hollywood Activists Respond to Derek Chauvin Sentencing: “Your Work Is Not Done”

Hollywood figures took to social media Friday to share their reactions to the news of the Derek Chauvin sentencing. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty on all three charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of the 46-year-old Black man, father, and Minneapolis resident. During a police […]

Tribeca TV Festival: ‘SVU’ 20th-Season Premiere, Tracey Ullman-Meryl Streep Talk Among Highlights

The Tribeca TV Festival has unveiled the lineup for its second annual edition, set to take place Sept. 20-23 in New York. Highlights of the 2018 event include the 20th-season premiere of 'Law & Order: SVU,' a Tracey Ullman-Meryl Streep talk and premieres of the latest seasons of Ullman's show, 'Madam Secretary,' 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' and 'Valley of the Boom' about the late-'90s dot-com bubble.

‘Simpsons’ Criticized for Response to Apu Controversy

Representatives for Fox and 20th Century Fox Television said that producers prefer to let the episode "speak for itself."

Rep Sheet Roundup: CAA Signs British Actor Augustus Prew

THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news.

Meet an Emmy Nominee: ‘United Shades of America’ Host W. Kamau Bell

"I didn't get to go to prom so this is my prom," the comedian says of the Emmys ceremony.

W. Kamau Bell: Emmy-Nominated TV Is Different Now Under President Trump (Guest Column)

"Entertainment is most important when it pushes back against oppression," writes the CNN host and comedian as the searing events of Aug.? 12 in Charlottesville, Va., spark a newly urgent debate on race.

‘United Shades of America’ Creator Travels U.S. to Talk With “People You Wouldn’t Expect”

W. Kamau Bell talks to Appalachian families, Muslim Americans and Chicago gang members on 'United Shades of America.'