Black Hollywood's TV Takeover

Gone are the days when we had to wait to see our favorite leading ladies, and men, on the big screen. Halle Berry, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer are just a few of the names we'll find on primetime in the coming months. Here's a look at Black Hollywood on the small screen.

Yolanda Sangweni Apr, 07, 2014

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The Oscar winner will star in the Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi thriller, Extant, coming to CBS July 9.

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This all-star casting of Terry McMillan's book, A Day Late, and a Dollar Short, coming to Lifetime on April 19, features Mekhi Phifer, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose, Ving Rhames, Tichina Arnold, and Whoopi Goldberg (not pictured).

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Davis (pictured here on set in Philadelphia), will play criminal defense professor Annalise DeWitt in the Shonda Rhimes ABC pilot, How to Get Away with Murder, premiering this fall.

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The two Hustle & Flow co-stars recently reunited to star in Lee Daniels' Fox hip hop drama, Empire, set to premiere this fall.

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Lee Daniels

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Naughton and Hardwick play James "Ghost" St. Patrick and Tasha St. Patrick in the the Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson-produced crime drama Power, set to premiere on Starz on June 7.

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Braxton will play legendary backup singer Darlene Love on the OWN network's upcoming biopic, My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story, premiering in December.

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The Oscar nominee will reunite with Precious director Lee Daniels for the hip hop drama, Empire, coming to Fox this fall.

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CBS has selected Tyler's New York Times best-selling book Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation for adaptation as a comedy series and is currently searching for writers for the project.

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The Mad Men regular will star in Lebron James' autobiographical comedy, Survivor's Remorse, set to debut on Starz this fall.

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Octavia Spencer

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Malco will play the lead in Kevin Hart's forthcoming comedy pilot, Keep It Together, coming to ABC this fall. Hart is expected to have a recurring role if the pilot moves to a series.