New releases this week in Black TV & Film include: Married to Medicine – Los Angeles: Season 2, Michelle Obama doc Becoming, Tyler Perry’s The Oval and Bruh, Netflix series The Eddy and potential theatre release The High Note starring Tracee Ellis Ross.

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5/3/2020

Married to Medicine – Los Angeles: Season 2

Air/Release Date: 5/3/2020 @ 9/8c
Network: Bravo
Writer/Director/Creator:
Matt Anderson, Nate Green, Heather Crowe
Cast:
Britten Cole, Shanique Drummond, Imani Walker
Category/Genre: Reality TV Series
Rating: N/A

Synopsis: Married to Medicine Los Angeles gives viewers an inside look into the fast-paced, elite lives of five successful women. These women include doctors and doctors’ wives living in Los Angeles who juggle careers and family life as their friendships and rivalries constantly evolve.

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5/6/2020

Becoming

Air/Release Date: 5/6/2020
Network: Netflix
Writer/Director/Creator:
Nadia Hallgren
Cast:
Michelle Obama
Category/Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG

Synopsis: Becoming follows former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with “Becoming.”

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5/6/2020

Tyler Perry’s The Oval: Season 1 Return

Air/Release Date: 5/6/2020 @ 9/8c
Network: BET
Writer/Director/Creator:
Tyler Perry
Cast:
Kron Moore, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn W. Hebron
Category/Genre: TV Series, Drama
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Synopsis: “The Oval” is a political drama that tells the story of U.S. President Hunter Franklin and First Lady Victoria Franklin, a power-hungry interracial couple who present a perfect façade to the world while indulging in wildly scandalous behavior behind closed doors.

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5/7/2020

Tyler Perry’s Bruh: Season 1

Air/Release Date: 5/7/2020
Network: BET+
Writer/Director/Creator:
Tyler Perry
Cast:
Barry Brewer, Caroline Harris, Mahdi Cocci
Category/Genre: TV Series, Comedy
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Synopsis: Bruh examines the world of dating, career, and friendship in a present-day society for a group of 30-something-year-old college friends. This group of “Bruhs” will unravel the stereotypes of African American men and manage to maintain their brother-like relationships, while finding love and fulfilling careers.

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5/8/2020

The Eddy

Air/Release Date: 5/8/2020
Network: Netflix
Writer/Director/Creator:
Alan Poul, Damien Chazelle, Jack Thorne
Cast:
Andre Holland
Category/Genre: TV Series, Drama
Rating:
TV-MA

Synopsis: In this vibrant musical drama Elliot Udo, a once celebrated musician from New York, is running a small Jazz club called The Eddy in a multicultural neighborhood in modern-day Paris. He is struggling to keep the club open, manage the house band and deal with his past. When he finds out that his partner is involved in questionable business practices things start to spin out of control.

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5/8/2020

The High Note (Check local listings due to COVID-19)

Air/Release Date: 5/8/2020
Network: Theatre Release
Writer/Director/Creator:
Flora Greeson, Nisha Ganatra
Cast: Tracee Ellis Ross, Ice Cube, Kelvin Harrison, Jr.
Category/Genre: Film, Drama/Romance
Rating:
PG-13

Synopsis: Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer.

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