Abraham D Juste

ABC is desperate to boost ratings for Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish, starring Yara Shahidi as college freshman Zoey Johnson. The first 2 episodes received low ratings and negative reviews, mostly due to Yara’s annoying narration and all around bad acting by her supporting cast.

A New York Times‘ TV critic says Grown-ish is “still finding its identity” — that’s the mark of death in TV critic lingo.

So ABC/Freeform is pinning their hopes on a new character: Cassius “Cash” Mooney, played by tall, dark and handsome newcomer Abraham D. Juste.

Abraham, who goes by the nickname da’Vinchi in real life, plays a star shooting guard on the basketball team at Zoey’s mythical California University. He instantly catches Zoey’s eye when he asks for directions to the library, and the two hit it off.

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Grown-ish

Episode 3 of the Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish picks up where episode 2 left off with that cliffhanger “U UP?” text to Zoey (Yara Shahidi) from Aaron (Trevor Jackson) at 2 A.M.

Zoey and Trevor hook up at a dorm party where she shares her first ever tongue kiss. Zoey and Aaron slow grind to rapper French Montana‘s “Unforgettable”.

Afterwards, Zoey receives another early morning booty call text from Aaron.

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Martin Lawrence Gabrielle Union Will Smith

Gabrielle Union has a new TV series lined up when Being Mary Jane ends with a 2-hour series finale next year. According to Deadline.com, Union, 44, is set to star in a Bad Boys TV spin-off — 14 years after she played sexy Special Agent Syd Burnett in the original film.

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transgender cast

Director Ryan Murphy has set the record for casting the most female impersonators in regular roles in a scripted TV series. The previous record was set by director Lee Daniels in his scripted TV series Star.

Fox TV’s Star features three transgenders: Miss Lawrence, Amiyah Scott and newcomer Sidney Starr.

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Cast of Claws

TNT’s series premiere of its dark comedy Claws hit social media like a stick of dynamite on Sunday night. The reviews from bewildered viewers were a mix of awe and confusion.

Claws is about a tight knit group of nail artisans who work at a Palmetto, Florida nail salon that fronts as a prescription drug laundering operation.

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The cast of TNT’s “dark comedy” Claws posed on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere on Friday. Claws is about a group of nail techs in tiny Palmetto, Florida whose devotion to each other is tested when one of them commits murder. The crew includes L-R: Judy Reyes, Jenn Lyon, Carrie Preston, Niecy Nash and Karrueche Tran.

Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

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Empire

Fox TV has lost so much commercial ads revenue on the one-time smash hit Empire, that the program was renewed for a 4th season to recoup the losses.

According to TV by the Numbers, Empire’s ratings have fallen steadily since the debut season, but it’s still the No. 1 drama (and No. 2 show overall) among adults 18-49 on the broadcast networks.

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