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Queen Sugar: Oprah to Host Post Finale Special

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The Queen Sugar season two finale will feature a special guest. This week, Own announced Oprah Winfrey will host a post-finale special next month.The drama, which is executive produced by Winfrey, chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings, who must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm in the aftermath of a tragedy. The cast includes Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez.Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Season Three; New Showrunner Named for Own Drama Series

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Queen Sugar has a new queen. Deadline reports Kat Candler has been named as the new showrunner for season three of the Own TV show.From Ava DuVernay, the drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings, who must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm in the aftermath of a tragedy. The cast includes Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez.Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Own?

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Vulture Watch Will the Bordelon family lose their sugarcane farm? Has the Queen Sugar TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Own? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Queen Sugar season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Own cable channel, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. This contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they reunite in order to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Season Two Ratings

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The first season of Own's Queen Sugar TV show did pretty well in the ratings. It was the cable channel's second-most watched scripted series, in terms of the 18-49 year old viewer demo and third, in terms of total audience size. Can they repeat the magic or even build on its audience in season two? Will Queen Sugar be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned. Set in the fictional Louisiana town of Saint Josephine, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. Own's contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More…
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‘Queen Sugar’ Star Nicholas Ashe on Shooting Cop Scene, Aftermath: ‘It Was Terrifying’

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‘Queen Sugar’ Star Nicholas Ashe on Shooting Cop Scene, Aftermath: ‘It Was Terrifying’
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Tuesday’s episode of “Queen Sugar”) The Season 2 premiere of “Queen Sugar” where Micah (Nicholas Ashe) was pulled over by a police officer and had a gun pulled on him was sadly a little too familiar for many people. Fortunately for Micah, his arrest didn’t end up with him being shot but that doesn’t mean that the experience still wasn’t traumatizing. In the midseason finale, Micah finally confesses to Davis West (Timon Kyle Durrett) what exactly happened between the time of his arrest and being
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‘Queen Sugar’ Star Nicholas Ashe on Shooting Cop Scene, Aftermath: ‘It Was Terrifying’

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‘Queen Sugar’ Star Nicholas Ashe on Shooting Cop Scene, Aftermath: ‘It Was Terrifying’
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Tuesday’s episode of “Queen Sugar”) The Season 2 premiere of “Queen Sugar” where Micah (Nicholas Ashe) was pulled over by a police officer and had a gun pulled on him was sadly a little too familiar for many people. Fortunately for Micah, his arrest didn’t end up with him being shot but that doesn’t mean that the experience still wasn’t traumatizing. In the midseason finale, Micah finally confesses to Davis West (Timon Kyle Durrett) what exactly happened between the time of his arrest and being
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Ava DuVernay and ‘Queen Sugar’ Cast Discuss Social Justice on TV, New Episodes

Ava DuVernay and ‘Queen Sugar’ Cast Discuss Social Justice on TV, New Episodes
Fresh off multiple Emmy wins for her gritty and moving documentary “13th,” Ava DuVernay and the cast of “Queen Sugar” appeared at PaleyFest Fall TV Previews to give fans an early look at a new episode and discuss the show’s continuing efforts to tell wide-ranging stories about issues such as black and bi-racial identity, black masculinity, police harassment, and social justice.

Cast members gathered on the Paley Center stage to talk about their favorite moments and highlights from the series, now in its second season. The drama has already been renewed for a third season. DuVernay noted, “We’re all on the same page. It’s a mind meld. We’re trying to find what’s next.”

Teasing what fans have to look forward to, star Dawn-Lyen Gardner said of her character, Charley Bordelon West, “We’re seeing Charley change. She’s out to create economic change for a community. She
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Queen Sugar: Season Two Return Date Announced by Own

When will Queen Sugar be back? Today, Own announced season two will return in October.From Ava DuVernay, the drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings, who must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm in the aftermath of a tragedy. The cast includes Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez.Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Season Two Ratings

The first season of Own's Queen Sugar TV show did pretty well in the ratings. It was the cable channel's second-most watched scripted series, in terms of the 18-49 year old viewer demo and third, in terms of total audience size. Can they repeat the magic or even build on its audience in season two? Will Queen Sugar be cancelled or renewed for a third season? Stay tuned. Set in the fictional Louisiana town of Saint Josephine, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. Own's contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Own?

Vulture Watch Will the Bordelon family lose their sugarcane farm? Has the Queen Sugar TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Own? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Queen Sugar season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Own cable channel, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. This contemporary drama chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they reunite in order to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More…
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Queen Sugar: Season Three Renewal Announced for Own TV Series

In good news for the Bordelon family, the Queen Sugar TV show has been renewed for a third season on Own. Season two just premiered on June 20th. In addition to the renewal, Own has announced a new first-look deal with Queen Sugar creator, Ava DuVernay. The cabler also announced that Michael Michele, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Beverly Todd will recur later on in season two. An Own drama series, Queen Sugar stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Ethan Hutchison, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Dondré Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett, Greg Vaughan, and Marycarmen Lopez. The story chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they reunite in order to save the family sugarcane farm. Read More…
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'Queen Sugar’ Returns With Shocking Season 2 Premiere, Addresses Police Brutality and Family Conflict

'Queen Sugar’ Returns With Shocking Season 2 Premiere, Addresses Police Brutality and Family Conflict
Tensions were running high in the season two premiere of Queen Sugar, as the Bordelons adjust to a new family dynamic following the unexpected passing of their father.

The critically acclaimed series, led by director Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey, follows the Bordelon siblings, Charley West (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Nova (Rutina Wesley), as they come together to run the family business.

Watch: Exclusive: Oprah Winfrey Reveals the Tips She Picked Up From Queen Sugar Sex Scenes

As Charley continues to juggle her high-profile split from Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett) and the sugar cane farm with Ralph Angel, Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) finds himself being profiled by a police officer. Following a heartbreaking split in season one, Violet (Tina Lifford) addresses her true feelings for Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey)…but is she too late? And will Ralph Angel pursue his right to the property after discovering his late father’s will?

“Usually
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TVLine Items: Vera Farmiga's New Gig, SNL Star to Host Bet Awards and More

TVLine Items: Vera Farmiga's New Gig, SNL Star to Host Bet Awards and More
Vera Farmiga has found her first post-Bates Motel TV role in Amazon’s upcoming sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

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Farmiga appears in the standalone episode “Kill All Others,” in which “a man hangs dead from a lamppost, apparently murdered and inexplicably ignored by passersby, after a politician (Farmiga) makes a shocking statement encouraging violence,” our sister site Deadline reports.

The installment also features Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth) as an extraordinarily average man and Sarah Baker (Big Little Lies, Louie) as his spouse.
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Queen Sugar: Season One Ratings

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Own has been having great success in the ratings with their original scripted series. The cable channel execs have such faith in Queen Sugar that they've already renewed the family drama for a second season. Will it be a hit or will they wish they'd cancelled the show instead? Stay tuned.Set in the fictional Louisiana town of Saint Josephine, Queen Sugar is a contemporary drama that chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings. Following a family tragedy, they must come together to try to save the family sugarcane farm. The show's large cast includes Bianca Lawson, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Dondré Whitfield, Ethan Hutchison, Glynn Turman, Greg Vaughan, Henry G. Sanders, Kofi Siriboe, Marycarmen Lopez, Nicholas L. Ashe, Omar J. Dorsey, Rutina Wesley, Timon Kyle Durrett, and Tina Lifford.Below are the show's TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the
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Queen Sugar Season 1 Review

Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Queen Sugar, Ava DuVernay’s small-screen adaptation of the Natalie Baszile novel on Oprah’s Own, is a progressive force in the TV landscape on several fronts. The family drama’s predominantly black cast is anchored by strong female characters and views the world from their perspective; the male characters are defined by sensitivity and vulnerability rather than the typical malady of American faux-machismo; the storytelling sidesteps explosive, tearjerker sensationalism in favor of nuanced drama that unfolds organically.

The show is inspired, from its fresh ideas to its rich visual style to the fact that DuVernay ensured every episode was directed by a woman, which makes it all the more disappointing that its first three episodes are far less compelling than the concept that drives them. In fact, drive seems to be the series’ primary issue; even three hours in, the story lacks
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Review: Could OWN's 'Queen Sugar' be TV's next great family drama?

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Review: Could OWN's 'Queen Sugar' be TV's next great family drama?
Other than Sundance's "Rectify," no recent TV drama has been as comfortable in silence as "Queen Sugar," the new OWN family drama created by 'Selma' director Ava DuVernay, adapting the novel by Natalie Baszile. The series lingers over moments that other shows might feel compelled to rush through, or fill with dialogue out of fear the audience might grow bored or not understand what's running through the character's minds. DuVernay appreciates the power of those silences, and the ways they can make a moment feel sexier, or more unsettling, or more powerful than if everyone on-screen was constantly articulating his or her thoughts. So many of the series' emotions are conveyed through gestures, tight close-ups, or simply showing one of the regulars going through their daily routine

As a result, "Queen Sugar" — about a trio of adult siblings who attempt to run their family's sugarcane farm in rural Louisiana after
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‘Queen Sugar’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Own Series is Frustratingly Familiar

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‘Queen Sugar’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Own Series is Frustratingly Familiar
As sad as it is to report, there’s no denying it: “Queen Sugar” is far from TV royalty.

It’s rather befuddling when something as progressive as a female-directed cable drama with a diverse cast can feel so familiar. After all, one of the most appealing artistic aspects of hearing from voices not belonging to the middle-aged white men dominating our entertainment culture is that we’ll be exposed to perspectives unfamiliar to our own.

Or — and one could argue even more importantly — the hope is that viewers who never see their stories told will finally discover the richly rewarding side of TV that only comes from seeing one’s own plight, success and everything in between on a screen, in their home.

The latter may still happen for “Queen Sugar.” I can’t speak to it, precisely, being one of those (almost) middle-aged white men. But what I
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‘Queen Sugar’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Own Series is Frustratingly Familiar

‘Queen Sugar’ Review: Ava DuVernay’s Own Series is Frustratingly Familiar
As sad as it is to report, there’s no denying it: “Queen Sugar” is far from TV royalty.

It’s rather befuddling when something as progressive as a female-directed cable drama with a diverse cast can feel so familiar. After all, one of the most appealing artistic aspects of hearing from voices not belonging to the middle-aged white men dominating our entertainment culture is that we’ll be exposed to perspectives unfamiliar to our own.

Or — and one could argue even more importantly — the hope is that viewers who never see their stories told will finally discover the richly rewarding side of TV that only comes from seeing one’s own plight, success and everything in between on a screen, in their home.

The latter may still happen for “Queen Sugar.” I can’t speak to it, precisely, being one of those (almost) middle-aged white men. But what I
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Oprah Winfrey Is Taking Sex Tips from This TV Show ...

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Oprah Winfrey Is Taking Sex Tips from This TV Show ...
Oprah Winfrey is learning a thing or two from her network's new drama series Queen Sugar. The veteran talk show host revealed to Entertainment Weekly that a scene from the Ava DuVernay-helmed show gave her an idea for her longtime beau, Stedman Graham. After watching an episode of the upcoming series that includes a sex scene in which the main character opens a blanket to invite the partner into bed, Winfrey admitted, "You want to be that person." "It hits a sensual nerve. He is unhooking her bra, and you're like, 'Whoa!' I'm like, 'I'm going to get
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Queen Sugar: Early Season Two Renewal for Own Series

Oprah Winfrey Network is sweet on its upcoming drama series. Own has renewed the Queen Sugar TV show for a second season, more than a month ahead of the series premiere. Watch an extended trailer, below. The first season of Queen Sugar premieres on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00pm Et/Pt on Own: Oprah Winfrey Network.From Ava DuVernay who executive produces with Oprah Winfrey and Melissa Carter, the Queen Sugar TV series cast includes: Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Dondré Whitfield, Nicholas L. Ashe, Timon Kyle Durrett, and Greg Vaughan. Glynn Turman guest stars. The series is based on the book by Natalie Baszile.Read More…
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