Escapism: Blackwatch For July 15, 2012 [@papadocabraxas]


[Senior Media Correspondent here: Sorry there any images this week, folks. Between difficulties uploading images and time constraints, the decision was made to run this feature as is without images. Hopefully this will be resolved next week. Apologies.]

In the same way you used to turn to the last page of Jet Magazine to see where Black people would be on TV, Blackwatch aims to tell you where you can find Black folks in the heights of their geekiness.

The Blackwatch list covers television, movies, comics, webcomics, and select websites that feature or are by Black people.

This list is always a work in progress. Not only because things change but also because new information is discovered. If any of you readers have any suggestions or want to highlight anything happening in Black media, please friend us on Facebook or leave a commenting the comments section below.

Here is this week's list.

On Primetime Television:

  • Aldis Hodge appears on Leverage Sunday @ 8 p, TNT–season premiere 
  • Archie Panjabi appears on The Good Wife Sunday @ 9 p, CBS
  • Michelle Hurd appears on The Glades Sunday @ 9 p, A&E–new
  • Rutina Wesley and Nelson Ellis appear on True Blood Sunday @ 9 p, HBO–new
  • Mpho Koaho and Seychelle Gabriel appear on Falling Skies Sunday @ 9 p, TNT–new
  • Dev Patel, Blaise Brooks, Chris Chalk, and Olivia Munn appear on The Newsroom Sunday @ 10 p, HBO–new
  • Sterling K. Brown and Wendy Davis appear on Army Wives Sunday @ 10 p, Lifetime–new
  • Neil Brown Jr. appears on Weeds Sunday @ 10 p, Showtime–new
  • Michael Jai White, Kym Whitley, Byron Minns, and Tommy Davidson provide voices for Black Dynamite airs Sunday @ 11:30 p, Cartoon Network–series premiere
  • Tristan Wilds appears on 90210 Monday @ 8 p, The CW
  • Camille Winbush appears on Secret Life Of The American Teenager Monday @ 8 p, ABC Family–new
  • Joe Morton and Salli Richardson-Whitfield appear on Eureka Monday @ 9 p, SyFy–new 
  • Corey Reynolds and Robert Gossett appear on The Closer Monday @ 9 p, TNT–new
  • WWE Monday Night Raw airs Monday @ 9 p, USA–new
  • LisaRaye McCoy, Denise Vasi, and DB Woodside appear on Single Ladies Monday @ 9 p, VH1–new
  • Reno Williams and Nyambi Nyambi appear on Mike & Molly Monday @ 9:30 p, CBS
  • Russell Hornsby appears on Grimm Monday @ 10 p, NBC
  • K. C. Collins appears on Lost Girl Monday @ 10 p, SyFy–new
  • Arjay Smith and LeVar Burton appear on Perception Monday @ 10 p, TNT–new
  • Rocky Carroll appears on NCIS Tuesday @ 8 p, CBS
  • Cress Williams appears on Hart Of Dixie Tuesday @ 8 p, the CW
  • Shay Mitchell and Janel Parrish appear on Pretty Little Liars Tuesday @ 8 p, ABC Family–new
  • LL Cool J appears on NCIS: Los Angeles Tuesday @ 9 p, CBS 
  • Benjamin Charles Watson appears on The L.A. Complex Tuesday @ 9 p, The CW
  • Lee Thompson Young appears on Rizzoli & Isles Tuesday @ 9 p, TNT–new
  • Sharif Atkins and Marsha Thomason appear on White Collar Tuesday @ 9 p, USA–new
  • Taraji P. Henson appears on Person Of Interest Tuesday @ 10 p, CBS
  • Dana Davis and Kumail Nanjiani appear on Franklin & Bash Tuesday @ 10 p, TNT–new
  • Ryan Michelle Bathe appears on Retired At 35 Tuesday @ 10 p, TVLand–new
  • Sendhil Ramamurthy appears on Covert Affairs Tuesday @ 10 p, USA–new
  • Maya Rudolph and Nick Cannon appear on Up All Night Wednesday @ 8:30 p, NBC
  • Tahj Mowry appears on Baby Daddy Wednesday @ 8:30 p, ABC Family–new
  • Shemar Moore appears on Criminal Minds Wednesday @ 9 p, CBS
  • Reshma Shetty appears on Royal Pains Wednesday @ 9 p, USA–new
  • Ice-T and Tamara Tunie appear on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Wednesday @ 10 p, NBC
  • Hermes (voiced by Phil LaMarr) appears on Futurama Wednesday @ 10 p, Comedy Central–new
  • Cedric The Entertainer and Niecy Nash appear on The Soul Man Wednesday @ 10 p, TVLand–new
  • Mehcad Brooks appears on Necessary Roughness Wednesday @ 10 p, USA–new
  • Donald Faison appears on The Exes Wednesday @ 10:30 p, TVLand–new
  • John Legend appears on Duets Thursday @ 8 p, ABC–new
  • Craig Robinson, Leslie David Baker, and Mindy Kaling appear on The Office Thursday @ 8 p, NBC 
  • Katerina Graham appears on The Vampire Diaries Thursday @ 8 p, the CW
  • TNA Impact Wrestling airs Thursday @ 8 pm, Spike–new
  • Frenemy Of The State creator Rashida jones, Aziz Ansari and Retta appear on Parks & Recreation Thursday @ 8:30 p, NBC
  • Lamorne Morris appears on New Girl Thursday @ 9 & 9:30 p, Fox
  • K. C. Collins appears on Saving Hope Thursday @ 9 p, NBC–new
  • Benjamin Charles Watson appears on The L.A. Complex Thursday @ 9 p, The CW
  • Noureen DeWulf appears on Anger Management Thursday @ 9:30 p, FX–new
  • Enuka Okuma, Lyriq Bent, and Melanie Nicholls-King appear on Rookie Blue Thursday @ 10 p, ABC–new
  • Taraji P. Henson appears on Person Of Interest Thursday @ 10 p, CBS
  • Roy Wood Jr. appears on Sullivan & Son Thursday @ 10 & 10:30 p, TBS–series premiere
  • Gina Torres appears on Suits Thursday @ 10 p, USA–new
  • Omar Epps appears on House Friday @ 8 p, Fox
  • Tiffany Hines appears on Nikita Friday @ 8 p, the CW
  • WWE SmackDown airs Friday @ 8 p, SyFy–new
  • Hill Harper appears on CSI: New York Friday @ 9 p, CBS 
  • Tamara Taylor appears on Bones Friday @ 9 p, Fox
  • K. C. Collins appears on Lost Girl Friday @ 10 p, SyFy–new
  • Michael Ealy and Indigo appear on Common Law Friday @ 10 p, USA–new
  • Tom Reed, Felix Solis, and Harold House Moore appear on NYC 22 Saturday @ 8 p, CBS–new
  • Ice-T and Tamara Tunie appear on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Saturday @ 9 & 10 p, NBC
  • Tamala Jones and Penny Johnson Jerald appear on Castle Saturday @ 10 p, ABC
  • Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson perform on Saturday Night Live Saturday @ 11:30 p, NBC

All times listed are Eastern. Please check your local listings to confirm day and time. 

[Source: TV Guide and]

On The Big Screen

  • Morgan Freeman and Daniel Sunjata star in The Dark Knight Rises in theaters Friday July 20

[Sources: Moviefone and IMDB]

In Comics

  • Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child #5, written by Selwin Seyfu Hinds and drawn by Denys Cowan, comes out from DC/Vertigo
  • John Stewart is featured in Green Lantern Corps #11 coming out from DC Comics
  • Cyborg is featured in Justice League #11 coming out from DC Comics
  • Invisible Kid is featured in Legion of Super-Heroes #11 coming out from DC Comics
  • Aqualad is featured in Young Justice #18 coming out from DC Comics
  • Total Recall Vol. 1: Life On Mars, written by Komplicated’s Senior Media Correspondent Vince Moore, comes out from Dynamite Entertainment
  • Roadblock is featured in Danger Girl/G.I. Joe #1 coming out from IDW
  • Kiss #2, drawn by Jamal Igle, comes out from IDW
  • Lieutenant Uhura is featured in Star Trek #11 coming out from IDW
  • Lieutenant Geordi LaForge is featured in Star Trek the Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #3 coming out from IDW
  • Carbon Grey Vol. 2 #1, drawn by Khari Evans, comes out from Image Comics
  • Storm and Luke Cage are featured in Avengers Versus X-Men #8 coming out from Marvel Comics
  • Storm and The Black Panther are featured in Fantastic Four #608 coming out from Marvel Comics
  • Sunspot is featured in New Mutants #46 coming out from Marvel Comics
  • Storm is featured in Uncanny X-Men #16 coming out from Marvel
  • Monet St. Croix a.k.a. M is featured in X-Factor #240 coming out from Marvel Comics
  • Storm is featured in X-Men #32 coming out from Marvel
  • Grimm Fairy Tales Myths & Legends #18, written by Raven Gregory, comes out from Zenescope Entertainment

Check with your local comics shop for the availability of these and other titles. Cover images shown above and creators listed are subject to change without notice.

[Source: ComicList]

In Blogs and Websites:

In The World of Webcomics:

  • World Of Hurt by Jay Potts updates on Wednesday (and starting from the beginning here on Komplicated, which will post Tuesdays and Fridays)
  • Fried Chicken and Sushi by Khalid Birdsong updates on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Ants by Julian Lyte updates Monday and Wednesday
  • The Knight Life by Keith Knight appears daily in newspapers and online. Also check out Keith's other comics at The K Chronicles website.
  • Stealth by William Satterwhite updates Fridays
  • Saint’s Way by Yasmin Liang updates Sundays
  • Say What?! by Maurice Love updates daily

In The New Black on Komplicated:

Have a great week.


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