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Craig Robinson Will Star In His Own NBC Comedy From The Creators Of ‘The Office’

The Office developer/executive producer Greg Daniels has set up a comedy at NBC starringThe Office regular Craig Robinson and written by the show’s supervising producer Owen Ellickson. The untitled project centers on a talented musician (Robinson) with rough edges who adjusts to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school, where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms. The comedy hails from Universal TV, Daniels’ Deedle Dee Prods and 3 Arts Entertainment. Ellickson, Daniels, Deedle Dee’s Tracy Katsky and 3 Arts’ Howard Klein and Mark Schulman executive produce, with Robinson serving as producer.

article by Nellie Andreeva via deadline.com

Kelly Rowland Stars In New BET Pilot

Kelly Rowland is back flexing her acting skills with a new role in an original BET pilot “What Would Dylan Do.”

Executive produced by Warren Hutcherson (‘The Bernie Mac Show,” “Men Of A Certain Age”) and Julian Breece (of the web series “Buppies”), the show will feature the singer as an “L.A.-based struggling relationship blogger” named Dylan, who lives with the girls while attempting to get her life together.

Also set to star in the show is Brandon Scott of “Grey’s Anatomy,” as Dylan’s ex-fiancée.

If the show is picked up, it will join BET’s fall line-up with “The Game,” Gabrielle Union’s “Being Middle of Nowhere,” and Larenz Tate’s “Gun Hill.”

 

Aviation Pioneer J. Herman Banning Makes Historic Cross-Country Flight On This Day In 1932

 

James Herman Banning

The story of J. Herman Banning, an aviator who made a series of historic firsts, is an inspiring tale worthy of being retold for generations on end.  Born James Herman Banning in Oklahoma in 1899, he would later move his family to the town of Ames, Iowa in 1919. Enrolling into Iowa State, Banning briefly studied electrical engineering but later ended his collegiate career after being called to the skies. Continue reading “Aviation Pioneer J. Herman Banning Makes Historic Cross-Country Flight On This Day In 1932”