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Cuba Gooding Jr. and Aunjanue Ellis in The Book of Negroes

The universal story of loss, courage and triumph is powerfully being examined in the upcoming DVD release of the acclaimed mini-series, ‘The Book of Negroes.’ The show, which became BET’s top-rated original mini-series when it had its U.S. premiere on the cable network in February, stars Aunjanue Ellis, Louis Gossett Jr. and Cuba Gooding Jr. In celebration of the program’s special edition DVD release on Tuesday, Shockya has a new exclusive clip, which features the Oscar-winning ‘Jerry Maguire’ actor discussing his character’s relationship with Ellis’ character. An epic dramatic adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel by Lawrence Hill, ‘The Book of Negroes’ depicts the extraordinary life of Aminata Diallo (Ellis)–an  [ Read More ]

RIDE TV Makes Deal with FilmOn

Posted by monique On April - 2 - 2015 0 Comment

FilmOn is increasing its online television dominance with their latest deal with RIDE TV. Ride Television Network, Inc. and FilmOn have announced that they’ve agreed to have FilmOn distribute the station to FilmOn’s customers. RIDE TV is expected to begin broadcasting as a part of FilmOn’s basic service in 2015′s second quarter. RIDE TV is the channel for lovers of horses and the equestrian lifestyle. The channel’s programming includes reality shows, horse competitions, children’s programming, documentaries and more pertaining to what horse lovers want to see. “RIDE TV fills a programming gap on the premium content spectrum,” said Kim Hurwitz, Senior Vice President of Programming for FilmOn. “We think our  [ Read More ]

Walking Dead Complete Fifth Season

“The Walking Dead” has been especially gripping this season, and the season finale didn’t let up one bit. However, if you still can’t get enough of this season and you want to relive the moments of the characters facing the new culture of Alexandria, mark Aug. 25 on your calendars as the release date for “The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season.” Anchor Bay Entertainment is bringing fans the fifth season on Blu-ray plus Digital HD and DVD. Just like with their other “Walking Dead” releases, the fifth season home release will feature high quality audio and video that will give you the best viewing experience possible. More information, like  [ Read More ]

The Walking Dead Tyreese

Many fans of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” have had one continuous problem with the show. It seems like the black men always end up dying. IndieWire outlines how prevalent that theme has been this season, especially with the latest tragedy to be Tyler James Williams’ character Noah. So is there a conspiracy to get rid of the black men? Gale Anne Hurd, a producer for the show, begs to differ. “We have to go with the story,” she said to Variety. “It’s really important to cast the best actors. Two of those characters were white in the comics. They could’ve been any ethnicity. Our casting calls are completely open and  [ Read More ]

Symphony: New Nations and New Worlds

The history of the symphony is examined in the BBC television program “Symphony: New Nations and New Worlds.” The program takes a closer look at certain movements in the European symphony and how the symphony migrated throughout Europe and to America. “Simon Russell Beale continues his history of the symphony by taking a musical journey through the rise of nationalism in Europe into the New World. He discovers how nationalist voices such as Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Sibelius brought the symphony to wider audiences and visits Dvorak’s summer house as he left it at his death in 1904, a remarkable insight into the personal life of the great composer. Simon follows  [ Read More ]


Children can get a laugh on the weekend when they watch “Scrambled!,” one of ITV’s popular television programs. The show gives all the news kids want to hear about for a full two hours, including ways its audience can be a part of the program. Here’s what you can expect from “Scrambled!” “[A] Two-hour children’s magazine show for weekend mornings, presented by Laura Jackson, London Hughes, Luke Franks and Sam Homewood. Young viewers are encouraged to participate on screen and at home, and submissions from the audience include photos and videos. Also featured are episodes from various CITV favourites.” You and your kids can watch “Scrambled!” on FilmOn via its  [ Read More ]


Gala TV for now on FilmOn

Posted by monique On March - 27 - 2015 0 Comment
Gala Bingo

Do you love playing Bingo? Bingo fans in the UK have been able to play their favorite game with television channel Gala TV and now everyone around the world can watch through FilmOn’s Gala TV channel. Gala TV is a gaming channel that includes many games, such as many variations on bingo. Gala TV’s bingo games allow people to play while while using their computers. As the channel’s description states about Gala’s bingo games: “Gala Bingo is known as the UK’s most loved and trusted Bingo operator. We’re all about entertainment, a sense of community and having fun… what we call ‘Play Happy’.” Gala TV’s website also has other games  [ Read More ]

Pop Charts Britannia

Celebrate the British pop charts with BBC through their television special, “Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years of the Top 10.” The documentary focuses on the 60th anniversary of the British singles chart. Here’s more about the special: “Documentary chronicling our ever-changing love affair with the British singles chart on the occasion of its 60th anniversary. From the first NME chart in 1952, via Pick and Top of the Pops to home-taping the Radio One chart show and beyond, we have measured out our lives to a wonderful churn of pop driven, unbeknownst to us, by a clandestine world of music biz hustle. Featuring contributions by 60 years of BBC chart  [ Read More ]

Martha Stewart-Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber

Apparently to Martha Stewart, making brownies with Snoop Dogg is a good thing. But I’m sure the burning question on everyone’s lips is, “Were they regular brownies or pot brownies?” How about you watch the video below and see for yourself. Stewart made her brownie joke during the “Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber.” The roast, of course, has a lot more funny content, especially since it’s about one of the most infamous (and, in some areas of the United States, hated) members of the pop-culture pantheon, the Biebs. It would seem that of recent days, Bieber has come to his senses somewhat and is trying to get back in  [ Read More ]


Check Out Countryfile for Free on FilmOn

Posted by monique On March - 20 - 2015 0 Comment
Countryfile-BBC Two

Do you love learning more about life in the British countryside? BBC Two’s television show, “Countryfile,” takes fans of shabby-chic living throughout the countrysides of the British Isles, introducing them to the places and notable people that make country life fun and unique. In one of the episodes of “Countryfile,” the show heads to Peak District, which is the site of one of Britian’s popular shows. “Countryfile is in the Peak District where John Craven is on the set of the BBC drama, The Village. He gets behind the scenes to meet the cast and explores the impact filming has had on the real village of Hayfield. He also reveals  [ Read More ]


Watch Who Do You Think You Are for Free on FilmOn

Posted by monique On March - 15 - 2015 0 Comment
Who Do You Think You Are

Britain’s celebrities are getting to know their family heritage with “Who Do You Think You Are?”. The television show features notables learning more about their family tree and the secrets it holds. One of the episodes you can view for free on FilmOn’s Yesterday channel features “Strictly Come Dancing” and “Dancing with the Stars” judge Len Goodman. “Known to millions as the lead judge on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Len Goodman nearly became a welder until a friend told him to try out ballroom dancing because it is ‘full of girls’. Now in his late 60s, Len feels it is time to find out about his ancestors. He spent  [ Read More ]

Yahoo's Sin City Saints Releases Official Trailer Featuring Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman is getting an intimate look into the hilarious mishaps and adventures of a new pro-basketball franchise, as Yahoo Screen has released the official trailer for its upcoming original comedy, ‘Sin City Saints.’ The actress plays Stanford-educated lawyer Dusty Halford, who works for the title league’s commissioner in the series, which is based in Las Vegas. Alongside the Saturn Award-nominated actress, ‘Sin City Saints’ also features Andrew Santino, who plays the basketball team’s wealthy, unpredictable and charismatic owner, Jake Tullus. Tom Arnold portrays Kevin Freeman, a private casino host who knows many of the city’s secrets. Such former NBA athletes as Rick Fox and Baron Davis also make appearances  [ Read More ]

Lucy Lawless to Join Ash vs Evil Dead

Posted by monique On March - 13 - 2015 0 Comment
Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless is coming back to genre television with her role as Ruby in the upcoming STARZ original series, “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The series, the follow-up to “The Evil Dead” cult horror film franchise, will begin shooting in New Zealand this spring with the intention of airing sometime late 2015. Lawless’ character Ruby is described as “myopic in her quest to hunt down the source of the recent Evil outbreaks.” The only issue with her quest is that she believes Ash to be the source of the horrors she aims to put down. Lawless will once again work with executive producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, who led her  [ Read More ]

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You’ve been following our coverage of the upcoming release of AMC’s hit drama “TURN: Washington’s Spies: The Complete First Season” and for our faithful readers, we have special surprise for you! We’re giving away two Blu-rays to two Shockya readers (U.S. residents only, no P.O. boxes). So how do you enter in our giveaway? Follow us @Shockya and tweet us the phrase, “@Shockya is giving away two TURN: Washington’s Spies: The Complete First Season blu-rays! Follow & RT to enter!” You have from now (March 11) to March 25. You can also enter every day to increase your chances. We’ll pick the winner at random and notify them via Twitter  [ Read More ]

Deleted Scene from TURN: Washington’s Spies Released

Posted by monique On March - 10 - 2015 0 Comment
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“TURN: Washington’s Spies” is only a few days away from being released on DVD and Blu-ray, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we’re showing a deleted scene from the popular AMC show! The deleted scene comes from the sixth episode of the series, “Mr. Culpeper.” In the scene, Abe, played by Jamie Bell, tries to get out of captivity with no luck. Take a look at the clip below. “TURN: Washington’s Spies: The Complete First Season” comes to DVD and Blu-ray plus Digital HD March 17. The Anchor Bay Entertainment release features three discs containing all 10 episodes detailing the true story of spies during America’s war for independence and  [ Read More ]


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