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Boomerang: Is the Bet TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

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Will Bryson and Simone get a chance to make it on their own? Has the Boomerang TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on Bet? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Boomerang, season two. 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 Bet cable channel, Boomerang stars Lala Milan, Rj Walker, Leland Martin, Tetona Jackson, Tequan Richmond, and Brittany Inge. From executive producers Halle Berry and Lena Waithe, the TV series is a sequel to the 1992 romantic comedy feature film of the same name, starring Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, Robin Givens as Jacqueline Broyer, and Berry as Angela Davis. The comedy follows
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‘Boomerang’ Season Finale: Lena Waithe Talks Subversive Cliffhanger, Plans For Season 2, And Potential Guest Stars

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‘Boomerang’ Season Finale: Lena Waithe Talks Subversive Cliffhanger, Plans For Season 2, And Potential Guest Stars
Spoiler Alert: This article contains details about the season finale of Boomerang.

When it was announced that Lena Waithe was teaming with Halle Berry to bring the wildly underrated ’90s rom-com to Bet as a television series, diehard fans of the original were giddy with excitement as the new iteration set out to struck a curious chord with the younger generation — some of whom have never heard of the TV show. With Ben Cory Jones as showrunner and a team of fresh talent in front of and behind the camera, the first 10 episodes of the series brought a new perspective and look to the continuation of the film starring Eddie Murphy as playboy Marcus Graham who learns to love like an actual adult. Waithe and Berry (who starred in the original) brought the story into 2019 with a raw and real sense of storytelling and tonight’s finale titled “Trust” had
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Boomerang: Season One Viewer Votes

Are Bryson and Simone making a good go of it during the first season of the Boomerang TV show on Bet? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Boomerang is cancelled or renewed for season two. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Boomerang season one episodes here. *Status update below.

A serialized Bet sitcom, Boomerang stars Lala Milan, Rj Walker, Leland Martin, Tetona Jackson, Tequan Richmond, and Brittany Inge. From executive producers Halle Berry and Lena Waithe, the TV series is a sequel to the 1992 romantic comedy feature film of the same name, starring Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, Robin Givens as Jacqueline Broyer,
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Boomerang: Season One Ratings

Although Bet original TV series don't get huge ratings, they do develop loyal fanbases, and the network keeps introducing new entries into the Nielsen ratings race. The latest of these is the Boomerang TV show. Does the first season have what it takes to earn a second? Will Boomerang be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

A serialized Bet sitcom, Boomerang stars Lala Milan, Rj Walker, Leland Martin, Tetona Jackson, Tequan Richmond, and Brittany Inge. From executive producers Halle Berry and Lena Waithe, the TV series is a sequel to the 1992 romantic comedy feature film of the same name, starring Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, Robin Givens as Jacqueline Broyer, and Berry as Angela Davis. The comedy follows Jacqueline’s son, Bryson (Richmond), and Marcus and Angela’s daughter, Simone (Jackson), as they try to forge a path outside the
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Boomerang: Second Season of Comedy Series Ordered by Bet

Is it any surprise that a TV show titled Boomerang is coming back? Bet has announced that the serialized comedy series has been renewed for a second season. The show has been running on Tuesday nights and the first season finale airs next week, on April 9th. There's no word on when season two of Boomerang will begin airing.

Boomerang stars Lala Milan, Rj Walker, Leland Martin, Tetona Jackson, Tequan Richmond, and Brittany Inge. From executive producers Halle Berry and Lena Waithe, the TV series is a sequel to the 1992 romantic comedy feature film of the same name, starring Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, Robin Givens as Jacqueline Broyer, and Berry as Angela Davis. The comedy follows Jacqueline’s son, Bryson (Richmond), and Marcus and Angela’s daughter, Simone (Jackson), as they try to forge a path outside the shadows their parents have cast and make their own way
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Boomerang and American Soul Renewed for Second Seasons at Bet

Boomerang will be coming back.

Bet announced on Tuesday that it has renewed its follow-up to the 1992 feature film as well as American Soul, both for Season 2.

“Making Boomerang has been one of the highlights of my career,” executive producer Lena Waithe said in a statement, “and the positive feedback we’ve gotten from fans and critics has been so validating. I’m beyond excited to dive even deeper into these characters’ lives in Season 2.”

Boomerang centers on Simone Graham, daughter Marcus Graham and Angela Lewis (played in the movie by Eddie Murphy and series Ep Halle Berry), and Bryson Broyer (son of Jaqueline Broyer,
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‘Boomerang’ And ‘American Soul’ Renewed For Second Seasons By Bet

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Bet announced today that the subversive relationship comedy Boomerang is coming back around for a new season while the groovin’ Don Cornelius-infused period drama American Soul will also return to the network with some new dance moves.

The news comes ahead of the season finale of American Soul which will air at 9 pm Et/Pt and be followed by a special episode of Boomerang written by Jenny Lee and Emmy award winner Lena Waithe, who serves as executive producer of the series alongside Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry.

Bet Networks is so proud to be the television home for the compelling scripted series, Boomerang and American Soul,” said Scott Mills, President, Bet Networks. “Our continued partnership demonstrates Bet’s commitment to the elevation of creative and authentic storytelling that viewers expect from the brand.”

Based on the iconic ’90s romantic comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Berry and produced by Paramount Television,
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Lena Waithe, Halle Berry Show ‘Boomerang’ Renewed for Season 2 at BET

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Lena Waithe, Halle Berry Show ‘Boomerang’ Renewed for Season 2 at BET
Lena Waithe and Halle Berry’s comedy series “Boomerang” is one of two shows that have been picked up for a second season at BET, Variety has learned.

Executive produced by Waithe and Berry, “Boomerang” is based on the 1992 American rom-com in which Berry starred alongside Robin Givens and Eddie Murphy.

“Making ‘Boomerang’ has been one of the highlights of my career and the positive feedback we’ve gotten from fans and critics has been so validating. I’m beyond excited to dive even deeper into these characters’ lives in season two,” said Waithe.

The 10-episode first season picks up roughly 25 years after the original film and centers on Simone Graham (daughter of Marcus Graham and Angela Lewis) and Bryson Broyer (son of Jaqueline Broyer), who are marketing professionals trying to step out of their parents’ shadows. The season one finale airs Tuesday, April 9.

BET Networks is thrilled to partner
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Matchbox Pictures and For Pete’s Sake Productions push new talent on ‘The Heights’

The cast of ‘The Heights’.

With the exception of flagship serials Home and Away and Neighbours, for the last few years, long-form adult drama has all but disappeared from our screens, replaced by high budget, short-run shows.

With that has also come a reduced number of training opportunities for emerging writers and directors, something that producers, writers and directors alike have lamented.

Given the landscape, it was somewhat of a surprise to see the ABC announce last June that it had commissioned a 30 x 30” serial drama in The Heights.

Produced by Matchbox Pictures and For Pete’s Sake Productions, The Heights is set in the fictional suburb of Arcadia Heights and explores the relationships, work lives and everyday challenges of six families living in a social housing tower and the rapidly gentrifying inner-city community that surrounds it.

The diverse ensemble cast includes Marcus Graham, Shari Sebbens, Roz Hammond, Fiona Press, Dan Paris,
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‘The Heights’ marks a career pinnacle for Roz Hammond

Roz Hammond and Bridie McKim in ‘The Heights’ (Photo: Ben King).

Roz Hammond rates her role in The Heights, the ABC drama serial from Matchbox Pictures and For Pete’s Sake Productions, as the best she’s ever had.

That’s a big call for the Waapa graduate who broke through as Cheryl, one of the “bitchy” bridesmaids in Paul J. Hogan’s Muriel’s Wedding in 1994.

Perhaps best known as a founding member of the cast in Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, she has featured in a raft of comedies including Please Like Me, The Librarians, It’s a Date and Upper Middle Bogan. She has shown her dramatic chops in Jack Irish, Offspring and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

Co-created by Warren Clarke and Que Minh Luu and set in the fictional inner-city neighbourhood of Arcadia Heights, The Heights explores the relationships between a public housing tower
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Shari Sebbens rises to the challenge of ‘The Heights’

(L-r) Shari Sebbens, Calen Tassone, Siria Kickett and Marcus Graham in ‘The Heights’ (Photo: Ben King)

When Shari Sebbens graduated from Nida and Waapa she expected her fair complexion would mean she would be cast mostly as white characters in shows about Indigenous people.

Happily she was wrong. After making her screen debut in Wayne Blair’s 2012 hit The Sapphires she starred in a bunch of series including Redfern Now, The Gods of Wheat Street, 8Mmm Aboriginal Radio and Black Comedy, all true to her cultural identity.

“I think The Sapphires confused the hell out of everybody as they thought, ‘She looks white but she says she’s Aboriginal,’ she tells If. “It’s something our community has known since colonisation: our people come in very different shades. I call it the Fifty Shades of Black.”

The actress will next be seen in the Matchbox Pictures/For Pete’s Sake Productions 30-episode drama serial The Heights,
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Boomerang

Network: Bet.

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour).

Seasons: Ongoing.

TV show dates: February 12, 2019 — present.

Series status: Has not been cancelled.

Performers include: Lala Milan, Rj Walker, Leland Martin, Tetona Jackson, Tequan Richmond, and Brittany Inge.

TV show description:

From executive producers Halle Berry and Lena Waithe, the Boomerang TV show is a sequel to the 1992 romantic comedy feature film of the same name, which stars Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, Robin Givens as Jacqueline Broyer, and Berry as Angela Davis.

The serialized sitcom follows Jacqueline's son Bryson (Richmond) and Marcus and Angela's daughter, Simone (Jackson). It traces their journey as they try to forge a path outside the shadows their parents have cast and make a name
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‘Boomerang’ Review: Bet’s Chill Sequel Series Is Less Outrageous, More Nuanced Than Its Charming Predecessor

‘Boomerang’ Review: Bet’s Chill Sequel Series Is Less Outrageous, More Nuanced Than Its Charming Predecessor
Eddie Murphy’s 1992 romantic comedy “Boomerang” begat Bet’s new sequel series, which doesn’t share its predecessor’s outrageous brand of humor. Instead, the new “Boomerang” is the epitome of Millennial cool — stylish and ambitious, but not willing to be defined in any traditional way.

In the original film, womanizing ad exec Marcus Graham (Eddie Murphy) has the tables turned on him by his co-worker Jacqueline (Robin Givens), who then becomes his superior. Eventually, he falls for the talented artist Angela (Halle Berry). At the time, the film was a revelation of representation — depicting black excellence in a hilarious, heightened environment and boasting a killer supporting cast, including Martin Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Grace Jones, John Witherspoon, Eartha Kitt, and Chris Rock.

Berry joins forces with Lena Waithe (“The Chi”) to produce the Bet sequel series, in which Marcus Graham’s grown daughter Simone (Tetona Jackson) and Jacqueline’s
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‘Boomerang’ Review: A Sexist Rom-Com Gets A Smart Modern Makeover for TV

‘Boomerang’ Review: A Sexist Rom-Com Gets A Smart Modern Makeover for TV
The 1992 romantic comedy Boomerang was the last big hit of Eddie Murphy’s remarkable 10-year run as one of the world’s biggest movie stars. In it, Murphy plays Marcus Graham, a commitment-phobic ad executive with impossibly high standards for his conquests (he rejects one gorgeous woman because her feet have bunions), who falls into a love triangle with the similarly ruthless Jacqueline (Robin Givens) and the sweet Angela (Halle Berry). The film isn’t one of the best of that period for Murphy. But it was one of the
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Matchbox Pictures nurtures a new generation of writers and producers

Alastair McKinnon.

A generational change is sweeping through Matchbox Pictures as the NBCUniversal-owned production company develops a raft of projects with emerging writers and producers.

“Talent development has always been a priority for Matchbox,” says Alastair McKinnon, who started as MD last December after three years with the ABC, most recently as head of content investment and planning,

McKinnon signed on just as the company founded by Penny Chapman, Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon and Helen Panckhurst was celebrating its 10th anniversary. “That was the perfect time to reflect and think about what Matchbox has done incredibly successfully over that time as the leading drama production company in Australia,” he tells If in his first interview since taking charge.

“But the industry has transformed in that 10 years and is unrecognisable if you think about the sorts of shows, how they are financed and the distribution models of drama.
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Phoenix Raei reaches for ‘The Heights’

L-r: Amir Rahimzadeh, Phoenix Raei, Ze Winters, Jasmine Sadati, Yazeed Daher and Rasta Karami in ‘The Heights’ (Photo: Ben King)

After breaking through in Kriv Stenders’ Australia Day, Phoenix Raei landed roles in Mustangs Fc, Romper Stomper and Wentworth.

The Iranian-born actor who came to Australia when he was a kid still feels he is a relative unknown in the wider screen industry – but that could change this month after The Heights premieres on the ABC.

Raei plays Ash, who lives with his uncle Hamid (Amir Rahimzadeh) and his brother Kam (Yazeed Daher) in a social housing tower in the 30-episode serial produced by Matchbox Pictures and For Pete’s Sake Productions.

Co-created by Warren Clarke and Que Minh Luu and set in the fictional inner-city neighbourhood of Arcadia Heights, the drama explores the relationships between the tower’s residents and those who live in the adjoining, rapidly gentrifying community.
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Robert Rabiah makes a comeback in ‘Below’

Robert Rabiah in ‘Safe Harbour

After a self-imposed exile, Robert Rabiah is returning to the screen early next year in Maziar Lahooti’s Below, an action-drama set in a refugee detention centre.

The actor decided he needed a break after playing Bilal in Matchbox PicturesSbs miniseries Safe Harbour directed by Glendyn Ivin.

Bilal’s brother Ismail (Hazem Shammas) and sister-in-law Zahra (Nicole Chamoun), Iraqi asylum seekers, were struck by tragedy when their nine-year-old daughter died after their vessel sank.

Rabiah tells If: “Bilal was such a draining character to play. Even though a lot of scenes didn’t make the cut, feeling my stomach turn every morning was intense and I just needed to travel for a while.”

Produced by Nick Batzias of Good Thing Productions, Veronica Gleeson and Kate Neylon and due to shoot in Wa in January, Below stars Ryan Corr as Dougie, a directionless dreamer who
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Dual triumphs for Caitlin Yeo, Matteo Zingales at Screen Music Awards

Caitlin Yeo and Apra Amcos CEO Dean Ormston.

Caitlin Yeo and Matteo Zingales each won two awards at the annual annual Screen Music Awards staged by Apra Amcos and the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (Agcs) at the City Recital Hall in Sydney on Monday night.

Yeo won feature film score of the year and best soundtrack album for The Butterfly Tree, Priscilla Cameron’s movie about an ex-burlesque queen (Melissa George) who puts a curse on single dad Al (Ewen Leslie) and his son Fin (Ed Oxenbould).

The president of the Agsc, Yeo previously won feature film score of the year for Kim Mordant’s The Rocket in 2013.

Matteo Zingales was rewarded for his work on Hoodlum Entertainment’s Harrow as best television theme and for his collaboration with Antony Partos on Bunya ProductionsMystery Road, which was deemed best music for a miniseries or telemovie.

Nerida Tyson-Chew took
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Robert Connolly to be honoured at Screen Music Awards

Robert Connolly.

Writer, director and producer Robert Connolly will receive the 2018 Distinguished Services to the Australian Screen Award at the Screen Music Awards later this month.

Musical director Jessica Wells will be joined by musicians Jared Underwood, Damian de Boos Smith, Julian Langdon and special guest bass player Jonathan Zwartz to pay musical tribute to Connolly on the night.

The Distinguished Services award is selected by the Apra board of directors. Over his career, Connolly has showcased the works of composers such as Lisa Gerrard, Alan John, Bryony Marks, Nigel Westlake, François Tétaz and Evelyn Ida Morris in his film and television projects.

Connolly said: “I remain in awe of the creative insight and impact that composers have contributed to the film and television productions I have worked on. So many times the profound emotional and narrative elements that have eluded me as a filmmaker have been so much more clearly explored by the composer.
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Cleverman

Network: SundanceTV. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates (Us): June 1, 2016 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Iain Glen, Frances O'Connor, Deborah Mailman, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick, Jada Alberts, Rachael Blake, Tony Briggs, Clarence Ryan, Taylor Ferguson, Rob Collins, Stef Dawson, Ryan Corr, Robyn Nevin, Lynette Curran, Tysan Towney, Andrew McFarlane, Marcus Graham, Leeanna Walsman, Jada Alberts, Tamala Shelton, Luke Ford, Alec Doomadgee, Lasarus Ratuere, Lisa Flanagan, and Jack Charles. TV show description: A supernatural drama the Cleverman TV show draws inspiration from Australian Aboriginal mythological traditions. Set in the near future -- when beings of Aboriginal legend live among humans -- the story moves between two worlds: The City and The Zone.
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