Articles for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Season 1

Grammy Award-winning singer Jill Scott returns to the small screen to lead a dynamic and diverse cast of the TV pilot  called The No. 1 Ladies‘ Detective Agency, which is the latest brainchild of HBO, The Weinstein Company and the BBC.  The pilot is based on Alexander McCall Smith‘s international bestselling book series of the same name.The No. 1 Ladies‘ Detective Agency will kick off with a two-hour pilot on Sunday, March 29 at 8pm, followed by 13 one-hour episodes that will begin filming this summer, with HBO obtaining U.S. and Canadian television and home video rights, and the BBC taking UK television distribution. Read more »
How’s this for a concept – the landlocked African nation of Botswana, a no-nonsense woman, and a detective agency.  HBO and BBC bring the adaptation of best-selling novel The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency to the small screen in this drama that began with a feature-length pilot episode on March 23.As the first major film or television production to be shot in full in Botswana, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is set to air in HBO in 13 more episodes in addition to the pilot. Read more »
On the finale of HBO‘s The No. Ladies‘ Detective Agency, the ladies fall victim to the Kgale Hill break-ins, causing some problems to the engagement of Precious (Jill Scott) and JLB Matekoni (Lucian Msamati).  Note Mokoti, Precious‘ ex-husband, is set to return to potentially cause more trouble. There are also some fake diamonds in the midst and Cephas Buthelezei attempts to blackmail, forcing Precious to face her demons before she can move on.On the last episode of the Botswana-set series, Grace (Anika Noni Rose) had to investigate the behavior of the contestants in a local beauty pageant, while Precious had trouble solving the case of Nandira Patel‘s mystery boyfriend.  As if that wasn‘t enough, the Cephas Buthelezi opens a rival agency, intent to force some stiff competition with the ladies. Read more »
Yet again, HBO is leading the pack for having the most portrayals--and the most positive portrayals--of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) characters on their shows, according to a report from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD.The organization‘s third Network Responsibility Index saw HBO score the highest rating and a "Good" grade, with 42% of its programming featuring LGBT characters.  The cable network is home to shows such as True Blood, Entourage and No. 1 Ladies‘ Detective Agency, all of which have prominent LGBT characters. Read more »
Sure, the American Film Institute honors the best films of the past year--their Top 10 list this year includes box office darlings Up and The Hangover and critical faves like Precious and The Hurt Locker--but they also honor the best television of the past year, and their list this year has some interesting picks.The AFI will honor the following ten shows in a luncheon on January 15 in Los Angeles:  Read more »