Been wondering where all of the black animated characters are on cable television? Well, the Disney Channel just answered the call with Doc McStuffins, featuring the first black female to headline her own preschool series. The show centers around six-year-old pig-tailed Doc McStuffins, who communicates with and heals stuffed animals and toys out of her backyard playhouse clinic. Featuring lessons about how to be healthy and take care of yourself, the show features the voice of Loretta Divine as Hallie the Hippo, Doc’s sidekick nurse.
The show is currently airing on the Disney Channel.
Kerry Washington stars in the new thriller based loosely on the life of George H.W. Bush press aide Judy Smith. The show, created by Shondra Rimes (Grey’s Anatomy), centers on the fictional Olivia Pope as she tries to begin a new chapter of her life after stepping down from her White House post. The anticipated drama also features Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, a smooth litigator.
The show has received a seven-episode run and will begin airing April 5 on ABC.