Nia Long to Reunite with Terrence Howard in Will Smith Produced Drama ‘Life in a Year’

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Nia Long to Play Jaden Smith’s Mom in ‘Life in a Year’ Film

Actress Nia Long is set to join her Empire co-star Terrence Howard in the upcoming Will Smith-produced drama Life in a Year. The project is a starring vehicle for Will’s son Jaden, who will play a teenager (Daryn) coming to grips with the cancer diagnosis of his girlfriend, set to be played by model Cara Delevigne. Nia will play Catherine, the spouse of Howard’s no-nonsense patriarch and supportive mother of Daryn.
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Nia Long to Star in ‘The Goldbergs’ Spinoff

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Casting Chronicles: Nia Longs Joins ‘The Goldbergs’ Spinoff

Nia Long is returning to television. Just one season after her ABC comedy Uncle Buck was canceled, Nia has decided to rejoin the network- agreeing to co-star in the upcoming spinoff of their hit series The Goldbergs. The 90’s-set dramedy will feature the 45-year old actress as a widowed mother of three who enrolls her children in a school led by an eccentric and quirky cast of characters.
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Nia Long to Star in ‘Beaches’ Remake

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Beaches Remake to Star Nia Long and Idinia Menzel

Actress Nia Long is set to co-star alongside singer Idinia Menzel in the upcoming Lifetime remake of the classic Bette Middler/Barbara Hershey film Beaches. Long will take on the role of Hillary Whitney, originally played by Hershey, while Menzel will take on the role of C.C. Bloom, originally played by Middler. According to Lifetime both characters will get minor background changes and updated storylines.
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Nia Long’s New ABC Comedy May Never See the Light Of Day

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ABC May Have Shelved Uncle Buck

So, what’s going on with Uncle Buck, the new ABC comedy starring Mike Epps and Nia Long? I periodically find myself looking for the show on HULU, only to come up empty handed. I finally checked the ABC press site, but that yielded little to no answers as to why the show has yet to air, despite it being screened to members of the press months ago. After a bit more digging I discovered the show has yet to be added to ABC’s winter line-up.
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Early Review: Nia Long in “Uncle Buck”

Nia Long Returns to TV in the ABC Comedy “Uncle Buck”

NIA LONG IN UNCLE BUCKNia Long fans will be pleased to hear the actress will be returning to network television next month when her new ABC comedy Uncle Buck officially makes its prime time debut. I recently got the opportunity to watch the pilot episode- and while Full House style comedies usually aren’t my thing- I found Uncle Buck mostly tolerable thanks to Nia and comedian Mike Epps.
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