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6:00AM

A Different World

Rule Number One

Whitley discovers Lena has a crush on Dwayne after he agrees to tutor her in calculus. Realizing Lena is homesick Whitley agrees to be her confidante.

6:30AM

A Different World

Baby, I'm a Star

Ron's band hires Kim to be their vocalist after they are fired from a club, hoping to bring a new sound to the group. Col. Taylor takes up dancing to impress Jaleesa.

7:00AM

News One Now (Roland Martin)

20160728

8:00AM

Girlfriends

Take This Poem and Call Me in the Morning

While Ellis mopes about his career, Lynn lies about her past.

8:30AM

Girlfriends

NEW YORK BOUND

The lives, loves and careers of Joan’s circle of friends are about to change…forever.

9:00AM

Girlfriends

MAYBE BABY

Todd drops a bombshell.

9:30AM

Girlfriends

L.A. BOUND

The Girlfriends are heading back to L.A. from New York – and they’re in for a bumpy ride.

10:00AM

Girlfriends

ALL IN A PANIC

Complications arise in Joan and Toni’s love lives.

10:30AM

Girlfriends

SLEEPING DOGS

A nasty rumor could put Maya’s marriage on the rocks.

11:00AM

Girlfriends

WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS

Lynn’s music career stops dead in its tracks.

11:30AM

Girlfriends

SNAP BACK

The news of William and Monica’s pregnancy has Maya behaving strange.

12:00PM

Living Single

Hand That Robs the Cradle

While the girls are at the cafe, an attractive young man named Brendan approaches Max. He is an NYU freshman who met her at the job fair, and asks for the opportunity to discuss points of the law. Khadijah insists that Brendan is hitting on Max. Max later admits that Brendan asked her out. After her friends make many, many jokes, Max claims that she turned Brendan down. A few days later, the girls catch Max at the cafe with him. Khadijah is angry with Max for lying, but Max points out that her friends were not exactly supportive. When Regine opines that Max is ashamed of Brendan, she agrees to bring him to a party for Flavor advertisers (which Regine has planned, despite her complaints about Khadijah's $200 budget). Max is less than forthcoming about Brendan's age, so he storms out. She follows him into the elevator to apologize, and concedes that her behavior is immature. She decides not to let others' opinions dictate her actions. Kyle is distraught when he learns that he needs glasses. He refuses to wear them, but changes his mind when he identifies a party guest across the room as his future wife, only to find that it is Max.

12:30PM

Living Single

Love Thy Neighbor

Kyle convinces Overton to double date with his old girlfriend and her cousin, Summer. Overton and Summer hit it off at dinner, but he feels as though he is cheating on Synclaire. Kyle reminds him that Synclaire has never shown any romantic interest in him, and encourages him to ask Summer out. When the girls run into Overton and Summer, Synclaire becomes very sad. After she makes many catty remarks about Summer and her hat, her friends suggest that she is jealous, and encourage her to make a move. Synclaire refuses to interfere, and instead hurts Overton's feelings by sending a tape deck he was to repair to Dr. Fix-It. The girls urge her to share her feelings with Overton. After he sends Summer away, Synclaire asks him to come downstairs. She initially tries to say something profound, but finally gives up and plants a kiss on him. Meanwhile, the upstairs neighbors annoy Khadijah and Regine by having sex constantly. The girls are impressed to learn that an elderly couple is responsible. When the couple moves away, a very handsome man rents the apartment, and soon has Khadijah, Regine and Max drawing battle lines.

1:00PM

Living Single

Mystery Date

Overton and Synclaire's relationship gets off to a rocky start, thanks to bad advice from their friends. Regine tells Synclaire that her aggressive behavior (kissing Overton) will drive him away, while Kyle convinces Overton to show up late for their date to the flea market to avoid seeming needy. Both believe they have been stood up, and sulk for days. Khadijah, Max and Regine continue to throw themselves at Hamilton, especially after learning that he is a medical student. Regine cooks him a gourmet meal, while Khadijah purposely allows Hamilton to tie the ball up (and put his hands all over her) during their one-on-one game in the hallway. Kyle decides to throw a party to get Overton and Synclaire back together, and entices the others to come by inviting Hamilton. Overton and Synclaire apologize for the misunderstanding, and Hamilton asks Khadijah out for drinks. Unfortunately, he proves to be too good to be true--he is a cheapskate and a bore.

1:30PM

Living Single

Friends Like These

Flavor. Max is extremely jealous, and warns that Jackie is an opportunist who will hit Khadijah up for a loan. In college, Jackie convinced Max and Khadijah to start a sandwich business, only to drop it after two weeks. Khadijah is furious at Max for interfering in her affairs. A few days later, Jackie asks Khadijah to loan her money for a tattoo business. Khadijah turns her down, and orders her to return the 200 dollars she had borrowed from Synclaire. She tells Jackie that she needs to get her priorities straight and stop changing directions every few weeks. Jackie decides to go mooch off her parents. Just as Max boasts that Jackie never comes through, talk show host Arsenio Hall shows up at the apartment for the interview Jackie had promised to arrange. Overton buys several fish for the apartment. Kyle grows attached to them, and decides to get his own fish, Kyle Barker. When the new fish eats all the others, a guilt-ridden Kyle buys Overton a puppy, even though Kyle is allergic to dogs.

2:00PM

Living Single

Thanks for Giving

Everyone is surprised by Regine's companion at Thanksgiving dinner--a charming, overweight parcel delivery guy named Darryl who does not meet any of image-conscious Regine's usual date criteria. When Scooter calls Khadijah and tells her that he wants to ask her something at the dinner, she and her friends believe that he is going to propose. She is shocked when he instead tells her that he has been offered a chance to manage a female R&B group and accompany it on a world tour. Scooter becomes angry when Khadijah does not offer her blessing. The group breaks off into boy and girl factions, who each rant about the opposite sex. When everyone re-assembles for dinner, Darryl's touching prayer prompts Khadijah to re-consider and allow Scooter to pursue his dream.

2:30PM

Living Single

There's No Ship Like Kinship

Khadijah's long-time friend Sheri accepts a job as a columnist at Flavor. She quickly makes friends with Synclaire, and the two go out to lunch every day and constantly joke around at the office. An annoyed Khadijah claims that their antics are disrupting the office, but she is actually very jealous. After she loses her temper and stomps off to her room during a game of Clue at the apartment, Synclaire confronts her. Khadijah apologizes and admits that she has been feeling left out. Sheri quits her job at Flavor, as she earned more money free-lancing. Overton suffers from insomnia after buying a new box spring. He does not sleep for days, and behaves erratically. When he goes upstairs to check on Khadijah and Synclaire, he falls asleep on Khadijah's bed.

3:00PM

Living Single

Raw Talent

Synclaire is offered a role in a play about a group of strangers waiting for an ATM. The quirky director decides that the perfect ending for the play would be for Synclaire to scamper across the stage in the nude. Synclaire is unsure about showing her "ta-ta's" on stage, but Overton tells her that the decision is hers alone. Synclaire is prepared to back out of the play, but changes her mind when she sees a poster that refers to her as the star. Max refuses to believe that Khadijah is friends with Vinnie of the rap group Naughty By Nature, even after Regine confirms her story. (She says that Vinnie used to look up Regine's dress and made her eat flies when they were children.) Max mocks Khadijah when she can't get in touch with Vinnie, but is speechless when the group shows up on Khadijah's doorstep. Max hits on Treach, but finds that he is "too freaky" for her, and the group agrees to attend Synclaire's play (after learning there is nudity involved).

3:30PM

Living Single

He Works Hard for the Money

Kyle fears that his firm's new client, esteemed actress Jacqueline Richards, is coming on to him. He makes a fool of himself trying to reject her advances. She assures him that she only wants to be friends, but Kyle feels as though he is her lackey when she buys him gifts and takes him to expensive restaurants in exchange for errands. He draws the line at cleaning up after her poodles. Kyle agrees to be her friend, but tries to help her realize that true friendships are not based on monetary compensation. Khadijah is embarrassed when L.O.O.F.A., a children's group for which Synclaire volunteers, names her its hero of the year, on the basis of a lie she once told Synclaire about pulling a man from a burning car during their youth. Khadijah saves the man from choking after the ceremony, but Synclaire doesn't believe her.

4:00PM

Living Single

Following Is a Sponsored Program

A discouraged Synclaire is unsure about auditioning for an infomercial for a dashboard grill, but Max encourages her to follow her acting aspirations. Regine volunteers Max to drive Synclaire to the audition in order to keep her from hanging around the apartment on her day off. Max confronts the director when he dismisses Synclaire without allowing her to say her lines. He is so impressed by Max's spunk that he gives her the part. Synclaire accuses Max of robbing her of her dream, and begins to lose faith in their friendship. When Synclaire tries to walk off the set during the taping, Max calls her up to the stage as a skeptical customer. They pull off the performance beautifully, but are fired because the director feels there is no place for spontaneity in an infomercial. Synclaire thanks Max for restoring her belief in her acting ability. Overton is wracked with guilt when he continually dreams about the R&B group TLC after falling asleep during its videos.

4:30PM

Living Single

Wake up to Break Up

A cable repairwoman flirts with Kyle and asks him to visit a museum. Max pushes him to go out with her, claiming that they are not in an exclusive relationship. Although the woman turns out to be an airhead, Kyle stresses that he is tired of being involved with a woman who refuses to respect him or show him any affection. He breaks up with Max. Regine takes her friends to a Brian McKnight concert after getting free tickets from a co-worker. Kyle and Max get thrown out after they get into a shouting match and nearly come to blows. In the security offices, they look back on their relationship. Max claims that she only cares about food, shelter, her career and good sex. Kyle tries to offer her a ride home, but she refuses to give in. Russell learns that he is to be deported back to Jamaica. He enlists the help of the Flavor staff, who can save him by proving that he is an essential employee. Their pathetic display fails to fool the INS officer, but Synclaire comes to the rescue by claiming that he is needed to help Flavor produce an issue in patois.

5:00PM

Living Single

Do You Take This Man's Wallet?

After learning that Palo Alto has been cancelled, Regine is cheered by a visit from a now-wealthy Darryl, who asks her to coordinate his wedding. Although his fiancée, Tina, all but admits that she is only after Darryl's money, Regine doesn't take any action. However, she realizes she must tell Darryl the truth after Synclaire catches Tina making out with the best man. Darryl believes that Regine is jealous, but soon re-considers and calls off the wedding. Tina blames Regine, and the two nearly come to blows in the church. Overton and his friend Ray decide to invent a wallet alarm system, which Kyle feels could be a big money-maker.

5:30PM

Living Single

One Degree of Separation

Overton and Synclaire's engagement party is marred when her bickering parents announce that they have separated. When Synclaire begins to express doubts about her own union, Overton forces the James' to talk things out. Lilah reveals that she has tired of her husband's constant wisecracks. She has not revealed her desire to become a lounge singer because she fears Clinton's ridicule. He agrees to support her dream, and they realize that their problems are manageable. Regine tries to use the party as a trap to prove that Max and Kyle are seeing each other. Max suggests that they bring phony dates to throw off Regine; but is distressed when Kyle flies a model friend in from Los Angeles for the evening, while she is stuck with the perpetually boring Teddy. Max finally takes Kyle to the kitchen and confesses that she is seething with jealousy. Kyle pressures her into admitting that she likes him, and she is on the verge of making a more significant admission when Regine bursts in. Max pretends that she is choking Kyle, and Regine is foiled again.

6:00PM

Living Single

Back in the Day

As Khadijah prepares to accept an award for her work at Flavor, the group recalls a time when Flavor was just a dream; Max lived with Khadijah and Regine (until she and Regine tried to kill each other); and Regine dated Kyle and his Afro. They later reminisce about Synclaire's arrival from Minnesota (along with Crispus Attucks, her seven-foot high troll doll); and her first meeting with Overton, who immediately told Kyle that he had just met the mother of his children. Synclaire is shocked to learn that she was on the verge of being thrown out--until she hit Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with the car and landed Flavor's first cover story. Despite mishaps with the cheap limo service hired by Synclaire and a broken subway car, they are able to make the ceremony, where Khadijah accepts her award and thanks her friends for their support. Meanwhile, Max admits that she has gone so long without a date that Kyle is starting to seem desirable. "Maybe you're just starting to see straight," he replies.

6:30PM

Living Single

Up the Ladder Through the Roof

After Overton and Synclaire bring a pile of classic '60s records home from a garage sale, everyone (including Russell) annoys Khadijah by playing loud music and dancing while she is trying to work. She retreats into the hallway and falls asleep on the stairs. She dreams that she is Flo, a member of a pop group called the Flavorettes. The other members are Maxy (Max), the brassy lead singer and founder; Cynthia (Synclaire) a militant woman with ties to the Black Panthers; and Regina (Regine) a woman who cares little for glamour and is hopelessly devoted to their manager Rupert (Russell, no accent). At Flo's urging, they take a gig at a club run by her boyfriend Sonny (Tripp). When Maxy trips over a microphone cord during the performance, Flo takes over the lead. Suave producer O.W. Jones (Overton) is very impressed, and takes the group under his wing--with Flo as lead singer. The others are angry that Flo is being groomed for stardom, but agree to perform at the Apollo. Flo is momentarily stung by her friends' resentment and the loss of Sonny to Maxy, but decides her new fame is worth it. When Khadijah wakes up, she is in the mood to dance after all.

7:00PM

Empire

Sinned Against

Candace insists that Cookie continue their search for Carol, so Cookie sees ex-prison mate Pepper to get information and some help. When Big Heavy confronts Laz about his deal, the two come to a crossroads. Lucious makes overtures to Rhonda and Andre with a generous gift, and also tries to bargain with Hakeem. Jamal collaborates with mega-star Skye Summers, and his advice pushes her to a place she’s never shown her public – as well as a new dimension to their relationship. When all the sisters reunite, Carol is forced to make a choice. After Anika goes to Rhonda for advice, she makes an aggressive play for Hakeem’s attention. Lucious, looking to acquire a new streaming service, decides to make a bold business move using Andre’s advice. Laz’s secret alliance is revealed, with violent consequences.

8:00PM

Empire

Et Tu, Brute?

A major award show announces its nominations and creates a rift in the Lyon family. Jamal is concerned with Lucious’ impression of his new love interest, which also brews trouble for Jamieson Hinthrop’s publicity efforts. Mimi leads Lucious to believe she is behind his play for a streaming service, but hides her true motives. When Empire’s board learns what she’s hiding, Lucious’ team has to scramble. Meanwhile, Jamal triumphantly performs his duet with Skye Summers, but the host changes the tone of the performance. Cookie visits her old crew in jail with a special show, and has a heart-to-heart with an old friend; a key figure in Hakeem’s past returns with an offer that turns the tables at Empire; and an intruder at Andre and Rhonda’s mansion could change the fortunes of Empire’s heir.

9:00PM

Empire

Death Will Have His Day

In the aftermath of Hakeem’s decision, Lucious and Cookie form an alliance against Camilla, while Lucious schemes with Thirsty to take Empire back, old-school style. Meanwhile, Andre and Rhonda absorb some crushing news that tests their faith. Jamieson and Cookie criticize Jamal’s lifestyle, so he chooses to publicly make a statement. Hakeem’s feelings for Laura come in conflict with Camilla’s plans, forcing him to make a decision. At the spot where Bunkie was murdered, Lucious dares Hakeem to demonstrate how much Empire is worth to him.

10:00PM

Empire

A Rose By Any Other Name

Hakeem announces Empire’s new direction, while Lucious plans an ambitious music video that runs into trouble with Camilla. Jamal is confronted with a public demonstration from the gay community, and in turn sends a harsh message to his father, prompting Lucious to make a deal with a journalist. After Tiana’s new tour is put in jeopardy, Cookie delivers Hakeem an ultimatum. With the family growing concerned about Andre’s mental health, Hakeem and Jamal stage a musical intervention. Lucious confronts Camilla at a crucial moment in her relationship with Mimi.

11:00PM

Empire

Et Tu, Brute?

A major award show announces its nominations and creates a rift in the Lyon family. Jamal is concerned with Lucious’ impression of his new love interest, which also brews trouble for Jamieson Hinthrop’s publicity efforts. Mimi leads Lucious to believe she is behind his play for a streaming service, but hides her true motives. When Empire’s board learns what she’s hiding, Lucious’ team has to scramble. Meanwhile, Jamal triumphantly performs his duet with Skye Summers, but the host changes the tone of the performance. Cookie visits her old crew in jail with a special show, and has a heart-to-heart with an old friend; a key figure in Hakeem’s past returns with an offer that turns the tables at Empire; and an intruder at Andre and Rhonda’s mansion could change the fortunes of Empire’s heir.

12:00AM

Empire

Death Will Have His Day

In the aftermath of Hakeem’s decision, Lucious and Cookie form an alliance against Camilla, while Lucious schemes with Thirsty to take Empire back, old-school style. Meanwhile, Andre and Rhonda absorb some crushing news that tests their faith. Jamieson and Cookie criticize Jamal’s lifestyle, so he chooses to publicly make a statement. Hakeem’s feelings for Laura come in conflict with Camilla’s plans, forcing him to make a decision. At the spot where Bunkie was murdered, Lucious dares Hakeem to demonstrate how much Empire is worth to him.

1:00AM

Empire

A Rose By Any Other Name

Hakeem announces Empire’s new direction, while Lucious plans an ambitious music video that runs into trouble with Camilla. Jamal is confronted with a public demonstration from the gay community, and in turn sends a harsh message to his father, prompting Lucious to make a deal with a journalist. After Tiana’s new tour is put in jeopardy, Cookie delivers Hakeem an ultimatum. With the family growing concerned about Andre’s mental health, Hakeem and Jamal stage a musical intervention. Lucious confronts Camilla at a crucial moment in her relationship with Mimi.

2:00AM

Unsung

Next

NEXT is a music trio that exploded on the scene with a double platinum debut album, but whose fall was as meteoric as their rise. The three teenagers from Minnesota hit the ground running with hit singles, ‘Butta Love’, ‘Too Close’, and ‘Wifey’. But things went south quickly after that as internal tensions roiled the group. And after their third album failed to produce any hit songs, the band was dropped by their label. Since then the three members have carried on battles with each other through social media and beyond. On Unsung, each of them tell their version of the real story behind it all.

3:00AM

Fatal Attraction

Grim Obsession

Stewart Tabb was a successful businessman transplanted from the Bronx. And when he met Sunday Proctor, an uninhibited young woman who flaunted her wild side, he fell head over heels. But their burgeoning love affair is stopped dead in its tracks when Stewart Tabb is gunned down in the cover of night. And as investigators probe the case, an unsettling picture will begin to emerge - one rooted in temptations as old as time itself.

4:00AM

Fatal Attraction

Jarring Jealousy

When Shadae Taylor-Brooks met Kevin Souffrant, a flame was ignited between the two of them. But their vision of happily ever after is crushed one somber spring night when Kevin is discovered shot 3 times and Shadae is shot dead in their apartment. The twisted investigation for justice that follows will lay bare the crazed heart and mind of a nefarious killer.