Long before "Empire" reminded us that there is an audience for diverse programming on television, there was "New York Undercover," a detective drama that ran for four seasons on Fox and featured young black and Latino protagonists solving cases over a hip, urban soundtrack. It almost seemed better suited for the current television landscape, where minority leads are more common place. Malik Yoba believes a "New York Undercover" reboot would make perfect sense in light of "Empire's" massive popularity. The year-old actor — who starred as Detective J. Williams on "New York Undercover" and played Vernon Turner on "Empire" -- said there was a potential reboot script but it never went further than that.
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A 'New York Undercover' reboot? Malik Yoba said there was a script - Chicago Tribune
According to the Empire co-star, Malik Yoba in an exclusive interview by Black Film, he reveals the answer to fans question:. So, obviously, Lee is gay. That was an important storyline for him. Even within the Black community. He and I have a very close relationship.
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In a new interview Yoba said he was as surprised as you were when he found out Daniels was killing off his character on Fox TV's hip hop soap opera, Empire. Yoba implied that Empire 's openly gay co-creator killed off his character in an act of vengeance after Yoba accidentally outed Smollet who played Jamal Lyons in an interview he did with Blackfilm. So, obviously, Lee Daniels, co-creator is gay.
Understanding teen slang, companies as Supreme Court for marriage equality, Benny Moorecock came out to his mom three times. My reference to Jussie was only about his character and storyline on Empire. The Florida legislature is considering a particularly cruel anti-transgender law, and the bill passed easily out of committee. The bill would not only require transgender people to use the bathroom of their birth-assigned gender, but could punish them with a year in jail for using a bathroom of their identified gender.