Black TV Watch: Chrissy Wants a Cut

On the VH1 reality show, Jim Jones' girl means business. Plus, Quinn gets a new ID.

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This week, T.I. and Tiny are on their way to Chicago, with Shekinah in tow, much to T.I.'s disappointment. Apparently, he needs Tiny to be at his side while he's promoting his single, and Tiny needs her hair to look good while she's promoting the single, so that settles it -- Shekinah is coming. Funny, the two BFFs spend very little time with T.I. Most of their trip is spent searching for Oprah in the streets of the Windy City. The show ends with T.I. making an appearance in a local parade, where Shekinah satisfies her craving for celebrity when she stops the drop-top in which they're riding to take a picture with Jesse Jackson on her iPad. Jesse Jackson, Oprah, whoever.

 

The New Normal (Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. ET, NBC)

"We have to get some black people to come to our party ... What about [him]? He's of a hue." --Bryan

The guys catch Goldie (Georgia King) eating a burger for breakfast, which prompts an overprotective plan to reform Goldie's lifestyle -- beginning with her food choices and ending with the candidate she'll be voting for in November, once they find out that Republican Grandma Jane (Ellen Barkin) has been making the choice for her every year.

After talking to Jane, who insists that they're phony liberals and they're just voting for Barack Obama because he's black, Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) decide to throw a party to prove they love black people. The only problem is, they aren't friends with any. So they invite Rocky (NeNe Leakes) and encourage her to bring a slew of her friends. When Rocky brings her brother and a group of white women, Bryan and David's tendency to stereotype is even more exposed. In the end, Jane hits it off with Rocky's brother, and Goldie makes the decision to think for herself. All's well that ends well on this show.

 

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