Black TV Watch: Murders, Modeling and Music

Model behavior turns into drama on ANTM. Plus: Olivia is scheming and Antoine plays on the road.

Antoine Batiste (Wendell Pierce), Treme (
Antoine Batiste (Wendell Pierce), Treme (

Treme (Sunday, 10 p.m.; HBO)

Highlight: Sunday in the Big Easy was filled with music. The title of this episode (“Me Donkey Want Water”) is also the title of a song on the well-known 2005 Voice of the Wetlands album. Musicians who played on that album — including Tab Benoit, Monk Boudreaux and Anders Osbourne — perform a few songs in this episode. Plus, Annie (Lucia Micarelli) signs with a manager and starts touring more with the Bayou Cadillac band. Davis (Steve Zahn) stays focused on the Katrina opera he’s been working on, and Aunt Mimi agrees to help him make a benefit CD for New Orleans musicians. Antoine (Wendell Pierce) cheats while he’s out on the road with Guardians of the Flame. Yup, that’s life as a musician.

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Celeste Little is an editorial intern at The Root.

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