From Black Voices:

The days of yore — when film actors were only film actors — are long gone.

Maybe it’s the economy, or maybe it’s just actors diversifying their portfolio, but there seems to be a growing trend of Academy Award-caliber thespians — such as Laurence Fishburne (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Terrence Howard (Law & Order: Los Angeles), Kathy Bates (‘Harry’s Law’) and Forest Whitaker (‘Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior’ ) — taking jobs on television.

Taraji P. Henson is the latest acclaimed actress to sign up for the boob tube.

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