Francia Raisa and Jordan Buhat have been cast as series regulars in “grown-ish,” the Freeform spin-off series from ABC’s “black-ish.” Raisa will portray Ana, an outspoken conservative freshman at Southern California University, and Buhat will portray Vivek, a first generation Indian-American freshman at Southern California University with a lack of self-awareness. R&B duo Chloe x Halle have also snagged recurring roles on the series as twin sisters Sky and Jazz, who are on the track team at the university. “grown-ish” follows Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson as she deals with the various difficulties of going away to college. The 13-episode series is set to premiere in 2018.
Thursday’s Notorious season finale ended on a surprisingly high note, with Jake & Co. liberating Julia from El Toro and returning to Los Angeles in one piece — until the episode’s final moments, when we learned that Maya Hart has (presumably) committed suicide.
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“We had a big role for Melina Kanakaredes [as Maya’s mother Dana] in the next episode; she’ll be crucial if the show gets picked
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As some fans guessed, it was indeed Sarah’s brother Alan — though they never could have guessed that he was also the father of her child, the result of a horrific (not to mention incestuous) sexual assault.
“It wasn’t just to shock viewers,” series creator Josh Berman tells TVLine of the morbid reveal. “It felt like the story was grounded, and we believe the twist makes sense. It’s dark,
The series, which launches Thursday night, stars Piper Perabo as a TV news producer who develops a friendship and alliance with a superstar defense attorney (Daniel Sunjata). The show is inspired by Walker’s lengthy CNN career and her pal, real-life defense attorney Mark Geragos.
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Walker admits she was taken aback at first of how her “Notorious” character handled things (like, say, having sex in her office right before the live telecast). But she soon adjusted to the world of dramatized television.
The veteran news producer spent 32 years at CNN (including 18 of those as executive producer of “Larry King Live”), focusing on breaking news and other live coverage.
With that in mind, there’s an extent to which it’s hard to blame ABC for Notorious. It had to seem like a good Shondaland fit, and it looks decent on paper. You do you ABC.
If you throw in Josh Berman (Bones, Drop Dead Diva, The Blacklist) as creator, so much the better.
The trouble is that the world of laughable melodrama, and/or purposeful guilty pleasures that are overwrought with contrivance as a writing style,
According to movies and TV, at least, sex and journalism go hand in hand. It’s a recognizable stereotype—pop culture frequents the archetypical hard-hitting reporter who boinks their way to one big scoop after another—but it goes completely against the basic ethical principles to which real life journalists must hold themselves. Sure, a dedicated journo often needs to be pushy to get a tough source to crack, but it’s high crime to sleep one’s way through the red tape, even if it helps bring truths to the public.
ABC’s Notorious builds its entire plot on illicit relationships between the media and their subjects. There isn’t a single character in this show that takes the adage “don’t sleep where you work” to heart, but that’s actually what makes the show great.
Director Michael Engler and screenwriters
And, most importantly, both read as messy, incomplete dramas that appear to be blatant attempts to rework the “Scandal” template with a few different bells and whistles. The
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Thursday, September 8 — Fox
6:00 pm: “Pitch” Red Carpet
7:00 pm: “Pitch” Screening
7:45 pm: “Pitch” Panel featuring:
Kylie Bunbury, “Ginny Baker”
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, “Mike Lawson”
Rick Singer, Executive Producer
Kevin Falls, Executive Producer
7:00 pm: “Lethal Weapon” Red Carpet
8:15 pm: “Lethal Weapon” Screening
9:00 pm: “Lethal Weapon” panel featuring:
Damon Wayans, Sr., “Roger Murtaugh”
Clayne Crawford, “Martin Riggs”
Matt Miller, Executive Producer
9:30 pm: “Son of Zorn” Screening
9:55 pm: “The Exorcist” Screening
Friday, September 9 — El Rey Network
6:00 pm: “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
This year will include a special night devoted to independent cable channel El Rey, which will get to showcase its wrestling series “Lucha Underground” and vampire drama “From Dusk Till Dawn,” which will begin its third season in September.
“PaleyFest Fall TV Previews offers TV enthusiasts a chance to view highly anticipated fall programs through premiere screenings and exclusive conversations with TV’s most-talked about stars and creators,” said Maureen J. Reidy, president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media. “The Paley Center’s public programs allow fans access to never-before-seen content in an intimate and exciting
This is based on information provided by the five broadcast networks, which gave Variety the names of the showrunners of their new scripted programs (a total of 50 across 38 new series). Variety independently confirmed the race and gender of each, via multiple sources. All names and data used for this story is available below. (Showrunner designations were not yet available for four series — two at NBC and two at ABC — and information on those programs was not included in the statistical analysis of the new season.)
Showrunners not only determine the creative direction of their programs; they also oversee the hiring,
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For the first time since 2013, ABC’s primetime Thursday lineup this fall will not be entirely furnished by Rhimes’ Shondaland production company. With Scandal on an extended hiatus and not premiering Season 6 until midseason, ABC is comfortably nestling between Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder the real life-inspired freshman drama Notorious, which stars Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) and Daniel Sunjata (Graceland) and, more notably, is a Sony Pictures Television/ABC Studios co-production,
Watch a "First Look" promo for the upcoming Notorious TV show, ordered to series by ABC. The legal-media drama stars Piper Perabo as news producer Julia George and Daniel Sunjata as attorney Jake Gregorian. The series is inspired by defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable TV news producer Wendy Walker, who are executive producing.
The Notorious TV series cast also includes, Sepideh Moafi, Kate Jennings Grant, Ryan Guzman, Kevin Zegers, J. August Richards, Aimee Teegarden. Josh Berman and Allie Hagan are co-creators.
Executive produced by Kevin Williamson, “Time After Time” tells the story of famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells, who is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. Once Wells arrives in New York, he finds a world he never thought possible and a young woman who captivates him.
Freddie Stroma (“Harry Potter”) stars as H.G. Wells and Josh Bowman (“Revenge”) as Jack the Ripper. Genesis Rodriguez and Regina Taylor also star.
“Time After Time” is produced by Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television. Williamson and Marcos Siega (“Blindspot,” “The Following”) serve as executive producers. Siega directed the pilot, with Williamson writing the teleplay. The show is based on the novel written by Karl Alexander.
The novel was previously adapted into a 1979 feature film of the same name directed by Nicholas Meyer.
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