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Shondaland's For the People Adds Leftovers' Jasmin Savoy Brown as Lead

16 August 2017 5:31 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC’s For the People is bringing on a new co-counsel. Jasmin Savoy Brown (The Leftovers) has been added to the legal drama, filling in a lead role re-cast after the pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.

Brown will play Allison, roommate of Britt Robertson’s Sandra, in Shondaland’s midseason series. Lyndon Smith (Parenthood) played the part in the pilot.

In July, Robertson (Girlboss) replaced Britne Oldford as Sandra, a fiercely independent public defender who was driven to become a lawyer after her family suffered a grave injustice. Brown’s Allison is Sandra’s best friend from law school, »

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Britt Robertson to Star in Shondaland ABC Drama For the People in Recast

26 July 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC’s new legal drama has announced a change in representation at the top.

RelatedABC Fall Premiere Dates: Xl Grey’s Return, Scandal‘s Swan Song and More

Britt Robertson will now star in the upcoming Shondaland drama For the People, replacing Britne Oldford, our sister site Deadline is reporting. Robertson will play the lead role of Sandra, a fiercely independent public defender who was driven to become a lawyer after her family suffered a grave injustice. (Oldford played Sandra in the original pilot.)

People, centering on a group of young lawyers working on both sides of the courtroom, is slated to debut at midseason, »

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Melissa McCarthy Holiday Comedy Margie Claus Is Coming in 2019

8 June 2017 5:37 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have set aside the November 15, 2019 release date for their upcoming holiday comedy entitled Margie Claus, which has Melissa McCarthy set to star and produce, while co-writing the script. The actress' husband Ben Falcone will direct from a script he and Melissa McCarthy co-wrote with their Groundlings collaborator Damon Jones. Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone will both produce through their On the Day production company.

Deadline reports that the story is set on Christmas Eve, when Santa Claus goes mysteriously missing. Margie Claus (Melissa McCarthy) is then forced to go on a rescue mission to find him, leaving the North Pole for the first time in years. This report claims New Line is hoping this movie could have the same sort of success as their 2003 holiday classic Elf, which took in over $220 million at the global box office and also spawned a Broadway musical hit. »

- MovieWeb

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Grey's Anatomy Fans, Shondaland's New Show Might Be Your Next Obsession

7 June 2017 7:20 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you're all about Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, then you need to have For the People on your radar. The TV show doesn't have a premiere date yet, but there are some familiar faces behind the scenes. It was created by Shondaland's Paul William Davies, and both Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers serve as executive producers. The cast includes Britne Oldford, Ben Rappaport, Lyndon Smith, Hope Davis, Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Regé-Jean Page, Ben Shenkman, and Anna Deavere Smith. RelatedHere's Your First Peek at Fall's New TV Shows! The show is set in the Us District Court for the Southern District of New York, and it follows a group of brand-new lawyers reminiscent of those eager, wide-eyed interns from season one of Grey's Anatomy. If the three-minute trailer is any indication, For the People has quite a bit in common with Shonda's hit shows: a high-pressure setting, workplace romances, »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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Guest Actress in a Comedy: The Frontrunners and Dark Horses for 2017 Emmys

1 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There are a lot of returning faces in the guest actress category. Look for multiple Emmy winners Christine Baranski and Laurie Metcalf to repeat in this category for their work as the mothers of leads Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki on “The Big Bang Theory” — Baranski already has four noms for the role, while Metcalf has one. Three of the four times Melissa McCarthy has hosted “SNL” has led to a nomination here, and this year she has the bonus of her impeccable Sean Spicer imitation. Elizabeth Banks has also been nominated in the category before for “Modern Family,” but she faces serious competition from other “Family” guests like Dot-Marie Jones and Jane Krakowski. Another show with great guests is “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which had turns by Laura Dern, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph and Amy Sedaris. And Carrie Fisher should lock a nod for her swan song on “Catastrophe.” Previous nominee Kristen Wiig had an entire episode »

- Variety Staff

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For the People: First Look at ABC's New Shondaland Drama

16 May 2017 8:49 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

"Are you worthy?" ABC has just released a first look at their new Shondaland TV series For the People.From executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, the drama "follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country – all as their lives intersect in and out of the courtroom." The cast includes Ben Rappaport, Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Regé-Jean Page, Ben Shenkman, Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Anna Deavere Smith.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Watch Trailers for New ABC Shows: Shondaland’s ‘For the People,’ Zach Braff’s ‘Alex, Inc.,’ ‘The Mayor’

16 May 2017 1:31 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has released the trailers for all its new shows, including Shondaland’s legal drama “For the People,” actioner “The Crossing,” Freddie Highmore’s “The Good Doctor,” Jason Ritter’s lighthearted series “The Gospel of Kevin,” buzzy comedy “The Mayor,” and Zach Braff and Jenna Fischer’s returns to TV in “Alex, Inc.” and “Splitting Up Together,” respectively.

Watch the trailers below:

For the People

Shondaland’s newest drama follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution, handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country — all as their lives intersect in and out of the courtroom. “For the People” — from “Scandal” writer Paul Davies, Shonda Rhimes, and Betsy Beers — stars Britne Oldford, Lyndon Smith, Ben Rappaport, Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Regé-Jean Page, Ben Shenkman, Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Anna Deavere Smith.

Ten Days in the Valley

Ten Days in the Valley” stars Kyra Sedgwick as Jane Sadler, an »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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ABC Greenlights Shondaland Show, Zach Braff Comedy, Freddie Highmore Medical Drama, Three More Series

11 May 2017 4:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has officially jumped into its pickups for the 2017-2018 television season, greenlighting six new series, Variety has learned.

The network has ordered Shondaland legal drama “For the People,” action drama “The Crossing,” Freddie Highmore’s “The Good Doctor,” the lighthearted hourlong series “The Gospel of Kevin,” buzzy comedy “The Mayor,” plus a sitcom from Zach Braff.

For the People” hails from “Scandal” writer Paul Davies. This latest Shondaland drama follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution, handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country — all as their lives intersect in and out of the courtroom.

Britne Oldford stars with Lyndon Smith, Ben Rappaport, Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Regé-Jean Page, Ben Shenkman, Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Anna Deavere Smith. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers will executive produce with Davies. Shondaland multi-hyphenate Tom Verica directed the pilot. ABC Studios is producing.

The drama has been high up on ABC’s »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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ABC Pickups Include Comedy About African-American Donald Trump — But He’s An Unlikely Mayor, With Advisors Who Actually Help

11 May 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

ABC has picked up four new series from its sister ABC Studios, including a new drama from Shonda Rhimes’ company, a drama about saving the world (starring Jason Ritter), a series about refugees… from America, and comedy that sounds like it might take a few cues from the recently installed White House inhabitant.

In “The Mayor,” Brandon Micheal Hall plays an aspiring young rapper, Courtney Rose, who decides – as a publicity stunt – to run for mayor. He did it solely to generate buzz and become rich and famous. Instead, he is actually elected mayor, an outcome he never predicted. Now he must lean on his mother (Yvette Nicole Brown) and friends, including Valentina (Lea Michele) to become the mayor he didn’t think he wanted to be.

Sound a bit Trumpy?

The series also stars Bernard David Jones and Marcel Spears. Executive producers include Daveed Diggs (Broadway’s “Hamilton”), writer Jeremy Bronson (“Speechless, »

- Michael Schneider

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ABC Pickups Include Comedy About African-American Donald Trump — But He’s An Unlikely Mayor, With Advisors Who Actually Help

11 May 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

ABC has picked up four new series from its sister ABC Studios, including a new drama from Shonda Rhimes’ company, a drama about saving the world (starring Jason Ritter), a series about refugees… from America, and comedy that sounds like it might take a few cues from the recently installed White House inhabitant.

In “The Mayor,” Brandon Micheal Hall plays an aspiring young rapper, Courtney Rose, who decides – as a publicity stunt – to run for mayor. He did it solely to generate buzz and become rich and famous. Instead, he is actually elected mayor, an outcome he never predicted. Now he must lean on his mother (Yvette Nicole Brown) and friends, including Valentina (Lea Michele) to become the mayor he didn’t think he wanted to be.

Sound a bit Trumpy?

The series also stars Bernard David Jones and Marcel Spears. Executive producers include Daveed Diggs (Broadway’s “Hamilton”), writer Jeremy Bronson (“Speechless, »

- Michael Schneider

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Rashida Jones Is Bow's Reality Star Sister in Black-ish First Look

19 April 2017 2:04 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Bow Johnson's family just got even more interesting.  Rashida Jones is guest starring in one of next week's two episodes of Black-ish as Bow's (Tracee Ellis Ross) sister, Santamonica. Santamonica arrives just after filming a stint on a reality show, and she's joined in her visit to the Johnson household by her brother Johan (Daveed Diggs) and mother Alicia (Anna Deavere Smith) for what looks like a super fun family reunion.  Unsurprisingly, Santamonica and Bow couldn't have less in common.  The photos below, exclusive to E! News, provide a first look at the glamorous Santamonica's visit, including what looks like a family dance party!  While »

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Anna Deavere Smith Receives George Polk Career Award

21 February 2017 9:02 AM, PST | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Anna Deavere Smith is a reporter, actress, playwright, professor, social activist, and MacArthur genius. Deadline reports that the multi…

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- Laura Berger

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Britne Oldford, Anna Deavere Smith Book Leads in Shondaland’s New ABC Legal Drama Pilot

17 February 2017 9:32 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Britne Oldford, Anna Deavere Smith and Ben Rappaport have all been tapped to star in Shondaland’s new legal drama pilot for ABC. Here’s the pitch: “Set in the Southern District of New York (Sdny) Federal Court, aka ‘The Mother Court,’… Continue Reading → »

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Shondaland Pilot Casts Good Wife's Ben Rappaport, Hunters' Britne Oldford

17 February 2017 9:14 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Ben Rappaport (The Good Wife), Britne Oldford (Hunters) and Anna Deavere Smith (Nurse Jackie) have been cast in Shondaland’s as-yet-untitled pilot from Scandal scribe Paul Davies , our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’17: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The project takes place in the Southern District of New York Federal Court — aka the “Mother Court” — and would follow attorneys for both the prosecution and defense “as they handle the most high profile and high stakes case in the country, all as their personal lives intersect.” Shondaland and ABC Studios are producing. »

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Britne Oldford, Ben Rappaport & Anna Deavere Smith Join ABC Shondaland Pilot

17 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Britne Oldford (Syfy’s Hunters), Ben Rappaport (The Good Wife) and veteran Anna Deavere Smith (Nurse Jackie) are set to star in an ABC legal drama pilot from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers' Shondaland and ABC Studios. The project, written by Paul William Davies and directed by Tom Verica. Set in the Southern District of New York (Sdny) Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," it follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution as they handle the… »

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Anna Deavere Smith, Britne Oldford to Star in Shondaland Legal Drama

17 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Shondaland has found its next leading ladies.

Nurse Jackie grad Anna Deavere Smith and Hunters alum Britne Oldford have been tapped to star in ABC's untitled Shondaland drama pilot from Scandal writer Paul William Davies, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Additionally, Ben Rappaport (The Good Wife) has nabbed the male lead in the legal drama from exec producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.

Set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," the legal drama follows brand new lawyers working on opposite sides — for the defense and the prosecution — as they »

- Lesley Goldberg

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Richard Grant, Jane Curtin Join Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

30 January 2017 3:06 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin, Dolly Wells, Anna Deavere Smith, and Jennifer Westfeldt have joined the cast of Melissa McCarthy’s dark comedy “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Variety reported in March that McCarthy would star in Fox Searchlight adaptation of Lee Israel’s memoir with “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” director Marielle Heller attached to helm from a script by Nicole Holofcener. Shooting began Monday in New York City.

Producers are Anne Carey and Amy Nauiokas of Archer Gray, partnered with Israel’s friend and longtime confidant David Yarnell. Pamela Hirsch, Jawal Nga, and Bob Balaban are executive producers.

McCarthy will portray Israel, who made her living in the 1970s and ’80s writing profiles of stars such as Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead, cosmetics executive Estee Lauder, and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When she was no longer able to get published because she had fallen out of step with current tastes, »

- Dave McNary

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Jane Curtin, Richard E. Grant Joining Melissa McCarthy in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'

30 January 2017 2:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Jane Curtin and Richard E. Grant are joining Melissa McCarthy in Fox Searchlight's Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Diary of a Teenage Girl helmer Marielle Heller will direct from a script written by Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) and Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q).

Based on the memoir of the same name by Lee Israel, Can You Ever Forgive Me? follows a best-selling celebrity biographer (McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970s and '80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn and Tallulah Bankhead, but has since fallen out of touch.

Dolly Wells, Anna Deavere Smith and Jennifer Westfeldt also have joined the project, which has begun principal »

- Mia Galuppo

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Richard E. Grant & More Join Melissa McCarthy In ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

30 January 2017 2:34 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Richard E. Grant is set to star opposite Melissa McCarthy in Fox Searchlight’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? He is joined by Jane Curtin (The Heat), Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones’ Baby), Anna Deavere Smith (Black-ish) and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein). The Diary Of A Teenage Girl director Marielle Heller is at the helm, directing from a script by Nicole Holofcener  and Jeff Whitty. Based on Lee Israel’s memoir of the same name, the film follows best-selling celebrity… »

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Us Briefs: Filming begins on 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' starring Melissa McCarthy

30 January 2017 2:23 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Project directed by The Diary Of A Teenage Girl helmer Marielle Heller.

Fox Searchlight has begun principal photography in New York on Can You Ever Forgive Me? starring Melissa McCarthy, Richard E Grant (both pictured), Jane Curtin, Dolly Wells, Anna Deavere Smith and Jennifer Westfeldt.

Marielle Heller directs from a screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty based on the novel of the same name by Lee Israel

Archer Gray president of production Anne Carey, Archer Gray founder Amy Nauiokas and David Yarnell produce and Pamela Hirsch, Jawal Nga and Bob Balaban serve as executive producers.

The film recounts the life of celebrity biographer Israel who turns to deception when she is no longer in style.

The Latin America Training Center will host a three-day entertainment, business and legal affairs programme in Miami from March 29-April 1. The event will cover copyright in the age of digital music, intellectual property, virtual reality, production, distribution »

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