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Sorry We're Late, But Please Like Me Will Change Your Life If You Let It

Sorry We're Late, But Please Like Me Will Change Your Life If You Let It
Funny things happen when you're on vacation. Sometimes you find a scorpion in your Swiss Airbnb and promptly freak out because what's a scorpion doing in Switzerland (turns out some parts have them), and sometimes you discover a beautiful TV show that you are four seasons too late to and it's already aired its series finale. Both of those things happened to me this summer. The scorpion was handled and I fell in love with Please Like Me. There's a lot of TV out there—peak TV even—and I'm here to say I'm sorry I'm late on Please Like Me. Who's In It Please Like Me stars Josh Thomas, Caitlin Stasey, Thomas Ward, Wade Briggs, David Roberts, Debra Lawrence, Renee Lim,...
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Still Star-Crossed: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on ABC?

Vulture Watch What fear is this which startles in our ears?. Has the Still Star-Crossed TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Still Star-Crossed season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? A Shondaland TV series airing on the ABC television network, Still Star-Crossed stars Grant Bowler, Wade Briggs, Torrance Coombs, Dan Hildebrand, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Medalion Rahimi, Zuleikha Robinson, Sterling Sulieman, Susan Wooldridge, Anthony Head, Caspar, Carl Chambers, Greg Chillen, Shazad Latif, Clara Rugaard, and Lucien Laviscount. The Romeo and Juliet sequel series features the bloodshed and palace intrigue overwhelming fair Verona, in the
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Still Star-Crossed: Season One Ratings

For the most part, ABC's summer programming focuses on reality TV series, like The Bachelorette and game shows like Celebrity Family Feud. Still, the Alphabet Network always makes a little room for summertime scripted series. Although Mistresses was cancelled after four seasons, last fall, the Downward Dog sitcom premiered in May, and the Somewhere Between drama series kicks off in July. Joining them is the Still Star-Crossed TV show. Will this Romeo and Juliet sequel be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned. A Shondaland TV series adaptation of Melinda Taub's novel, Still Star-Crossed stars Grant Bowler, Wade Briggs, Torrance Coombs, Dan Hildebrand, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Medalion Rahimi, Zuleikha Robinson, Sterling Sulieman, Susan Wooldridge, and Anthony Head. The ABC drama features the bloodshed and palace intrigue overwhelming fair Verona in the aftermath of the tragic deaths of Romeo (Laviscount) and Juliet (Rugaard).
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Still Star-Crossed: Star Answers Questions About Cancelled ABC TV Show

It looks like Still Star-Crossed is on the way out, but what does the cast think? Recently, star Torrance Coombs discussed the ill-fated ABC TV show on Twitter.From executive producer Shonda Rhimes, the period drama is a sequel the William Shakespeare tragedy Romeo and Juliet and follows the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets in the wake of the two lovers' deaths. The cast includes Grant Bowler, Wade Briggs, Torrance Coombs, Dan Hildebrand, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Medalion Rahimi, Zuleikha Robinson, Sterling Sulieman, Susan Wooldridge, Anthony Head, Caspar, Carl Chambers, Greg Chillen, Shazad Latif, Clara Rugaard, and Lucien Laviscount.Read More…
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Still Star-Crossed

Network: ABC. Episodes: Seven (hour). Seasons: One. TV show dates: May 29, 2017 — July 29, 2017. Series status: Cancelled. Performers include: Grant Bowler, Wade Briggs, Torrance Coombs, Dan Hildebrand, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Medalion Rahimi, Zuleikha Robinson, Sterling Sulieman, Susan Wooldridge, Anthony Head, Caspar, Carl Chambers, Greg Chillen, Shazad Latif, Clara Rugaard, and Lucien Laviscount. TV show description: A Shondaland period drama based on the Melinda Taub novel, the Still Star-Crossed TV show is a sequel the William Shakespeare tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. In the wake of the young lovers' senseless deaths, Verona finds itself in the throes of upheaval, thanks to the Montague and Capulet feud. Upon the death of his father, Escalus (Sulieman)
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Still Star-Crossed: Cancelled? ABC Drama Bumped to Saturday Nights

For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo. If you're betting folding dollars in the cancellation stakes, bet on this: ABC's Still Star-Crossed will be cancelled after one season, with no season two. Tonight, Deadline reports that after three largely unwatched episodes, the Alphabet Network is moving Still Star-Crossed from its post-Bachelorette Monday evening timeslot, to Saturdays. A diverse Shondaland TV series airing on the ABC television network, Still Star-Crossed stars: Grant Bowler, Wade Briggs, Torrance Coombs, Dan Hildebrand, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Medalion Rahimi, Zuleikha Robinson, Sterling Sulieman, Susan Wooldridge, Anthony Head, Caspar, Carl Chambers, Greg Chillen, Shazad Latif, Clara Rugaard, and Lucien Laviscount. The Romeo and Juliet sequel series features the bloodshed and palace intrigue overwhelming fair Verona, in the aftermath of the tragic deaths of Romeo (Laviscount) and Juliet
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Still Star-Crossed Essentially Cancelled as ABC Banishes Drama to Saturdays

Still Star-Crossed Essentially Cancelled as ABC Banishes Drama to Saturdays
The sky is falling for Still Star-Crossed: ABC is shipping the Shondaland period drama off to Saturday nights… which means it’s as good as cancelled.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Star-Crossed will make the move to Saturdays starting July 8, according to our sister site Deadline, after airing just three episodes in the post-Bachelorette slot on Monday nights. A sequel to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Star-Crossed stars Lashana Lynch as Rosaline Capulet and Wade Briggs as Benvolio Montague, who are being forced to marry each other to
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ABC Moves ‘Still Star-Crossed’ to Saturdays After 3 Low-Rated Episodes

ABC Moves ‘Still Star-Crossed’ to Saturdays After 3 Low-Rated Episodes
The end appears to be in sight for “Still Star-Crossed.”

Variety has confirmed that ABC is moving the freshman Shondaland drama from Mondays to Saturdays after just three episodes, an almost sure sign that the network will cancel the series after its first season. All three episodes of the show that have aired thus far have failed to make an impact in the Nielsen ratings, even with a “Bachelorette” lead-in. To date, the series is averaging just a 0.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.95 million viewers per episode in live-plus-same day. It will begin airing on Saturdays on July 8.

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Still Star-Crossed Royalty Medalion Rahimi Takes the E!Q (After Googling "Covfefe," That Is)

Still Star-Crossed Royalty Medalion Rahimi Takes the E!Q  (After Googling
What do you get when you mix Shakespeare and Shonda Rhimes? Obviously the answer is Still Star-Crossed, the latest addition to the ShondaLand canon, an Elizabethan-period drama that picks up where Romeo and Juliet left off. Alas, as it turns out, the death of the doomed lovers did not bring about peace in fair Verona... Medalion Rahimi is already being singled out by critics for her scene-stealing turn as Princess Isabella (the word "badass" has been employed), sister of the city's new leader, Prince Escalus (Sterling Sulieman), who has a past with Juliet's cousin Rosaline (Lashana Lynch) but has ordered her to marry Romeo's cousin Benvolio (Wade Briggs) to try to...
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Still Star-Crossed TV Review – Ya Shakespeare Meets Shonda Rhimes

Still Star-Crossed, the novel by Melinda Taub, is an interesting and clever look at the world Shakespeare didn’t actually lay out all that distinctly in Romeo & Juliet. It’s equal parts fan fiction and development cheat by appropriation, but it spins a decent yarn and delivers an updated sense of drama. It’s not only solid Ya entertainment, but it’s just the sort of effort we could use more of, both as an enticement to read more and backward entry into other literature.

Still Star-Crossed, the show, dresses up the idea wonderfully but renders it all rather lifeless by trying to out-drama itself at every turn in a decidedly Shondaland morass of overworked histrionics. Oddly, this manages, at points, to come full circle and become interesting again by offering up near-cornball drama in situations that actually require all the drama you would think you could muster.

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Exclusive: 'Still Star-Crossed' Actress Previews Shonda Rhimes' New Romeo and Juliet Drama

Exclusive: 'Still Star-Crossed' Actress Previews Shonda Rhimes' New Romeo and Juliet Drama
We all know the story of Romeo and Juliet's fleeting romance and tragic deaths, but what happens next has always been a mystery -- until now.

Inspired by the novel by Melinda Taub, ABC's new summer series, Still Star-Crossed, ramps up the action and drama after Romeo and Juliet die, and the treacherous feud between the Montague and Capulet families that continues to rage on. But another forbidden romance presents itself at the end of the premiere episode and that will certainly ruffle 17th century feathers as the season progresses.

"It's the ultimate romantic story about forbidden love and I think a lot of people can relate to that," actress Medalion Rahimi, who plays Princess Isabella, tells Et of the time-honored Romeo and Juliet tale. "The tragedy in the end -- I don't want to say that it's good to necessarily glorify young lovers' suicide -- but the idea that because of prejudice these young lovers
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10 Best TV Shows to See in May: 'Twin Peaks,' True-Crime Docs and More

10 Best TV Shows to See in May: 'Twin Peaks,' True-Crime Docs and More
We're living in a veritable golden age of bizarre reality TV competitions, dear readers. In 2017, children will frantically prepare BBQ cuisine; hoofers will boogie for J-Lo's amusement; and contestants will attempt to impress Jamie Foxx by outsmarting an app. Meanwhile, Shonda Rhimes takes on the aftermath of Romeo and Juliet, Bernie Madoff gets what-for courtesy of Robert De Niro and an 1980s artifact springs back to life in all of its permed glory. Oh, and there's a talking dog in the mix as well. Oh and did we mention that
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New Shonda Rhimes Show & Season 2 of “Queen Sugar” Get Premiere Dates

“Still Star Crossed”: ABC

Your summer TV watchlist just got longer. Premiere dates have been announced for Shonda Rhimes’ newest show, “Still Star Crossed,” and the second season of Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey’s family drama “Queen Sugar.” “Still Star Crossed” is set to debut May 29 on ABC. “Queen Sugar” will have a two-night premiere June 20 and 21 on Own.

Based on Melinda Taub’s book, “Still Star Crossed” is a continuation of “Romeo and Juliet.” Per Variety, the series will trace the “treachery, palace intrigue, and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate.” Rhimes serves as exec producer alongside Shondaland partner Betsy Beers and Mark Wilding, Michael Goldstein, and Michael Offer. Offer directed the pilot.

“Still Star Crossed” stars Ebonee Noel (“Eye Candy”), Medalion Rahimi (Ry Russo-Young’s “Before I Fall”), Lashana Lynch (“Brotherhood”), Zuleikha Robinson (Mira Nair’s “The Namesake”), Wade Briggs (“Please Like Me”), Torrance Coombs (“Reign”), Sterling Sulieman (“Veep”), and Anthony Head (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”).

Rhimes’ other upcoming TV projects include a cable comedy series based on Luvvie Ajayi’s first book, “I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual,” and an untitled legal drama for ABC.

Meanwhile, news of “Queen Sugar’s” premiere date was accompanied with information about some of the women directors helming episodes of the new season. According to Deadline, DeMane Davis (“Lift”), Cheryl Dunye (“The Watermelon Woman”), Aurora Guerrero (“Mosquita y Mari”), and Amanda Marsalis (“Echo Park”) have all signed on to direct. Like its inaugural season, the new episodes of “Queen Sugar” will all be directed by women.

The season will reportedly be split into two parts. The first eight eps will air this summer, while the remaining installments will broadcast in the fall. DuVernay is expected to helm the season finale.

Deadline adds that Season 1 of “Queen Sugar” will be released on Hulu April 21. The streaming giant will also be home to future seasons after they’ve been broadcast on Own.

Queen Sugar” stars Rutina Wesley (“True Blood”), Dawn-Lyen Gardner (“Luke Cage”), and Kofi Siriboe (“Awkward.”) as siblings Nova, Charley, and Ralph Angel, respectively. Based on Natalie Baszile’s novel, the series centers on the Bordelon siblings’ struggle to revive their late father’s Louisiana farm. Its first season finale ranked as the number one cable telecast for women when it aired, delivering 2.76 million total viewers.

Queen Sugar” is exec produced by DuVernay, Winfrey, and Monica Macer. Macer will also be the second season’s showrunner.

DuVernay’s most recent project was “13th,” an Academy Award-nominated documentary examining the U.S. prison system and its racist policies. DuVernay’s adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time” hits theaters April 6, 2018.

You can catch Winfrey next in the HBO movie “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” The adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s nonfiction book premieres April 22.

New Shonda Rhimes Show & Season 2 of “Queen Sugar” Get Premiere Dates was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Still Star-Crossed: ABC Announces May Premiere for Romeo and Juliet Sequel Series

It's finally happening. ABC has announced its Still Star-Crossed TV show will premiere on on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017 at at 10:01pm, directly following The Bachelorette.The seven episode first season of Still Star-Crossed stars Wade Briggs, Lashana Lynch, Sterling Sulieman, and Torrance Coombs. Inspired by Melinda Taub’s novel, the new ABC TV series is a sequel to William Shakespeare's famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.Read More…
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Shonda Rhimes Drama ‘Still Star-Crossed’ Sets Summer Premiere Date on ABC

Still Star Crossed” finally has a premiere date on ABC, with the network announcing Thursday that the new Shondaland drama will launch on May 29. The series, from executive producer Shonda Rhimes, was originally supposed to debut midseason 2017. It was picked up to series by the network last May.

The period drama series from Shondaland and ABC Studios picks up where the famous story of “Romeo and Juliet” ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. The series is based on the book of the same name by Melinda Taub.

It air will immediately after “The Bachelorette,” which will debut its 13th season the week prior. It was developed for television by Heather Mitchell, who serves as the writer and executive producer. Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Mark Wilding and Michael Goldstein are executive producers. Michael Offer is also an executive producer and director of
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Luke Ford, Brooke Satchwell starrer ‘What If It Works?’ to bow at Cinequest

'What If It Works?' . Writer-director Romi Trower.s debut feature What If It Works? is set to make its world premiere at the 2017 Cinequest Film and Vr Festival in San Jose next month. . What If It Works?.is inspired by Trower.s own family history. It stars Luke Ford (Animal Kingdom, The Black Balloon, Red Dog) as Adrian, an irrepressibly chirpy tech nerd who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He connects with his new neighbour, Grace (Anna Samson, Skylight, Birdland; The Leftovers), a street artist with Dissociative Identity Disorder. . Brooke Satchwell (Wonderland, Jack Irish, Packed To The Rafters) and Wade Briggs (Still Star-Crossed, Please Like Me) also star. . .My interest in telling this story is born of my personal experiences," said Trower. "My older brother has a severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and my aunt is a psychiatrist who specialises in Dissociative Identity Disorder, whose career sparked my fascination with this disorder.
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Please Like Me: Season Five of the Hulu Series Depends on You

What's next for Please Like Me? Recently, creator and star Josh Thomas spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the Hulu TV series.The comedy follows the lives of a young, gay Australian, his friends, and his family. The cast also includes Debra Lawrance, David Roberts, Thomas John Ward, and Wade Briggs. Season four of the series was just released on Hulu in the U.S.Read More…
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Still Star-Crossed: What Happened to the Shondaland Series?

When will Still Star-Crossed debut? ABC boss Channing Dungey recently discussed the status of Shonda Rhime's latest TV series, Deadline reports.Based on the book by Melinda Taub, the period drama "picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate." The cast includes Wade Briggs, Anthony Head, Zuleikha Robinson, Lashana Lynch, Ebonee Noel, Sterling Sulieman Medalion Rahimi, Grant Bowler, Susan Wooldridge, Torrance Coombs and Dan Hildebrand.Read More…
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Please Like Me: Season Four Now Available in the Us

Please Like Me has found a new home. Season four of the Australian series is now available on Hulu, Deadline reports.The future of the series was up in the air after its U.S. network, Pivot, shut down last fall. Created by and starring Josh Thomas, the comedy follows the lives of a young, gay Australian, his friends, and his family. The cast also includes Debra Lawrance, David Roberts, Thomas John Ward, and Wade Briggs.Read More…
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Still Star-Crossed: ABC Episode Order Revealed; May Get a New Title

I defy you, stars. Back in November, we reported that ABC was likely to change the title of Shondaland's upcoming Still Star-Crossed TV show, starring Wade Briggs, Lashana Lynch, Sterling Sulieman, and Torrance Coombs. Inspired by Melinda Taub's novel, the new project is a Romeo and Juliet sequel series.Coombs, who played Sebastian "Bash" de Poitiers on The CW's Reign (which was cancelled last week), plays Count Paris in the new show. He has been tweeting about it, referring to it as, "our as-yet-untitled Shondaland period drama." He later added, "It'll be on ABC some time in the new year. Possibly even with a different title. I'll keep you guys posted." Coombs also confirmed
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