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‘Mad About You,’ ‘Mixed-ish,’ ‘Batwoman’ on 2019 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview Lineup

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CBS’ “All Rise,” the CW’s “Nancy Drew,” Spectrum’s “Mad About You” revival and ABC’s “Mixed-ish” are among the new fall television shows that will present screening and panel events during this year’s PaleyFest Fall TV Previews.

The Paley Center for Media will host this, its 13th annual, fall television event at the Beverly Hills, Calif. location between September 5 and 15, 2019. The New York location will host select screenings between Sept. 6 and 8, as well.

“We’re thrilled to once again present one of the most anticipated events of the fall television season,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s president & CEO. “Many of television’s most beloved shows have graced the PaleyFest Fall TV Previews stage, and we look forward to hosting the cast and creative teams from the next generation of unforgettable television programs.”

NBC will bring its new fall shows “Bluff City Law,” “Perfect Harmony
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PaleyFest Fall TV Lineup To Feature ‘Mad About You’, ‘Mixed-ish’, ‘Dollface’, ‘Wu-Tang’ And More

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The Paley Center for Media unveiled the lineup for its 13th annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews. The fest will take place September 5-15 at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills and feature new shows from the fall 2019 television season as well as returning favorites from broadcast, cable and streaming services. As an added bonus, the Paley Center in New York will host free PaleyFest Fall TV Previews screenings September 6-8.

The event will feature screenings of new shows like Mixed-ish, Dollface, Wu-Tang: An American Saga as well as familiar series such as the forthcoming revival of Mad About You. Screenings will be followed by discussions with series cast and creatives. Scheduled to appear are Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser, Kat Dennings, Anna Camp, Nat Faxon, Ann Curry, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Matt Groening, Abbi Jacobson, The RZA, Rosa Salazar, Brenda Song, Tika Sumpter, Bradley Whitford and more.

“We’re thrilled to once again
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Hulu’s ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Will Show Things The Band Were “Too Shy To Say In Front Of Camera” – TCA

Hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan recently was the subject of a four-part documentary series on Showtime, but founding member RZA says that Hulu’s forthcoming Wu drama will give viewers even more of a glimpse into the band as there were things the members were “too shy to say in front of a camera”.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga, which launches September 4 on the streaming platform, tells the story of the band starting in early 1990s. It looks at the group’s members, who grew up during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, and tracks the Clan’s formation — a vision of Bobby Diggs aka RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young black men who are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

“Wu Tang has always entertained and inspired, and this show is inspirational,” RZA said. “The documentary touches on one thing,
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RZA Tells Us All Why Hulu’s Wu-Tang Clan Series Is ‘Like Concentrated Grape Juice’

Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nuthing ta f— with, but both Hulu and Showtime are messing with their story in separate biographical projects this year. Hulu’s “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” is the scripted version to Showtime’s documentary, which is already out, so exactly how accurate to the rap group’s life story will the still-upcoming one be?

That was the first question Friday at the show’s Television Critics Association press tour panel.

“We like to call it a historical fiction,” co-creator, writer and executive producer Alex Tse told reporters. “So, there are things in it that actually happened, there are versions of events, some moving around the timeline — but spiritually it’s very truthful and accurate.”

Also Read: 'Wu-Tang: An American Saga' Trailer Brings Together RZA, Method Man and Rest of the Clan (Video)

“You condense the moments,” The RZA, who carries the same titles as Tse,
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Hulu at TCA: The Handmaid's Tale Renewed, Marvel's Runaways Return Date, and More!

Hulu is the latest network to take arrive at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, and there is a lot of news to unpack.

The biggest news of all is that The Handmaid's Tale will be back for a fourth season.

There was never a question about the future of the Elisabeth Moss-fronted drama series.

Despite a divisive third season, the streamer knows the show remains a big hit and is bringing it back for Season 4.

The Handmaid's Tale has garnered 11 Emmy wins throughout its run.

It is currently airing Wednesdays on the streamer.

Related: Kat Dennings Comedy Ordered at Hulu

Premiere dates have also been set for new and returning Hulu original series.

Marvel's Runaways will be back on the air December 13, and all 10 episodes will be released at once, meaning fans will be able to binge the heck out of it.

"In an action-packed Season
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‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Trailer: Meet the Young Members of Hip-Hop’s Original Dynasty

Based on one of the most influential and consequential groups in hip-hop history, Hulu’s “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” is inspired by “The Wu-Tang Manual,” The RZA’s first written introduction to the philosophy and history of hip-hop’s original dynasty; the “Tao of Wu,” the second philosophical book, and the true story of formation of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Set in early 1990s New York City, at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, who works to bring together a dozen young, black men that are torn between careers in music and lives of crime, but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Hulu has released a new trailer for “An American Saga” which introduces viewers to the young members of Wu-Tang: The RZA, Raekwon, Gza, Ghostface Killah, Ol’ Dirty Bastard,
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‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Trailer Brings Together RZA, Method Man and Rest of the Clan (Video)

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The first full-length trailer for Hulu’s upcoming scripted series about the Wu-Tang Clan shows how Bobby Diggs a.k.a. RZA formed what would become one of the most influential rap groups in music history.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga,” tracks the rise of the Wu-Tang clan, inspired by RZA’s books “The Wu-Tang Manuel” and “Tao of Wu.” Wu-Tang members RZA and Method Man are behind the series, which is written by RZA and Alex Tse, who serves as showrunner.

Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation, a vision of Diggs, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men who are torn between music and crime, but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Also Read: 'Into the Spider-Verse' Star Shameik Moore Among 6 Cast in Hulu's Wu-Tang Clan Drama

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Shameik Moore stars in teaser trailer for biopic series ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’

Hulu has launched a teaser trailer for their upcoming biopic series ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ on the legendary hip hop group ‘Wu-Tang Clan’.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga is inspired by “The Wu-Tang Manual” and “Tao of Wu”, and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, who unites the men torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Spanning over 10 episodes the biopic series will explore the genesis of the famed hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan.

The Wu-Tang Clan has released five gold and platinum albums, selling 40 million albums worldwide. The group is often hailed as one of the most influential groups in the history of hip-hop with a unique sound and distinct image.
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Hulu’s Scripted Wu-Tang Clan Series Releases Its First Trailer (Video)

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Hulu’s Scripted Wu-Tang Clan Series Releases Its First Trailer (Video)
Hulu has released the first trailer for its upcoming scripted series “Wu-Tang Clan: An American Saga,” introducing the actors who will be playing the members of the famed hip-hop group.

Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation. The group’s mastermind Bobby Diggs — aka The RZA — strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Inspired by The RZA’s books “The Wu-Tang Manual” and “Tao of Wu,” the series is co-created and written by The RZA and “Watchman” writer Alex Tse. It will debut on the streaming service on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Also Read: 'Into the Spider-Verse' Star Shameik Moore Among 6 Cast in Hulu's Wu-Tang Clan Drama

The series stars Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Dave East, Siddiq Saunderson, Marcus Callender,
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Wu-Tang Clan Unite in Gritty ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Trailer

Wu-Tang Clan Unite in Gritty ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Trailer
Guided by the musical vision of a young RZA, the Wu-Tang Clan unite to change the landscape of hip-hop in the first trailer for Wu-Tang: An American Saga. The biopic series, written and co-created by RZA and screenwriter Alex Tse (Watchmen, 2018’s Superfly) premieres September 4th on Hulu.

The clip, anchored by the slogan “Born in Shaolin, Made in America,” opens with RZA forming his creative aesthetic: gazing at a Kung-Fu film and honing his chops on the turntables. “If you want to make it in this world, then put in the work,
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Andrea-Rachel Parker Joins ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’; Joslyn DeFreece To Recur On ‘Strange Angel’

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Exclusive: Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga has added Andrea-Rachel Parker to the cast of the 10-episode drama from Wu-Tang Clan frontman The RZA, writer Alex Tse (Superfly) and Imagine Television. Parker will portray the role of witty, sarcastic and fun-loving Mama Ganga.

The series is based on one of the most influential groups in hip-hop and will explore and expand the band’s world. Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs (Ashton Sanders) aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Parker is best known for her role as Bernice on the critically acclaimed HBO series The Deuce and as Destiny on the Starz’s series Power.
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Watch Wu-Tang Clan Perform Classic Single ‘Triumph’ on ‘Fallon’

Watch Wu-Tang Clan Perform Classic Single ‘Triumph’ on ‘Fallon’
Wu-Tang Clan returned to perform an impassioned version their hit “Triumph” on The Tonight Show. The hip-hop group, who released the song in 1997 on Wu-Tang Forever, performed in front of a giant, flaming image of their logo.

The band is back in the spotlight to promote their upcoming four-part Showtime series, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men. The series, directed by Mass Appeal’s Sacha Jenkins, features interviews with the group’s nine surviving members, as well as never-before-seen archival footage and concert videos. The series will premiere May 10.

Hulu
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Sisa Grey Claws Into ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’; Ebony Obsidian Enters Chambers Of ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is about is about to feel the ramifications of a full moon. Samoan American actress Sisa Grey is set to recur on this season of the CW superhero show as Wolfie, Ramona “Mona” Wu’s alter ego who made her debut in the midseason premiere.

Deadline has confirmed that Grey will play the character for the remainder of the season as we explore what happens when the mild-mannered Care of Magical Creatures Assistant becomes a magical creature herself. She will wrestle with the Wolfie side of her personality; at first, considering it to be something awful and alien, but later coming to realize that it represents a repressed part of her own personality.

Letting Wolfie loose will come to help the Legends, but it will also help Mona come to understand the aspects of herself that she wasn’t able to show the world. The
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Janine Turner Joins ‘Patsy & Loretta’; ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Casts Johnell Young

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Former Northern Exposure star Janine Turner has been cast opposite Megan Hilty in Lifetime’s upcoming Patsy and Loretta, Forever, an original movie about the friendship between country music stars Patsy Cline (Hilty) and Loretta Lynn (Jessie Mueller). Turner will play Hilda Hensley, Patsy’s mother, and also her seamstress/costume designer and confidante. Patsy & Loretta will be executive produced by Neil Meron, in his first solo project since the death of longtime producing partner Craig Zadan. Oscar-winning Thelma & Louise writer Callie Khouri is directing, and Mark Nicholson is co-ep. Known for her Emmy-nominated work in Northern Exposure, Turnerr also heavily recurred in Friday Night Lights. On the film side, Turner can be seen in Solace opposite Anthony Hopkins. Turner is repped by Link Entertainment and Linda McCalister.

Johnell Young (Tales) is set as a series regular opposite Ashton Sanders in Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a 10-episode
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"Wu-Tang: An American Saga": Anthony Chisholm, Armen Garo & Caleb Castille To Recur in Hulu Series

  • Deadline
Anthony Chisholm (Random Acts of Flyness), Armen Garo (The Sopranos) and Caleb Castille (Run The Race) are set to recur in Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a 10-episode drama from Wu-Tang Clan frontman The RZA, writer Alex Tse (Superfly) and Imagine Television.

Created and written by The RZA and Tse, the series is based on the Wu-Tang Clan, one of the most influential groups in hip-hop history, and will explore and expand the band’s world. Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs (Ashton Sanders) aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Chisholm will play Old Chess Player, an older man with a sense of humor, he
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Imagine TV Sets ‘Mindscaping’ as First China Series (Exclusive)

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Imagine Television is developing “Mindscaping,” a 24-episode science fiction series written by Oscar Yang. The series is the first Chinese-language series developed by Imagine Television, part of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment group, for a Chinese audience.

The show is pitched as an original sci-fi action series, which sees a man unwittingly brought into the city’s dark underbelly after a friend is wrongly accused of a crime. He uncovers a crime syndicate that uses mind-control to amass its power.

Endeavor China is co-financing the project with Imagine Television Studios, and will be handling sales. The deal was announced in Hong Kong at the FilMart film and TV rights market.

Imagine chairmen Grazer and Howard and Imagine Television chairman Francie Calfo are set as executive producers. Janice Chua (“Crazy Rich Asians”) will oversee the project for Imagine. Trey Callaway and veteran television producer Lillah McCarthy serve as story consultants.
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‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’: Julian Elijah Martinez, Dave East & Vinnie Pastore Join Cast Of Hulu Drama Series, Craig Zisk To Direct

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‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’: Julian Elijah Martinez, Dave East & Vinnie Pastore Join Cast Of Hulu Drama Series, Craig Zisk To Direct
Julian Elijah Martinez and Dave East are set as series regulars and The Sopranos alum Vinnie Pastore will recur in Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a 10-episode drama from Wu-Tang Clan frontman The RZA, writer Alex Tse (Superfly) and Imagine Television. In addition, Craig Zisk will direct two episodes of the series and co-executive produce.

Created and written by The RZA and Tse, the series is based on the Wu-Tang Clan, one of the most influential groups in hip-hop history, and will explore and expand the band’s world.

Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs (Ashton Sanders) aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

Martinez will portray Divine.
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‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Star Shameik Moore Among 6 Cast in Hulu’s Wu-Tang Clan Drama

  • The Wrap
Hulu is beginning to cast its Wu-Tang Clan.

Shameik Moore (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”), Ashton Sanders (“Moonlight”), Siddiq Saunderson (“Messiah”), Marcus Callender (“Power”), Zolee Griggs (“Ballers”) and Erika Alexander (“Get Out”) have been tapped to star in the 10-episode scripted drama series, which tells the origin story of the legendary rap group.

Sanders will play RZA, while Saunderson will portray Dennis “D-Love” Coles (aka Ghostface Killah).

Also Read: Ken Marino to Return for Hulu's 'Veronica Mars' Revival

Moore will portray Sha Rader, a gunner for drug dealer Power Grant and a kid who grew up on the streets who now wields a gun without blinking. He’s still got some innocence to him, however, and his friendship with Bobby makes it tough to carry out his orders.

Callender will take on the part of Power Grant, the top dog of Park Hill, an area in the projects that he and
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‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’: Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson Among 6 Cast In Hulu Drama Series

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‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’: Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson Among 6 Cast In Hulu Drama Series
Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson (Messiah), Marcus Callender (Power), Zolee Griggs (Ballers) and Erika Alexander are set to star in Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a 10-episode drama from Wu-Tang Clan frontman The RZA, writer Alex Tse (Superfly) and Imagine Television. In addition, Chris Robinson has been tapped to direct and co-executive produce the pilot episode.

Created and written by The RZA and Tse, the series is based on the Wu-Tang Clan, one of the most influential groups in hip-hop history, and will explore and expand the band’s world.

Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation, a vision of Bobby Diggs (Sanders) aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are
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‘Moonlight’s’ Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore Among Six Cast in Hulu’s Wu-Tang Clan Series

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‘Moonlight’s’ Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore Among Six Cast in Hulu’s Wu-Tang Clan Series
Hulu has set six series regulars for its upcoming scripted series on the origins of The Wu-Tang Clan, Variety has learned.

Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson, Marcus Callender, Zolee Griggs, and Erika Alexander have all been cast in the 10-episode series, “Wu-Tang: An American Saga.” Full character descriptions can be read below. In addition, Chris Robinson–who previously directed multiple episodes of shows like “Star” and “The New Edition Story”–has come onboard to direct and co-executive produce the pilot.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga” is inspired by “The Wu-Tang Manual” and “Tao of Wu”, and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation. The group was a vision of Bobby Diggs, aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between
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