Friends I am off to Los Angeles on Saturday, February 24th – Tuesday, February 27th to walk the red carpet at the A Wrinkle In Time (opening in theatres on 3/9) premiere and attend the press junket where you will interview…
Oprah Winfrey (“Mrs. Which”), Reese Witherspoon (“Mrs. Whatsit”), Mindy Kaling (“Mrs. Who”), Storm Reid (“Meg Murry”), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Dr. Kate Murry”), Rowan Blanchard (“Veronica”), Levi Miller (“Calvin”), Deric McCabe (“Charles Wallace Murry”), Director Ava DuVernay, and the Screen Jennifer Lee.
While in town you will also get a sneak peek at the newest addition to ABC’s outstanding Wednesday night comedy line-up, “Alex, Inc.” (premieres on Wednesday, March 28th at 8:30/7:30c) followed by a Q&A with Executive Producer, Director and star Zach Braff and Executive Producer Matt Tarses!
Based on the podcast StartUp, Alex Schuman (Zach Braff, “Scrubs”) is a brilliant radio journalist, husband and father of two who is about to do something crazy – quit his job and start his own company. He quickly discovers it’s going to be a lot harder than he thought. Zach Braff stars direct and is executive producer with Matt Tarses (“Scrubs”) and Davis Entertainment (“Dr. Ken,” “Blacklist”).
Gladiators hold on to your seats Bellamy Grant will sit down with us to discuss the final season of Scandal and her role in A Wrinkle In Time. I know we’re all excited about the Shondaland show crossover with “How To Get Away With Murder” and Scandal premiering March 1st. I can’t wait to report back to you, but hey now no spoilers just all out interview tea spills.
The seventh and monumental final season of “Scandal” returned with a brand new White House administration that includes Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) as the first female president of the United States, Cyrus Beane (Jeff Perry) as the vice president, and Olivia Pope as Mellie’s chief of staff. Olivia also doubles as the head of the newly reinstated top-secret government agency B6-13, with Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) working by her side. Expectant mother Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes) is now head of the newly inherited crisis management firm QPA (Quinn Perkins and Associates), with Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield) as her right-hand woman, and Huck (Guillermo Diaz) and Charlie (George Newbern) as her dedicated gladiators.
I look forward to screening the first three episodes of ABC’s new comedy, Splitting Up Together (premiering Tues 3/27 at 9:30|8:30c after the premiere of “Roseanne”), followed by a Q&A and photo opportunity with cast members Oliver Hudson (“Martin”) and Lindsay Price(“Camille”) and Executive Producer/Showrunner EMILY KAPNEK (“Suburgatory,” “Selfie”). Based on the Danish series, “Splitting Up Together” is the story of a couple (Jenna Fischer, “The Office,” and Oliver Hudson, “Scream Queens”) whose marriage is reignited by their divorce. Emily Kapnek (“Suburgatory”) writes and serves as executive producer of this new comedy, along with Ellen DeGeneres.
The series stars Jenna Fischer as Lena, Oliver Hudson as Martin, Bobby Lee as Arthur, Diane Farr as Maya, Lindsay Price as Camille, Olivia Keville as Mae, Van Crosby as Mason and Sander Thomas as Milo. Jeff Kleeman, Mette Heeno, Mie Andreasen and Hella Joof are also executive producers of SPLITTING UP TOGETHER, which is based on the original series created by Heeno. It is produced by A Very Good Production and Piece of Pie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Dean Holland directed the pilot.
Then off to enjoy a preview screening of our new show Deception which premieres on Sunday, March 11, right after the premiere of American Idol on ABC! After the screening, you’ll surely have lots of questions for Creator and Executive Producer Chris Fedak & Co-Producer David Kwong, who also happens to be a magician! This is going to be FUN.
When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence, and illusion – the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career. The series is from writer/executive producer Chris Fedak (“Chuck”) and executive producers Greg Berlanti, Martin Gero and Sarah Schechter. Illusionist David Kwong (“Now You See Me”) will co-produce.
“Deception” stars Jack Cutmore-Scott as Cameron Black, Ilfenesh Hadera as Kay Daniels, Lenora Crichlow as Dina Clark, Amaury Nolasco as Mike Alvarez, Justin Chon as Jordan Kwon, Laila Robins as FBI Agent Deakins and Vinnie Jones as Gunter Gustafsen.
The series is from Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House in association with Warner Bros. Television. “Deception” is directed by David Nutter, who is also executive producer.
I also get to will preview the series premiere of “For The People” (one of our newest Shondaland shows), followed by a Q&A and photo opportunity with stars Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Allison Adams”), Susannah Flood (“Kate Littlejohn”) and Wesam Keesh (“Jay Simmons”).
For The People (series premiere Tuesday, March 13 at 10|9c) set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a.k.a. “The Mother Court”), the new Shondaland series show follows six talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law and handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country.
Best friends Sandra Bell (Britt Robertson) and Allison Adams (Jasmin Savoy Brown) serve as public defenders alongside Jay Simmons (Wesam Keesh) and their boss, Federal Public Defender Jill Carlan (Hope Davis). They face off against prosecutors Seth Oliver (Ben Rappaport), Leonard Knox (Regé-Jean Page), Kate Littlejohn (Susannah Flood) and their supervisor, chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Roger Gunn (Ben Shenkman). Our lawyers are joined by Judge Nicholas Byrne (Vondie Curtis-Hall), who rules on some of the court’s most controversial cases, and Tina Krissman (Anna Deavere Smith), the formidable clerk of Court who keeps everyone in line.
These young lawyers will be put to the test both personally and professionally as their lives intersect in and out of America’s most prestigious trial court.