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'Harriet Tubman' to Be Featured in Season 2 of WGN America's Hit Series UNDERGROUND'Harriet Tubman' to Be Featured in Season 2 of WGN America's Hit Series UNDERGROUND
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Not only will Harriet Tubman grace the face of the new $20 bill, but she will also have a starring role in WGN America's hit series UNDERGROUND, from Sony Pictures Television, which begins production on season two in Savannah, Georgia (more...)

WGN America's UNDERGROUND Celebrated at 2016 Joint Convention in Washington DCWGN America's UNDERGROUND Celebrated at 2016 Joint Convention in Washington DC
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

WGN America's critically acclaimed, hit series UNDERGROUND was highlighted last Friday, August 5 at the joint convention for the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Acclaimed WGN America Drama UNDERGROUND Featured at NAACP's 107th Annual ConventionAcclaimed WGN America Drama UNDERGROUND Featured at NAACP's 107th Annual Convention
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

WGN America's acclaimed series UNDERGROUND, which follows a courageous group of American heroes who attempt a daring flight to freedom from slavery, has teamed with the 107th NAACP Annual Convention, July 17-18 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (more...)

Stars of WGN America's UNDERGROUND Take Center Stage at 2016 Essence FestivalStars of WGN America's UNDERGROUND Take Center Stage at 2016 Essence Festival
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

A crowd of cheering fans greeted WGN America's UNDERGROUND stars Aldis Hodge ('Noah'), Alano Miller ('Cato') and Amirah Vann ('Ernestine'), and director and executive producer Anthony Hemingway, as the celebrated group took center stage at the 2016 Essence Festival (more...)

Pop to Premiere Second Season of Docu-Series SING IT ON, 7/27Pop to Premiere Second Season of Docu-Series SING IT ON, 7/27
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Capturing the heart and soul of collegiate a cappella and what it takes to win the ICCA competition, Pop has teamed up with executive producers John Legend's Get Lifted Film Co., Sharp Entertainment and CORE Media Group, to bring television viewers a second season of SING IT ON (more...)

Cast of WGN America's UNDERGROUND Headed to 2016 Essence FestivalCast of WGN America's UNDERGROUND Headed to 2016 Essence Festival
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The celebrated stars and director of WGN America's Underground Railroad thriller 'Underground,' one of the most highly acclaimed television series of the year, will take center stage at the 2016 Essence Festival, the nation's premier showcase for African American music and culture. Aldis Hodge (Noah), Alano Miller (Cato), and Amirah Vann (Ernestine), with noted director and executive producer Anthony Hemingway, will discuss the phenomenon the record-breaking series 'Underground' has become, during a not-to-be missed panel discussion at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center ?on Friday, July 1 from 12:15 p.m. - 12:35 p.m. Following the main stage experience, lucky 'Underground' fans will be able to meet the cast and director during an exclusive Fan Zone event. (more...)

VIDEO: John Legend Talks New Off-Broadway Play TURN ME LOOSEVIDEO: John Legend Talks New Off-Broadway Play TURN ME LOOSE
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

Music superstar John Legend stopped by NBC's TODAY to talk about his new off-Broadway show TURN ME LOOSE, based on the life of 1960s comic Dick Gregory. (more...)

Season Finale of WGN America's UNDERGROUND is #1 Original Scripted Series on CableSeason Finale of WGN America's UNDERGROUND is #1 Original Scripted Series on Cable
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

The pulse-pounding season one finale of WGN America's hit Underground Railroad thriller UNDERGROUND, was the #1 scripted original series on cable last Wednesday night among sought-after demos Adults 25-54 (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SCANDAL's Joe Morton Talks Off-Broadway's TURN ME LOOSE on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAELSTAGE TUBE: SCANDAL's Joe Morton Talks Off-Broadway's TURN ME LOOSE on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2016

John Legend and Mike Jackson present a new comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory - starring SCANDAL's Joe Morton - that shines a light on the first Black comedian to expose white audiences to racial comedy. Morton stopped by LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL earlier this week where he opened up about the production - check out a clip below! (more...)

WGN America Gives Season 2 Order to Underground Railroad Thriller UNDERGROUNDWGN America Gives Season 2 Order to Underground Railroad Thriller UNDERGROUND
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

WGN America's Underground Railroad thriller UNDERGROUND, among the most widely praised series of the year and the network's most-watched original program ever, has been renewed for a second season (more...)

WGN America Renews UNDERGROUND for Second SeasonWGN America Renews UNDERGROUND for Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

WGN America's Underground Railroad thriller 'Underground,' among the most widely praised series of the year and the network's most-watched original program ever, has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios. The breakout hit series, created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, draws 3 million Total Viewers on Wednesday nights season-to-date in Live + 7 delivery, lifting an average of +131% in time-shifted viewing among Adults 25-54, and is the #6 highest-rated scripted series premiere of any cable drama this season. 'Underground' was the #1 original scripted series on cable last Wednesday night across all key demos in Live + 3 ratings. (more...)

Projects from Zac Efron, John Legend & More Revealed at MTV UpfrontProjects from Zac Efron, John Legend & More Revealed at MTV Upfront
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

MTV, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today revealed a programming slate of fourteen new series and specials, including 'Wonderland,' the network's first weekly live music performance series in nearly twenty years debuting this fall. (more...)

EMPIRE's Jussie Smollett to Guest Star on WGN America's Hit Series UNDERGROUND, 3/30EMPIRE's Jussie Smollett to Guest Star on WGN America's Hit Series UNDERGROUND, 3/30
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

EMPIRE's Jussie Smollett will guest star in WGN America's critically acclaimed hit series UNDERGROUND, marking the first time in 20 years that Smollett will appear in the same series as his younger sister Jurnee Smollett-Bel (more...)

John Legend to Co-Produce Play About Dick Gregory- TURN ME LOOSEJohn Legend to Co-Produce Play About Dick Gregory- TURN ME LOOSE
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 23, 2016

John Legend has signed on to produce a new Off Broadway play about Dick Gregory, the American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, and comedian.The play is called TURN ME LOOSE, and will even feature an original song by John Legend. (more...)

WGN America's Escape Thriller, 'Underground' Premieres 3/9WGN America's Escape Thriller, 'Underground' Premieres 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Executive produced by John Legend and created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, WGN America's highly anticipated original drama 'Underground,' premiering WEDNESDAY, March 9 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT) follows a courageous blacksmith Noah (Aldis Hodge) as he covertly organizes a small group of his fellow slaves and pieces together a daring plan of escape across hundreds of miles to freedom. (more...)

NEAL BRENNAN 3 MICS Extends Run at Lynn Redgrave TheatreNEAL BRENNAN 3 MICS Extends Run at Lynn Redgrave Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Due to thriving ticket sales and audience response, Neal Brennan 3 Mics, a new comedy written and performed by Neal Brennan has been extended through April 9th. Directed by Drew Barr (War Horse, All My Sons), Neal Brennan 3 Mics is currently playing at the Lynn Redgrave Theater with the official opening scheduled for March 3rd. Neal Brennan 3 Mics John Legend and Get Lifted partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Comedy NEAL BRENNAN 3 MICS at Lynn Redgrave TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at New Comedy NEAL BRENNAN 3 MICS at Lynn Redgrave Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

John Legend and Get Lifted partners Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius present NEAL BRENNAN 3 MICS, a new comedy written and performed by Neal Brennan. Directed by Drew Barr (War Horse, All My Sons), NEAL BRENNAN 3 MICS is currently playing at the Lynn Redgrave Theater, with the official opening on March 3rd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Brennan onstage below! (more...)

WGN America's 'Underground' Celebrated At The White House During Black History Month EventWGN America's 'Underground' Celebrated At The White House During Black History Month Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

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CHAPPELE SHOW Creator Neal Brennan to Star in Off-Broadway's 3 MICS; John Legend to ProduceCHAPPELE SHOW Creator Neal Brennan to Star in Off-Broadway's 3 MICS; John Legend to Produce
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Neal Brennan, a comedian and co-creator of 'The Dave Chappelle Show' will make his New York City theatrical debut in the new show 3 MICS. (more...)

VIDEO: WGN America Shares First Look at Original Escape Thriller UNDERGROUND, Premiering 3/9VIDEO: WGN America Shares First Look at Original Escape Thriller UNDERGROUND, Premiering 3/9
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

WGN America has released a first-look featuretter for UNDERGROUND, its highly anticipated Underground Railroad escape seriesset to premiere March 9, 2016 (10pm ET/PT). (more...)

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