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[11/16/17 - 11:05 AM]
"Black Lightning" Makes Its Series Premiere Tuesday, January 16 on The CW
The series premiere date for "Life Sentence," and the season premiere dates of "The 100," "The Originals" and "iZombie" will be announced later.

[09/13/17 - 11:55 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 13
Updates include: Syfy nears series order for "Nightflyers"; Cecily Strong to visit "Great News" at NBC; and Amanda Green to import "Murder" to CBS.

[05/18/17 - 09:51 AM]
Video: The CW's First Look Trailers for 2017-18
The network releases the sizzle reels for "Life Sentence," "Black Lightning," "Dynasty" and "Valor."

[05/18/17 - 05:00 AM]
The CW Announces 2017-18 Fall Schedule
New dramas "Valor" and "Dynasty" are set for Mondays and Wednesdays, respectively.

[05/10/17 - 04:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 10 - The CW Adds "Black Lightning," "Life Sentence" to Roster
The Warner Bros. Television-produced hours join the previously announced "Dynasty" and "Valor" from CBS Television Studios.

[03/13/17 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 13
Updates include: David Giuntoli, Poppy Montgomery to lead "Mission Control" for CBS; Marley Shelton cast in NBC's "Drama High"; and Jay Harrington books role on "S.W.A.T." at CBS.

[02/24/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: Freddie Highmore is ABC's "Good Doctor"; Cress Williams to play title role in The CW's "Black Lightning"; and Matt Czuchry cast in FOX's "The Resident."

[02/21/17 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: February 20-21
Updates include: Jason Ritter to star in ABC's "The Gospel of Kevin"; Tim Robbins to lead HBO's Alan Ball drama; and Georgia King is "Raised by Wolves" for ABC.

[01/31/17 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 31
Updates include: Jason Katims brings "Drama High" to NBC; Lucy Hale to lead "Life Sentence" at The CW; and Emma Stone/Jonah Hill-led "Maniac" a go at Netflix.

[09/22/16 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 22
Updates include: Comedy Central's "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" to wrap after three seasons; John Rogers to spearhead "Magnum" revival at ABC; and Jason Winer brings "This Might Hurt" to FOX.







LIFE SENTENCE (CW)
Premieres in Midseason 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, May 2017) LIFE SENTENCE follows Stella (Lucy Hale), a girl who has spent the last eight years living like she was dying (because she was). Just like the "manic pixie dream girl" heroines in her favorite sappy cancer movies, Stella traveled the world, faced her darkest fears and found true love on a whirlwind trip to Paris. But when Stella finds out that her cancer has been cured, she is suddenly forced to face the long-term consequences of the "live in the moment" decisions she made, including marrying a total stranger. And if that's not enough, she also finds out that her "perfect family" isn't so perfect after all. Turns out, because she was dying, everyone in her life hid their problems from her. But, now that she's well, all bets are off. Stella is shocked to learn that her parents, Peter (Dylan Walsh) and Ida (Gillian Vigman), have fallen out of love, partly because Peter spent their retirement helping Stella make the most of her final days, and partly because Ida has fallen in love with her best friend (Stella's godmother), Poppy. Also, it turns out Stella may be responsible for the fact that her sister, Elizabeth (Brooke Lyons), gave up her own dreams to take care of Stella and start a family with her husband Diego (Carlos PenaVega), just to give her parents something positive to focus on. Then there's Stella's often overlooked brother, Aiden (Jayson Blair), who's pushing 30 and still lives above the garage, sells Adderall to soccer moms and uses Stella's cancer to guilt them into sleeping with him. And, of course, there's her husband Wes (Elliot Knight), a handsome Londoner who she agreed to spend the rest of her life with, thinking that would only be six to eight months, tops. Now that their forever just got a whole lot longer than they were expecting, Wes begins to worry that he can't continue to pretend to be her perfect husband for the rest of his life. With a real future suddenly in front of her, Stella's cinematic life snaps into reality, and instead of living like she's dying, she will have to learn to live like she's living, and help her family and friends do the same. This multi-generational, coming-of-age story proves that we all end up living somewhere between our dreams and reality... and maybe that's okay. LIFE SENTENCE stars Lucy Hale ("Pretty Little Liars"), Elliot Knight ("Once Upon A Time"), Dylan Walsh ("Nip/Tuck"), Gillian Vigman ("The Hangover"), Jayson Blair ("Whiplash"), Brooke Lyons ("The Affair") and Carlos PenaVega ("Big Time Rush"). From Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Erin Cardillo ("Fuller House," "Significant Mother") Richard Keith ("Fuller House," "Significant Mother"), Bill Lawrence ("Scrubs," "Cougar Town"), Jeff Ingold ("Ground Floor"), Oliver Goldstick ("Pretty Little Liars") and Lee Toland Krieger ("The Age of Adaline," "Riverdale").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brooke Lyons as Elizabeth
· Carlos PenaVega as Diego
· Dylan Walsh as Peter
· Elliot Knight as Wes
· Gillian Vigman as Ida
· Jayson Blair as Aiden
· Lucy Hale as Stella
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Lawrence as EP
· Erin Cardillo as CRTR/EP
· Jeff Ingold as EP
· Lee Toland Krieger as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Oliver Goldstick as EP
· Richard Keith as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Doozer Productions
· Warner Bros. Television