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ALL AMERICAN
Air Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on The CW
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

SERIES PREMIERE

ALL AMERICAN

"Pilot" (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF FORMER NFL PLAYER SPENCER PAYSINGER - Spencer James (Daniel Ezra) is a rising high school football player and an A student at South Crenshaw High who is recruited by Beverly High School's football coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs). Spencer is conflicted on whether or not to move to Beverly High but Spencer's mother, Grace (Karimah Westbrook), and his best friend, Coop (Bre-Z), convince Spencer it's an opportunity he has to seize. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family, these two families and their vastly different worlds are drawn together. They will discover that the differences that divide us on the surface hide a deeper connection - the complicated, imperfect humanity that unites us all. Also starring Monet Mazur, Greta Onieogou, Samantha Logan, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian and Jalyn Hall. The episode was written by April Blair and directed by Rob Hardy (#101). Original airdate 10/10/2018.

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ALL AMERICAN (CW)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/10/18 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2018)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, May 2018) Spencer James is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School's football coach Billy Baker recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer's mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince Spencer it's an opportunity he has to seize. Now Spencer must navigate two worlds, the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger. When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, Billy's son, Jordan (the team's starting quarterback), is less than thrilled to be sharing his father's attention - or the team spotlight - with Spencer. While Spencer struggles to find his footing, he makes an unlikely friend in Jordan's sister, Olivia, who is dealing with her own demons. He also quickly develops a crush on his classmate, Layla, something her boyfriend, Asher, quickly realizes - and so, he sets out to drive Spencer off the football team and out of Beverly Hills for good. Inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger. ALL AMERICAN stars Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs, Samantha Logan, Bre-Z, Greta Onieogou, Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling, Cody Christian and Karimah Westbrook. ALL AMERICAN is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers April Blair ("Reign"), Greg Berlanti ("The Flash," "Riverdale"), Sarah Schechter ("The Flash," "Riverdale") and Rob Hardy ("Power").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bre-Z as Tiana "Coop" Cooper
· Cody Christian as Asher
· Daniel Ezra as Spencer James
· Greta Onieogou as Leila Faisal
· Jalyn Hall as Dillon
· Karimah Westbrook as Grace James
· Michael Evans Behling as Jordan Baker
· Monet Mazur as Laura Fine-Baker
· Samantha Logan as Olivia Baker
· Taye Diggs as Billy Baker
CREW INFORMATION:
· April Blair as CRTR/EP
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Rob Hardy as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sarah Schechter as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Berlanti Productions
· CBS Television Studios
· Warner Bros. Television