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FOR LIFE [PROGRAM CHANGE]
Air Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#100) "Pilot" (Repeat)
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY FROM CREATOR HANK STEINBERG AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CURTIS '50 CENT' JACKSON, ABC'S 'FOR LIFE' REBROADCASTS ITS SERIES PREMIERE

Nicholas Pinnock Leads the Cast as Aaron Wallace in an Inspiring Fight for Justice, Freedom and His Family From Inside the Prison System

From creator Hank Steinberg ("Without a Trace") and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, and inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., "For Life" is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace, who becomes a lawyer fighting to reverse his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves - his estranged wife and daughter - and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. ABC's compelling new drama series "For Life" rebroadcasts its premiere, SUNDAY, FEB. 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, DL) Episodes can also be viewed on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 2/11/20)

In the series premiere, "Pilot," an incarcerated man (Aaron Wallace) becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own wrongful conviction. Aaron's struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, Safiya Masry, will explore the flaws in our penal and legal systems, and inspire by showing how one person can make a difference when fighting for the truth.

"For Life" stars Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace, Indira Varma as Safiya Masry, Joy Bryant as Marie Wallace, Mary Stuart Masterson as Anya Harrison, Boris McGiver as DA Maskins, Glenn Fleshler as Frank Foster, Dorian Missick as Jamal Bishop, Tyla Harris as Jasmine Wallace and Timothy Busfield as Henry Roswell.

Guest starring in "Pilot" is Brandon J. Dirden as Darius Johnson, Erik Jensen as Dez O'Reilly, Peter Greene as Wild Bill, Sean Ringgold as Huey Cornell, Hassan Johnson as Bobby, Andrew Casanova as Jose Rodriguez, Jade Wu as Judge Tanaka and Lizzy DeClement as Molly Davidson.

"Pilot" is written by Hank Steinberg and directed by George Tillman Jr. ("The Hate U Give"), in which he served as an executive producer.

"For Life" is executive produced by creator Hank Steinberg and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson via G-Unit Film & Television, Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan of Doug Robinson Productions and Isaac Wright, Jr.

"For Life" is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television Inc. and ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.

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FOR LIFE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/11/20 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its second season on 2/24/21; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, September 2020) Aaron Wallace's fight continues in season two of "For Life," as the wrongfully convicted prisoner-turned-litigator and social crusader embarks on a more personal journey. Aaron is motivated by the hope of being reunited with his family and reclaiming a life of freedom to take up the mantle against systemic injustice from outside the prison walls. With continued help from the people who supported him - his family, a wily one-time public defender, Henry Roswell, and his former prison warden, Safiya Masry - Aaron continues his battle against the very political machine that once put him away, undeservedly. Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., "For Life" continues to shine an unrelenting light upon the institutional wrongs of our penal and legal systems. "For Life" stars Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace, Indira Varma as Safiya Masry, Joy Bryant as Marie Wallace, Dorian Missick as Jamal Bishop, Tyla Harris as Jasmine Wallace and Timothy Busfield as Henry Roswell. Hank Steinberg is the creator and executive producer; Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson via G-Unit Film & Television, Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan of Doug Robinson Productions, Isaac Wright Jr. and Russell Fine are executive producers. "For Life" is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television Inc. and ABC Signature. ABC Signature is a part of Disney Television Studios, alongside 20th Television and Touchstone Television.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Dorian Missick as Jamal Bishop
· Indira Varma as Safiya Masry
· Joy Bryant as Marie Wallace
· Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace
· Timothy Busfield as Henry Roswell
· Tyla Harris as Jasmine Wallace
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alison Greenspan as EP
· Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as EP
· Doug Robinson as EP
· George Tillman, Jr. as DIR (Pilot)
· Hank Steinberg as CRTR/EP
· Isaac Wright, Jr. as EP
· Russell Fine as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Signature
· Doug Robinson Productions
· G-Unit Film & Television
· Sony Pictures Television