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KUNG FU
Air Date: Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on The CW
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7

SERIES PREMIERE

KUNG FU

"Pilot" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)

SERIES PREMIERE - A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese American woman, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a powerful Triad. Nicky will rely on her tech-savvy sister Althea (Shannon Dang) and Althea's fiancé Dennis (Tony Chung), pre-med brother Ryan (Jon Prasida), Assistant District Attorney and ex-boyfriend Evan (Gavin Stenhouse) and new love interest Henry (Eddie Liu) as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice... all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor Pei-Ling (Vanessa Kai) and is now targeting her. Hanelle Culpepper directed the episode written by Christina M. Kim (#101). Original airdate 4/7/2021. Every episode of KUNG FU will be available to stream on The CW App and CWTV.com the day after broadcast for free and without a subscription, log-in or authentication required.

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KUNG FU (CW)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/7/21 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2021)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, May 2020) A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese-American woman, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents (Tzi Ma and Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a powerful Triad. Nicky will rely on her tech-savvy sister (Shannon Dang), pre-med brother (Jon Prasida), Assistant District Attorney and ex-boyfriend (Gavin Stenhouse), and new love interest (Eddie Liu) as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice ... all while searching for the ruthless assassin (Gwendoline Yeo) who killed her Shaolin mentor and is now targeting her. Inspired by the original series created by Ed Spielman, KUNG FU is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Quinn's House and Berlanti Productions, with writer/executive producer Christina M. Kim ("Blindspot," "Lost") and executive producers Martin Gero ("Blindspot," "LA Complex"), Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Riverdale") and Sarah Schechter ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Riverdale").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Eddie Liu as Henry Chu
· Gavin Stenhouse as Evan Hartley
· Gwendoline Yeo as Zhilan
· Jon Prasida as Ryan Chen
· Kheng Hua Tan as Mei-Li
· Ludi Lin as Kerwin
· Olivia Liang as Nicky Chen
· Shannon Dang as Althea Chen
· Tony Chung as Dennis Soong
· Tzi Ma as Jin Chen
· Vanessa Kai as Pei-Ling Zhang
CREW INFORMATION:
· Christina M. Kim as CRTR/EP
· David Madden as EP
· Ed Spielman as CRTR (Original Series)
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Hanelle Culpepper as CO-EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Martin Gero as EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a tv series
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Berlanti Productions
· Quinn's House
· Warner Bros. Television