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[04/07/17 - 08:08 AM]
WGN America Posts Best Primetime Month in Network's History
WGN America further spins the numbers for the first quarter of 2017.

[03/31/17 - 09:27 AM]
WGN America Presents a Landmark Television Event with Harriet Tubman Commanding the Screen in a Must-Watch Episode of "Underground"
The sixth installment of the series is slated to air at a special time on Wednesday, April 12 at 8:00/7:00c.

[03/08/17 - 08:19 AM]
Join the Cast of WGN America's "Underground" for a Live Tweeting Experience During Tonight's Season Two Premiere at 10PM ET/PT
The "Underground" team will live tweet throughout the premiere, along with scores of fans who have been awaiting the highly anticipated second season of the groundbreaking drama.

[02/23/17 - 11:22 AM]
WGN America's "Underground" to Feature Original Song from Executive Producer John Legend, "In America," in Season Two Premiere
By tweeting #UndergroundWGN, fans will automatically unlock a :60, extended version of the trailer that includes the song preview.

[02/21/17 - 09:57 AM]
WGN America Presents "Breaking Free," A Documentary Special On The Underground Railroad Ahead of the Season Two Premiere of Its Critically Acclaimed Scripted Series "Underground" Premiering March 8
Viewers will get a chance to see the making of "Underground" season two and hear from cast, crew and civil rights leaders on why this story deserves to be told today.

[01/26/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 26
Updates include: Brandon Micheal Hall to lead ABC's city mayor project; Craig Robinson/Adam Scott-led "Ghosted" gets pilot order from FOX; and NBC gives green light to three comedy pilots.

[01/13/17 - 11:15 AM]
WGN America Continues Its Ratings and Distribution Momentum
The new season of "Outsiders" will now feature a next-day after-show, available on theStream.tv.

[01/06/17 - 01:50 PM]
WGN America and The Blackhouse Foundation Reteam at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Celebration of "Underground" Season Two
The events will include a "Clips and Conversation" panel with the series' cast and creators on Saturday, January 21.

[12/13/16 - 11:14 AM]
Video: WGN America Reveals First "Underground" Teaser Trailer, Image and Season Two Premiere Date
Season two of the 10-episode, hour-long series follows an unremitting struggle for freedom within a divided America on the brink of civil war, each side vying to enact their own justice.

[11/14/16 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 14
Updates include: Christopher Meloni to get "Happy!" for Syfy; Michael Green to run "Y: The Last Man" at FX; and Nick Wechsler to recur on NBC's "Chicago PD."

[09/30/16 - 11:05 AM]
John Legend Guest Stars in Season Two of WGN America's Hit Series "Underground"
Legend, who also serves as executive producer on the gripping series, will portray iconic abolitionist, orator and author Frederick Douglass.

[09/15/16 - 09:25 AM]
"Underground" Confirmed as First Public Program at the Oprah Winfrey Theater at the Smithsonian's New National Museum of African American History and Culture
A panel discussion will follow the screening with "Underground" co-creator, writer and executive producer Misha Green and cast members Alano Miller, Amirah Vann, Jessica de Gouw and Aisha Hinds.

[08/24/16 - 01:15 PM]
Renowned Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Leads the Way in Season Two of WGN America's Trailblazing Series, "Underground" from Sony Pictures Television
Aisha Hinds has been cast as a recurring guest star in the pioneering role of Harriet Tubman.

[08/22/16 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 22
Updates include: TV Land's "The Jim Gaffigan Show" to end after two seasons; Craig Johnson to helm Showtime's "Mating"; and VH1's "Daytime Divas" sets principal cast.

[08/08/16 - 03:10 PM]
WGN America's Acclaimed Series "Underground" Celebrated at 2016 Joint Convention for the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington, D.C.
Aldis Hodge, Alano Miller and Amirah Vann, co-hosted the Arts & Entertainment Task Force reception attended by hundreds of journalists.

[08/05/16 - 08:31 AM]
WGN America's "Underground" Honored with Three Cablefax Program Awards
Series stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell ("Rosalee") and Aldis Hodge ("Noah") were also acknowledged with honorable mentions in the Best Actress and Best Actor categories.

[07/12/16 - 01:43 PM]
WGN America's Acclaimed Series "Underground" Featured at the NAACP's 107th Annual Convention in Cincinnati, OH
Creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, and stars Aldis Hodge, Alano Miller and Amirah Vann, will co-host NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks' reception for more than 1,500 NAACP convention delegates.

[07/06/16 - 08:05 AM]
Stars of WGN America's Underground Railroad Thriller "Underground" Shine at 2016 Essence Festival in New Orleans
Moderator Cori Murray from Essence Magazine covered hot topics, spanning from the phenomenon the record-breaking series "Underground" has become to what's in store for the series' season two.

[06/23/16 - 11:32 AM]
Stars of WGN America's Smash Hit "Underground" Take Center Stage at 2016 Essence Festival in New Orleans
Following the main stage experience, lucky "Underground" fans will be able to meet the cast and director during an exclusive Fan Zone event.

[05/16/16 - 01:59 PM]
Season One Finale of WGN America's Hit Series "Underground" Soars as the #1 Scripted Original Series on Cable on Wednesday Night in Key Demos in Live + 3 Viewing
WGN America further spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 11.

[04/25/16 - 11:21 AM]
WGN America Renews Standout Series "Underground" for a Second Season
The finale will air Wednesday, May 11, preceded by an all-day "Underground" marathon for fans to binge-watch the entire 10-episode first season, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

[03/14/16 - 12:37 PM]
"Underground" Premiere Shatters Records as the Most-Watched Program in Nearly 18 Years on WGN America
WGN America further spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 9.

[02/19/16 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 19
Updates include: Philip Winchester to lead NBC's "Chicago Law"; Golden Brooks cast in "Lethal Weapon" at FOX; and Olivia DeJonge signs on for "Will" at TNT.

[02/19/16 - 10:11 AM]
WGN America's "Underground" to Screen at the White House
The event is part of the White House Office of Public Engagement's Black History Month event, "These Hallowed Grounds," highlighting landmarks and monuments around the country significant to the African American community.

[02/10/16 - 11:16 AM]
WGN America Unveils Key Art and Behind-the-Scenes Music Featurette for "Underground," The Highly Anticipated Escape Thriller Premiering March 9 at 10 PM ET/PT
The featurette goes behind-the-scenes with executive producer and music titan John Legend and composers Laura Karpman, a multi-Emmy Award winner, and Raphael Saadiq, a celebrated singer/songwriter and producer.

[01/22/16 - 02:49 PM]
Video: WGN America Releases First Look Featurette for Original Escape Thriller "Underground" Premiering March 9 at 10 PM ET/PT
The first look at "Underground" will air during the season one premiere of WGN America's newest original drama "Outsiders," premiering January 26.

[01/12/16 - 10:55 AM]
WGN America Partners with The Blackhouse Foundation During the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Celebration of "Underground"
The exclusive "clips and conversation" panel event will feature "Underground" executive producer John Legend, along with the cast and creative team from the hotly anticipated escape thriller.

[01/08/16 - 01:35 PM]
In 2016, WGN America Premieres Two Highly-Anticipated Scripted Series, "Outsiders" and "Underground," Commercial Free
Look for said newcomers on Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, March 9, respectively.

[12/14/15 - 01:13 PM]
WGN America Unveils March 9 Premiere Date and First Trailers for "Underground"
The network also revealed the first two trailers in support of the escape thriller, a series that takes viewers on a pulse-pounding journey with revolutionaries of the Underground Railroad.

[11/23/15 - 12:06 PM]
Video: WGN America Unveils Teaser Spot for "Underground"
Set in a desperate and dangerous time, the Underground Railroad escape thriller series tells the unflinching story of a group of plantation slaves that band together for the fight of their lives - for their families, their future and their freedom.

[10/11/15 - 08:23 AM]
WGN America Unveils First Images for "Underground"
The first visual image presents a series of six compelling character posters, each with a riveting message offering individual clues to the powerful, unflinching way to reach freedom in the greatest escape story in U.S. history.

[09/14/15 - 09:41 AM]
WGN America's Heroic Thriller "Underground" Rises Up at New York Comic-Con with First-Look Screening and Panel with the Cast and Creators, Sunday, October 11
The panel and audience Q&A will feature the "Underground" stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge and Alano Miller, along with the creators.

[07/29/15 - 12:49 PM]
Grammy(R) and Academy Award(R)-Winning Sensation John Legend and His Get Lifted Production Company to Executive-Produce WGN America's Highly Anticipated Dramatic Thriller, "Underground"
Additionally, Get Lifted will oversee the score, soundtrack and all music aspects of the series.

[07/27/15 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 27
Updates include: Garret Dillahunt, Freida Pinto to visit "The Mindy Project"; Brian White to recur on NBC's "Chicago Fire"; and Josh Duhamel lands role in Hulu's "11/22/63."

[06/30/15 - 11:13 AM]
WGN America to Present First Look Trailer of "Underground" at 2015 Essence Festival (July 3)
Hailing from Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, "Underground" is currently in production on a straight-to-series order in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a 2016 premiere on WGN America.

[06/24/15 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 24
Updates include: Lifetime nixes "The Lizzie Borden Chronicles"; Nathaniel Parker joins the cast of ABC's "Of Kings & Prophets"; and Phil Klemmer to run "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" at The CW.

[06/24/15 - 11:51 AM]
Jussie Smollett Unites with Sister Jurnee Smollett-Bell in WGN America's Highly Anticipated Dramatic Thriller "Underground"
"Underground" is currently in production on a straight-to-series order in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a 2016 premiere on WGN America.

[04/22/15 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 22
Updates include: J.K. Simmons to lead "Counterpart" for Starz; Jimmi Simpson cast in SundanceTV's "Hap & Leonard"; and Marc Blucas joins "Underground" at WGN America.

[04/15/15 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 15
Updates include: NBC gives "Emerald City" new life under David Schulner; Shannon Tarbet bound for HBO's "Virtuoso"; and Netflix's "With Bob and David" adds sextet.

[04/14/15 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 14
Updates include: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman to bring "The Wright Brothers" to HBO; Noureen DeWulf boards comedy pilot at CBS; and Steven Pasquale to topline DirecTV's new comedy "Almost There."

[04/13/15 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 13
Updates include: Pierre Morel to helm Lifetime's "The Clan of the Cave Bear"; Mark Deklin to depart "Devious Maids"; and Ice-T, Coco Austin to get test run for new syndicated talk show.

[04/09/15 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 9
Updates include: ABC eyes potential spin-off for "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD"; Lucy Griffiths signs onto AMC's "Preacher"; and Reed Diamond boards "Underground" at WGN America.

[04/06/15 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 6
Updates include: David Lynch bows out of Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival; Nina Dobrev, Michael Trevino to depart "The Vampire Diaries"; and A&E cancels "Neighbors with Benefits."

[03/12/15 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 12
Updates include: Kristen Hager to lead "The Adversaries" at ABC; D.B. Woodside among the latest bound for FOX's "Lucifer"; and James Roday to star in ABC's "The Brainy Bunch."

[02/27/15 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 27
Updates include: Tom Ellis set as "Lucifer" at FOX; Terry O'Quinn to lead ABC's "The Adversaries"; and Dave Annable boards "Heart Matters" at NBC.

[08/13/14 - 09:29 AM]
WGN America Expands Original Programming Slate
The network announced its next straight-to-series order for the scripted drama "Titans," and the start of pre-production and a writers' room, with an eye toward a series order, for the scripted series "Underground."







UNDERGROUND (WGN)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/9/16 - ???
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 5/10/17; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION:
(from WGN America's press release, December 2016) WGN America's critically acclaimed, hit original drama "Underground," which struck a chord with viewers and ignited a social media movement, will premiere its second season on Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, it was announced today. The network also unveiled the highly anticipated teaser trailer and first image from its sophomore season, featuring Jurnee Smollett-Bell ("Rosalee"), Aldis Hodge ("Noah"), Jessica de Gouw ("Elizabeth Hawkes"), Alano Miller? ("Cato"), Amirah Vann ("Ernestine") and Aisha Hinds ("Harriet Tubman"). The news comes on the heels of today's NAACP Image Awards announcement which honored "Underground" with four nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Amirah Vann) and Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series (Anthony Hemingway). Season two of the 10-episode, hour-long series follows an unremitting struggle for freedom within a divided America on the brink of civil war, each side vying to enact their own justice. Set in the aftermath of the Macon 7's daring attempt to stage the greatest escape in history, this group of American heroes continues on their harrowing journey to freedom, with legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman blazing the trail.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adina Porter as Pearly Mae
· Alano Miller as Cato
· Aldis Hodge as Noah
· Amirah Vann as Ernestine
· Chris Backus as Jeremiah Johnson
· Christopher Meloni as August
· James Lafferty as Kyle Risdin
· Jessica De Gouw as Elizabeth
· Johnny Ray Gill as Sam
· Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Rosalee
· Jussie Smollett as Josey
· Marc Blucas as John Hawkes
· Mykelti Williamson as Moses
· Reed Diamond as Tom Macon
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Devon Gummersall as John Hawkes (Originally Cast)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Akiva Goldsman as EP
· Anthony Hemingway as DIR (Pilot)
· Joby Harold as EP
· Joe Pokaski as CRTR/EP
· John Legend as EP
· Mike Jackson as EP
· Misha Green as CRTR/EP
· Tory Tunnell as EP
· Ty Stiklorius as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Get Lifted Film Company, The
· Safehouse Pictures
· Sony Pictures Television
· Tribune Studios
· Weed Road Pictures