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date (day) time network episode title
3/3/17 (Fr.)9:00 PMABC(#107/108) PART IV
3/2/17 (Th.)9:00 PMABC(#105/106) PART III
3/2/17 (Th.)8:00 PMABCTHE PEOPLE BEHIND THE STORY
3/1/17 (We.)9:00 PMABC(#103/104) PART II
2/27/17 (Mo.)9:00 PMABC(#101/102) PART I






WHEN WE RISE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/27/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 3/3/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, January 2017) "When We Rise" is written and created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. This mini-series event chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today. Starring in the mini-series are Guy Pearce ("Memento," "L.A. Confidential") as LGBT activist Cleve Jones, Mary-Louise Parker ("Weeds," "Angels in America") as women's rights leader Roma Guy, Rachel Griffiths ("Brothers and Sisters," "Six Feet Under") as her wife, social justice activist Diane, Michael K. Williams ("Boardwalk Empire," "The Wire") as African American community organizer Ken Jones and Ivory Aquino as transgender activist Cecilia Chung. Joining them are Austin McKenzie ("Spring Awakening") as Younger Cleve Jones, Emily Skeggs ("Fun Home") as Younger Roma Guy, newcomer Jonathan Majors as Younger Ken Jones, and Fiona Dourif ("The Master") as Younger Diane.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Austin McKenzie as Younger Cleve Jones
· Carrie Preston as Sally Gearheart
· David Hyde Pierce as Dr. Jones
· Denis O'Hare as Jim Foster
· Dylan Walsh as Marcus Conant
· Emily Skeggs as Younger Roma Guy
· Fiona Dourif as Younger Diane
· Guy Pearce as Cleve Jones
· Ivory Aquino as Cecilia Chung
· Jonathan Majors as Younger Ken Jones
· Kevin McHale as Bobbi Campbell
· Mary-Louise Parker as Roma Guy
· Michael K. Williams as Ken Jones
· Rachel Griffiths as Diane
· Rafael de la Fuente as Ricardo
· Rosie O'Donnell as Del Martin
· Whoopi Goldberg as Pat Norman
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bruce Cohen as EP
· Dee Rees as DIR (Parts 3-4)
· Dustin Lance Black as CRTR/EP/DIR (Parts 7-8)
· Gus Van Sant as EP/DIR (Parts 1-2)
· Laurence Mark as EP
· Thomas Schlamme as DIR (Parts 5-6)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios