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SHOTS FIRED
Air Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (SF-101) "Hour One: Pilot"
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Audio descriptions (AD) for tonight's episodes of SHOTS FIRED and EMPIRE are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

**SERIES PREMIERE**--"SHOTS FIRED" - (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1 -

TWO RACIALLY CHARGED SHOOTINGS IN A SMALL SOUTHERN TOWN ARE INVESTIGATED ON THE ALL-NEW EVENT SERIES PREMIERE OF "SHOTS FIRED" WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, ON FOX

When an African-American cop shoots and kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to cope with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, opening wounds that threaten to tear the community apart. As DETECTIVE ASHE AKINO (Sanaa Lathan, "The Perfect Guy," "Love and Basketball") and SPECIAL PROSECUTOR PRESTON TERRY (Stephan James, "Race," "Selma") set out to find the truth, they begin to grapple with the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases in the all-new "Hour One: Pilot" event series premiere episode of SHOTS FIRED airing Wednesday, March 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SF-101) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

Cast: Sanaa Lathan as Detective Ashe; Stephan James as Preston Terry; Stephen Moyer as Lieutenant Breeland; Will Patton as Sheriff Platt; Mack Wilds as Deputy Beck; Aisha Hinds as Pastor Janae; DeWanda Wise as Shameeka Campbell; Clare-Hope Ashitey as Kerry Beck; Conor Leslie as Sarah; and Richard Dreyfuss as Arlen Cox

Guest Cast: Helen Hunt as Governor Eamons; Jill Hennessy as Alicia Carr; Angel Bonanni as Javier Cano; Alicia Sanz as Paula Garnes; Beau Knapp as Deputy Caleb Brooks; Shamier Anderson as Maceo Terry; Laila Lockhart as Kai Cano; Edwina Findley as Shirlane; Manny Perez as James Ruiz; Mike Pniewski as Julian Carroll, Kylen Davis as Shawn Campbell; Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Joey Campbell; William Leinbach as Jesse Carr; and Liam Dance as Christian Beck

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SHOTS FIRED (FOX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/22/17 - 5/24/17
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2016-2017 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (10 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/12/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, January 2017) Examining the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, event series SHOTS FIRED launches Wednesday, March 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the spring premiere of EMPIRE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The compelling series stars Sanaa Lathan ("The Perfect Guy," "Love & Basketball"), Stephan James ("Race," "Selma"), Academy Award-, Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt ("As Good As It Gets," "The Sessions"), Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss ("Jaws," "Madoff") and Stephen Moyer ("The Bastard Executioner," "True Blood"). The series is created and executive-produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Beyond the Lights," "The Secret Life of Bees," "Love & Basketball") and Reggie Rock Bythewood ("Notorious," "New York Undercover," "Get on the Bus").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aisha Hinds as Janae James
· Clare-Hope Ashitey as Kerry Beck
· Conor Leslie as Sarah
· DeWanda Wise as Shameeka Campbell
· Helen Hunt as Eamons (Guest Star)
· Mack Wilds as Beck
· Richard Dreyfuss as Arlen Cox
· Sanaa Lathan as Ashe
· Stephan James as Preston Terry
· Stephen Moyer as Breeland
· Will Patton as Platt
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian Grazer as EP
· Francie Calfo as EP
· Gina Prince-Bythewood as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Reggie Rock Bythewood as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Imagine Television
· Undisputed Cinema