Air Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time Slot: 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#101) "PILOT"
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03/13/2018 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor), an uninspired English teacher at Stanton High, petitions to take over as director of the school's theater program in an attempt to revitalize his passion for teaching, but quickly realizes he has his work cut out for him. His controversial decision to change the musical to the more provocative Spring Awakening and his atypical casting choices create a ripple effect for the program's assistant director Tracey Wolfe (Rosie Perez), the school's football coach Sam Strickland (Joe Tippett), and the students in the show. Also starring Auli'i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Marley Shelton, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Amy Forsyth, Casey W. Johnson, Taylor Richardson and Shirley Rumierk.

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3/13/18 - 5/15/18
canceled/ended (2017-2018 season)
completed airing its current season
1 (10 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
confirmed as canceled on 5/11/18
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) From Jason Katims, writer and executive producer of "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood," and "Hamilton" producer Jeffrey Seller comes a heartening new drama about finding inspiration in unexpected places. When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school's lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town. Inspired by a true story. The cast includes Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Marley Shelton, Auli'i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Amy Forsyth, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Casey Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joe Tippett and Shirley Rumierk. Jason Katims will write and executive produce. Mike Cahill will direct and executive produce the pilot. Michelle Lee, Jeffrey Seller and Flody Suarez also executive produce. "Rise" is produced by Universal Television, True Jack Productions and Seller Suarez Productions.
· Amy Forsyth as Gwen Strickland
· Auli'i Cravalho as Lilette Suarez
· Casey Johnson as Gordy
· Damon J. Gillespie as Robbie Thorne
· Diallo Riddle as Andy Kranepool
· Joe Tippett as Doug Strickland
· Josh Radnor as Lou Volpe
· Mark Tallman as Detrell Thorne
· Marley Shelton as Gail
· Rarmian Newton as Maashous Evers
· Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe
· Shirley Rumierk as Vanessa Suarez
· Stephanie J. Block as Patricia Saunders
· Taylor Richardson as Kaitlin Mazzuchelli
· Ted Sutherland as Simon Saunders
· Flody Suarez as EP
· Jason Katims as CRTR/EP
· Jeffrey Seller as EP
· Michael Sokolove as BOOK
· Michelle Lee as EP
· Mike Cahill as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· drama
· Seller Suarez Productions
· True Jack Productions
· Universal Television