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FOR THE PEOPLE
Air Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#109) "Extraordinary Circumstances"
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SOME TRANSGRESSIONS MAY LEAD TO CONFESSIONS, ON ABC'S 'FOR THE PEOPLE'

"Extraordinary Circumstances" - Sandra goes the extra mile for a client when she goes up against the FBI and ends up in one of the most unexpected and compromising situations of her young career. Meanwhile, Roger assigns Kate, Seth and Leonard to work on a highly sensitive case after receiving a tip alleging that the governor of New York is trying to illegally sell a seat in the Senate, on "For The People," TUESDAY, MAY 15 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

"For The People" stars Britt Robertson as Sandra Bell, Jasmin Savoy Brown as Allison Adams, Ben Rappaport as Seth Oliver, Susannah Flood as Kate Littlejohn, Wesam Keesh as Jay Simmons, Regé-Jean Page as Leonard Knox, Ben Shenkman as Roger Gunn, Hope Davis as Jill Carlan, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Judge Nicholas Byrne and Anna Deavere Smith as Tina Krissman.

The series from ABC Studios is created by Shondaland's Paul William Davies, who executive produces alongside Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Tom Verica.

"Extraordinary Circumstances" was written by Celia Finkelstein and directed by Steph Green.

"For The People" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This episode carries a TV-14, S parental guideline.

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FOR THE PEOPLE (ABC)
Returns Thursday, March 7
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/13/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning this spring (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, January 2018) Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a.k.a. "The Mother Court"), the new Shondaland series show follows six talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law and handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country. Best friends Sandra Bell (Britt Robertson) and Allison Adams (Jasmin Savoy Brown) serve as public defenders alongside Jay Simmons (Wesam Keesh) and their boss, Federal Public Defender Jill Carlan (Hope Davis). They face off against prosecutors Seth Oliver (Ben Rappaport), Leonard Knox (Regé-Jean Page), Kate Littlejohn (Susannah Flood) and their supervisor, chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney's Office, Roger Gunn (Ben Shenkman). Our lawyers are joined by Judge Nicholas Byrne (Vondie Curtis-Hall), who rules on some of the court's most controversial cases, and Tina Krissman (Anna Deavere Smith), the formidable clerk of Court who keeps everyone in line. These young lawyers will be put to the test both personally and professionally as their lives intersect in and out of America's most prestigious trial court. "For The People" stars Britt Robertson as Sandra Bell, Jasmin Savoy Brown as Allison Adams, Ben Rappaport as Seth Oliver, Susannah Flood as Kate Littlejohn, Wesam Keesh as Jay Simmons, Regé-Jean Page as Leonard Knox, Ben Shenkman as Roger Gunn, Hope Davis as Jill Carlan, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Judge Nicholas Byrne and Anna Deavere Smith as Tina Krissman. The series from ABC Studios is created by Shondaland's Paul William Davies, who executive produces alongside Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Tom Verica .
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anna Deavere Smith as Tina Krissman
· Ben Rappaport as Seth Oliver
· Ben Shenkman as Roger Gunn
· Britt Robertson as Sandra
· Hope Davis as Jill Carlan
· Jasmin Savoy Brown as Allison
· Regé-Jean Page as Leonard Knox
· Susannah Flood as Kate Littlejohn
· Vondie Curtis-Hall as Nicholas Byrne
· Wesam Keesh as Jay Simmons
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Britne Oldford as Sandra Black (Original Pilot)
· Lyndon Smith as Allison Anderson (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Betsy Beers as EP
· Paul William Davies as CRTR/EP
· Shonda Rhimes as EP
· Tom Verica as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Shondaland Productions