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FOR THE PEOPLE
Air Date: Thursday, March 07, 2019
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#201) "First Inning"
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SEASON PREMIERE

THE TALENTED YOUNG LAWYERS OF AMERICA'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS TRIAL COURT JOIN THE TGIT LINEUP ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC'S 'FOR THE PEOPLE,' AIRING THURSDAY, MARCH 7

"First Inning" - In the season premiere, Sandra, with the help of new investigator Ted, must defend a teenage gamer whose online argument leads to a police raid that ends with the death of a United States senator. A personal connection to the "swatting" case makes Roger determined to charge the teenager to the fullest extent of the law and pushes Kate to her limits in the process. Meanwhile, Jay is tasked with defending New York's most spoiled millennial from going to jail for her petty crimes on the season premiere of "For The People," THURSDAY, MARCH 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), 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, Charles Michael Davis as Ted, 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.

"First Inning" was written by Paul William Davies and directed by Tom Verica.

"For The People" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned to this episode at a later date.

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FOR THE PEOPLE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/13/18 - 5/16/19
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2018-2019 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
2 (20 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/9/19
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