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FOR LIFE
Air Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#100) "Pilot"
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SERIES PREMIERE

INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY FROM CREATOR HANK STEINBERG AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CURTIS '50 CENT' JACKSON, ABC'S 'FOR LIFE' PREMIERES, TUESDAY, FEB. 11

Nicholas Pinnock Leads the Cast as Aaron Wallace in an Inspiring Fight for Justice, Freedom and His Family from Inside the Prison System

From creator Hank Steinberg ("Without a Trace") and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, and inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., "For Life" is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace, who becomes a lawyer fighting to reverse his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves - his estranged wife and daughter - and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. ABC's compelling new drama series "For Life" premieres TUESDAY, FEB. 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-14, DL) Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

In the series premiere, "Pilot," an incarcerated man, Aaron Wallace, becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own wrongful conviction. Aaron's struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, Safiya Masry, will explore the flaws in our penal and legal systems, and inspire by showing how one person can make a difference when fighting for the truth.

"For Life" stars Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace, Indira Varma as Safiya Masry, Joy Bryant as Marie Wallace, Mary Stuart Masterson as Anya Harrison, Boris McGiver as DA Maskins, Glenn Fleshler as Frank Foster, Dorian Missick as Jamal Bishop, Tyla Harris as Jasmine Wallace and Timothy Busfield as Henry Roswell.

Guest starring in "Pilot" is Brandon J. Dirden as Darius Johnson, Erik Jensen as Dez O'Reilly, Peter Greene as Wild Bill, Sean Ringgold as Huey Cornell, Hassan Johnson as Bobby, Andrew Casanova as Jose Rodriguez, Jade Wu as Judge Tanaka and Lizzy DeClement as Molly Davidson.

"Pilot" is written by Hank Steinberg and directed by George Tillman Jr. ("The Hate U Give"), in which he served as an executive producer.

"For Life" is executive produced by creator Hank Steinberg and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson via G-Unit Film & Television, Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan of Doug Robinson Productions and Isaac Wright, Jr.

"For Life" is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television Inc. and ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.

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FOR LIFE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/11/20 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2020)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2019) Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., "For Life" is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. The show will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Boris McGiver as DA Maskins
· Dorian Missick as Jamal
· Glenn Fleshler as Frank
· Indira Varma as Safiya
· Joy Bryant as Marie
· Mary Stuart Masterson as Anya
· Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron
· Tyla Harris as Jasmine
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alison Greenspan as EP
· Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as EP
· Doug Robinson as EP
· George Tillman, Jr. as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Hank Steinberg as CRTR/EP
· Isaac Wright, Jr. as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Doug Robinson Productions
· G-Unit Film & Television
· Sony Pictures Television