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[11/21/19 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Announces 2020 Midseason Premiere Dates
Highlights include the launch of drama "For Life" and the return of "American Idol."

[10/01/19 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 1
Updates include: ABC cancels summer drama "Grand Hotel"; Ava DuVernay to bring comic book series "DMZ" to HBO Max; and Winston Duke to lead "Swagger" for Apple TV+.

[09/26/19 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 26
Updates include: Amazon confirms renewal of "Absentia"; HBO's "The Gilded Age" casts quartet; and "Modern Family's" Steve Levitan inks massive overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.

[05/15/19 - 05:22 AM]
Disney Television Studios Dominates Broadcast Landscape; Lands 14 New Network Series and Returns 24
"This was our first development season as a collective and our results already demonstrate the scope and power of our studios," commented Craig Hunegs.

[05/14/19 - 06:45 AM]
ABC Unveils 2019-2020 Prime-Time Schedule
Only three new scripted series will debut in the fall - dramas "Emergence" and "Stumptown"; and the "black-ish" comedy spinoff "mixed-ish."

[05/11/19 - 10:05 AM]
Development Update: Saturday, May 11 - ABC Continues Series Orders with "For Life," "United We Fall"
Nicholas Pinnock stars in the drama "For Life," while Christina Vidal and Will Sasso lead comedy "United We Fall."

[03/20/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 20
Updates include: Lizzy Caplan, Tim Robbins to star in new season of Hulu's "Castle Rock"; Katherine Heigl to star in comedy pilot "Our House" at CBS; and Andy Garcia joins Kenan Thompson in NBC's "The Kenan Show."

[03/14/19 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 14
Updates include: Hallmark Channel pulls "When Calls the Heart," shifts "Meet the Peetes"; Apple gives series order to "Pachinko" adaptation; and Epix's "Belgravia" sets principal cast.

[03/13/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 13
Updates include: Esai Morales cast as Deathstroke in DC Universe's "Titans"; Michael Imperioli joins "Lincoln" at NBC; and Evan Evagora is bound for the Patrick Stewart-led "Star Trek" series.

[03/11/19 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 11
Updates include: Syfy ships "Alien News Desk" to Saturday nights; Lucy Hale is The CW's "Katy Keene"; and Mike Judge lands a pair of series commitments at HBO.

[03/07/19 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 7
Updates include: Jennifer Morrison to topline "Under the Bridge" at CBS; Dave Annable to lead ABC's "Heart of Life"; and Thomas Lennon lands title role in FOX's "Richard Lovely."

[03/06/19 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 6
Updates include: The CW's "Arrow" to end with recently ordered eighth season; "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek reveals cancer diagnosis; and HBO orders Merritt Wever-led "Run" to series.

[02/08/19 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 8
Updates include: Danai Gurira to exit "The Walking Dead" next season; Malin Akerman, Mykelti Williamson tapped for NBC's "Prism"; and HBO confirms third season for "Room 104."

[10/11/18 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 11
Updates include: Chris Diamantopoulos among latest cast in ABC's "The Middle" spin-off; Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson inks massive producing deal with Starz; Kirk Adevedo promoted to regular on The CW's "Arrow."







FOR LIFE (ABC)
Premieres Tuesday, February 11
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/11/20 - ???
STATUS:
new this winter (yet to premiere)
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