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Lee Daniels Shares First Look of ‘The Wonder Years’ Cast

“The Wonder Years” reboot pilot is currently underway.

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Executive producer Lee Daniels shared a first look photo of the cast in character.

The initial show ran for 6 seasons, from 1988 to 1993. The reboot will feature a Black middle-class family living in Montgomery, Alabama, during the 1960s.

The heart of the show, and the central character Dean, will be played by Elisha “EJ” Williams. The series will chronicle Dean’s adolescent years as he ascertains his role in his family and the outside world.

The cast also includes Dulé Hill, who will star as Bill, a loving father and musician, Saycon Sengbloh as his insightful and well-disposed wife Lillian, and Laura Kariuki as Dean’s well-liked and adorned older sister, Kim.

Additionally, Don Cheadle will lend his voice as the narrator and adult version of Dean. Throughout the narration, “Adult Dean” will recall his life experiences as he enters a new phase of his life as a grandfather.

Like the early version of the series, Dean will fancy a love interest named Keisa Clemmons played by Milan Ray.

Fred Savage will direct the pilot and executive produce the series along with Daniels, comedy writer Saladin K. Patterson and Marc Velez. The co-creator of the original show, Neal Marlens, will serve as a consultant.

ABC ordered the pilot for the series back in January of 2021.

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‘The Game’ Reboot Is In The Works With Some Original Cast Set To Return

Paramount+ announced that they are bringing backThe Game with some original cast members confirmed to return.

According to the streamer, the reboot will “offer a modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football. The team will tackle racism, sexism, classism, and more as they fight for fame, fortune, respect, and love—all while trying to maintain their souls as they each play The Game.”

The Game revival will not exactly follow the original. Paramount+ says the location will move from San Diego to Las Vegas. The 10-episode series will feature some original cast members, including Wendy Raquel Robinson (Tasha Mack) and Hosea Chanchez (Malik Wright), as well as new faces.

Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez

Mara Brock Akil, the show’s original creator, will executive produce. “Fifteen years ago, I created The Game and am so proud of the success we had and that I was able to create characters and stories that resonated with so many people,” She said in a statement. “I couldn’t be happier about leaving my beloved characters like Tasha Mack and Malik Wright in the hands of Devon, Wendy, and Hosea, who I know will build off of the rich foundation the show has.”

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Jesse Williams To Exit ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ After 12 Seasons

Jesse Williams will not be returning to Grey’s Anatomy after this season.

The actor who portrays the handsome surgeon Jackson Avery has starred in the medical drama since 2009. He originally joined as recurring and was promoted to a series regular in season 7.

“I will forever be grateful for the boundless opportunities provided me by Shonda [Rhimes], the network, studio, fellow castmates, our incredible crew, Krista [Vernoff], Ellen [Pompeo], and Debbie [Allen],” Williams said in a statement to Deadline.

“As an actor, director and person, I have been obscenely lucky to learn so much from so many, and I thank our beautiful fans, who breathe so much energy and appreciation into our shared worlds.”

GREY’S ANATOMY – “Look Up Child” – JESSE WILLIAMS, SARAH DREW

“Jesse Williams is an extraordinary artist and activist. Watching his evolution these past 11 years both on screen and off has been a true gift,” Grey’s Anatomy executive producer/showrunner Krista Vernoff said in a statement. “Jesse brings so much heart, such depth of care, and so much intelligence to his work. We will miss Jesse terribly, and we will miss Jackson Avery — played to perfection for so many years.”

The news about the actor exiting the show came during Thursday’s (May 6) episode. Williams’ final episode, titled “Tradition,” is set to air on May 20.

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‘Ginny and Georgia’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

The streaming giant has renewed the series for a 10-episode Season 2

On Monday, Netflix announced the renewal of its coming-of-age dramedy series Ginny and Georgia.

The series, which stars Brianne Howey as unconventional single mom Georgia and Antonia Gentry as her teenage daughter, Ginny, follows their move as they attempt to start fresh in the small city of Wellsbury. The first season landed on the streaming platform in late February. 

Season 2 will have 10 sixty-minute episodes and pick up after the cliffhanger ending that saw Ginny and her younger brother Austin leave on Georgia’s old motorcycle after discovering more of their mother’s secrets.

Watch the announcement video below.

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