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Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 10:03PM EDT
For the People nabs Charles Michael Davis for a return to Shondaland
The Originals and Younger alum is joining the ABC cast as an investigator in Season 2. Davis' first major role was in a multi-episode arc as a doctor on Grey's Anatomy.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 6:52PM EDT
ABC renews Shondaland freshman dramas For the People and Station 19, plus American Housewife
The Britt Robertson-starring For the People has struggled in the ratings, but it'll be back for a second season. Grey's Anatomy spinoff Station 19 will also return as it is ranked No. 3 among all ABC dramas (behind Grey's and The Good Doctor). Comedy American Housewife successfully moved to its post-Modern Family timeslot in its second season.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Here are all the network shows that are still on the chopping block
Designated Survivor, For the People and Superior Donuts are among the nearly 30 network shows still on the bubble for the 2018-2019 season.
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Posted Wednesday 3/14/18 at 1:13PM EDT
This Is Us finishes Season 2 strong, helping Rise beat Shonda Rhimes' For the People
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Still, Jason Katims high school musical drama only kept half of This Is Us' demo viewership at 10 p.m., while For the People finished last in its timeslot.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
Shondaland's For the People is essentially How to Get Away with Murder without Viola Davis
It is as disappointing as that sounds, says Sonia Saraiya of the drama from Shonda Rhimes and Scandal writer Paul William Davies. "For the People is so gratingly self-conscious that at times, especially in the pilot, it’s as if every character is frantically waving their hands and shouting, 'I’m on TV! We’re in a TV show!'" she says, adding: "For the People presents us the Shondaland gold standard of six-odd young overachievers, who all talk too fast and smolder with unresolved sexual tension. Right from the first frame they’re scrambled together in various heterosexual romantic pairings, like shaking dice in a cup and seeing what happens next. But unlike Rhimes’ best shows, For the People lacks even a modicum of subtlety — a subtlety often provided by the lead actor, be it Viola Davis or Kerry Washington. It’s zingy, and follows the right patterns, but For the People is almost impossible to invest in.
- For the People delivers exactly what you want from a Shondaland drama
- There are possibly more words per square inch on For the People than any in Shondaland history
- Britt Robertson seems off in this role -- she lacks the presence to be an intimidating one-on-one negotiator
- You've seen it all before: The Shondaland formula is starting to lose its potency
- For the People exhibits how crowd-pleasing television can have a higher purpose
- For the People is comfortably familiar -- you might appreciate the deep ensemble cast delivering clever dialogue
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 6:30PM EST
Thomas Lennon is headed to Shondaland
The Reno 911! alum will guest on Shonda Rhimes’ For the People, playing a “self-made vigilante.”
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
Why ABC’s Shondaland For the People drama recast the lead role with Britt Robertson
Did the network push for a bigger name to play the public defender, dumping Britne Oldford in the process? Showrunner Paul William Davies insists that’s not the case.