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Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 6:33PM EDT
Oops! TV academy asks Marlee Matlin to judge "Character Voice-Over Performance and Narrator" category
The deaf Oscar-winning actress, who recently appeared on Quantico, tweeted at the Television Academy that "I'm not the right person to be asked" to judge this category.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 8:19AM EDT
Priyanka Chopra joins ABC in apologizing for Quantico episode that was branded an "insult to India"
“I'm extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico,“ Chopra tweeted of the recent episode that stirred controversy in India. ”That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologize. I'm a proud Indian and that will never change.“
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 8:49AM EDT
ABC apologizes for Quantico episode that caused controversy in India
Indians fumed over a recently aired episode of the ABC drama revolving around Indian terrorists plotting an attack in Manhattan with the goal of blaming Pakistan for it. “ABC Studios and the executive producers of Quantico would like to extend an apology to our audience who were offended by the most recent episode, 'The Blood of Romeo,'" the network said in a statement. "ABC added that “the episode has stirred a lot of emotion, much of which is unfairly aimed at Priyanka Chopra, who didn’t create the show, nor does she write or direct it. She has no involvement in the casting of the show or the storylines depicted in the series.”
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 12:59AM EDT
Priyanka Chopra is being criticized in India for a recent Quantico episode
The Indian actress was considered a groundbreaker with her leading role on the now-canceled ABC drama. But as Vidhi Doshi reports, "a recently aired episode of the show, Quantico, has angered many Indians. In it, her character, a young FBI agent called Alex Parrish, foils a plot by Indian nationalists to carry out a nuclear attack in Manhattan and frame Pakistanis for it days before a summit on Kashmir - a Himalayan territory that both India and Pakistan claim as their own and have fought three major wars over. Chopra's character thwarts the plot after noticing a Hindu symbol - the rudraksha - on a chain worn by one of the terrorists. To many in India, the plot twist - implicating Indians in a terrorist act, especially over the touchy issue of Kashmir - amounts to a betrayal by Chopra, who many here see as a quasi-ambassador for India in the West."
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Quantico moving to Fridays to finish off its final episodes
The canceled Pryanka Chopra drama will make the move from Thursdays to Fridays on May 25.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 4:18PM EDT
ABC cancels Quantico after three seasons
The Priyanka Chopra-starring terrorism drama will air its series finale on May 17.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:53PM EDT
Priyanka Chopra says The Simpsons' Apu "was the bane of my life, growing up"
The Quantico star said she personally experienced the ramifications of the controversial Indian-American character, telling The View: “A lot of people are talking about, ‘oh, the show was so successful for 30 years, why are we suddenly waking up and being offended by a character that everyone loved.' The population of Indian-Americans in America has tripled … so the voice is louder, the representation and the demand for representation for people of color is louder.”
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
Dropped from Quantico, Aunjanue Ellis joins CBS' Chiefs pilot
Ellis' exit is part of a creative overhaul for the ABC drama. On Chiefs, she'll play one of three female police chiefs in Los Angeles.
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 10:04PM EDT
Former Smash showrunner is creating a Fox musical drama called Mixtape
Joshua Safran, who also created Quantico, says his planned show is a “full-out musical. As much music as SMASH.” Safran is also developing a ghost drama for AMC.
Posted Monday 9/25/17 at 1:26PM EDT
A gay superhero is coming to the Arrow crossover
Quantico’s Russell Tovey, a gay actor who also starred in HBO’s Looking, has been cast as The Ray, an openly gay superhero who will appear on the four-show crossover.