Normally the biggest and flashiest of the Canadian network Upfronts, Bell Media brought out the big names introducing their upcoming 2017/2018 programming lineup on their family of television stations. Despite fewer names than prior years, the talent was not lacking in star power.
Taking over Sony Centre for the Performing Arts again this year, fans and media lined the Front Street Red carpet for a glimpse of that star power as the media giant revealed some of their exciting new selections to come this forthcoming television season!
Among their new programs unveiled include THE GIFTED, MARVEL’S INHUMANS, TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY, THE GOSPEL OF KEVIN, THE GOOD DOCTOR, THE MAYOR, YOUNG SHELDON, ME, MYSELF & I, ROSEANNE (a revival!), FOR THE PEOPLE, THE CROSSING, DECEPTION, plus an untitled GREY’S ANATOMY spinoff!
The Upfronts wouldn’t be without that dazzle and in-town for the Bell Media Upfront were the likes of: Lea Michele (The Mayor), JoAnna Garcia (The Gospel of Kevin), Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself and I), Vanessa Williams (Daytime Divas), Stephen Moyer (The Gifted), Jack Cutmorr-Scott (Deception), Cameron Cuffe (Krypton), Zoe Perry (Young Sheldon) and several more!
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We’ve been to New York City many times but never for #TVWeek and are we ever glad we did! Stars flocked to the cosmopolitan mecca this week to present the upcoming 2017-2018 programming lineups on behalf of their respective networks. Known also as the Upfronts, major networks like NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CW and several more this past week announced upcoming cancellations, renewals and brand-new Series coming to their programming slates.
The star power was explosive and several faces, familiar and new graced the Big Apple. While we were only able to stay for the first part of #TVWeek, we are thrilled at the caliber of talent we saw and met! I mean, Toronto hosts the Canadian Upfronts in early June which also is exciting, but this was another level!
Some highlights of the new and exciting shows we can expect to see this Fall on TV below!
SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (ABC)– stars Oliver Hudson and Jenna Fischer whose marriage is rekindled after their divorce.
S.W.A.T. (CBS) – Fan fave Shemar Moore heads this Los Angeles law enforcement unit.
SEAL TEAM (CBS) – David Boreneaz stars in this Series about a Navy Seals unit and their dangerous missions.
WISDOM OF THE CROWD (CBS)– Jeremy Piven stars in this Series about a man who invents an app which seeks to solve his daughter’s murder.
WORLD OF DANCE (NBC) – Reality Series with Ne-Yo, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Derek Hough and more.
GOOD GIRLS (NBC) – Mae Whitman and Retta star in this series about friends who rob a supermarket to make ends meet but get away with a lot more than they bargained for.
REVERIE (NBC) – Dennis Haysbert stars as a former detective who creates a virtual reality program which has unexpected consequences.
THE GOOD DOCTOR (ABC) – Freddie Highmore stars as a young autistic doctor who relocates from quiet country life to a prestigious hospital’s surfical unit.
UNTITLED ZACH BRAFF PROJECT (ABC)– Zach Braff stars as a radio journalist who quits his job to start his own company.
THE MAYOR (ABC)– A young rapper runs for mayor of California to help draw attention to his music. Yvette Nicole Brown and Lea Michele star alongside Brandon Michael Hall.
THE GOSPEL OF KEVIN (ABC)– Jason Ritter stars as a man on the path to despair who is tasked with saving the world.
LIFE SENTENCE (CW) – Lucy Hale stars as a woman diagnosed with cancer, to find out she isn’t dying after all.
DYNASTY (CW) – The classic prime-time soap gets revived and stars Grant Show.
THE RESIDENT (FOX) – Matthew Czuchry and Emily Van Camp star as senior doctor who shows a young doctor the realities of modern medicine.
GHOSTED (FOX) – A skeptic and a believer in the supernatural are paired to look into unexplained activity in Los Angeles. Adam Scott and Craig Robinson both star.
THE GIFTED (FOX)– A spin-off Series of the X-Men franchise starring Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker and Jamie Chung.
RISE (NBC) – Josh Radnor stars as a teacher who takes over a high school’s lackluster theatre department.
10 DAYS IN THE VALLEY –Kyra Sedgwick stars as a TV producer who has to cope with her daughter going missing.
YOUNG SHELDON (CBS) – Focuses on The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon in his younger years.
WILL AND GRACE (ABC) – The beloved cast reunite for a special 10-episode revival of the Series.
ROSEANNE (ABC) – Popular Sitcom gets a revival with original cast members.
More to come. Stay tuned!
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We love AMERICAN HORROR STORY and you know how hard we fell for GLEE at the start. SCREAM QUEENS promises Creator Ryan Murphy‘s signature wit with the gore and horror of AHS. Gear it a bit more to a younger slant and what we have is what looks like an absolute Hit!
The new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders and is set in a sorority house.
Featuring Jaime Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Oliver Hudson, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Skyler Samuels, Billie Lourd, Diego Boneta, Lucien Laviscount, Glen Powell and guest stars Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas.
We love that original Scream Queen herself, Jaime Lee Curtis is back!
It’s definitely a bit of a Grower, but we’re definitely liking Glee Star Lea Michele‘s debut Single CANNONBALL. The Single, co-written by Sia and Benny Blanco and produced by StarGate, gets the Video Treatment after wrapping just before the Holidays.
Rather simple, the focus is all on Michele here and her commanding Vocals. We follow her as she finds the light, getting candid and personal with the camera.
Not unlike Miley Cyrus‘ Megahit Wrecking Ball, Glee Star Lea Michele certainly knows the power of a ball simile and after a long wait, her debut Single as a Solo Artist finally is before us. Penned by Australian Singer/Songwriter, Cannonball is an uplifting Pop Moment.
More than ever, Michele‘s tone is reminiscent of a younger Celine Dion and the Track certainly should find a place on Top 40/Hot AC Radio as it fits. The Track touches upon her breakdown and subsequent rise again. “I got this new beginning and I will fly, will fly, will fly like Cannonball”, she sings. We’re all rooting for her!
Listen in full:
LOUDER, the debut Album by Michele hits stores Tuesday, March 4, 2014 via Sony Music.
Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Selena Gomez, Pretty Little Liars, Glee and Pitch Perfect were among the big Winners at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, held at Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles tonight. The Evening saw screams and also tears as Glee‘s Lea Michele highlighted the evening with a tearful Acceptance Speech honouring her late Boyfriend and Co-Star, Cory Monteith.
ABC Family‘s Pretty Little Liars won top honours tonight sweeping seven major categories such as Choice TV Show – Drama and Choice Summer TV Show, in addition to various acting categories with Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Janel Parrish, Ian Harding and Keegan Allen getting recognized for their work.
Upon accepting her Award for Choice TV Actress – Comedy for Glee, Michele touched the hearts of those in attendance and those watching on Television. She dedicate her entire Speech to Monteith, stating: “We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached-out and became a part of our hearts and that’s where he’ll stay forever”.
Watch the emotional Speech below via Hollywood Life:
Despite several speculating whether or not Cyrus is still in fact together with Fiance Liam Hemsworth, she laid the rumours to rest, accepting awards for not only Choice Summer Song with her major Hit We Can’t Stop, but also Choice TV Scene Stealer – Female for her work on Sitcom, Two and a Half Men and the CANDIE’S Fashion Trendsetter Award. In her Acceptance Speech, she stated: “I want to thank my Team, my Fans, my Friends, My Boo. Everyone who made this happen for me.”. The Couple were seen together earlier this week on the Red Carpet at the Los Angeles Premiere for his latest Film, Paranoia.
In addition to sweeping several of the Music categories, including Choice Music Group, Choice Love Song, Choice Summer Song and Choice Single by a Group, One Direction‘s Styles stole the Show tonight performing a quick rendition of the Twerk, which is taking the World by storm.
Watch Styles “Twerking” below:
Complete List of Winners below:
Choice Music Group:One Direction Choice Summer Tour: One Direction
Choice Single by a Group: Live While We’re Young, One Direction
Choice Love Song:Little Things, One Direction
Choice Movie Actress, Comedy: Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect
Choice Movie Actor, Comedy: Skylar Astin, Pitch Perfect
Choice Music Comedy: Pitch Perfect
Choice Movie Villain: Adam DeVine, Pitch Perfect
Choice Breakup Song:Come & Get It, Selena Gomez
Choice Music Star, Female:Selena Gomez Choice Hottie, Female:Selena Gomez
Choice TV Show, Drama: Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer TV Show:Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer TV Star, Actress: Lucy Hale,Pretty Little Liars
Choice Summer TV Star, Actor: Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Actor, Drama: Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Actress, Drama: Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Villain: Janel Parrish, Pretty Little Liars
Choice Athlete, Female: Gabby Douglas ACUVUE Inspire Award:Nick Jonas
Choice TV Show, Comedy:Glee
Choice TV Scene Stealer, Male: Chord Overstreet, Glee
Choice TV Breakout Star: Blake Jenner, Glee
Choice TV Actress, Comedy: Lea Michele, Glee
Choice Movie Actor, Drama: Logan Lerman, Perks of Being a Wallflower
Choice Movie Drama: Perks of Being a Wallflower
Choice Female Artist:Demi Lovato
Choice Single, Female Artist:Heart Attack, Demi Lovato Ultimate Choice Award: Ashton Kutcher
Choice TV Actor, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Actor, Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Choice TV Actress, Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Choice Rock Group: Paramore CANDIE’S Fashion Trendsetter Award: Miley Cyrus
Choice Summer Song: We Can’t Stop, Miley Cyrus
Choice TV Scene Stealer, Female:Miley Cyrus, Two and a Half Men
Choice Breakout Group: Emblem3
Choice Summer Music Star: Bruno Mars Choice R&B Artist:Bruno Mars Choice TV Actor, Action:LL Cool J Choice Music Breakout Star: Ed Sheeran
Choice TV Personality, Female:Demi Lovato, The X Factor
Choice Summer Movie Star, Female: Sandra Bullock, The Heat
Choice Movie Chemistry: Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy, The Heat