The Resident (TV series)
The Resident is an American medical drama television series aired by Fox Broadcasting Company that premiered on January 21, 2018, as a lead-out to the Vikings-Eagles NFC Championship, as a mid-season replacement entry in the 2017–18 television season. The fictional series focuses on the lives and duties of staff members at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, while delving into the bureaucratic practices of the hospital industry; the show was purchased by Fox from Showtime in 2017. It was created by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, Roshan Sethi. On May 10, 2017, Fox ordered a full 14-episode season and renewed the series for a second season on May 7, 2018; the first season concluded on May 14, 2018. During the 2017–2018 United States television season, the series ranked #41 and averaged 7.02 million viewers. The second season premiered on September 24, 2018. In March 2019, Fox renewed the series for a third season; the series revolves around the lives and actions of staff members at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital located in Atlanta, Georgia those of third-year resident internist, Conrad Hawkins.
Exploring the inner workings of the characters' duties in emergency and hospital medicine, medical malpractice and deliberate violations of medical ethics are examined, as well as the bureaucracy of the health care industry. Matt Czuchry as Conrad Hawkins: a senior resident internist at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Emily VanCamp as Nicolette "Nic" Nevin: a nurse practitioner at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Manish Dayal as Devon Pravesh: a first-year resident internist at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Shaunette Renée Wilson as Mina Okafor: a surgical resident at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, she has a intelligent mind and does not care for anyone's opinion,which AJ Austin seems to find intriguing. Bruce Greenwood as Randolph Bell: chief of surgery CEO, at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Moran Atias as Renata Morali: head of publicity at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Merrin Dungey as Claire Thorpe: former CEO at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Melina Kanakaredes as Lane Hunter: an oncologist at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital.
She owns her own medical clinics. Malcolm-Jamal Warner as AJ "The Raptor" Austin: a cardiothoracic surgeon who joins Chastain Park Memorial Hospital at Bell's and Okafor's urging Glenn Morshower as Marshall Winthrop: Conrad's estranged father and chairman of the board at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Jane Leeves as Kitt Voss: an orthopaedic surgeon Tasie Lawrence as Priya Nair: a reporter and Devon's former fiancée Violett Beane as Lily Kendall: one of Lane's chemotherapy patients Warren Christie as Jude Silva: a trauma surgeon Tasso Feldman as Irving Feldman: an ER doctor Jessica Miesel as Jessica Moore: a gossip-loving scrub nurse Jocko Sims as Ben Wilmot: an attending doctor Patrick R. Walker as Micah Stevens: a teacher, a repeat patient of Conrad's and Mina's romantic interest Steven Reddington as Bradley Jenkins: a former surgical doctor at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Catherine Dyer as Alexis Stevens: head nurse at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Jenna Dewan as Julian Booth: former medical device representative for Quovadis Vince Foster as Paul Chu: the chief anesthesiologist at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Denitra Isler as Nurse Hundley: the head ER nurse at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Michael Weston as Gordon Page: Founder and CEO of Quovadis Julianna Guill as Jessie Nevin: Nic's sister Daniella Alonso as Zoey Barnett: a mother to two of Conrad and Nic's patients Evan Whitten as Henry Barnett: Zoey's oldest son Miles Gaston Villanueva as Alec Shaw: Free clinic primary physician at Chastain Park Memorial On August 5, 2016, it was announced that Showtime was developing a new original series, known as The City, pitched by executive producer, Antoine Fuqua.
It was announced that Amy Holden Jones would produce the series and co-write the pilot episode along with Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi. The series, was never produced and on January 20, 2017, it was reported that Fox purchased the series from Showtime and ordered a pilot episode under the name, The Resident. On May 10, 2017, the series received a full season order of 14 episodes. Phillip Noyce, an executive producer for the series, directed the first two episodes of the season after signing a multi-year deal with 20th Century Fox Television. On May 7, 2018, Fox renewed the series for a 13-episode second season and pre-production began on June 8, 2018. On October 10, 2018, it was reported that Fox ordered an additional nine episodes for the second season, bringing the total episode count to 22. However, series co- creator, Amy Holden Jones stated on her Twitter and Instagram accounts on March 13, 2019 that there are 23 episodes in season 2. On March 25, 2019, Fox renewed the series for a third season.
On February 21, 2017, Manish Dayal and Bruce Greenwood were the first to be cast in the series for the roles of Devon Pravesh and Soloman Bell, respectively. Greenwood's character name was changed to Randolph Bell. Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Melina Kanakaredes were announced to be starring in the series as well. Moran Atias was cast for the role of Renta Thorpe, CEO at Chastain Park, portrayed by Valerie Cruz in the pilot. However, when Merrin Dungey joined the cast, the producers saw Atias as a better fit for the role of the hospital's head of marketing. Dungey replaced her as the CEO and the character's name was changed to Clai
Pop (U.S. TV network)
Pop referred to as Pop TV, is an American basic cable and satellite television network, owned by CBS Corporation. It is a general entertainment channel, focusing on programs pertaining to popular culture; the network was conceived in 1981 as a barker channel service providing a display of localized channel and program listings for cable television providers. On, the service, branded Prevue Channel or Prevue Guide and as Prevue, began to broadcast interstitial segments alongside the on-screen guide, which included entertainment news and promotions for upcoming programs. After Prevue's parent company, United Video Satellite Group, acquired the entertainment magazine TV Guide in 1998, the service was relaunched as TV Guide Channel, which now featured full-length programs dealing with the entertainment industry, including news magazines and reality shows, along with red carpet coverage from major award shows. Following the acquisition of TV Guide Network by Lionsgate in 2009, its programming began to shift towards a general entertainment format with reruns of dramas and sitcoms.
In 2013, CBS Corporation acquired of a 50% stake in the network, the network was renamed TVGN. At the same time, as its original purpose grew obsolete because of the integrated program guides offered by digital television platforms, the network began to downplay and phase out its program listings service. In 2015, the network was rebranded as Pop. In 2019, CBS acquired Lionsgate's 50% stake in the network. Pop is available to 73.8 million households in America as of January 2016. Launched in 1981 by United Video Satellite Group, the network began its life as a simple electronic program guide software application sold to cable system operators throughout the United States and Canada. Known as the Electronic Program Guide, the software was designed to be run within the headend facility of each participating cable system on a single, custom-modified consumer-grade computer supplied by United Video, its scrolling program listings grid, which cable system operators broadcast to subscribers on a dedicated channel, covered the entire screen and provided four hours of listings for each system's entire channel lineup, one half-hour period at a time.
Because of this, listings for programs airing would be several minutes from being shown. Additionally, because the EPG software generated only video, cable operators resorted to filling the EPG channel's audio feed with music from a local FM radio station, or with programming from a cable television-oriented audio service provider such as Cable Radio Network. By 1985 and under the newly formed Trakker, Inc. unit of United Video Satellite Group, two versions of the EPG were offered: EPG Jr. a 16KB EPROM version which ran on various Atari models including the 130XE and 600XL, EPG Sr. a 3½ bootable diskette version for the Amiga 1000. Raw program listings data for national cable networks, as well as for regional and local broadcast stations, were fed en masse from a mainframe based in Tulsa, Oklahoma to each EPG installation via a 2400 baud data stream on an audio subcarrier of WGN by United Video. On some installations of the EPG, a flashing dot next to the on-screen clock would indicate proper reception of this data.
By cherry-picking data from this master feed for only the networks that its cable system carried, each EPG installation was able to generate a continuous visual display of program listings customized to its local cable system's unique channel lineup. Both the EPG Jr. and EPG Sr. allowed cable operators to further customize their operation locally. Among other functions, the listings grid's scrolling speed could be changed and local text-based advertisements could be inserted; each text-based advertisement could be configured to display as either a "scroll ad" or as a "crawl ad". If no advertisements were configured as "crawl ads," the bottom ticker would not be shown on-screen; the on-screen appearances of both the Jr. and Sr. versions of the EPG software differed only due to differences in text font and extended ASCII graphic glyph character rendering between the underlying Atari and Amiga platforms. Because neither version of the EPG software was capable of silent remote administration for its locally customizable features, cable company employees were required to visit their headend facilities in order to make all necessary adjustments to the software in person.
EPG channel viewers would see its otherwise continuous listings interrupted without warning each time a cable company technician brought up its administrative menus to adjust settings, view diagnostics information, or hunt-and-peck new local text advertisements into the menus' built-in text editor. The Atari-based EPG Jr. units were encased in blue rack enclosures containing custom-made outboard electronics, such as the Zephyrus Electronics Ltd. UV-D-2 demodulator board, which delivered data decoded from the WGN data stream to the Atari's 13 pin Serial Input/Output handler port. By the late 1980s, a software upgrade "option" was offered by United Video for the Amiga 1000-based EPG Sr. This
Nashville (2012 TV series)
Nashville is an American musical drama television series. It was created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri and produced by R. J. Cutler, Dee Johnson, Steve Buchanan through season four, Connie Britton through season five, Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick from season five on; the series chronicles the lives of various fictitious country music singers in Nashville, Tennessee starring Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a legendary country music superstar, whose stardom begins fading, Hayden Panettiere as rising younger star Juliette Barnes. Britton left the show in season five; the series premiered on ABC, on October 10, 2012, had more than 8.93 million viewers. In May 2016, ABC cancelled the show. In June 2016, it was picked up by CMT for a fifth season. On December 1, 2016, it was announced that a preview of episode one would air on December 15, 2016, with the season starting on January 5, 2017, along with a set of new producers and showrunners. A live aftershow, NashChat, began airing live across social media platforms on Thursday, January 5, aired after every new episode during season five.
On April 10, 2017, CMT renewed Nashville for a 16-episode sixth season that debuted on January 4, 2018. Filming began on September 27, 2017. On November 17, 2017, it was announced that the sixth season would be the show's final season, as CMT moved to all unscripted programming; the 124th and final episode aired on July 26, 2018. In the first episode, the series focuses on the rivalry of Juliette Barnes. Rayna Jaymes is the established "Queen of Country Music". However, her latest album is not selling well and her tour is playing to half empty venues, her record label suggests that she open for Juliette Barnes, the young and sexy best selling singer of bubble gum country pop. However, seeing Rayna as privileged, purposefully alienates her. Rayna, who dislikes Juliette's style of music, rejects a joint tour out of hand; the two women come into conflict as each tries to get guitarist Deacon Claybourne, Rayna's bandmate and former lover, to sign on to their tour. Rayna's life is further complicated when her estranged father, millionaire businessman Lamar Wyatt, convinces her husband, Teddy Conrad, to run for Mayor of Nashville.
For episodes through season four, the series follows the lives of country musicians, focusing on three female leads: country superstar Rayna Jaymes, rising problematic star Juliette Barnes, newcomer singer-songwriter Scarlett O'Connor. From mid-season five, the series follows the lives of country musicians, focusing on two female leads: rising star Maddie Conrad, Rayna James' daughter, fading star Juliette Barnes, as well as focusing on recurring characters; the premise beginning with season six followed country stars Juliette Barnes, Deacon Claybourne, the Highway 65 record label family as they strive to keep Rayna Jaymes' dream alive and pursue their music while juggling relationships and the ever-changing industry. The show features an ensemble cast. For the first season, nine actors received the star billing: Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a 40-year-old country music superstar singer whose stardom is beginning to fade, he runs for mayor with help from his father-in-law and wins election divorcing Rayna.
He and Scarlett are in a relationship when the series soon separate. Powers Boothe and Robert Wisdom were reduced to recurring status, in the second season for creative reasons. After recurring basic in season one, three actors were promoted to the regular cast in the second season: Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, a rising country star struggling with the realization that he might be gay, as well as Scarlett and Gunnar's new neighbor. For the third season, two actors were upped to regulars: Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, the biggest male country artist and a love interest for Rayna. For season four, Hudson was downgraded to recurring status and his character was killed off while Aubrey Peeples, introduced in season two as reality competition second-place winner Layla Grant, was promoted to regular. Aubrey Peeples and Will Chase were dropped from the cast after season four by the series' new showrunners. However, Chase made a guest appearance. Connie Britton left the show in season five. Rachel Bilson was announced to have joined the cast on March 2017 as a series regular.
Bilson plays Alyssa Greene, a Silicon Val
Scrubs (TV series)
Scrubs is an American medical comedy-drama television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001, to March 17, 2010, on NBC and ABC. The series follows the lives of employees at the fictional Sacred Heart Hospital, which becomes a Teaching Hospital; the title is a play on surgical scrubs and a term for a low-ranking person because at the beginning of the series, most of the main characters are medical interns. The series was noted for its fast-paced slapstick and surreal vignettes presented as the daydreams of the central character, Dr. John "J. D." Dorian, played by Zach Braff. The main cast for all but its last season consisted of Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Ken Jenkins, John C. McGinley, Judy Reyes; the series featured multiple guest appearances by film actors, such as Brendan Fraser, Heather Graham, Colin Farrell. Although season eight's "My Finale" was conceived and filmed as a series finale, the show was rebooted for a ninth season, with the setting moved to a medical school, new cast members introduced.
Of the original cast, only Braff, McGinley remained regular cast members, while the others, with the exception of Reyes, made guest appearances. Scrubs, produced by the television production division of Walt Disney Television, premiered on October 2, 2001, on NBC; the series received a Peabody Award in 2006. During the seventh season, NBC announced; the ninth season premiered on December 1, 2009, on May 14, 2010, ABC cancelled the series. Scrubs focuses on the unique point of view of its main character and narrator, Dr. John Michael "J. D." Dorian for the first eight seasons, with season nine being narrated by the new main character Lucy Bennett. Most episodes feature multiple story lines thematically linked by voice-overs done by Braff, as well as the comical daydreams of J. D. According to Bill Lawrence, "What we decided was, rather than have it be a monotone narration, if it's going to be Zach's voice, we're going to do everything through J. D.'s eyes. It opened up a visual medium that those of us as comedy writers were not used to."
Actors were given the chance to improvise their lines on set with encouragement by series creator Bill Lawrence, with Neil Flynn and Zach Braff being the main improvisors. Every episode title for the first eight seasons begins with the word "My". Bill Lawrence says. A few episodes are told from another character's perspective and have episode titles such as "His Story" or "Her Story". Apart from a brief period of narration from J. D. at the beginning and the end, these episodes contain internal narration from other characters besides J. D; the transfer of the narration duties occurs at a moment of physical contact between two characters. Starting with season nine, the episode titles start with "Our..." as the focus has shifted from the perspective of J. D. to a new group of medical students. The webisodes that accompanied season eight, Scrubs: Interns were named "Our...". For the first eight seasons, the series featured seven main cast members, with numerous other characters recurring throughout the course of the series.
Starting with the ninth season, many of the original cast left as regular characters, while four new additions were made to the main cast. Zach Braff portrays John Michael "J. D." Dorian, the show's protagonist and narrator. J. D. is a young attending physician. His voice-over to the series comes from his internal thoughts and features surreal fantasies. J. D. describes himself as a "sensi", being a lover of hugs. Over the course of the series, J. D. rises the ranks of the hospital before leaving Sacred Heart to become the Residency Director at St. Vincent Hospital, before returning to become a teacher at Winston University. J. D. has a child with wife Elliot Reid. Sarah Chalke portrays Elliot Reid, another intern and private-practice physician, her relationship with J. D. becomes romantic on several occasions throughout the series, resulting in them marrying and having a child together. As the series progresses, despite an initial dislike of each other, she becomes friends with Carla. Elliot is driven by a neurotic desire to prove her worth to her family, her peers, herself.
She is described as book-smart, while her social abilities were somewhat lacking. Her social skills develop throughout the seasons. Donald Faison portrays Christopher Turk, J. D.'s best friend and surgeon, who rises from intern to chief of surgery as the series progresses. Turk and J. D. were roommates when they attended the College of William and Mary, as well as in medical school, the two have an close relationship. Turk is driven and competitive while always remaining loyal. During the course of the series, Turk forms a relationship with Carla. In season nine, he is a teacher at Winston University while continuing his duties as chief of surgery. Neil Flynn portrays the hospital's custodian. An incident in the pilot episode establishes an antagonistic relationship between J. D. an
Moesha is an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN from January 23, 1996, to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Denise Mitchell, a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, it was ordered as a pilot for CBS's 1995–1996 television season but was rejected by the network. It was picked up by UPN, which aired it as a mid-season replacement, it went on to become the biggest success for the nascent network and one of the greatest hits over the course of the network's entire run. The series was a joint production of Regan Jon Productions, Saradipity Productions, Jump at the Sun Productions in association with Big Ticket Television for UPN; the show focuses on the life of an upper-middle class African-American family through the eyes of a typical girl named Moesha. Her father Frank, a widower and Saturn car salesman, has married Dee, the vice principal at Moesha's high school, much to Moesha's disagreement; the series was created by Ralph Farquhar, along with the writing team of Sara V.
Finney and Vida Spears. The settings for the show include the Mitchell household, the teen hangout, The Den, in some cases, Crenshaw High School, Kim and Hakeem's high school; the sitcom was set in the Leimert Park neighborhood of California. The show dealt with real teen social issues such as teen pregnancy, drug use, race relations, premarital sex, the death of a parent, day-to-day issues teenagers faced at home and school. In one of the most controversial episodes, "Secrets and Lies", the Mitchell family learned from Aunt Hattie that Frank is the biological father of Dorian, whom the Mitchells and Dorian himself believed to be Frank's nephew; the shocking news of Frank's infidelity during his first marriage turned the family upside-down and resulted in Dorian's rebellion and Moesha's relocation from her home. Moesha Denise Mitchell – Like many teens, Moesha is trying to find her place in life. At every turn, along with her friends and family, experiences new challenges and hilarious situations associated with the pressures and demands of growing up in an confusing world.
Moesha is headstrong, at times stubborn, but stands up for what she believes is right. From Season 1-5, Moesha would open the show speaking in her thoughts into her "diary". Moesha is 15-16 in Season 1, 16 in Season 2, 16-17 in Season 3, 17-18 in Season 4, 18-19 in Season 5, 19-20 in Season 6. Franklin "Frank" Mitchell – A Saturn dealer and father to Moesha and Myles. Believed to be Dorian's uncle, he is revealed to be the young man's father. Frank is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Deirdre "Dee" Mitchell – A high-school principal attempting to balance her primary career with two additional ones as wife to Frank and stepmother to Moesha and Myles, she would speak in a thick Jamaican accent when talking about her childhood. It is inferred that Dee is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority due to a quote in the episode "Niece" in which Moesha says that she wouldn't be persuaded by Dee with Delta picnics Kimberly "Kim" Parker – Moesha's boy-crazy best friend who has a crush on Hakeem, but dated Michael.
She left the show after the fourth season to star in her own spin-off series The Parkers. Myles Mitchell — Moesha's pesky younger brother. During the beginning of the series, he was known for playing practical jokes on his sister and her friends. Hakeem Campbell — A frequent visitor to the Mitchell household, he is Moesha’s lifelong friend and neighbor, her boyfriend. In the spinoff The Parkers, it was revealed, he dated Kim's best friend Stevie Van Lowe. Andell Wilkerson — Moesha's older friend and owner of the neighborhood hangout The Den. Andell is bar. Denise "Niecy" Jackson — Moesha's best friend and her roommate. Quinton "Q" Brooks — Moesha's longest-running love interest, he is from New York City and had an on-off relationship with Moesha until departing in Season 3 to manage a rap group. In Season 6, Q proposes to Moesha which she accepts, but the engagement is called off when Q wants to sell Moesha's engagement ring to help support his rap group on Thanksgiving Dorian Long — Moesha's and Myles' brother thought to be their cousin.
Dorian is from Oakland but runs away from his mother's home to live with the Mitchell's. He was known to be a troublemaker back in Oakland. Dorian is an aspiring rapper going by the nickname, "D-Money". Bernie Mac as Bernie Mitchell, Moesha's uncle and Frank's brother. W." Willis, a mechanic working for Frank.
Passions is an American television soap opera that aired on Free Broadcast over-the-air network NBC from July 5, 1999 to September 7, 2007, on the Satellite Pay Television DirecTV-Exclusive The 101 Network from September 17, 2007 to August 7, 2008. Created by screenwriter James E. Reilly and produced by NBC Studios, Passions follows the lives and various romantic and paranormal adventures of the residents of Harmony. Storylines center on the interactions among members of its multi-racial core families: the African American Russells, the Caucasian Cranes and Bennetts, half-Mexican half-Irish Lopez-Fitzgeralds; the series features supernatural elements, which focus on town witch Tabitha Lenox and her doll-come-to life, Timmy. NBC cancelled Passions in January 2007, the series was subsequently picked up by direct-broadcast satellite paid subscription television service DirecTV; the series aired its final episode on NBC on September 7, 2007, with new episodes continuing on DirectTV's 101 Network starting on September 17.
In December 2007, just months after picking up the series, DirecTV decided not to renew its contract for Passions, the studio was subsequently unable to sell the series elsewhere. The final episode was broadcast in August 2008; as of 2018, Passions is the last daytime television soap opera created for American network television. Passions debuted on NBC broadcast television in 1999 with major fanfare. Creator Reilly had been credited for a large surge in the ratings for Days of Our Lives years before, thanks to innovative storylines like that of heroine Dr. Marlena Evans being possessed by Satan that drew new viewers, but tended to alienate stalwart fans. With Passions, Reilly was able to start with no pre-existing fan base to please; the series replaced the Procter & Gamble-produced serial Another World, which ended a 35-year run in June 1999, on NBC's daytime schedule. In the early days of the show, Passions heroine Sheridan Crane is identified as a close friend of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Sheridan has a similar accident in the same Paris tunnel, speaks to a "guardian Angel Diana" who urges her to fight to survive, which drew considerable controversy. Sheridan adopts the name Diana after a boating accident that results in amnesia; the opening days of the show introduced the Theresa/Ethan/Gwen love triangle that persisted as an ongoing main story line to the last episode of the series. For much of the first three to four years of the series, supernatural elements such as witches and closet doors leading to Hell were major plot points, many surrounding the machinations of the centuries-old witch Tabitha Lenox and her doll-brought-to-life sidekick, Timmy — named by Entertainment Weekly as one of their "17 Great Soap Supercouples" in 2008. In 2001, HarperEntertainment released Hidden Passions, a tie-in novelization presented as Tabitha's diary, exposing the secrets and pasts of the town's residents. Passions featured a story-line involving Tabitha and Timmy promoting the book, which reached #4 on the real-life New York Times Best Seller list and garnered the series two alternative covers of TV Guide in July 2001.
In 2003, Passions submitted an orangutan named BamBam, portraying the recurring role of Precious, for a Daytime Emmy Award. Precious was the non-speaking live-in nurse and caregiver for elderly Edna Wallace, held an unrequited love for Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald, depicted in elaborate fantasy sequences. In early 2004, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which administers the awards, disallowed the entry with the following statement: Our ruling is based on the belief that the Academy must draw a line of distinction between animal characters that aren't capable of speaking parts and human actors whose personal interpretation in character portrayal creates nuance and audience engagement that uniquely qualifies those performers for consideration of television's highest honor. In summer 2005, the prominent character Simone Russell came out as gay. In 2007, it was revealed that longtime hero Chad Harris-Crane was cheating on his wife with another man; this was a daytime first, with the men portrayed in bed together, committing -albeit unknowingly- incest.
Passions portrayed Vincent as an intersex person who became pregnant with his own father's son. Nearly seven years after the debut of Passions on July 5, 1999, the NBC-owned Sci Fi Channel began airing the series from its first episode starting February 13, 2006. Due to low ratings, the reruns were taken off the air as of May 25, 2006. On August 15, 2006, Passions became the first daytime drama to make full episodes available for download and purchase from the online music store iTunes. On November 6, 2006, the show became the first daytime drama to make full episodes available for free viewing via streaming on NBC.com. Though plagued since its inception by low overall Nielsen ratings, Passions was top-rated in key demographics, namely the female 12–17 demographic; the series was not renewed by NBC for a full ninth season in 2007, with NBC instead deciding to extend its morning news and talk show Today to a fourth hour. NBC began shopping the series to other networks. In April 2007, paid subscription service Satellite provider DirecTV bought exclusive broadcasting rights from NBC to continue airing Passions, with most principal cast members staying on.
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Steppin: The Movie
Steppin: The Movie is a 2009 American musical comedy film. The film stars Wesley Jonathan and Chrystee Pharris, was the last film directed by Michael Taliferro. A college campus springs to life when the local radio station announces the official opening of the step competition season; as the fraternities and sororities work to recruit the best talent, the heat is on to win big prize money and campus bragging rights. Wesley Jonathan as Terrence Lawerson Chrystee Pharris as Jennifer Monica Allgeier as Vicki Anthony Anderson as Uncle Trevor James Avery as The Chancellor Chico Benymon as Bryan Lil' Fizz as Jay J-Boog as Greg Mo'Nique as Aunt Carla Darius McCrary as Sinis Reginald VelJohnson as Mr. Shavers Dorien Wilson as James Brooks Kellie Shanygne Williams as CeCe Sticky Fingaz as Cedric Shar Jackson as Uwamma Layne Miguel A. Núñez Jr. as James Clifton Powell as Detective Lewis Roz Ryan as Roz Big Tigger as himself Slim Thug as himself Ronnie Jackson as himself Ryan Acevedo as Ry Ry Steppin: The Movie was filmed in Los Angeles, at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.
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