This week in TV news, the next America’s Next Top Model, Xena gets a reboot, casting news, and more!
Yesterday, WGN America screened its highly anticipated original series Underground at the White House as part of the White House Office of Public Engagement’s Black History Month event, “These Hallowed Grounds.” Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to President Barack Obama, provided opening remarks, and the premiere episode was lauded by attendees at the event. Prior to the screening, the Underground cast and creative team, including executive producers John Legend and Akiva Goldsman and stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Jessica de Gouw and Amirah Vann, participated in panel discussions in which they elaborated on the inspiration behind the escape thriller. Underground premieres Wednesday, March 9th on WGN America.
It’s time for our weekly countdown of the Winter TV premieres! Here are the best new shows for the week of Friday, February 12th. See how this week’s shows, Vinyl, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and Those Who Can’t stack up against each other on the Tomatometer!