ABC has kicked off the pickups of new series with nods to the hottest pilots from its sibling ABC Studios: comedy The Mayor, executive produced by Daveed Diggs and starring Lea Michele, dramas For the People, from Shondaland; The Crossing, starring Steve Zahn; and The Gospel of Kevin, toplined by Jason Ritter.
Here is info on ABC’s newly picked up series:
Young rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) needs his big break. For years, he’s toiled away in a small inner-city apartment, making music in his junk-filled bedroom closet. Tired of waiting for opportunity, Courtney cooks up the publicity stunt of the century: Running for mayor of his hometown in California to generate buzz for his music career. Unfortunately for Courtney, his master plan goes wildly awry, ending in the most terrifying of outcomes: An election victory. With the help of his mother (Yvette Nicole Brown, “Community”) and friends, including Valentina (“Glee’s” Lea Michele), Courtney will have to overcome his hubris if he wants to transform the struggling city he loves.
From Tony winner Executive Producer Daveed Diggs (Broadway’s “Hamilton”), writer/executive producer Jeremy Bronson (“Speechless,” “The Mindy Project,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”) and executive producer Jamie Tarses (“Happy Endings”), the series is from ABC Studios. The pilot is directed by Executive Producer James Griffiths (“black-ish”).
The series stars Brandon Micheal Hall as Courtney Rose, Lea Michele as Valentina, Bernard David Jones as Jermaine Hardaway, Marcel Spears as TK and Yvette Nicole Brown as Dina. “The Mayor” is from ABC Studios.
Han loves Luke’s hair. So much, in fact, that before they became the rebel alliance’s hottest pilot power couple, he made a habit of whining about it to Leia in her bunk long into the night. (Stereotypical therapy style: Han lying on her bed, her sitting in a chair next to him, legs crossed, hands in lap, nodding whenever he stops to breath, you’ve seen movies.) And does he ever go on:
“Ugh, I don’t know what to do, Leia!” *throws hands into the air* “I couldn’t even pay attention during yesterday’s mission briefing because your stupid brother was sitting right in front of me and he was doing that stupid hair twirling that he does when he’s distracted and it was making me distracted and whenever he moved even an inch, I got a whiff of his shampoo and it smells really good Leia. Oh god, I can’t go on like this. What am I going to do?” *covers face with hands*
Exasperated Princess:“Uh, I think you should just tell him how you feel.”
Whiny Space Pirate: “NO because for starters, I don’t even know how to start such a conversation:
‘Hey Luke, would you mind use more inconspicuous hair washes because your Endor Evergreen™ lingers for hours after you leave a room and last week when you hugged me it somehow sank into my shirt fibers and while I was repairing the Falcon I kept getting distracted (did I mentionit’s distracting Leia??)because every time I smelled it I thought you were around and I’d start fumbling nervously which always ended in me shocking myself.’
Wait, can you talk to him about it? Don’t mention my part in this, of course, just come across as a concerned citizen.”
“….You want me to tell him I’m concerned about how he washes his hair?”
Whiny Space Pirate:
“Please. And the hair-twirling too. It’s becoming a safety hazard. Not to mention my mental health is at an all-time low.”
So she leaves for Luke’s bunk, with no intention of telling her brother any of the bullshit just fed to her by his sexually frustrated friend. Not that she’ll get a word in edgewise during her visit as she knows she’s walking into the exact same conversation she left, but the topic this time being something about Han:
“It’s distracting Leia! Every time he does that stupid smirk thing, I have to remind myself to breath or I start feeling faint…”
Join us for the 2nd annual “Hot Dads Awareness Week”, October 3rd-10th!
This time last year, Hot Dad Awareness Week had just wrapped up, and upon realizing that, the mods (rhllors and brodinsons) thought, you know what, why not again? But unfortunately, it was too short of notice to really use the same dates, so it’s been pushed back a month!
The basic concept is the same as most Appreciation Weeks: for a solid week or so, this blog will be in a flurry reblogging any and everything found in the “#hotdadweek” & “team hot dads” tags. Fanart, graphics, gifs, fics, as long as the two hottest Glory Days pilots are front and center! With the announcement of the imminent Pacific Rim sequel and tie-in materials, we have plenty to celebrate in the fandom, too. So mark your calenders and reblog this post.
Each day will have its own suggested theme, but these are only for people who need inspiration, and aren’t hard-and-fast by any means.
Day 1: Glory Days Day 2: Drift Compatible Day 3: Family Day 4: Nostalgia Day 5: AU Day 6: War Day 7: Last Man Standing
These are only meant as vague suggestions to spark creativity. We’ll be reblogging everything that comes our way throughout the week. All fan works will be accepted!
(And of course please reblog this to build up interest!)