ABC ANNOUNCES SPRING SERIES PREMIERE DATES
DOG GROOMING COMPETITION SERIES ‘POOCH PERFECT,’ HOSTED BY REBEL WILSON, DEBUTS TUESDAY, MARCH 30
SIBLINGS COMEDY ‘HOME ECONOMICS,’ EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY AND STARRING TOPHER GRACE, PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7
ERIN BROCKOVICH-INSPIRED DRAMA ‘REBEL,’ STARRING KATEY SAGAL, JOINS THURSDAY NIGHT LINEUP STARTING APRIL 8
‘Home Economics’ Star and Executive Producer Topher Grace Shares a Message
First Chance to See Katey Sagal as ‘Rebel’
Continuing to deliver on its success as the season’s No. 1 entertainment network among Adults 18-49 and in Total Viewers, ABC announced premiere dates for a new trio of scripted and unscripted series set to debut this spring.
Hosted by award-winning actress Rebel Wilson, “Pooch Perfect” is a dog grooming competition series showcasing 10 of the best pet stylists in the country who, along with their assistants, compete in a series of paw-some themed challenges. The eight-episode series will kick off TUESDAY, MARCH 30.
Executive produced by and starring Topher Grace, new series “Home Economics” will join the Wednesday night comedy block, premiering APRIL 7. From writers and executive producers Michael Colton & John Aboud, the series takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship among three adult siblings.
The network’s highly rated Thursday night lineup welcomes new Erin Brockovich-inspired series “Rebel” from executive producer Krista Vernoff. Starring Katey Sagal, the drama is set to premiere APRIL 8, alongside “Station 19” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Note: “Station 19,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “A Million Little Things” will now return with all-new episodes on THURSDAY, MARCH 11. “A Million Little Things” will move to Wednesdays starting APRIL 7.
Additional premiere dates will be announced at a later time.
Airdates are as follows (all times listed are Eastern/Pacific):
THURSDAY, MARCH 11
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Station 19” (new return date)
9:00-10:01 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy” (new return date)
10:01-11:00 p.m. “A Million Little Things” (new return date)
TUESDAY, MARCH 30
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Pooch Perfect” (series premiere)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Home Economics” (series premiere)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “A Million Little Things” (new day)
THURSDAY, APRIL 8
10:01-11:00 p.m. “Rebel” (series premiere)
“POOCH PERFECT” (SERIES PREMIERE) – TUESDAY, MARCH 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Hosted by award-winning actress Rebel Wilson, “Pooch Perfect” is a dog grooming competition series. The eight-episode series will showcase 10 of the best dog groomers in the country, along with their assistants, competing in a series of paw-some themed challenges.
Each week on “Pooch Perfect,” teams will compete in the Immunity Puppertunity challenge, where one team will earn immunity from elimination. Then, in the Ultimutt Challenge showdown, the remaining teams will face off in an epic grooming transformation, which they will show off on the illustrious dogwalk. The trio of all-star celebrity judges – Lisa Vanderpump, Jorge Bendersky and Dr. Callie Harris – will be tasked with voting on the incredible creations and ultimately force one team back to the doghouse every week. It all leads up to the season finale where the top three teams compete for a giant cash prize and the coveted “Pooch Perfect” first place trophy.
“Pooch Perfect” is produced by Beyond Media Rights Limited. Elan Gale, Sonya Wilkes and Rebel Wilson serve as executive producers. Nicole Anthony, Mike Rosen, Carley Simpson and Matthew Silverberg serve as co-executive producers. ABC’s “Pooch Perfect” is based off of the Australian format.
“HOME ECONOMICS” (SERIES PREMIERE) – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 (8:30-9:00 p.m.)
Starring and executive produced by Topher Grace, “Home Economics” takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on. The comedy is inspired by the life of writer and executive producer Michael Colton.
The series stars Topher Grace as Tom, Caitlin McGee as Sarah, Jimmy Tatro as Connor, Karla Souza as Marina, and Sasheer Zamata as Denise. Also starring is Shiloh Bearman as Gretchen, Jordyn Curet as Shamiah, Chloe Jo Rountree as Camila and JeCobi Swain as Kelvin.
“Home Economics” was created by writers Michael Colton & John Aboud. They serve as executive producers alongside Topher Grace and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum of The Tannenbaum Company, whose Jason Wang will co-executive produce. The series is produced by Lionsgate and ABC Signature. ABC Signature, alongside 20th Television, is a part of Disney Television Studios.
“REBEL” (SERIES PREMIERE) – THURSDAY, APRIL 8 (10:01-11:00 p.m.)
Inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich today, Annie “Rebel” Bello is a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. She’s a funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost.
The series stars Katey Sagal as Annie “Rebel” Bello, John Corbett as Grady Bello, James Lesure as Benji, Lex Scott Davis as Cassidy, Tamala Jones as Lana, Ariela Barer as Ziggie, Kevin Zegers as Nate, Sam Palladio as Luke and Andy Garcia as Cruz.
Krista Vernoff (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Station 19”) is creator and showrunner of “Rebel.” The series is executive produced by Vernoff and Alexandre Schmitt of Trip the Light, Erin Brockovich, John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment, Andrew Stearn, Marc Webb and Adam Arkin. The series is produced by ABC Signature in association with Sony Pictures Television. ABC Signature, alongside 20th Television, is a part of Disney Television Studios.
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About Rebel TV Show
Inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich today, Annie "Rebel" Bello is a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. She's a funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. When Rebel applies herself to a fight she believes in, she will win at almost any cost.
"Erin Brockovich has never stopped the extraordinary work she does fighting for her clients like they're family, and Krista Vernoff's take on her life today in 'Rebel' is undeniable," said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. "Katey Sagal is a powerhouse as 'Rebel' and with Andy Garcia, John Corbett and the rest of the phenomenal cast, viewers are going to fall in love with these characters and the world Krista has created for them."
"The work that Erin Brockovich does in this world is so powerful and so important that it almost defies description. Erin works tirelessly for social, legal and environmental justice despite the lack of a formal degree. She inspires everyone she meets to become their own heroes, and somehow, she also keeps us laughing. It has been a tremendous honor to get to know Erin and to create a show inspired by her," said Vernoff. "I am thrilled to be working with a dream cast led by the extraordinary Katey Sagal with the incredible Tara Nicole Weyr directing. I could not be more excited about the series order for 'Rebel,' and I'm so grateful for the support of Dana Walden, Karey Burke, Craig Hunegs, Jonnie Davis and all my partners at Walt Disney Television and ABC."
"'Rebel' is not just my story, it is all of our stories. There is a hero that exists in all of us, and I am so excited for Krista Vernoff and ABC to bring their visionary storytelling to this series," said Erin Brockovich. "The name 'Rebel' oozes self-empowerment, courage and rising above, even in the worst of circumstances. I cannot think of anyone better to play this role than the indomitable Katey Sagal, who is such a force, as well as the rest of this extraordinary cast."
The series stars Katey Sagal as Annie "Rebel" Bello, John Corbett as Grady Bello, James Lesure as Benji, Lex Scott Davis as Cassidy, Tamala Jones as Lona, Ariela Barer as Ziggie, Kevin Zegers as Nate, Sam Palladio as Luke and Andy Garcia as Cruz.
"Rebel" is executive produced by Krista Vernoff and Alexandre Schmitt of Trip the Light, Erin Brockovich, John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment and Andrew Stearn. The series is produced by ABC Signature in association with Sony Pictures Television. ABC Signature is a part of Disney Television Studios, alongside 20th Television and Touchstone Television.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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