Spring Alumni TV Premieres

USC School of Cinematic Arts
Check out this list of spring television premieres that feature SCA alumni in key creative roles

Alumni TV Premiere Dates

Beyond (Freeform)

Release Date: January 2, 2017

Lee Toland Krieger, Director
Tim Kring ’88, Executive Producer
Arman Tahmizyan ’10, Editor

A young man named Holden (Burkely Duffield) wakes up from a 12-year coma to discover that he has new abilities, landing him in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.

Emerald City (NBC)

Release Date: January 6, 2017

Josh Friedman, Executive Producer

In a modern reimagining of The Wizard of Oz, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale is transported to the Land of Oz by a tornado and sets out to find the Wizard, unknowing that she is about to fulfill a prophecy.

Sneaky Pete (Amazon)

Release Date: January 13, 2017

Craig Zisk, Director

In order to escape the dangers of his past life, a released convict (Giovanni Ribisi) adopts the identity of his prison cellmate Pete.

Star (FOX)

Release Date: January 4, 2017

Charles Pratt ’78, Executive Producer
Anita Brandt-Burgoyne ’80, Editor

Three talented young sisters form a musical group in Atlanta and must navigate the music industry on their road to stardom.

The History of Comedy (CNN)

Release Date: February 9, 2017

Jonathan Buss ’98, Senior Producer

Utilizing archival footage and contemporary interviews of comedy legends and stars, this eight-part series explores what makes people laugh and comedy’s impact throughout history.

Crashing (HBO)

Release Date: February 19, 2017

Judd Apatow, Executive Producer

After his wife leaves him, a New York comedian (Pete Holmes) must make a new start for himself.

The Blacklist: Redemption (NBC)

Release Date: February 23, 2017

Spencer Hudnut ’08, Supervising Producer
Matt Bosak ’13, Story Editor
Jorge Ramirez-Martinez ’12, Staff Writer

In a spinoff of The Blacklist, the brilliant and cunning head of a covert mercenary organization (Famke Janssen) must solve problems that are too drangerous for the government.

Shots Fired (FOX)

Release Date: March 22, 2017

Brian Grazer ’74, Executive Producer

When a black cop kills a white teenager in a small North Carolina town, a media storm sets off.