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
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.
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.
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.