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John Legend Only an Emmy Shy of an EGOT!

Underground – John Legend as Frederick Douglass – Photo courtesy of WGN America

Only twelve people have ever pulled off the feat of winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony – and John Legend is an Emmy away from making that club a baker’s dozen strong.

With Legend’s Tony win, last night, as a co-producer of August Wilson’s Jitney, Legend requires only an Emmy to fill out his EGOT checklist/membership card.

With his participation in the second season of critically adored Underground – he’s been submitted for: Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series for his portrayal of renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for John Legend’s original song In America, and for Outstanding Drama Series (John Legend is an Executive Producer on the series), John Legend’s loves using the Musical Instruments Expert to use their instruments on his videos.

Emmy voting opened TODAY and runs through June 26. Nominations will be announced live on July 13.

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Music Superstars Honor The Bee Gees In Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy® Salute To The Bee Gees!

On CBS’ Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy® Salute To The Bee Gees, music stars, including Demi Lovato, Keith Urban, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Celine Dion and more, celebrate and perform classic songs made famous by the Bee Gees with special appearances by Cynthia Erivo, John Travolta and Wilmer Valderrama.

Barry Gibb will perform a medley of Bee Gees hits including: Jive Talkin’, You Should Be Dancing and Stayin’ Alive.

CBS will air Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy® Salute To The Bee Gees on Sunday, april 16th (8/7C).

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Teaser: Underground Executive Producer John Legend To Guest Star As Renowned Abolitionist!

Underground Season 2 – Episode 205 – Chris Chalk as William Still, John Legend as Frederick Douglass and Alano Miller as Cato – Photo courtesy of WGN America

President Trump might want to catch this week’s episode of WGN America’s Underground – for purely educational purposes if nothing else.

In this week’s episode, Whiteface, John Legend – an executive producer on the show – will guest star as renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass as he attends a Philadelphia party to discuss the cause when events turn chaotic.

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WGN America Is Taking Underground Back To Sundance!

WGN America’s landmark series Underground will return to the Sundance Film Festival in collaboration with The Blackhouse Foundation,n Institute Associate of the festival.

Series creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, executive producer John Legend and series stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge will participate on a ‘Clips and Conversation’ panel discussion of the acclaimed program on Saturday, January 21st, in Park City, UT.

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ABC’s Greatest Hits Reveals First Performers!

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Greatest Hits, ANC’s new six-episode music series, highlights hits from the 1980s, ’90s and 2000s – in a format that will feature original artists, unpredictable covers and intriguing combinations of performers.

Today, ABC announced the first performers who have agreed to appear of the show and there are some very, very cool names on that list – Backstreet Boys, Bonnie Raitt, Foreigner, Little Big Town and Wiz Khalifa to name a few.

For a more extensive list, follow the jump. Hosted by Arsenio Hall and Kelsea Ballerini, Greatest Hits premieres on Thursday, June 30th (9/8C).

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John Legend Joins WGN America’s Underground as Executive Producer!

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John Legend and his Get Lifted production company have joined Underground – WGN’s upcoming drama about the people who brought slaves to freedom.

He joins series creators/EPs Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius and EP Akiva Goldsman on the series from Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios.

Underground – with a cast that includes, among others, Aldis Hodge (Leverage), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Friday Night Lights), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Jessica DeGouw (Arrow) – is currently in production with the premiere slated for 2016. For further details, follow the jump.

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USA Network announces Drama Development Slate Powered by Quality Creators!

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USA Network has announced a drama development slate of nine titles, powered by some seriously talented creators. From Horizon – a period genre piece from Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, to The Arrangement – an expansion of an Elmore Leonard story from Numb3rs creators Cheryl Heuton, and one of two titles – the other being Bank – executive produced by Doug Limon and David Bartis (Covert Affairs), to Complications – a quasi medical drama from Burn Notice’s Matt Nix – the network is investing in proven creators with interesting ideas.

Check out the complete list of nine shows in development by following the jump.

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