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50 High Schools Awarded NBC’s R.I.S.E. America Grants!

RISE – (l-r) Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli, Auli’i Cravalho as Lilette Suarez, Damon J. Gillespie as Robbie Thorne, Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe — (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/Courtesy of NBC).

NBC has awarded fifty $10,000 R.I.S.E. America grants to high schools that had ‘an existing theatre program or a champion of theatre arts in their teaching staff in cases where a school’s theatre program was cut because of budget constraints.’

The program was inspired by the network’s upcoming drama, Rise.

A list for the winning schools follows.

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NBC Earmarks $500,000 for High School Theater Programs!

RISE – (l-r) Back row: Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe, Tom Riis Farrell as Mr. Baer, Rarmian Newton as Maashous Evers, Shannon Purser as Anabelle, Sean Grandillo as Jeremy Middle row: Joshua Grosso as Singer, Rachel Hilson as Harmony Curtis, Cheryl Bell as Singer, Brett Gray as Singer, Damon J. Gillespie as Robbie Thorne, Alexis Molnar as Singer Front row: Erin Kommor as Sasha, Amy Forsyth as Gwen Strickland, Katherine Reis as Jolene, Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli, Ted Sutherland as Simon Saunders, Auli’i Cravalho as Lilette Suarez, Caroline Pluta as Singer, Ellie Desautels as Michael Hallowell – Photo by: Peter Kramer/Courtesy of NBC

Inspired by NBC’s new musical drama seris, Rise, NBC has committed $500,000 to support high school theater programs with the launch of R.I.S.E. (Recognizing and Inspiring Student Expression )America.

The plan is to award ten grants of $50,000 to the high schools that have an existing theatre program or a champion of theatre arts in their teaching staff in cases where a school’s theatre program was cut because of budget constraints.

Eligible high schools can submit a video up to two minutes long celebrating their theatre program and a 500-word essay explaining why their school should be awarded the grant and how they will use the $10,000 should they win.

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Let’s Dream Big Trailer: NBC’s Rise!

RISE – Pilot – Tracey Wolfe (Rosie Perez) and Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) – Photo by Peter Kramer/Courtesy of NBC.

Judging from the intense trailer for NBC’s new drama, Rise, this is not Smash – in fact, it might be significantly to Friday Night Lights.

Rise is the story of seven high school students who are facing crises in their lives and whose lives are impacted by a teacher who wants to make the school’s drama department something special.

Rise premieres on Tuesday March 13 (10/9c).

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NBC Sets Premiere Dates for Mid-Season Dramas Good Girls and Rise!

GOOD GIRLS — Pilot — Pictured: (l-r) Retta as Ruby, Mae Whitman as Annie — (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)

NBC has announced the premiere dates for mid-season dramas Good Girls and Rise.

Good Girls will premiere on Monday, February 26th (10/9C) following the spring cycle of The Voice.

Rise premieres on Tuesday, March 13th (10/9C) following the This Is Us season finale before moving to its regular timeslot (9/8C).

Series descriptions follow.

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NBC Shuffles This Is Us To Tuesdays In 2017-18 Schedule – Gets Post Super Bowl Slot!

THIS IS US — Pictured: “This Is Us” Horizontal Key Art — (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

NBC is the first Big Four network to release its 2017-18 schedule and there is a bit of movement as the network’s biggest breakout show, This Is Us, is moving from Tuesdays at 9 to Thursdays at 9 – following Will & Grace and Great News and leading into Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.

To accommodate the new Thursday schedule, The Blacklist moves from Thursdays at 9 to Wednesdays at 8 with Wednesday comedies Superstore and The Good Place moving to Tuesdays.

Blindspot moves to Fridays (the former Grimm slot).

The Brave – starring Anne Heche and Mike Vogel – nabs the post The Voice Monday night slot.

Chicago Med, Shades of Blue and Timeless and new scripted series Rise, A.P. Bio, Good Girls, Champions and Reverie are all scheduled for midseason.

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