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.
The first Split Screens Festival will be held at New York City’s IFC Center – a week of exploring the absolute best in scripted television.
The festival will include screenings and panels of shows ranging from Brockmire to Orphan Black, The Girlfriend Experience to Underground.
Festival guests will include stars, creatives and directors – Brockmire’s Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet; Orphan Black creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson – and star Tatiana Maslany; star Michael McKean and creator Peter Gould from Better Call Saul; Aisha Hinds, whose Harriet Tubman has launched Underground into the stratosphere, and more.
The festival will also feature the world premiere of the first episode of HBO’s greatly anticipated series The Deuce – starring Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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.
Underground’s co-creator Misha Green and star Amirah Vann have recorded PSAs for domestic violence and suicide prevention that will air at the conclusion of the show’s March 15th and 22nd episodes.
The PSAs will address domestic violence and suicide prevention to provide a resource for viewers who may be dealing personally with these issues. Vann’s character (Ernestine) faces these struggles, which were brought to light in the season two premiere of “Underground.”
I’m in LA this weekend attending a junket for WGN’s Underground. John Legend and the cast spent last weekend promoting the show at Sundance. We got a chance to be the first people, ever, to watch the S2 premiere. I’m not allowed to say much about the season premiere we watched last night but the audience reaction to the very last shot of the episode was funny. To say everyone was shocked is an understatement. Season 2 premieres March 8th. Be sure to check out our Youtube channel for behind the scenes videos of the Junket. Interviews will be posted end of February.
WGN America has released a new teaser for the second season of its hit series Underground and announced a new after-show for its hit series Outsiders. The after-show will be streamed on theStream.tv, the official “Outsiders” Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Outsiders returns Tuesday, January 24th (9/8C); Underground returns Wednesday, March 8th (10/9C). Details follow the jump.
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.
The first public screening held at The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture was the Cradle episode from season one of WGN America’s Underground.
Stars Alano Miller, Amirah Vann, Jessica de Gouw and Aisha Hinds, executive producer Mike Jackson, and President of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Dr. Clarence Newsome took part in the discussion that followed.