The sprawling When We Rise leaves no LGBT milestone unturned

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“Each generation has its own epic confrontations it must deal with,” narrates Cleve Jones (Guy Pearce) over the opening scenes of Dustin Lance Black’s When We Rise. When he makes this statement—one that’s as sweeping as it is non-specific, which could also describe chunks of this eight-hour television event—it’s 2006,…

ABC’s new lineup features prestige series, a thoughtful dog, and time travel (of course)

After a flurry of announcements in the morning, kicked off by an 8 a.m. Scandal panel, ABC filled its day at the winter session of the Television Critics Association with a lineup of both new and returning shows. The network featured a few prestige projects, such as the return of American Crime for its third season,…

The fight for gay rights is “everybody’s issue” in the trailer for ABC’s When We Rise

Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour today, When We Rise creator Dustin Lance Black suggested that Donald Trump would enjoy the gay rights miniseries if he had a chance to watch it. That might be a little optimistic, considering that it includes an appearance from Rosie O’Donnell, but Black’s…

ABC announces premiere dates for American Crime, Dirty Dancing remake, more

Earlier today, fans learned that their return trip to Shondaland has been bumped back for the apocalypse—we mean, a pre-inauguration special on 20/20. But it wasn’t all delays this morning at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, where ABC is holding court. The alphabet network is providing early looks…