Inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger, All American focuses on Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), the star of South Crenshaw High’s football team. When he’s recruited to play for Beverly High School by coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs), he has to navigate a world that’s not exactly welcoming to newcomers.
The coach’s son, Jordon (Michael Evans Behling), tries to help bring Spencer into the fold, but the new recruit is more interested in Jordan’s sister, Olivia (Samantha Logan). But she already has a boyfriend, Asher (Cody Christian), who happens to play the same position as Spencer. When Asher realizes that Spencer is a threat to both his playing time and his relationship, he makes it his mission to drive off the star athlete.
All American will air Wednesdays at 9pm ET on The CW.
The power of three is back, this time with a trio of new witches. Mel (Melonie Diaz) and Maggie (Sarah Jeffrey) are two sisters who discover they have magical powers soon after their mother mysteriously dies, when Mel realizes that she can freeze time and Maggie starts hearing others’ thoughts. As they grapple with their new abilities and grieve their mom’s passing, they also face the sudden appearance of their alleged long-lost sister, Macy (Madeleine Mantock), who has both telekinetic powers and a pic of herself as a baby with their mother.
Eventually, the new chair of the women’s studies department, Harry Greenwood (Rupert Evans), reveals that he’s their guide, AKA a whitelighter, and tells the women that they must decide if they want to accept their magical legacy. Though fighting demons and saving the world is a daunting prospect, they choose to accept their fate.
Charmed will air Sundays at 9pm ET on The CW.
Legacies, a spinoff of The Originals, will also debut this fall. Roswell, New Mexico and In the Dark will premiere midseason.
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