The 2015 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour was held in Beverly Hills last night bringing out the hot YBF chicks who wow us each week on their ABC shows. See pics of leading ladies Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Tracee Ellis Ross, Tyra Banks and more inside….
ABC is KILLING IT with women of color as leading ladies n the network.
Well hello there Olivia Pope! “Scandal” actress Kerry Washington was all about color and prints on the carpet at the Disney ABC’s 2015 Summer Television Critics Association Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last night.
The upcoming season 5 of the hit ABC series looks like it’s going to be many things. In the first promo trailer, it looks like Olivia Pope finally gets the guy…the President of the United States Fitzgerald Grant. But will it last? If you missed the teaser, you can check out the trailer HERE.
“Scandal” will return to the small screen on Thursday, September 24th at 9/8c on ABC. And we’re here for it.
“How to Get Away With Murder” star Viola Davis brought style and grace on the carpet as she posed it up for the photogs. We’re not even mad at her flats.
The Emmy nominated actress (who’s up against Taraji P. Henson for Lead Actress in a Drama Series this year) will return as professor/lawyer Annalise Keating for the 2nd season of “HTGAWM” set to premiere Thursday, September 24th at 10/9c on ABC. We wonder what creator Shonda Rhimes has up her sleeve for the upcoming season.
We can’t wait to find out what trouble Viola’s “HTGAWM” co-star Alfred Enoch, who plays her student Wes, is going to get into during the upcoming season.
“black•ish” parents Anthony Anderson, who’s in the running for the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series EMMY award, and Tracee Ellis Ross were all smiles on the carpet.
Tracee aka T-Murda strutted her stuff in a floral printed midi dress styled with black pumps. She recently became a new auntie as her brother Evan Ross and his wife Ashlee Simpson welcomed their baby girl Jagger Snow Ross into the world last week.
“black•ish” returns for another hilarious season on Wednesday, September 23d at 9:30/8:30c. Why is she so perfect?
“black•ish” granddaddy Laurence Fishburne (who celebrated a birthday last week) stood out on the carpet in an all-red ensemble. Happy Belated Birthday Mr. Fishburne!
“America’s Next Top Model” host Tyra Banks is coming to ABC this fall with a new talk show.
The former runway model will invite audiences to her new daytime talk show “The FABLife” set to premiere live from L.A. in September on ABC. “Lip Sync Battle” co-host Chrissy Tegien will join Tyra and a few other co-hosts to moderate the lifestyle talk show.
The Harvard Business graduate briefly chopped it up with Deadline about what’s lacking in daytime television these day, where she said,
“What’s hurting daytime is innovation. What I noticed over time from a production standpoint is that these (talk) shows have the same content, same theme song, same-looking set; they just add a different person. When I look at the shows like Scanal, How To Get Away With Murder, Orange Is the New Black and Transparent, they’re taking chances and risks.” One of the mantras on her FABLife is according to Banks “If it’s been done before, we’re like, make it different.”
This should be interesting…
“American Crime” star Regina King, who’s in the running for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limted Series EMMY this year, went for a bold look for last night’s festivities, rocking a neon pink jumpsuit. We feelin’ it?
For the new season of “American Crime,” it’s reportedly taking a totally different turn as it will transform into an anthology series. No word on the official premiere date, but we hear it should be back mid-season in 2016.
YBF actress Tisha Campbell-Martin will be returning to the small screen this fall on a new ABC comedy pilot titled “Dr. Ken.” She will star as the hospital receptionist, Damona. Not only does she have a new acting gig, she also recently released a new single “Steel Here.” Take a listen HERE if you missed it.
Sherri Saum, who stars as Lena Adams Foster in the drama series “The Fosters,” rocked a sleek and chic look on the carpet last night. Her show is currently airing on ABC.
“Stitchers” star Salli Richardson Whitfield kept it casually cute in a pair of shorts, printed top and colorful sandals. The season finale of the sci-fi series premiered on ABC last night and it has been renewed for a second season. She’s also returning for the new season of “Being Mary Jane” on BET.
“Castle” star Tamala Jones worked the carpet in a white lace dress as she was all smiles on the carpet. The eighth season of the crime series is expected to premiere Monday, September 21st.
“Dancing With The Stars” champion Alfonso Ribeiro was in the mix.
“Grey’s Anatomy” star James Pickens Jr. will return for the twelfth season to reprise his role as Dr. Richard Webber. The new season is expected to premiere Thursday, September 24th at 8/7c.
Meanwhile on social media….
Kerry Washington took over the official “Scandal” Instagram account for a few behind-the-scenes flicks and “us-ies” from the TCA fun:
She rounded up her Gladiators for an “us-sie.”
And there’s Shonda Rhimes! We can’t wait to see what’s in store for ShondaLand this fall!
Kerry kept it coming with the “us-ies”:
While on the panel, a reporter asked Shonda about creating her legacy where she responded, “I don’t spend time thinking about legacy. We’re still doing this. I stay in the present — that’s useful.” Word!
Who’s ready for ABC’s fall line up? We sure are!