Networks will be competing for viewers with their amazing fall television lineup for 2017. Will and Grace, This is Us, and The Brave are some of the many eagerly anticipated shows. These men and women are some of the talented actors whose shows will be on air this fall.
2017 Fall TV Lineup Stars
Actor, Author, and Philanthropist
Dr. Horace Andrews in The Good Doctor (airs October 2017 on ABC)
Hill is an award winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist. Hill is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, and The Conversation. To date, his collective writing and acting work has been recognized with six NAACP Image Awards: Outstanding Literary Work: Debut Author (2007), Outstanding Literary Work: Youth/Teens (2007, 2008), and Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (2007, 2008, 2009). Hill travels frequently as a motivational speaker and resonates with a wide range of audiences including youth, adults, and couples.
Executive Producer of The Mayor (airs October 2017 on ABC)
Daveed Diggs received a 2016 Tony Award for his Broadway debut as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton. The California native originated the role in the gargantuan hit’s off-Broadway run at the Public. As a member of the experimental hip-hop group clipping., Diggs’ rap background has served him well on the Main Stem. Diggs also released his solo record, Small Things Giant, in 2012. Diggs has also made appearances on multiple television shows including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Law & Order: SVU, The Get Down and Black-ish. He is executive producer for a new ABC show called The Mayor.
Stand-Up Comedienne, Actress, Writer, and Producer
Yvette in The Gospel of Kevin (airs October 2017 on ABC)
Cristela Alonzo made TV history by being the first Latina to create, produce and star in a network TV sitcom, Cristela, an achievement which caps a whirlwind year. She released Some of the Hits, her first stand-up CD through Comedy Central, was a viewer favorite as a featured guest host on ABC’s The View and made her feature film debut in the hit Angry Birds movie. She is also thrilled to release her first hour stand-up special Lower Classy on Netflix in January 2017.
Grace Adler in Will & Grace (airs Fall 2017 on NBC)
Following her graduation from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Messing had short-lived tenures on the Fox sitcom Ned & Stacey and the ABC sci-fi Prey. She rose to prominence in her role as Jewish interior designer Grace Adler on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, earning both commercial and critical success throughout the series’ eight season run. In 2017 she will star in the reboot of Will & Grace. Messing has received a total of six Emmy nominations, winning one, eight Screen Actors Guild nominations, winning one, and eight Golden Globe nominations.
Jack McFarland in Will & Grace (airs Fall 2017 on NBC)
Sean Hayes made his professional debut in the independent film Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss, which brought him wide attention. The same year, he was cast as Jack McFarland, a flamboyantly gay and frequently unemployed actor, in the NBC comedy series Will & Grace. The show became a long-running hit and Hayes’ performance earned him seven consecutive Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Hayes starred in the Broadway play An Act of God, which ran from June 6, 2016 to September 4, 2016. He will appear alongside the rest of the original cast in the reboot of Will & Grace in 2017.
Josh in 9JKL (airs October 2, 2017 on CBS)
Feuerstein has worked consistently over the past ten years, receiving critical acclaim for his roles in film, television and theater. He was featured in Ed Zwick’s World War II epic Defiance, as well as Curtis Hanson’s In Her Shoes. Additional film credits include Abandon, What Women Want, Rules of Engagement, Practical Magic, and In Your Eyes. Television credits include 3 lbs, Good Morning Miami, Conrad Bloom, The West Wing, Once and Again and Sex and the City. Feuerstein also starred as Hank Lawson in the hit USA Network original series Royal Pains.
Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson in S.W.A.T. (airs November 2, 2017 on CBS)
Shemar Moore lived in the Netherlands with his mother as a child, and his first language is Dutch. He didn’t learn to speak English until he was five years old. They returned to the U.S. and moved to Chico, Calif., in the late 1970s, and later moved to Palo Alto, Calif. Moore was cast in the crime drama “Criminal Minds” as Derek Morgan in 2005. Outside of acting, he and his his cast members from “Criminal Minds” compete in a Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour each year to help raise money for research. Moore’s own mother was diagnosed with MS in the late ’90s.
Actress and Model
Jessica Preston in The Good Doctor (airs October 2017 on ABC)
Hired by GUESS! in the late 1990s as one of their new, fresh faces, Beau Jesse Garrett was born in Beverly Hills, California and grew up in Topanga Canyon. Recently, she has played a character on the HBO comedy series Entourage (2004), and had a role on the FOX soap opera North Shore (2004). She has also appeared in Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), and the science fiction sequel TRON: Legacy (2010). She is currently a spokesmodel for Revlon cosmetics.
Dr. Shaun Murphy in The Good Doctor (airs October 2017 on ABC)
Freddie Highmore is an English actor best known for his roles in the films Finding Neverland, Five Children and It, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Arthur and the Invisibles, August Rush, The Spiderwick Chronicles and The Art of Getting By. He currently stars as Norman Bates in the A&E series Bates Motel. Highmore was born into a show business family. His mother, Sue Latimer, is a talent agent, and his father, Edward Highmore, is an actor.
Stand-Up Comedian and Actor
Featured role in Me, Myself, and I (airs September 25, 2017 on CBS)
Bobby Moynihan just finished his ninth season of “SNL” in 2017. Moynihan played the fan-favorite character Drunk Uncle on “Weekend Update,” as well as other original characters, including Riblet, Kirby the Astronaut, and Anthony Crispino, a secondhand news anchor who reports anything but the truth. His impressions include Guy Fieri, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Newt Gingrich. His past film credits include “The Secret Life of Pets,” “Sisters,” Pixar’s “Inside Out” and “Monsters University,” and “When in Rome.” He will next be seen in the upcoming films “Brother Nature,” “The Book of Henry” and “Why We’re Killing Gunther.”
Alex in Wisdom of the Crowd (airs October 1, 2017 on CBS)
Potter made her screen debut in 1994, on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless as Sharon Newman. Potter played the role of Kristina Braverman in the comedy-drama Parenthood, receiving critical acclaim for her performance in the fourth season. In 2013, she won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Drama Supporting Actress and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her role in the show. In 2015, Potter was joined by her mother and all three sisters on Celebrity Family Feud. In 2017 she will star in the CBS drama Wisdom of the Crowd.
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