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Tika Sumpter & Michael Ealy Roll Up To Freeform/ABC Upfronts With Their New Shows + Diggy Simmons Is Fine AF In His Calvins

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Tika Sumpter and Michael Ealy hit the carpet to promote their new shows. Meanwhile, Diggy Simmons is heating up social media in his Calvins. Check it inside...

New gigs and shows!

Tika Sumpter and Michael Ealy have new shows coming on Freeform and ABC, so they're on the promo trail to chat it up at the ABC/Freeform/Disney Upfronts in NYC about what's to come.

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Tika landed the role of a young version of "black-ish" character Rainbow Johnson's mom in the upcoming spin-off "Mixed-ish." There has been controversy about her being casted for the role since Rainbow's mom is several shades lighter, but the show will go on.

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The YBF beauty looked gorgeous in all blue as she made her way down the carpet. We'll see Tika take over the silver screen when "Mixed-ish" premieres in the fall.

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Michael Ealy is set for return to television and ABC after his new movie The Intruder with Meagan Good. He has been cast in the ABC dram pilot “Stumptown,” starring opposite Mark Webber.

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Variety breaks down what the series is about and Michael's role on the show:

The project follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), a strong, assertive, and unapologetically sharp-witted army veteran working as a P.I. in Portland, Oregon. With a complicated personal history and only herself to rely on, she solves other people’s messes with a blind eye toward her own.

Webber will play Grey McConnell, Dex’s best friend who has an unrequited crush on her. He’s been renovating an old-fashioned brew pub into a modern-sleek mixology joint and he’s hired Dex’s brother as his sole employee.

Ealy has been cast as Detective Miles Hoffman, a detective with the Portland Police Department. He’s looking for escaped convict Samuel Kane, who’s probably going to pay a visit to Grey McConnell any day now.

Ealy previously starred in the ABC series “Secrets and Lies.”

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"Grown-ish" actress/sisters Chloe x Halle looked BOMB!

 

 

They'll be going through the college highs and lows when Season 2 of "Grown-ish" returns June 5th.

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"black-ish" star Anthony Anderson was all smiles in his stripped sweater and distressed jeans. The season finale of "black-ish" airs next Tuesday, May 21st at 9/8c on ABC.

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Chris Rock, who's rebooting SAW with Lionsgate, is taking his talents to the 4th season of FX's limited series "Fargo." Production starts this fall and the new season will premiere early 2020.

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Joy Bryant is reuniting with 50 Cent again. She's set to co-star in the untitled ABC legal/family drama pilot from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Hank Steinberg.

While the show doesn't have a title just yet, here's what fans can expect from the show (via Deadline):

The fictional project is a serialized legal and family drama that centers on Aaron (Pinnock), a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. The show also will, through the window of his ferocious struggle and his complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden, Kate (Varma), examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.

Bryant will play Marie, Aaron’s ex-wife. She is intelligent, fiercely protective of her 17-year-old daughter Jasmine and carries the heavy burden of still loving the man she’s divorced. Marie is in an impossible situation, believing that Aaron never will get out of prison and yet having to try to move on with life.

Sounds like it's going to be good.

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"A Million Little Things" stars James Roday and Romany Malco made their way on the carpet together. The show will return for a new season on Thursday nights at 9/8c on ABC this fall.

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Jason George was on the scene to dish on his show "Station 19." The season 2 finale premieres tonight at 9/8c on ABC.

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Allison Tolman and Donald Faison snapped it up on the carpet together before dishing on their brand new drama pilot "Emergence." The series was ordered to series at ABC although it was originally developed at NBC.

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Hottie Diggy Simmons was on the scene since he'll be returning for season 2 of "Grown-ish."

Speaking of Diggy....

 

 

Yes, GAWD. The YBF hottie shows off some skin in Calvin Klein's new underwear campaign and we're speechless. Because we are entirely too grown to be lookin' at this dude......

 

 

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