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Moana's Auli'i Cravalho to Play Ariel in ABC's Live 'Little Mermaid' Concert!

ABC is moving forward with the live concert production of The Little Mermaid and the initial casting has been announced!

Auli’i Cravalho, who voiced the title character in the Oscar-nominated movie Moana, is playing Ariel and Queen Latifah is set to play Ursula.

Reggae singer Shaggy is going to play Sebastian.

The live event will happen in front of a studio audience and it will air on Tuesday, November 5 at 8pm. The special will interweave the live performances with clips from the animated movie. Music from the Broadway stage version of the musical will be included.

A live concert production of The Little Mermaid has been staged at the Hollywood Bowl two times so far, with Sara Bareilles and Lea Michele leading the casts. The film played on a big screen and whenever a song happened, the film would pause and the actors would come out on stage to perform the number.

There’s also a live film adaptation starring Halle Bailey in the works!

The Rookie's Afton Williamson Won't Return for Season 2 Due to Allegations of Discrimination & Sexual Assault

Afton Williamson will not be returning for season two of The Rookie, and she is explaining why in a lengthy Instagram post.

“I will not be returning for Season 2 of The Rookie. I owe it to you my amazing fans to share the Truth. Throughout the filming of the pilot, I experienced Racial Discrimination/Racially Charged inappropriate comments from the hair department and bullying from Executive Producers. During the Season, it continued along with Sexual Harassment from a recurring guest star and the racist commentary & bullying from the Hair Dept Head escalated into Sexual Assault at our Wrap party.The Sexual Harassment though reported directly to the Showrunner/EP remained undocumented and was not reported to HR as promised,” Afton, 34, posted on Instagram.

Afton continued, “The Hair Dept. Head was fired ONLY after the sexual assault and NOT for an entire year of outward racism/racially charged language and bullying behavior in and out of the Hair and Makeup trailer. HR protocol was never adhered to following the above reports given by me to my Showrunner/EP and an investigation was never issued for any of my claims.”

She added, “The only time I was asked to participate in an investigation was after a meeting I called in June following our Season 2 announcement. This meeting included the Showrunner and two other producers as well as my agent and SAG-AFTRA Union Rep. It was clear to all present in the meeting that the Showrunner had not shared my reports with the any of the producers. After my initial report of sexual harassment, I was assured that the actor would be fired. I was also asked to film with him the very next day as a courtesy to the script, even though we had not begun filming the episode yet. This actor reappeared on our call sheet at the end of the season, I was even written in scenes with him.”

“I asked the Showrunner about this and he admitted to me that the actor had not been fired nor had he gotten HR involved. I was asked to return this season, and promised that ‘everything was handled.’ The investigation hadn’t even begun and Season 2 had already started filming,” Afton continued. “I turned it down and I walked. Now is the best time in the world to be a woman and I have a platform so it’s time to use my Voice. Strength comes from within. It comes from Above. ‘Greater is He that is within Me than he that is in the world.’”

On the show, Afton Williamson Talia Bishop, the training officer for John Nolan (played by Nathan Fillion).

Afton stepped out with her co-stars back in May, just before the June meeting she spoke about in her post. Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin Jr., Melissa O’Neil and Eric Winter also star.

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'Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' to End with Season 7

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be ending after the upcoming seventh season.

“When you know that’s what you’re doing, you can take greater risks, of life and death,” Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb told Deadline. “Those kinds of decisions suddenly now are real on the table because you’re not playing how do we undo this when we get to the next season. You’re playing that this is going to be the end of the story.”

Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Jeff Ward star on the hit series.

The show will air its final season on ABC in the summer of 2020.

Would ABC Recast Constance Wu in 'Fresh Off the Boat' After Controversial Tweets? Network Responds

ABC will not be recasting Constance Wu in Fresh Off the Boat, despite the controversy surrounding her appearing to be displeased that the show was renewed.

“There’s been no thoughts of recasting Constance. We love what she does on the show, and we love the show,” Karey Burke, president of entertainment at ABC, said. “I did know that she had another opportunity that, had Fresh Off the Boat not gone forward, she would have pursued. But we never really considered not bringing the show back. It’s just too strong for us.”

“I’m going to choose to believe Constance’s most recent communication about the show that she’s happy to return and the cast and crew is happy to have her back,” Karey continued.

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ABC's Fall 2019 Schedule Features Some Minor Tweaks

The ABC Fall 2019 schedule only features a few changes from last year’s schedule.

Mondays on ABC are completely unchanged this season, with Dancing with the Stars finally returning in the Fall after skipping a Spring season.

Changes include the new shows like Bless This Mess, Mixed-ish, and Stumptown.

ABC’s hit drama A Million Little Pieces will now move to Thursdays and break up the Shonda Rhimes block of shows.

If you missed it, see all the shows ABC cancelled this year.

Click inside to see ABC’s brand new Fall 2019 schedule…More Here! »

ABC's Renewals & Cancellations for 2019 - Full Recap!

ABC has finally announced their renewals and cancellations for the upcoming Fall season.

The networks are in the middle of announcing every show that has been renewed and cancelled, and there are some fan favorite shows that will not be returning.

For example, you can see what shows The CW has renewed and cancelled so far this year.

This week, all the networks will be presenting their brand new TV shows as part of Upfronts week.

Click through the slideshow to see the fate of every ABC show for the upcoming television season…