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Mandy Moore & Connie Britton Join 'Rise' Cast at Paley Honors

Mandy Moore and Connie Britton hit the red carpet at The Paley Honors: A Gala Tribute to Music on Television on Tuesday (May 15) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

The event highlighted all of the groundbreaking musical moments from television, celebrated diverse music-based series, paid tribute to famous TV theme songs, and more.

The cast of the musical series Rise attended the event that night, the same evening that the show’s series finale aired. In attendance were Damon J. Gillespie (with fiancee Grace Aki), Ted Sutherland, Amy Forsyth, Casey Johnson, and Shirley Rumierk.

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'Rise' Gets Canceled by NBC After One Season

Rise has officially been canceled after just one season.

NBC made the announcement on Friday (May 11).

The one-hour drama focused on a working-class high school drama department and the students as they come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.

It starred Josh Radnor, Damon J. Gillespie, Sergio King, Auli’i Cravalho, Rarmian Newton, Rosie Perez, Marley Shelton, Ted Sutherland, Amy Forsyth, Casey W. Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joe Tippett, and Shirley Rumierk.

The season finale will premiere on May 15.

Be sure to check out all the other network shows that were canceled this week as well.

Kristin Chenoweth Rocks Sparkling Boots to NBC Press Day!

Kristin Chenoweth shines on the red carpet as she arrives at NBC’s 2018 Summer Press Day on Wednesday (May 2) at the Universal Studios Backlot in Universal City, Calif.

The 49-year-old actress paired her all black outfit with sparkling discoball inspired boots for the event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kristin Chenoweth

Other stars at the press event included Matt Lanter, Auli’i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Abigail Spencer, Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Kristin Cavallari, and Sarah Shahi.

Kristin attended the event to promote her role as the “lady killer” in the second season of NBC’s series Trial & Error – which is set to premiere on Thursday, July 19.

FYI: Auli’i is wearing Alexis Bittar jewelry and Sam Edelman shoes.

15+ pictures inside of the stars at the event…More Here! »

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Meet 'Rise' Actor Damon J. Gillespie with These 10 Fun Facts (Exclusive)

The new musical series Rise premieres TONIGHT (March 13) on NBC and we caught up with the show’s star Damon J. Gillespie to learn more about him!

The actor plays Robbie Thorne, a football player who is recruited to star in his high school’s production of the musical Spring Awakening.

Other than an appearance in a 2015 episode of Inside Amy Schumer, this is Damon‘s first big acting credit. Here are 10 Fun Facts about him:

  • 1. I play six instruments.
  • 2. I love to knit.
  • 3. My first job was at an amusement park performing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
  • 4. I write my own raps.
  • 5. First extra curricular activity was martial arts.

Click inside for the rest of the fun facts… More Here! »

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Mindy Kaling, Mae Whitman, & More NBC Stars Meet the Press at Mid-Season Junket!

Mindy Kaling, Mae Whitman, and Retta pose for photos while attending the NBC Mid-Season Press Junket on Thursday (March 8) at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City.

Mindy was joined by Champions co-stars Anders Holm, Andy Favreau, J.J. Totah, and Fortune Feimster to promote their new comedy.

Mae and Retta were there to represent Good Girls, which is currently airing on Monday nights after The Voice.

Other stars there included Rise‘s Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Auli’i Cravalho, and Damon J. Gillespie, Superstore‘s Ben Feldman and Lauren Ash, Taken‘s Clive Standen, TimelessAbigail Spencer, Law & Order: SVU‘s Philip Winchester, Chicago PD‘s Marina Squerciati, and The Blacklist‘s Megan Boone.

FYI: Auli’i is wearing a Martha Medeiros dress. Andy is wearing a Perry Ellis suit.

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