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The Company You Keep, soon to air on ABC, is based on a Korean TV Series "My Fellow Citizens" that ran on KBS2. The Company You Keep is about a con man, Charlie, and undercover CIA officer, Emma, who have a night of passion, which  leads to love. There chosen professions are bound to lead to conflicts. Charlie tries to ramps up his “family business” so he can get out for good, while Emma is closing in on the vengeful criminal who is holding Charlie’s family's debts. The pair are forced to fess up to the lies they have told each other so that they can save themselves and their families from the disastrous consequences.

William Fichtner is Leo. A former steel worker turned grifter, Leo is a master of the sleight of hand. Cards, shell games, pick-pocketing, Leo learned the fine art of the misdirect a long time ago. A proud man who’d do anything for his family, Leo has a lifetime of regrets and soon he won’t remember any of them. In the early stage of Alzheimer’s, Leo is determined to pull off one last big score to make his family financially secure before he loses his faculties.

Sarah Wayne Callies plays Birdie, Charlie’s bossy big-sister and co-owner of the bar they run together, which also serves as a front to their illegitimate family business. A commitment-phobe with her own relationship baggage, Birdie is a single mother to a deaf daughter. An expert in all things technical, Birdie is an integral member of her family of grifters and will stop at nothing to keep them safe, even if it puts her at odds with Charlie.

Milo Ventimiglia is Charlie, a con man that comes from a long line of criminals. He is hoping for that one big score that might solve all of his and his family's problems. 

Catherine Haena Kim as Emma, the self-deprecating black sheep of an Asian American political dynasty. She never been afraid to carve her own path despite the objections of her impressive family. Sparks fly when she meets Charlie by chance in a bar, and the two wind up falling in love. But with Emma unaware that Charlie is a lifelong grifter, while he is unaware that she’s a CIA officer on the tail of the very mobster who’s blackmailing his family, they’re on a collision course that could not only ruin their relationship but the lives of their two polar-opposite families.

James Saito as Joseph aka Joe. This former Governor is the patriarch of a political dynasty considered to be the Asian American Kennedys. His son, David, is an incumbent Senator currently running for re-election. Determined to cement his family’s legacy, Joe is throwing all his resources behind David’s campaign. A loving, if at times, exacting father, Joe has a complicated relationship with his daughter Emma.

Tim Chiou plays David, Joseph’s son who is extremely close with his younger sister, Emma, who gets to see a side of David that few others do. Strategic, measured and kind, David is the golden boy of their family who bears the burden of carrying on his father’s impressive legacy. An incumbent senator running for re-election, David keeps a sense of humor despite the pressures of his campaign and the high expectations of his family.

Freda Foh Shen is Grace, Joseph’s wife and Emma and David’s mother, she can work a room like nobody’s business and is the fierce curator and protector of her family’s brand. Poised and elegant, Grace is the true diplomat of this high-profile family, especially when it comes to the fraught relationship between her husband and daughter.

Felisha Terrell plays Daphne, worldly, ambitious and, when pushed, ruthless. The enigmatic consultant to Irish mobster Brendan Maguire who quickly ascends to become the new head of the Maguire crime syndicate. Daphne will find herself at the center of Emma and Charlie’s professional collision course.

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http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2022/11/07/abc-announces-2022-2023-midseason-premiere-dates-for-new-and-returning-series-340214/20221107abc03/

Thrilling heist drama "The Company You Keep," starring and executive produced by Milo Ventimiglia, debuts SUNDAY, FEB. 19,

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"THE COMPANY YOU KEEP" (Series Premiere) - SUNDAY, FEB. 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

A night of passion leads to love between con man Charlie and undercover CIA officer Emma, who are unknowingly on a collision course professionally. While Charlie ramps up the "family business" so he can get out for good, Emma's closing in on the vengeful criminal who holds Charlie's family debts in hand - forcing them to reckon with the lies they've told so they can save themselves and their families from disastrous consequences. The series is based on the Korean Broadcasting System series entitled "My Fellow Citizens."

"The Company You Keep" stars Milo Ventimiglia as Charlie, Catherine Haena Kim as Emma, William Fichtner as Leo, Tim Chiou as David, Freda Foh Shen as Grace, James Saito as Joseph, Sarah Wayne Callies as Birdie, Felisha Terrell as Daphne and Polly Draper as Fran.

Executive producers and co-showrunners are Julia Cohen and Phil Klemmer, Milo Ventimiglia and Russ Cundiff (DiVide Pictures), Jon M. Chu and Caitlin Foito (Electric Somewhere), Todd Harthan and Lindsay Goffman (Gratitude Productions). Deanna Harris (DiVide Pictures) is a producer.

Follow "The Company You Keep" (#TheCompanyYouKeep) on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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So far, I just don't know what type of tone this show is going for -- no trailer yet. I will at least check out a few episodes for Milo. (there are a couple others in the cast I like too.)

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