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Here is an article (which I originally found because Primetimer did an excerpt) critiquing the way All American portrays high school football:

https://www.theringer.com/tv/2020/5/8/21251340/all-american-cw-netflix-high-school-football-series

I'm surprised they didn't mention the scene where Spencer and Darnell both kneeled, leading to a double forfeit.  I guess that's covered in the overall criticism of the portrayal of the offseason 7-on-7 games.

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20 hours ago, KWalkerInc said:

Here is an article (which I originally found because Primetimer did an excerpt) critiquing the way All American portrays high school football:

https://www.theringer.com/tv/2020/5/8/21251340/all-american-cw-netflix-high-school-football-series

I'm surprised they didn't mention the scene where Spencer and Darnell both kneeled, leading to a double forfeit.  I guess that's covered in the overall criticism of the portrayal of the offseason 7-on-7 games.

Great nitpicks. But they are very nit-picky. This show has become a minefield for memes. Which is good for exposure, but yeah, the football gets ragged on a lot. 

I'd say that especially in season 2, the football takes a back seat to the drama surrounding family, relationships, mental health, racism, neighborhood violence, teen pregnancy, drugs/alcohol, etc. Is it a cheesy teen drama that happens to have a cast with actors of color? Sure. But I'm here for it. 

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CW 2021 schedule

The CW plans to start its new season in January 2021 with All American on Mondays at 8PM.

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That is all if there is not further major production disruption from the coronavirus pandemic next year. While “we take an optimistic view at the moment,” Pedowitz acknowledged the CW also continues to look at acquisitions of English-language scripted series and is in discussions on multiple projects as a contingency, in case Hollywood production does not resume by fall.

 

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‘All American’ Spinoff Officially Set As Backdoor Pilot At The CW With Geffri Maya

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It is a young adult sports drama set against the backdrop of the HBCU experience. It follows a young tennis hopeful from Beverly Hills and an elite baseball player from Chicago as they contend with the high stakes of college sports, while also navigating the highs, lows and sexiness of unsupervised early adulthood at a prestigious Historically Black College.

 

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On 12/19/2020 at 1:31 AM, paulvdb said:

‘All American’ Spinoff Eyed By The CW

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It would revolve around Simone as she attends a historically Black college. Simone, a Beverly High senior, is the girlfriend of Jordan Baker

 

Hmm. I wonder if Jordan will be on it. I guess that depends on what happens the rest of this season...

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After next week's episode, they're going back to repeats again!  And they're showing the episodes that just aired the past two weeks.  Maybe there was a production delay at some point?  If it's just what the CW wanted to do because they felt like it, it seems very stupid, as I don't think a bunch of stops and starts helps maintain viewership.  But they probably don't care since a lot of people probably just binge them later and real-time viewing is almost non-existent for their network. 

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On 6/8/2021 at 5:36 PM, KWalkerInc said:

It looks like there will be a new high of 19 episodes this season, as the press release for the June 21 episode lists it as episode 319 (interesting that this is filmed out of order).  This means that there should be new episodes from next week through the season finale on July 19.

http://thefutoncritic.com/showatch/all-american/listings/

This has been the weirdest season in terms of airing of the episodes. If it’s a production issue, I would’ve preferred a mid-season hiatus vs. all of the starts and stops this season. I’m always exited to watch it, but if it weren’t set up on my DVR already, I’d never know when this show was airing. 

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There was a bit of promotion for the show on the CW's annual airing of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, as Hunter Clowdus (J.J.) and Karimah Westbrook (Grace) got to ride in a car as part of the parade.  Hosts Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie talked to them briefly, and they were allowed to say about two words each before moving along as the show went to the next segment (this is true of all people "interviewed" on the parade, but I'm not complaining because I don't know what I would have done if the parade had been three hours instead of two!  It's fine as mostly background noise though).

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The show received three NAACP Image Awards nominations:  Outstanding Drama Series, Daniel Ezra for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama (supporting?) and Outstanding Writing for the "Homecoming" episode (the back door pilot for the spinoff, so interesting choice).

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