“Suits” and “Pearson” alum Gina Torres has joined Fox’s “9-1-1: Lone Star” as a series regular for its upcoming second season, the broadcast network announced Thursday.Her addition to the Rob Lowe-led “9-1-1” spinoff series marks a reunion with Tim Minear — the showrunner of both of “9-1-1” and “Lone Star” — who was a writer and executive producer on Joss Whedon’s short-lived “Firefly,” which Torres starred on alongside Nathan Fillion.Per Fox, Torres will play paramedic captain Tommy Vega on “9-1-1: Lone Star” Season 2. Vega “was at the top of her game when she hung up her uniform to raise her twin daughters. For eight years life was great, until COVID-19 changed her life. With her husband’s restaurant going under, Tommy has no choice but to re-enter the workforce to support her family. Though it breaks her heart to be apart from her little girls, Tommy will show the world that no matter how much time has passed, when she puts on that uniform, she’s still a boss.”Also Read: Fox Renews '9-1-1' for Season 4 and Spinoff '9-1-1: Lone Star' for Season 2“9-1-1: Lone Star” is set in Austin, TX and explores the “high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and dispatchers who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations,” according to its official description. “These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.“We are so excited to be expanding our ‘9-1-1-verse’ with the addition of Gina Torres,” Minear said in a statement. “I’ve been dying to write for her again ever since ‘Firefly.’ Gina brings warmth, intelligence and command to everything she does. 2020 is finally looking up.”Created by Minear, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, “9-1-1: Lone Star” is scheduled to begin production on Season 2 in Los Angeles later this fall for a premiere in early 2021, according to Fox.Also Read: Fall TV 2020: All the Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows - So Far (Photos)The series is produced by 20th Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Murphy, Falchuk and Minear executive produce the series alongside Alexis Martin Woodall, Bradley Buecker, Rashad Raisani, John J. Gray, Angela Bassett and Lowe.Torres is repped by Framework Entertainment, Domain Talent, and Schreck Rose Dapello.Read original story Gina Torres Joins ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ as Paramedic Who Comes Out of Retirement Due to COVID-19 At TheWrap
Jack Antonoff of Bleachers and Tyler Joseph of twenty one pilots had their dads onstage to jam; ex-Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser sang a wry dad ballad.
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Magic Giant frontman Austin Bisnow then congratulated the happy couple and serenaded them with “Glass Heart,” saying it was Carl and Cevera’s favorite song. “She was very thorough! I think she hit us up on Facebook, then she reached out to the festival and said she wanted to propose to her boyfriend — and she wanted Magic Giant.
Over on the main stage, alt-rock darlings twenty one pilots sandwiched a few fun and unexpected covers between their own massive hits “Stressed Out,” “Tear in My Heart,” and “Ride.” Lead singer Tyler Joseph showed his softer side by playing a few bars of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” on a ukulele and bringing out his dad for a Father’s Day weekend performance of DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win.” Then he and his ski-masked cohort Josh Dun really got the Firefly party started, ‘90s-style, with Chumbawumba’s “Tubthumping” and House of Pain’s “Jump Around” (the latter accompanied by their friends and fellow Firefly performers Judah & the Lion). Meanwhile, Pharrell Williams-endorsed electrofolk newcomer Maggie Rogers, making her first-ever festival appearance, also went totally ‘90s, recruiting her college friend and fellow singer-songwriter Fletcher for a silly and delightful rendition of the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe.” Indie girl power!
Our live stream of the 2017 Firefly Festival from Dover, Delaware, has come to an end — but you can catch video highlights right here from Muse, twenty one pilots, AFI, Busta Rhymes, T-Pain, Banks, Bleachers, Flume, the Shins, OK Go, Rozes, and more.
From the opening chord of “Don’t Take the Money,” the first single from the new album Gone Now, Bleachers immerses you in an '80s synth-pop nirvana. The album—the second studio release from the indie pop act—plays like a sonic John Hughes movie; this is fine-tuned nostalgic pop with booming basslines, snares and euphoric hooks. But the lyrical content on the songs, including the standout track “Hate That You Know Me,” is a lot darker than you might notice at first listen.
Back in 2013, hedonistic pop queen Kesha got together with the Flaming Lips to record Lip$ha, a full collaborative album. For reasons that presumably had something to do with Kesha's allegedly-abusive label boss Dr. Luke, it never came out. But now Kesha has apparently recorded something with another shticky, way-out rock band, and maybe this…
Franz Ferdinand have added two new members since the departure of founding guitarist Nick McCarthy last year, and the Scottish rockers debuted their new lineup today at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. Watch some footage of new members Dino Bardot and Julian Corrie joining in on Franz Ferdinand classics like "Take Me Out" and…
<p>There are intense flashes of light and bursts of color as Sarah Barthel triumphantly throws her head back and swaggers in reverse across the stage. The song isn't over yet - in fact, the instrumental interlude only lasts a matter of seconds - but it doesn't stop her from relishing the audience's feverish reaction to "Fall in Love," one of Phantogram's most recognizable records. While Barthel would normally be the first to admit that it's impossible to tell whether you'll bring down the house on a given night, she knows now that the crowd is in the palm of her hand. She owns this moment.</p><p>The performance marks the start of the festival season for Barthel and Phantogram, who will depart the Coachella Valley only to start prepping for the likes of Governors Ball and Lollapalooza. Luckily, if their festival kickoff is any indication, the unit is already in mid-season form.</p><p>"This
Last week the 48-year-old Smith announced plans to reunite with legendary Philadelphia producer DJ Jazzy Jeff and restore his Fresh Prince moniker for touring -- two dates have already been announced -- which makes it high time to look back on the iconic duo’s actual contributions to rap culture, which are more complex than simply a classic album or string of hit songs.
The Strumbellas topped Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara and Ruth B as the big winners at the 20th annual Canadian Radio Music Awards on Wednesday (Apr. 19).
Bob Dylan posted a massive, surprise new interview on his website, discussing Amy Winehouse, Elvis, Sinatra and more. Here are nine things we learned
Fresh off Flume's Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy win for 'Skin,' the Australian producer unleashes his abrasive new track "Enough" with Pusha T.
The Independent caught up with Jökull Júlíusson of Icelandic band Kaleo on the night of their sold-out gig at the O2 Forum in Camden, London. It’s great, they’ve all been in Camden, doing Dingwalls then Koko then the Forum. People are passionate about music in Camden, it seems.
The third record from New Zealand’s The Naked and Famous had the potential to offer the guilty thrill of a gossip magazine. Not only is it a break-up album, the Kiwi couple in question are the band’s vocalists, Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith.
Firefly Music Festival's 2017 lineup is here! The annual Dover, Delaware fest runs from June 15-18 this year and features headliners The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper and Bob Dylan, as well as more than 135 other acts.