Annie Flynn Ray Bello aka Rebel is mad as hell and she’s not gonna take it anymore. The ABC drama from Krista Vernoff (and loosely based on activist/exec producer Erin Brockovich) kicks off with the title character (played by Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal) crashing a corporate party to interrogate Mr. Duncan, a CEO whom she has been emailing about his company’s faulty heart valves.
Shonda Rhimes may have departed ABC for the plush period-piece climes of Netflix, but her legacy and influence can still be felt on her old network, especially on Thursday nights. Stepping into the intimidating heels of Scandal’s Olivia Pope and How To Get Away With Murder’s Annalise Keating is the fearless Katey Sagal, taking on the role of Annie “Rebel” Flynn Ray Bello, not-so-loosely based on one Erin Brockovich (who also produces Rebel). If you’ve seen that 2000 Oscar-winning movie, the setup may seem familiar: An earnest, down-to-earth advocate takes on a multitude of underdog causes while her own personal life falters.
New York Post
It’s been nearly five years since NBC dropped its first trailer for “This Is Us,” which racked up over 50 million views on Facebook — four months before its September 2016 premiere. That watercooler buzz launched the series, still going strong in its fifth season. I mention this in the...
Katey Sagal plays an anti-corporate crusader in this ABC drama based on the life of Erin Brockovich and co-starring Andy Garcia and John Corbett. Very few people have ever called Erin Brockovich — her manner, her personal affect, her crusading approach — "subtle." Trust me. I googled. Nobody is likely...
Katey Sagal, who is no stranger to television drama with roles on everything from Sons of Anarchy to Lost, is leading yet another show with the new ABC series Rebel. Inspired by the life of activist lawyer Erin Brockovich (who also serves as an executive producer), the show created by Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19’s Krista Vernoff looks to be a promising addition to the ABC midseason lineup. But, after watching the first episode or as you prepare to check it out, you are probably wondering where you’ve seen the Rebel cast before.
What’s On Tonight: Katey Sagal Is An Erin Brockovich-Inspired ‘Rebel,’ And The ‘Glee’ Cast Reunites For GLAAD
Rebel (ABC, 10:00pm EST) — Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich (2000) led to an Oscar win for Julia Roberts and the household-name elevation of the environmental activist who persisted with her cause (justice!) despite all odds. Add in some Gemma Teller flavor on behalf of Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal, and you’ve got one heck of a spicy protagonist. Sagal stars as a Brockovich-inspired in this series that’s executive produced both by Brockovich and Grey’s Anatomy showrunner Krista Vernoff.
Made For Love (HBO Max) Bryan makes his next move after what Hazel has done. Creepshow (Shudder) A true-crime vlogger documents her stay at a haunted bed and breakfast. Young Sheldon (CBS at 8) After Sheldon refuses to get in the car after an accident with Meemaw, Missy uses that trauma to her advantage at school.
Katey Sagal headlines her own show as a rabble-rousing Rebel. Freeform’s deliriously quirky Everything’s Gonna Be Okay launches its second season. After acclaimed performances in Booksmart and Unbelievable, Kaitlyn Dever pops back into Last Man Standing before its final season wraps.
Lake Geneva Regional News
When Katey Sagal offers her take on Erin Brockovich in the new ABC drama, “Rebel,” fans will notice the crusading legal advocate has changed. “I’m older, wiser, more evolved,” says Brockovich. “I have different approaches, different ways that I handle (cases). But I’m still just as frustrated at being underestimated or put in a box.”
There are new jerseys coming this season for the Mystics and the rest of the WNBA in 2021. On Thursday, the WNBA and Nike unveiled the new line of uniforms for the upcoming season. Each team will have three different types of jerseys: the Heroine Edition and Explorer Edition (similar to the older jerseys with a home and away set), as well as the much anticipated 'Rebel Series' that is unique to each team.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
BEIRUT — Syrian government forces fired a missile at a civilian vehicle in a rebel-held village in the country's northwest on Thursday, killing seven people, including three children from the same family, opposition activists said. The attack took place near the village of Najia, close to front lines with government...
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Southern African leaders are meeting in Mozambique’s capital Maputo on Thursday to discuss ways to respond to the violence by Islamic extremist rebels in the country’s northern Cabo Delgado province where thousands of people have been killed and displaced. More than 2,600 people have been killed and...
The Rebel offense has had plenty of batting practice against North Alabama and Alcorn State this week, winning a combined score of 28-7, and the team is now looking ahead to facing off against Arkansas this weekend. Ole Miss took on North Alabama on Monday, April 5, after dropping the...
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Here’s a look at what’s arriving on TV and streaming services this week, including a CW reboot of “Kung Fu” starring Olivia Liang, “Rebel,” a new ABC drama series starring Katey Sagal and “Thunder Force,” a Netflix action movie starting Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer. ‘Thunder Force’