TV News Roundup: ‘Chicago Law’ Casts Lead, Tony Danza Returns to TV

Tony Danza is returning to television with a new family sitcom, plus NBC’s fourth show of Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” franchise, “Chicago Law,” has cast its first star, in today’s TV news roundup . . .

Casting News”

Philip Winchester is set to star in NBC’s lastest “Chicago” franchise spin-off, Chicago Law,” Variety has confirmed.

Winchester last starred on the network’s short-lived drama “The Player,” which had its episode count trimmed early on this season. While NBC never announced an official cancellation for the action show, which also starred Wesley Snipes, Winchester’s casting in “Chicago Law” seals the deal. Deadline first reported Winchester’s casting, which marks the first role set for legal drama.

Tony Danza is returning to TV. The “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss” alum has been cast in NBC’s family sitcom pilot “Sebastian.”

Hailing from Greg Garcia, the multi-cam comedy stars comedian Sebastian Maniscalco who’s old-school values, instilled by his opinionated father played by Danza, are put to the test by his wife, her family and the modern world. The role in “Sebastian” will be Danza first multi-cam role in nearly twenty years.

Premiere Dates:

“Global Beauty Masters” will premiere on TLC on March 17. The show offers an insider perspective on the creative process during Battle Week, where beauty pros work together as a team to be judged by world-renowned beauty experts.

White House News:

The White House will be screening the new WGN America series “Underground” on Feb. 22. The screening is taking place as part of the White House Office of Public Engagement’s Black History Month event, “These Hallowed Grounds.” Following the screening, the cast and creators of “Underground,” which follows the journey of the Underground Railroad revolutionaries, will gather for a panel discussion which will be live streamed at WhiteHouse.gov/live.

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