Medical drama Good Sam, starring Sophia Bush have been picked up to series by CBS.
Good Sam are expected to be for fall, as per traditional CBS practice, but that has yet to be confirmed.
Good Sam stars One Tree Hill and Chicago P.D. star Bush as a talented yet stifled surgeon, who embraces her leadership role after her renowned and pompous boss falls into a coma. When he awakens and wants to resume surgery, however, it falls to her to supervise this overbearing blowhard who never acknowledged her talents – and also happens to be her father.
EXCLUSIVE: Sophia Bush (Chicago PD) has joined the cast of Love, Simon, the Disney+ series inspired by the praised 2018 movie based on Becky Albertali’s bestselling novel. She will play a recurring role in the show, from This Is Us executive producers/co-showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, who wrote the movie, and 20th Century Fox TV, part of Disney TV Studios.
Set in the world of the film, the series follows Victor (Michael Cimino), a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school. Rachel Naomi Hilson co-stars as Mia, Victor’s whip-smart friend.
Bush will play Veronica, Mia’s father’s new girlfriend. Chic and sophisticated, runs a non-profit devoted to helping women. Friendly and easy to like but can be strong-willed and tough when she needs to be.
Nick Robinson, who starred in the original film, will produce and narrate the series. Aptaker and Berger executive produce alongside Brian Tanen, Jason Ensler, Isaac Klausner, Marty Bowen, Adam Fishbach, Wyck Godfrey, and Pouya Shahbazian. Amy York Rubin directs the first episode with her creative partner Pilar Boehm co-executive producing. Adam Londy will also co-executive produce.
One Tree Hill and Chicago PD alumna Bush recently launched her podcast, Work in Progress, which features conversations with people who inspire her.
Bush, who devotes her free time to bettering girl’s education and the environment, is repped by CAA, Untitled and JTWAMM.
Five months after abruptly vacating her starring role on Chicago P.D. adieu, Sophia Bush is set to headline a pilot for 20th Century Fox TV as part of an exclusive talent holding and development deal, our sister site Deadline reports.
The eventual project will either be a drama or comedy — Bush previously flexed her comedic muscles on CBS’ short-lived Partners — for the upcoming pilot season. Additionally, she will develop projects on which she will serve as an executive producer.
“Now more than ever, vital female voices need to be heard,” Bush said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to begin developing content that inspires and excites me at 20th Century Fox TV.”
“[Sophia]’s smart, she’s passionate, and she brings great ideas and energy to the table,” added Sharon Klein, Fox Television Group EVP of Casting. “She’s a giant TV star and we’re thrilled to have her exclusively at FTG.”
Bush departed Chicago P.D. after four seasons this past May when her character Det. Erin Lindsay left to take a job with the FBI in New York. Prior to her run on the NBC drama, Bush starred on One Tree Hill for nine seasons. Her other TV credits include crossover appearances as Det. Lindsay on Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Law & Order: SVU, as well as an arc on Nip/Tuck.
The nation is weary after an election season filled with rancor, division and controversy. But actress and activist Sophia Bush insists that now more than ever, it’s time to take a stand against President Donald Trump.
Bush, who was among the estimated 500,000 people at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, told PEOPLE at the protest that it’s up to all Americans to come together to fight Trump and help protect each other’s rights.
“The election was insidious and I feel like a lot of people sort of threw their hands in the air and said, ‘I don’t want to deal with this.’ And I get it. Donald Trump turned our political system into a circus. It was embarrassing,” she said.
“But at the end of the day, this is where we are now. This is when we double down and we stand up and say, ‘No, you will not destroy our environment to make money for your friends that are already billionaires. No, you will not hit our education system and make life harder for the kids in this country. No, you will not gut our health care system and let people die of cancer and preexisting conditions. No, this isn’t happening.’ ”
Bush — who campaigned for former President Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012, and for former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016 — told reporters Saturday that she was honored to work with the Obama administration and with Michelle Obama, with whom she moderated a 2016 South by Southwest panel discussion on the former first lady’s Let Girls Learn initiative.
Bush added of her participation in the Women’s March, “I’ve always wanted to show up.”
“The day I knew this march was being organized I called the organizers and I said, ‘Tell me how I can help. Tell me what I can do. I’m there. Literally anything you need.’ ”
“For me, this is how we vote,” Bush said. “What companies you support, where you spend your money. What things you are willing to actually activate around. That’s how you show your government and the world what you want.”
It’s been totally heartwarming to see just how many celebrities have turned out for Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington to stand up for human rights. Petitioning issues such access to healthcare, abortion, and contraception, as well as employment and equal rights for women, the Women’s March has already shown how passionate people are post-Obama. One actor who is always outspoken when it comes to political issues is One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush, whose astute political nature would make her TV character, Brooke Davis, proud. Plus, Bush is at the Women’s March on Washington and has already impressed fans worldwide by having such an impact in a short amount of time.
While Bush has yet to live-tweet from the event, several photos of the actor have appeared on social media, showing that she’s already managed to be quite active at the Women’s March on Washington. One photo showed Bush with feminist icon Gloria Steinem, while a short video clip had the One Tree Hill actor explaining some of the ways young women can get more involved in politics during the next four years. Bush is completely proactive about fighting the policies that she disagrees with, and it’s exciting to hear her rallying support, especially for young women who will be heavily impacted by some of Trump’s policies regarding reproductive rights.
Despite Bush being incredibly vocal about politics, she told HuffPost Live in March 2016,
“I still have people saying, ‘You know, you’re an actress, stay in your lane. You’re not allowed to be political… I see the effects of education access, environmental crisis, what’s happening in our political sphere and how it affects the developing world.”
Her keen focus on political issues, and her continued criticism of Trump and his policies, make Bush the perfect person to march in Washington. In Oct. 2016, Bush responded to the leaked footage of Trump describing how he would “grab” women, and explored the devastating way in which women and girls are often subjected to sexual assaults. By attending the Women’s March, Bush is standing up for women’s rights, which is so important.
Bush was outspoken throughout Obama’s presidency, and her attendance at Saturday’s march shows that the Chicago P.D. actor isn’t about to back down any time soon.
Most people have a celebrity style icon, or someone whose fashion sense serves as daily inspo for clothes shopping and getting dressed in the morning. But wouldn’t it be easier if, instead of finding pieces similar to those owned by your favorite celebs, you could have the exact pieces they do? In the case of Sophia Bush, you actually can. That’s because Bush has teamed up with e-commerce luxury consignment site eDrop-Off to auction off more than 1500 items from her personal closets in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Expect to see a lot of cool-girl, laid-back pieces, like a her favorite red leather jacket and Christian Louboutin embellished flats, as well as more formal items like a floor-length white Monique Lhuillier number.
The auction, which benefits The Girl Project, begins today, June 6, and will last 10 days. After a closet cleanout that took more than 20 hours to complete, Bush came up with a slew of items that includes clothing, fine jewelry, outerwear, shoes, accessories, and handbags from the likes of Chanel, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, and Burberry.
And if nabbing the Chicago P.D. star’s favorite Givenchy tote isn’t enough, the auction will also include a number of items hand-signed by Bush herself, which will all come with a Certificate of Authenticity to guarantee the items were personally donated by her.
You can check out all the items here!. Want to own an amazing piece previous owned by Sophia AND donate to charity? Then start bidding now!
Formerly crooked cop Voight (Jason Beghe) will be faced with possibly turning back to the dark side during the Chicago P.D. finale after his son gets shot.
With the squad concerned over “helping him, but also not wanting to go down the drain with him,” according to executive producer Matt Olmstead, Lindsay (Sophia Bush) must step up to make sure he doesn’t cross the line, which could cost him command of Intelligence. Below, Olmstead drops some teasers about the finale, which is ominously titled “Start Digging.”
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What can you tease of Voight’s conflict in the season finale?
MATT OLMSTEAD: Voight’s son has always been a bit of a screw-up. When we last saw Justin (Josh Segarra), he had a wife, a kid, and looks like he’s on the right path. We’ve teased that Justin has come back to Chicago and Voight finds out without Justin having let Voight know. In the finale, Justin gets shot and is clinging by a thread through the episode.
What it does is activate Voight into an old Voight, and then some, that we haven’t seen for a long time, hellbent on finding out who shot his son. Voight is completely off the leash looking for who did it. The reverberations through the squad in terms of the rest of the people he works with who answer to him, in terms of being sympathetic to what he’s going through, but also being a little wary because is he going to go too far? What does that mean for them? What does that mean for Voight? Voight could care less about what the ramifications are going to be.
Who will step up to stop Voight then?
It lands primarily on Lindsay, because she’s close to Voight. She is close to Justin. She had moved in when she was 14 years old. She knows Justin very well, he’s like a brother. She’s at once completely devastated by what happened, but then aware more than anyone that there may not be any coming back from this if Voight indeed does what it looks like he wants to do. That plays out certainly next season, not without her giving her best shot in this finale of trying to stop him from going too far.
Could Voight lose Intelligence over this?
He could, depending on if the fallout is such that he gets caught. What’s interesting is that the Commander goes for the most, in their estimation, level head and it’s Antonio (Jon Seda). We play this scene where Antonio’s been here before. Early on when Internal Affairs was going after Voight, they came to Antonio to try to peel him off from everyone else. Antonio definitely is the angel on Voight’s shoulder, so to speak. But he’s been the beneficiary of Voight’s policing style. When we had Antonio’s son kidnapped, Voight did what Voight does and got the kid back. To avoid being a massive hypocrite, he’s not in a big hurry to either throw Voight under the bus or step over his body to assume the command of the unit, but not without some tempting offers.
The finale will end on a cliffhanger. What can you tease in that regard?
The cliffhanger really goes down between Voight, Lindsay and the gentleman responsible for shooting Voight’s son. Each participant in that little triangle has a lot to lose. Some pay more dearly than others. It’s a struggle for Voight’s soul. He lost his wife, he has his son and he has Lindsay, that’s about it. When you start to snip these threads that keep people, in particular Voight, tied to normalcy and decency, he’s got less and less connection to that. It is primarily Lindsay’s concern that if he does something that he can’t come back from, or he loses his job from, or he goes to jail for, he could be lost forever. She’s trying to prevent him from going too far. That’s not high on Voight’s priority list.
It’s Upfronts time again! And the NBC Fall 2016 Schedule is released! Chicago PD and Chicago Fire keep their timeslots, while Chicago Med moves to another one. Chicago Justice is picked up and ready to premiere midseason! Check out the whole schedule here:
8 pm The Voice
10 pm TIMELESS
8 pm The Voice
9 pm THIS IS US
10 pm Chicago Fire
8 pm Blindspot
9 pm Law & Order: SVU
10 pm Chicago P.D.
8 pm Superstore
8:30 THE GOOD PLACE
9 pm Chicago Med
10 pm The Blacklist
8 pm Caught on Camera With Nick Canon
9 pm Grimm
10 pm Dateline
8 pm Dateline Mysteries
10 pm Saturday Night Live
7 pm Football Night in America
8:20 pm NBC Sunday Night Football
It’s not quite right to say “contrary to popular belief” when it comes to this TV-making town’s largest TV festival, because popular belief has no play where the successes of the small-screen stand.
So to assume only brand-new shows, the hottest of the hot, get a place on the Dolby Theatre stage each March is not the whole story. Part of the story, a large hunk, in fact, is that PaleyFest regularly looks back to series that have built a huge fan base, or changed the industry, with a household name showrunner at the lead.
One household name is Dick Wolf, a creator behind a huge lineup of hit shows, so many shows, in fact, that they could practically take over their own scheduling grid and fill it, top to bottom.
Bet, then, that the many actors who will appear at a special PaleyFest salute to Mr. Wolf will come from several of his series, including “Law & Order: SVU,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” and “Chicago Med.”
The night? It’s Saturday, March 19, and Ice-T, Jason Beghe, Sophia Bush, Colin Donnell, and a number of performers will join Mr. Wolf for a Q&A on stage.
That’s not the only announcement to come down the pike from the Paley Center for Media. “Supergirl” will also have its night at the 2016 extravaganza, on Sunday, March 13, and “The Big Bang Theory” alights on Wednesday, March 16. “Fear the Walking Dead” will also be a part of the roster.
There’s one more night left to fill during the festival’s March 11 to 20, 2016 run, so keep your PaleyFest-focused peepers well-peeled for more stars, more creators, more plots, more twists, more fan interaction.
It truly is TV’s big happening in a town that’s big on the form, so to say that’s saying something is probably not saying quite enough.
Source: NBC Los Angeles