AT&T AUDIENCE Network® and Fullscreen Announce “Cassandra French’s Finishing School
Based on the Novel by Eric Garcia, 8 Half-Hour Episodes Will Premiere
Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
This co-production with Fullscreen will debut exclusively on DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse on Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. It will later join the millennial-focused lineup of Fullscreen’s subscription video on demand (SVOD) service.
“Cassandra French’s Finishing School” is based on the novel by Eric Garcia (“Matchstick Men”) and follows Cassie, (Jessica Renee Russell, “Donny”) a 23-year-old overachieving publicist who can’t find a guy ready for a mature relationship. After a disastrous one night stand, Cassie takes matters into her own hands when she knocks the unsuspecting guy, Owen, (Calum Worthy, “Austin & Ally”) unconscious and decides that the only way to turn things around is to set up a finishing school in her basement to try and teach him how to become a better man.
“Cassandra French’s Finishing School” also stars Cassie’s girlfriends Claire (Brooke Markham, “Friend Request”), Lexi (Savannah Jayde, “Big Time Rush”) and fellow PR pro Wendy (Anjali Bhimani, “Modern Family”). Elijah (Nathan Stewart Jarrett) is a charming British actor looking to make a name for himself in the states and employs Cassie's PR firm to arrange a PRomance (staged relationship) with social media influencer Kaylee (Lisa Schwartz, Lisbug). Judi (Mo Collins, “MADtv”), plays Cassie’s overbearing mother on house arrest from a recent conviction.
“Cassandra French tackles the universal struggle that singles face in the modern dating world,” says Jeni Mulein, Vice President Scripted Development, Fullscreen.“It's a heightened, and sometimes dark, setup for a female wish-fulfillment comedy but, at its core, is also about the strength of female friendships and the sometimes extreme lengths that we're willing to go to for each other."
“Cassandra French’s Finishing School” is produced in association with Lifeboat Productions. Jaime Burke and Amy Kim serve as Executive Producers alongside Garcia on the 8-episode order.
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- “Poly-romantic“ comedy “YOU ME HER” starring Greg Poehler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia
- Suspense-drama “ROGUE,” starring Cole Hauser, Meaghan Rath and Ashley Greene
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Always Original. Always Smart. Always Bold. Never Ordinary. AUDIENCE is a unique and exclusive television experience available only to DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse subscribers. The channel first made its mark by partnering with NBC to produce and air three additional seasons of the Emmy Award-winning series Friday Night Lights and then became the exclusive home of the Emmy Award-winning drama Damages, starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. AUDIENCE continues its commitment to original, provocative content with a growing slate of critically acclaimed original series including the MMA drama Kingdom, starring Frank Grillo and Nick Jonas; the industry’s first polyamorous romantic comedy You Me Her starring Greg Poehler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia; the suspense-drama Rogue, starring Cole Hauser and Ashley Greene; Full Circle: Miami, written by Jorge Zamacona and starring Dougray Scott, Kim Raver, and Harold Perrineau. AUDIENCE is also home to acclaimed original documentaries including The Fighting Season, a first hand account of the deadliest year in our nation’s longest war, Executive Produced by Ricky Schroder. Sports fans will find live, daily sports and entertainment news from renowned sports journalists on The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show, and in-depth interviews with sports icons like Derek Jeter and Michael Phelps on Undeniable with Joe Buck. Plus, viewers can enjoy exclusive concerts by today’s hottest artists on AUDIENCE Music and intimate interviews with top talent like Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain on Off Camera with Sam Jones. It’s original entertainment you won’t see anywhere else. For more info, please visit directv.com/audience.
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