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Taraji P. Henson in NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’: TV Review

After a break for COVID, NBC is back in the live musical business with Henson joined by Harry Connick Jr. and newcomer Celina Smith in this beloved tale of plucky orphans, benevolent billionaires and the birth of FDR's New Deal.

This Week in TV: ‘Money Heist’ and ‘PEN15’ End, ‘Annie Live’

One of Netflix’s bigger series comes to an end this week as the final batch of Money Heist episodes is released. Hulu’s critically hailed PEN15 is also finishing its run. NBC returns to the live musical game with a rendition of Annie, and ABC mounts its third Live in Front of a Studio Audience sitcom re-creation. […]

Megan Hilty Boards NBC’s ‘Annie Live’ After Jane Krakowski Suffers COVID Breakthrough Case

NBC’s Annie Live is undergoing some recasting. Jane Krakowski has stepped aside from the musical after coming down with a breakthrough case of COVID-19 while working on a separate project in Ireland. Former Smash star Megan Hilty will take over the role of Lily St. Regis in the production, scheduled to air Dec. 2. Krakowski […]

Jane Krakowski Boards NBC’s ‘Annie Live’

NBC’s Annie Live has added another familiar name to its cast. Jane Krakowski will join Taraji P. Henson, Harry Connick Jr., Tituss Burgess and Nicole Scherzinger in the musical, which has also tapped young actress Celina Smith to play the title role. Krakowski will play the sticky-fingered partner of Burgess’ Rooster Hannigan, marking a reunion […]

Tituss Burgess Joins ‘Annie Live’ for NBC (Exclusive)

Annie Live continues to come into focus for NBC. The production, scheduled to air Dec. 2, has tapped Tituss Burgess to play the role of Rooster, the underhanded brother of the ruthless Miss Hannigan. The six-time Emmy-nominated Kimmy Schmidt alum joins a cast that includes Empire alum Taraji P. Henson as Hannigan, Harry Connick Jr. […]

Taraji P. Henson to Star in ‘Annie Live’ at NBC

NBC’s Annie Live has found its villain. Taraji P. Henson (Empire, Hidden Figures) will star in the musical as Miss Hannigan, the cruel head of the orphanage where young Annie lives and dreams of a better life. The show’s producers are also kicking off a nationwide, virtual search for a young actor to play the […]