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Nancy Drew Coming to Paleyfest!

CBS’ “All Rise,” the CW’s “Nancy Drew,” Spectrum’s “Mad About You” revival and ABC’s “Mixed-ish” are among the new fall television shows that will present screening and panel events during this year’s PaleyFest Fall TV Previews.

The Paley Center for Media will host this, its 13th annual, fall television event at the Beverly Hills, Calif. location between September 5 and 15, 2019.

Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser will participate in a mid-day discussion on Saturday, Sept. 7 after a preview screening of Spectrum’s return to “Mad About You.” Then later, that Saturday evening sees the CW bring its three new series for the 2019-20 television season to the festival: “Batwoman,” “Katy Keene” and “Nancy Drew.” All three will screen their premiere episodes, while talent from both new fall shows “Batwoman” and “Nancy Drew” will take part in panels. While “Batwoman” talent is still to be announced, those from “Nancy Drew” scheduled it be in attendance are series stars Kennedy McMann and Scott Wolf.

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CBS Brings Nancy Drew to San Diego Comic-Con

Kennedy McMann will be making her very first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con!!

THURSDAY, JULY 18

“NANCY DREW” EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND PANEL 2:00-3:15 PM – Nancy Drew is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine – until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving, but when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation. A supernatural presence begins to haunt Nancy’s investigation, and she discovers that the current crime has an astonishing connection to the unsolved murder of a local girl. Whether the ghost is here to help or hinder Nancy remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: Nancy’s going to have to unravel the clues from both the living and the dead to solve the crimes. Please join series stars Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon and Tunji Kasim, along with executive producers Noga Landau, Melinda Hsu-Taylor and Stephanie Savage for an exclusive sneak peek of the first episode followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by Damian Holbrook of TV Guide magazine. NANCY DREW will air Wednesdays this fall on The CW.

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“Nancy Drew” Gets Fall Release

The CW has released their Fall schedule (no premiere dates yet though) and Nancy Drew will be airing on Wednesdays at 9:00pm after Riverdale. The Upfronts presentation is happening in a few hours and we are hoping to learn more then.

“Nancy Drew” Picked Up to Series!

IP rules the CW’s new series orders. The network has picked up to series Batwoman, starring Ruby Rose; Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, headlined by Lucy Hale; and Nancy Drew, toplined by Kennedy McMann. Batwoman, featuring a lesbian superhero, and Katy Keene come from Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. TV; Nancy Drew hails from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire and CBS TV Studios.

Kennedy McMann, who plays Nancy Drew, is considered a potential breakout star on the series, which has Freddie Prinze Jr. playing her dad. Launching a Nancy Drew TV series has been a priority for CBS TV Studios, which has the rights to the the classic YA mystery books. The studio developed two Nancy Drew series over the past four years, Drew at CBS during the 2015-16 development season, which went to pilot starring Sarah Shahi, and Nancy Drew at NBC last season. Both incarnations, from writers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, were conceived as sequels to the books, with an adult Nancy Drew at the center. The studio’s third attempt with a teen heroine and new writers proved to be the charm.

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