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The Pulse of Entertainment - January 3, 2020

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The Pulse of Entertainment: NBC's ‘Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist,' Airs Pilot January 7, 2020

 
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(January 3, 2020) -  "January 7, Sunday their going to drop the pilot and a little over a month later their going to start the regular time slot in February - Sundays at 9pm.," said Peter Gallagher at the NBC Press Lunch Mixer about the new series he is starring in, "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist." The comedy/musical airs its pilot Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 10/9c Then on February 16th it airs regularly on Sundays at 9/8c. "It's kind of a great show."

The series follows Zoey, played by Jane Levy ("Castle Rock"), a computer coder who suddenly develops the ability to hear what people are thinking and feeling, which comes in the form of popular songs. She finds out however that this ability allows her to understand what her father Mitch, played by Peter Gallagher ("Grace and Frankie"), who is paralyzed and can't speak, is thinking and feeling.

"She's walking down the street and suddenly she hears ‘Help, I need somebody, Help, not just anybody, help' and all a sudden people started singing ‘Help!'," said Gallagher about what viewers can expect when they tune in on January 7th.

Aside from the classic Beatles hit "Help" viewers can expect to see dancers and hear more classics. Emmy nominated Mandy Moore (Tangled) is the choreographer/producer of the musical numbers, and Grammy and Golden Globe nominated Harvey Mason, Jr. ("The Living Proof"/The Help) is the executive music producer.

"I play her dad who has a terrible disease. I can not talk and can not move, but because of this gift his little girl has now she finds a way to understand what I'm feeling," Peter explained.

Peter has had an extraordinary life as an actor. His extensive credits include "Guiding Light" (1979), "Private Eye" (1987), "Fallen Angels" (1993), "Titanic" (1996), "Homicide: Life of the Street" (1998), "The Secret Lives of Men" (1999), "The O.C." (2007), "Californication" (2009), "Covert Affairs" (2014), "The Gifted" (2019) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2019). Gallagher's credits also include roles in musicals on Broadway, which include "The Real Thing" (1984), "Long Days Journey into Night" (1986), and "Guys and Dolls" (1992).

"All the musicals I did, I get to do a little of that here too," he pointed out.

"Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" is produced by Lionsgate and Universal Television and also stars Lauryn Graham as Joan, Zoey's boss; Alex Newell as Mo, Zoey's musical advisor; Mary Steenburgen as Maggie, Zoey's mother; Michael Thomas Grant, John Clarence Stewart, Skylar Astin, Jenina Moreno, Lisa Marie Anderson and Andrew Leeds. 
www.NBC.com/Zoeys-extraordinary-playlist 

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Timeswww.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENT: Eunice is founder of the annual "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), into its 20th year. Next event dates include Los Angeles Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (511) and Baltimore Saturday April 18, 2020, held in partnership with Security Square Mall and The Baltimore Times. The free conference offers an Entertainment Business Panel and a Talent Showcase and Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) with over $15,000 valued in prizes to selected artists. Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information or to participate as a panelist or talent call 562-424-3836.

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