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The fourth season of All American was announced by The CW on February 3, 2021.[1] It premiered on October 25, 2021[2], and concluded on May 23, 2022. The season consisted of 20 episodes.

Premise

With South Crenshaw High saved and the State Championship behind him, Spencer has his eyes set on the All American game and his future with the NFL which starts with Toledo State. But before our Beverly and South Crenshaw students can set their sights on college, they’ll have to navigate the last half of senior year, including prom, two graduations, and the growing pains of leaving high school behind and catapulting into adulthood.[3]

Cast and Characters

Starring

Recurring Cast

Notable Guest Cast

Episodes

No. Episode title Directed by Written by Original air date Viewers (millions)
1 "Survival of the Fittest"[6] Michael Schultz Nkechi Okoro Carroll October 25, 2021[2] 0.64[7]
SEASON PREMIERE - After the earth-shattering events of the Beverly and Crenshaw State Championship, Spencer also needs to come to terms what happened with Coop and Layla. Now he has the extra pressure of it being early national signing day for football and Spencer must make a major decision about committing. Meanwhile, Billy struggles to forgive Spencer about helping Jordan.
2 "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That" David McWhirter Mike Herro & David Strauss November 1, 2021 0.51[7]
TAKING CONTROL - The gang celebrates a birthday, but not everyone is happy about it. As Olivia and Spencer's relationship grows stronger, Olivia struggles with the rift between Billy and Spencer. Jordan's buried feelings come to the surface leaving his and Billy's relationship strained. Meanwhile, Asher is trying to come to terms with his football career but is hopeful when he goes to see a new doctor.
3 "All I Need" Kelli Williams Robert D. Doty November 8, 2021 0.55[7]
NEW PATHS - With Spencer having to make yet another big decision, he choose to spend time with the most important people in his life. Olivia tries to balance her desire for intimacy with the commitment she made with herself regarding her sobriety. Jordan is worried about his recruitment possibilities and turns to Billy for advice. Asher contemplates his next move and finds inspiration from someone unexpected. Meanwhile, Grace is fed up with Billy's behavior and decides to confront him.
4 "Bird in the Hand" Ryan Zaragoza John A. Norris November 15, 2021 0.59[7]
THE UNKNOWN - With the All-American game approaching Spencer is feeling uneasy until an old friend says something to him that makes everything suddenly click. Olivia applies for a coveted summer internship with the L.A. Tribune Online, but her test assignment takes a different turn than what they asked for. Jordan questions why no one sees him as great and the answer he gets takes him by surprise. Coop feels betrayed by Layla when she learns Layla is looking for a new artist and makes some hurtful accusations. Meanwhile, Billy discusses a new opportunity with Laura that might just be too good to turn down.
5 "Can It All Be So Simple" Charissa Sanjarernsuithikul Jameal Turner November 22, 2021 0.57[7]
WORTH IT - When Spencer receives some unsettling news about his future, Billy helps devise a contingency plan for him. Layla makes Patience an offer she wasn't expecting, forcing Patience to have a long overdue conversation with Coop. With the encouragement of Nurse Joy, Olivia contemplates taking on a new role in NA. Meanwhile, Asher's unwelcomed football advice helps JJ in an unexpected way.
6 "Show Me A Good Time" Kristin Windell Adrian Dukes December 6, 2021 0.50<[7]
OUT OF SYNC - Everyone is excited for Senior skip day, and Spencer plans a romantic getaway at the cabin for he and Olivia, but when the gang shows nothing goes as he had planned. Surprising news makes Jordan and Simone realize they might not be as prepared for their new reality as they had hoped. Now that Patience is back from tour, she and Coop can't seem to get on the same page when it comes to their relationship. Meanwhile, Billy, Grace, Laura and Principal Carter team up with an unlikely ally as they go on an adventure in the halls of South Crenshaw High to track down relics of the past.
7 "Prom Night" Ryan Zaragoza Micah Cyrus & Carrie Gutenberg December 13, 2021 0.70[7]
TRADITIONS - The gang is ready to celebrate prom together, but Spencer finds himself fixing a mistake made by his teammates that could have some major consequences. Olivia struggles with how to connect with her sponsee, and making her take her sobriety seriously. Coop bails on prom prep with Patience to help Amina once again. Meanwhile, Asher finds himself spending his prom night a little different than expected, and Layla gets some sage advice from Jordan.
8 "Walk This Way" Nikhil Paniz Robert D. Doty & Obiageli Odimegwu February 21, 2022 0.67[7]
PROTECTING OTHERS - With Spencer's determination to protect his teammates from unjust punishment, he puts his own future at risk. Olivia and Layla question their post-graduation plans only to find the answers where they least expect it. Asher is too proud to ask for help to pay for his dream college and takes his frustration out on the people trying to help him. Coop makes a heartbreaking decision when it comes to Amina. Meanwhile, Billy and Laura deal with the aftermath of what happened to GW.
9 "Got Your Money" Dawn Wilkinson Mike Herro & David Strauss February 28, 2022 0.54[7]
ADVANTAGES - With Spencer, Jordan, Asher, and JJ living it up at JJ's rented summer beach house, Spencer is trying to have fun, but he is conflicted when it comes to sponsorship opportunities he is presented. Coop and Patience take a big step in their relationship, but things don't go as smoothly as they had anticipated, and Olivia offers to help. Layla's dad give her a touching graduation gift that brings up a lot of emotions she wasn't expecting. Meanwhile, Laura is at her wits end and steps in to help Billy.
10 "6 'N the Mornin" Christine Swanson John A. Norris March 7, 2022 0.58[7]
NOT EVERYTHING IS EASY – With summer ending and their college football careers beginning, Spencer tries to adjust to more than his brutal workout schedule. Olivia is excited for her new job, but it isn’t what she anticipated. Patience asks Layla for help with Coop in getting her motivated, but their plan doesn’t go as expected. Asher runs into someone from his past and learns what has really been going on. Meanwhile, Grace joins the search committee for a new a principal and has someone in mind for the job.
11 "Liberation" Avi Youabian Adrian Dukes March 14, 2022 0.66[7]
HOPES AND DREAMS - After finally getting a handle on his football schedule, Spencer must figure out how to balance everything mentally before it costs him. Billy is settling into his new role and finds inspiration from an unlikely source to fight for the job permanently. Olivia and Jordan go on a mission to find Olivia’s sponsor when she goes missing. JJ introduces Asher to his coach with the hopes that he can get a student job with the team, but it turns out to be harder than expected. Meanwhile, Layla feels the pressure to step up her game in the music business.
12 "Babies and Fools" Daniel Ezra Jameal Turner March 21, 2022 0.57[7]
EVERYTHING IS CHANGING With the pressure of school, Spencer and Olivia find themselves looking forward to a fun day together, but quickly find themselves in the middle of everyone’s lives at home.  Laura learns of some new information about the ongoing investigation that has Coop, Patience, and Preach worried. Billy and Grace are at odds as to who is best for the job, and neither is ready to back down. Meanwhile, Layla assumes the worst when her dad tells her he is stepping away from his hectic life at the label.
13 "Jump On It" Benny Boom Carrie Gutenberg March 28, 2022 0.56[7]
PUTTING IN THE TIME – After weeks of hard work at practice and the first game quickly approaching, Spencer has high hopes of playing in his first college game. Trying to find his place on the team, Jordan forms a bond with some of the seniors. Asher and Layla have epiphanies about their respective relationships and realize they need to deal with it. Coop and Patience finally speak their truths leaving them in unknown territory. Meanwhile, Olivia learns an important lesson as she slowly tries to work her way up the ladder at the paper.
14 "Changes" Kelli Williams Micah Cyrus April 11, 2022 0.46[7]
A DIFFERENT LENS – Spencer continues to try and prove himself during practices, which seems to go unnoticed, but when a fellow GAU athlete offers to help him form a different plan to get back on the field, he considers it. Coop begins a new job at a nursing home and gets some sage advice from an elderly woman. With the encouragement of Asher, JJ gets a tutor which helps him confront a vulnerable time in his past through his term paper. Olivia is frustrated with her living situation, but also finds some inspiration for her next article. Meanwhile, Laura forms a criminal defense law venture in the community but struggles to find her footing.
15 "C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)" Michael Schultz Robert D. Doty April 18, 2022 0.44[7]
IT’S NOT ALL WHAT IT SEEMS – After Spencer sees some teammates landing lucrative NIL deals, his ambitions for them continues to grow. Jordan’s new friendship with some teammates becomes more complicated than he imagined. Olivia gets a new perspective for her NIL piece after not giving up and following her gut. Asher and the crew get a new perspective about their group dynamic from an outsider. Meanwhile, Coop jumps to conclusions while protecting someone at her new job.
16 "Labels" James Lafferty Mike Herro & David Strauss April 25, 2022 0.51[7]
DEFINING YOURSELF – With some heat on Spencer, he must figure out what his NIL brand, but he discovers he isn’t the only one having a problem with discovering who they are. Olivia’s story makes things complicated for Jordan and potentially for her as well. Patience has a release party for her new album and things get awkward for her and Coop. Billy struggles to balance everything going on with his life. Meanwhile, Layla and Jordan are forced to face their past demons when they get locked in Layla’s recording studio, which tests their friendship.
17 "Hate Me Now" Sheelin Choksey Obiageli Odimegwu & Spencer Paysinger May 2, 2022 0.44[7]
REEVALUATING - Spencer and Olivia are forced to acknowledge how much they have changed after some quality time together doesn't go smoothly putting a strain on their relationship. On a road trip to San Diego, Jordan helps Layla to gain the courage to get the closure she needs. Asher turns to Billy for advice after he gets a big opportunity that might cost him more than he bargained for when it comes to his friendships. Meanwhile, Coop and Patience come to an agreement on how to navigate their new situation.
18 "Came Back For You" Crystle Roberson Nkechi Okoro Carroll & Jennifer A. King May 9, 2022 0.42[7]
SEEING THINGS DIFFERENTLY– Spencer is ready to take the next step in his NIL journey, but everything could be at risk before it has a chance to get started. Olivia gets caught up in her story and quickly learns it could cost her everything. Jordan gets a surprise that throws a wrench into his plans with Layla. Billy is worried about his job and gets some sage advice that leads him to come up with a new plan. Meanwhile, Coop and Laura realize they could help each other in an unexpected way.
19 "Murder Was the Case" Ryan Zaragoza John A. Norris May 16, 2022 0.54[7]
FIGHTING FOR FRIENDSHIPS – With Spencer and Asher’s tension at an all-time high, JJ plans a party for the gang. Olivia goes against her instinct about an article causing friction between her and Spencer. Jordan is trying to hide his feelings by making some uncharacteristic choices that doesn’t go unnoticed by his friends. Coop is thriving in her new job, leaving Patience to see a new side of Coop.  Meanwhile, Grace joins Billy on his all-nighter of protecting the school from the Halloween vandal and shares some news of her own with him.
20 "Champagne Glasses" David McWhirter Jameal Turner May 23, 2022 0.66[7]
TRANSITIONS - After an intense ending to the Halloween party, Spencer tries his best to compartmentalize everything and focus on the big Homecoming game. Much to Laura's dismay, Billy and Olivia set out on a mission to do what they think is right, which leads them to learn more than they anticipated. Jordan makes it known in what he wants but is met with resistance, and Layla gets an unexpected bombshell at work. Coop is at an emotional crossroads and Asher learns the power of adjustments. Meanwhile, Grace gets a life changing offer she may not be able to refuse.

Production

Filming

Filming started in August 2021.[8] Filming on Season 4 wrapped on April 15, 2022.

Casting

On October 4, 2021, Hunter Clowdus was upped to a series regular.[9]

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