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All American premiered on October 10, 2018.


Premise Edit

Spencer James (Daniel Ezra) is a rising high school football player and A student at South Crenshaw High. Compton is the place he calls home. But when Beverly High School’s football coach Billy Baker (Taye Diggs) recruits him to join the team in Beverly Hills, Spencer’s mother, Grace (Karimah Westbrook), and his best friend, Coop (Bre-Z), convince Spencer it’s an opportunity he has to seize. Now Spencer must navigate two worlds — the south side neighborhood that he knows and the affluent Beverly Hills world that has offered him an opportunity for something bigger.

When Spencer is forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, Billy’s son Jordan (Michael Evans Behling), the team’s starting quarterback, is less than thrilled to be sharing his father’s attention — or the team spotlight — with Spencer. While Spencer struggles to find his footing, he makes an unlikely friend in Jordan’s sister, Olivia (Samantha Logan), who is dealing with her own demons. He also quickly develops a crush on his classmate, Layla (Greta Onieogou), something her boyfriend, Asher (Cody Christian), quickly realizes — and so, he sets out to drive Spencer off the football team and out of Beverly Hills for good.

Cast/Characters Edit

Daniel Ezra as Spencer James (14/16)
Taye Diggs as Billy Baker (14/16)
Samantha Logan as Olivia Baker (14/16)
Bre-Z as Coop (13/16)
Greta Onieogou as Layla Keating (14/16)
Monet Mazur as Laura Baker (11/16)
Michael Evans Behling as Jordan Baker (14/16)
Cody Christian as Asher Adams (13/16)
Karimah Westbrook as Grace James (13/16)
Jalyn Hall as Dillon James (11/16)

Jordan Belfi as Principal Ed Landon (3/16)
Jay Reeves as Shawn Scott (7/16)
Hunter Clowdus as JJ Parker (9/16)
Spence Moore II as Chris (7/16)
Emily Levine as Lucy (6/16)
Chelsea Tavares as Patience (7/16)
Michelle Hayden as Ripley (4/16)
Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tyrone Morris (6/16)

Annie Thurman as Gabby (2/16)
Casper Van Dien as Harold Adams (2/16)
Mitchell Edwards as Cameron (2/16)
Eion Bailey as Coach Skolnick (2/16)
Patrick Cage as Bonez (1/16)
Javier Bolanos as Delgado (2/16)
Bernadette Speakes as Ruth Scott (2/16)
Jefferson Reid as Brandon Scott (1/16)
Asjha Cooper as Kia Williams (2/16)
Judith Scott as Janelle Cooper (2/16)
James Black as Reggie Cooper (1/16)
Rigo Sanchez as Mr. Vega (1/16)
Kareem J. Grimes as Preach (2/16)
Wolé Park as Micah Richards (2/16)
Chad L. Coleman as Corey James (2/16)

Brent Jennings as Willy Baker (5/16)
Bill Lee Brown as Alvin Washington (3/16)
Niatia "Lil Mama" Kirkland as Chynna (2/16)
Elvis Nolasco as JP Keating (2/16)
Danielle Campbell as Hadley (1/16)
Lahmard Tate as Flip Williams (2/16)
Hosea Chanchez as TBA (1/16)

Michael M. Williams as Young Spencer (2/16)
Kendall Joy Hall as Young Coop (1/16)
Christopher Farrar as Young Shawn (1/16)
Briana Lane as Elaine (1/16)
Sachie Alessio as Miss Allen (1/16)
Doreen Calderon as Rita (2/16)
Bayley Corman as Lorelei (1/16)
J.E. Burton as Fan (1/16)
Cary Huff as Football Player's Dad (2/16)
Ian Willoughby as Football Player (4/16)
George McDaniel as Dave Shea (1/16)
Judy Kain as Booster 1 (1/16)
Howard Chen as Booster 2 (1/16)
Amentha Dymally as Old Lady (1/16)
Troy Brookins as Beverly Hills Player (8/16)
Michael Eshaun York as Football Player (1/16)
Alan Wells as Cop (1/16)
Ivan Leung as Zach (1/16)
Peter Charnock as Player 1 (1/16)
Cirroc Lofton as Campus Security (1/16)
Michael Zakhar as Safety (2/16)
Sean Baker as Big J (1/16)
Kyle Kittredge as Derrick (1/16)
Randy Vasquez as Mayor Jim Nelson (1/16)
Chase Kim as Wallace (1/16)
Kimberly Cheng as Reporter #1 (1/16)
Alex Morris as Luke (1/16)
Tony Curtis Blondell as Coach (1/16)
Antoine Harris as TBA (3/16)
Mica'h Dumas as Kid (1/16)
Jivanta Roberts as Dancer (1/16)
Raymond Spaulding as Football Spectator (1/16)
Chris Conner as Gordon Bauer (1/16)
Daryl C. Brown as Pastor Weeks (1/16)
Mikelen Walker as Malik (2/16)
Erika Bowman as Juanesta Elis (1/16)
Omari Washington as Young Father (1/16)
Enisha Brewster as Young Mother (1/16)
Brennan Culpepper as Neighborhood Kid (1/16)
Olly Sholotan as Taequan Mann (1/16)
Bart Johnson as Brett Hanson (1/16)
Matt Medrano as Coach Mills (1/16)
Ben Turner Dixon as Coach Rogers (1/16)
Mike Dolphy as Teacher (1/16)
Aaron Joseph as Theo Grimes (1/16)
Iman Karram as Attractive Teen Girl (1/16)
Paige McGarvin as Jordan's Girl (1/16)
Akono Dixon as Andre (1/16)
Antwon D. Jones as Jamal (1/16)
Amelia Morck as Gina (1/16)
Babs Brit as Paul (1/16)
Demetrius Butler as Barry (1/16)
Mitchell Baker as Night School Student (1/16)
Daniel Joo as Brody (1/16)
Chala Savino as Bryant (1/16)

Episodes Edit

# Episode name Directed by Written by Original airdate
1 "Pilot" Rob Hardy April Blair October 10, 2018
In the premiere, South Crenshaw High Spencer James is recruited to play for Beverly High School. He's then forced to move in with his coach, Billy Baker, and his family, and they soon discover that a deeper connection despite their surface differences.
2 "99 Problems" David McWhirter April Blair & Mike Herro & David Strauss October 17, 2018
Spencer discovers that the rules in Beverly Hills differ from those at Crenshaw. Meanwhile, Coop is also forced to learn a new set of rules, with Spencer's protective "Halo Effect" now gone.
3 "I" Rob Hardy Nkechi O. Carroll October 24, 2018
Spencer and Jordan spend an unexpected day together back in Crenshaw where Beverly Hills golden boy Jordan gets his first taste of real life in South Central LA. Meanwhile, Billy struggles with his identity as a father as Olivia and Layla attempt to rekindle their friendship. Coop faces her own truth, coming clean to her parents about being gay.
4 "Lose Yourself" Elodie Keene John A. Norris November 7, 2018
Spencer becomes seduced by the Beverly Hills good life during a three-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Coop is also being seduced by a new way of life -- gang life -- and everything it offers her.
5 "All We Got" Rose Troche Robert D. Doty & Lorna Osunsanmi November 14, 2018
Spencer's worlds come together to celebrate his birthday in Beverly Hills. But mixing the dysfunctional families -- with a dash of an unexpected guest -- ends in disaster. Olivia and Jordan, on a mission to uncover a family secret, discover a missing link to their father's past. Meanwhile, Coop and Patience struggle to define their blossoming romance.
6 "The Choice Is Yours" Benny Boom Mike Herro & David Strauss & J. Stone Alston November 28, 2018
The return of Layla's music mogul father gives Spencer the perfect opportunity to give back to Crenshaw and reunite with an increasingly distant Coop. But Coop's deepening affiliation with Shawn's gang threatens Spencer's good intentions. Billy, Jordan and Asher take a journey to Malibu to scout their next big rival as tensions simmer between Jordan and Asher.
7 "California Love" Dawn Wilkinson Nkechi O. Carroll & Cam'ron Moore December 5, 2018
At an explosive homecoming dance, friendships in both Crenshaw and Beverly are put to the test when decisions made by Spencer trigger an avalanche that drastically changes the course of several lives. Meanwhile, Billy finds himself forced to spend some quality time with Grace and defend his decision to marry outside of the culture. Meanwhile, Coop realizes that getting Shawn out of the gang life may come at a steep price for her.
8 "Homecoming" Rob Hardy April Blair December 12, 2018
Beverly has their big Homecoming game and the pressure is on. Post-dance, Spencer is feeling the weight of the effects of his arrival at Beverly -- as well as his departure from Crenshaw -- and tries to set things right. Meanwhile, Billy tries to bring together his team for a win that will send them to the district playoffs for the first time since he became head coach. But Billy discovers that doing what's right and winning aren't always the same thing.
9 "Keep Ya Head Up" Kevin Rodney Sullivan John A. Norris January 16, 2019
Spencer should be on top of the world -- his football team is headed to the playoffs and he can finally be with Layla -- but he can't shake a major tragedy that occured causing him to question everything. Meanwhile, Coop learns some disturbing information about a friend and Jordan is worried about the results of a drug test that could end his football career for good.
10 "M.A.A.D. City" Darren Grant Natalie Abrams & Cam'ron Moore January 23, 2019
As Coop gets more involved in gang life, her relationship with Patience is tested, while Spencer is determined to find a way to help his community stop the violence that keeps occurring. Jordan is developing a relationship with his grandfather, which brings up family issues for Billy.
11 "All Eyez On Me" Michael Schultz J. Stone Alston & Robert D. Doty January 30, 2019
At a college recruiting event, Spencer's former teammates from Crenshaw show up, which causes Spencer to lose focus. Olivia comes to Asher's aid, while Jordan struggles with the opportunities that comes with being Billy Baker's son.
12 "Back In The Day" Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum Nkechi O. Carroll & Lorna Osunsanmi February 6, 2019
Spencer tries not to repeat the mistakes of his past with his relationship with Layla and Olivia struggles with her sobriety. Billy reveals to Laura something he did to protect his family, while Coop has conflicted emotions about reuniting with her father.
13 "Legacy" Salli Richardson-Whitfield John A. Norris February 27, 2019
With playoffs and mid-terms looming, Spencer makes a few shocking discoveries about his father. Coop desperately wants to bring down her enemies, while Jordan makes a connection with his grandfather.
14 "Regulate" Geoff Sholtz Jameal Turner March 6, 2019
Spencer wants no part of his father's return and Billy confronts him about their tumultuous past. Meanwhile, Layla forces Asher to re-evaluate his life.
15 "Best Kept Secret" Michael Schultz Mike Herro & David Strauss March 13, 2019
Spencer learns the real reason his father left when he was growing up and is devastated by the truth. Billy must deal with the repercussions of decisions he made in the past, while Coop tries to stop a plan she set in motion, with tragic consequences.
16 "Championships" David McWhirter Nkechi O. Carroll & Michael Bhim March 20, 2019
Spencer suffers a devastating setback and gets strength from an unlikely source. Billy, while focused on the championship game, realizes that he has to face some tough truths in order to get his family back.

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