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The second season of All American was announced by The CW on April 24, 2019.[1] It premiered on October 7, 2019, and concluded on March 9, 2020. The season consisted of 16 episodes.


The return of All American finds Spencer James, now a football State Champion, with a tough decision to make. Does he stay in Beverly Hills and play for Coach Billy Baker? Or does he move back home to South LA, reunite with his mother, Grace, brother, Dillon, and play for his father, Corey – the new head coach for the South Crenshaw Chargers? This isn’t an easy decision for him to make because it’s not just about football. It’s about choosing between the people he loves. No longer is Beverly Hills just some affluent place that represents his shot out of the hood. Now, he has friends there, including his antagonist turned ally, Asher, who’s fighting to hold on to his football dreams. He has his girlfriend there, Layla, who’s secretly battling her own demons. And most importantly, he has a second family there in the Bakers – Billy, Laura, Jordan and Olivia – who are struggling to adapt to the new normal of their broken home. However, when Spencer’s thrown an unexpected curve ball, the fallout to his life will end up affecting everyone he holds dear, including his best friend, Coop, who’s trying to take control of her life by stepping back from gangs and pursuing her musical dreams.

Cast and Characters


Recurring Cast

Recurring Cast is defined as non-main cast members who appear in 3 or more episodes

Notable Guest Cast

A notable guest is a non recurring actor who reprises their role in a later season or has reprised their role from a previous season

  • Emily Levine as Lucy (2/16)
  • James Black as Reggie Cooper (1/16)
  • Michael Wayne Williams as Young Spencer James (1/16)
  • Bernadette Speakes as Ruth Scott (1/16)
  • Daryl C. Brown as Pastor Weeks (1/16)
  • Antwon D. Jones as Jamal (1/16)


No. Episode title Directed by Written by Original air date Viewers (millions)
1 "Hustle & Motivate" Rob Hardy Nkechi Okoro Carroll October 7, 2019 0.88[2]
SEASON PREMIERE - Jordan decides to deal with his family drama. Olivia fights to reunite her newly broken home. Billy makes some tough decisions to get himself back together and win back his family. Asher clearly has strong feelings for Olivia. Laura is still in depression following her husbands affair. Corey pressures Spencer's mother to a paternity test for Dillon. Grace apologizes to Laura about the affair. Spencer has a tough decision to make, stay at his high school in Beverly Hills, or reunite with his family in South LA (Crenshaw), and play for his father at South Crenshaw High School.
2 "Speak Ya Clout" Michael Schultz Mike Herro & David Strauss October 14, 2019 0.69[3]
EVERYTHING IS NOT OKAY - With Spencer torn about where to play football, he is taken aback to learn who his Dad has added to the team. Jordan faces repercussions for not taking his upcoming football game seriously. Layla gets mad at Spencer after Olivia let it slip about his football plans. Meanwhile, Coop has found her voice again through music, which may bridge the gap between her and her mom.
3 "Never No More" Sheelin Choksey Jameal Turner October 21, 2019 0.68[4]
BENEATH THE SURFACE - Spencer gives his Dad an ultimatum about his new player, but after talking to Jordan, Spencer has a better understanding of what is really bothering him. After Coop shows off her rapping skills at school, she becomes more confident in her ability and decides to enter a freestyle battle. Olivia reluctantly joins the So Cal Muse group with Laura's encouragement, but Olivia learns that this might help create her own identity. Meanwhile, Layla is still not acting like herself and Spencer grows concerned after what he sees.
4 "They Reminisce Over You" Gregg Simon John A. Norris October 28, 2019 0.71[5]
THE GOOD OLE DAYS - When Spencer tries to talk to Layla about what is going on, things don't work out quite as he hoped. It's Billy, Corey and Grace's 25th high school reunion which brings up a lot of memories and unfinished business. Laura becomes upset when she discovers Jordan has found a way around being grounded. Meanwhile, Asher turns to Olivia for support when someone from his past wants to see him.
5 "Bring the Pain" David McWhirter Robert D. Doty November 11, 2019 0.72[6]
PARTY FOUL - After Spencer and Olivia's efforts to try to get help for Layla blow up in their faces, Layla pretends that everything is fine by throwing a birthday party for Olivia and Jordan. With Spencer not in a good place after the news he receives about Corey, he is forced to have dinner with the biggest football booster, and it doesn't go well. Coop is ready to start recording the music she wants but Preach pushes her to try something that isn't her style. Meanwhile, Jordan finds himself in trouble and turns to his dad for help, leaving Billy to do what's best for his family even though Laura doesn't like it.
6 "Hard Knock Life" Kristin Windell J. Stone Alston & Michael Bhim November 18, 2019 0.68[7]
ULTERIOR MOTIVE - An exhibition 7-on-7 rematch of the Beverly Eagles vs. South Crenshaw creates tension for all the players, but especially when Darnell proposes a bet that Spencer can't refuse. Jordan realizes that he needs help and turns to Billy and Laura for support. Olivia and Asher are trying to figure out what the future for them means. Meanwhile, Coop turns to Layla for help with her song and to get in good with Layla's dad, but Coop isn't prepared for what she hears.
7 "Coming Home" Benny Boom Nkechi Okoro Carroll & Lorna Osunsanmi November 25, 2019 0.68[8]
UNCONVENTIONAL METHODS - With Spencer, Grace, Dillon and Darnell reeling from the news about why Corey may have left, they set out on a mission to find him. After locating Corey and trying to convince him to go home with them, the weekend turns out to be just what everyone needed. In an effort to keep fighting for the family to be whole again, Billy arranges for the family to meet with a family therapist and possibly help decide on the next step for them. During the session, the therapist gives Jordan and Olivia a separate assignment, which helps them learn more about each other than either knew.
8 "Life Goes On" Avi Youbian John A. Norris & Laura Nava December 2, 2019 0.70[9]
DECISIONS - With everything going on Spencer can't get excited about his football ranking and gets some guidance from Layla, who in turn realizes it might not be the best advice for anyone, including her. Jordan gets some more news he wasn't expecting, and Laura makes a decision about where she and Billy stand. Meanwhile, Asher gets some clarity from his parents on what happened in the last year, which helps Olivia and Asher to figure out their own stuff, too.
9 "One of Them Nights" Erica Watson Jameal Turner & Cam'ron Moore January 20, 2020 0.64[10]
RE-CLAIM YOUR LIFE - Dillon is mad that Spencer hasn't been around, so Spencer tries to make it up to him by having him help sell tickets for Coop's show, but they find themselves confronted by the police instead. Elsewhere, Coop is shook when faced with Tyrone but luckily she knows Preach is in her corner. Billy tries to force Jordan and Olivia to hang out with him and make memories, but all doesn't go to plan, giving Olivia an idea on reporting injustices. Meanwhile, Layla bonds with a new friend who understands what she is going through, but she realizes that Spencer and Olivia are there for her, too.
10 "Protect Ya Neck" Dawn Wilkinson Mike Herro & David Strauss January 27, 2020 0.66[11]
INSIDE THE BUBBLE - With Tyrone back on the streets, Spencer is being a little overly protective of Coop and Laura and finds himself in uncharted territory. Olivia is nervous about her upcoming SoLA Muse Cotillion and tries to lean on Asher, but he seems more focused on football than ever. Coop and Patience are trying to get back into a rhythm, but things get worse when Coop's jealous streak comes out. Meanwhile, Jordan alerts Billy about what he sees on social media that makes Billy worry a little.
11 "Crossroads" Ryan Zaragoza Robert D. Doty & Lorna Osunsanmi February 3, 2020 0.79[12]
THE TURNING POINT - With Spencer in bad shape, Grace, Billy, Laura, Olivia and Layla rush to his side. Knowing there is a big decision he needs to make, the community from both Crenshaw and Beverly Hills rally around him to show support. In the meantime, Spencer asks Coop to do him a favor, but somehow things go from bad to worse. Elsewhere, Jordan and his teammates step up to help Billy out while he is tending to other matters.
12 "Only Time Will Tell" Kelli Williams John A. Norris February 10, 2020 0.78[13]
DETERMINATION - Billy and Grace are concerned that Spencer is going to push himself too hard before he is ready, which could make things worse for Spencer in the long run. Determined to secure their football future, Spencer, Darnell and Jordan decide to go on a college football visit, but Darnell's chance might be taken away by someone close to him. Asher's teammates and Olivia have been noticing a difference in Asher's performance and attitude on and off the field, leaving them to wonder why he is pushing himself so hard. Meanwhile, Layla thinks she knows what she wants to do with her future and needs Coop to do it.
13 "The Art of Peer Pressure" David McWhirter Jameal Turner & Micah Cyrus February 17, 2020 0.72[14]
SPEAKING UP - Spencer is ready to get back to football in order to impress recruiters, but he must prove to Billy and Grace he is not pushing himself before he is ready. Layla is excited about her and Coop's music, but Coop is distracted about what is going on in the streets. Olivia struggles in believing Asher and turns to Billy for help. Jordan does the right thing and steps up in a big way to help a friend. Meanwhile, as the District Attorney's race is almost over, Laura tries not to get sidetracked by her opponents smear campaign.
14 "Who Shot Ya" Nikhil Paniz Michael Bhim & Cam'ron Moore February 24, 2020 0.74[15]
A VILLAGE - Spencer is worried Coop isn't taking everything seriously and asks Layla for her help. Olivia questions whether she did the right thing by going to Billy about Asher, leaving Billy to have to make a tough choice in order to protect his team. Coop is feeling smothered by everyone and makes a tough decision about her potential future. Meanwhile, Laura knows Jordan has a big heart but is concerned about his relationship with Simone.
15 "Stakes Is High" David Crabtree Mike Herro, David Strauss & J. Stone Alston March 2, 2020 0.76[16]
GOING AFTER WHAT YOU WANT - Spencer goes against Billy's wish and goes around him to get what he wants. Olivia and Asher are both guilt ridden for different reasons when it comes to Billy and the position he now finds himself in. Layla continues to help Coop with her music which helps Coop receive an offer that she wasn't expecting. Meanwhile, Jordan does something to try and make things easier for Simone.
16 "Decisions" Michael Schultz Nkechi Okoro Carroll & Carrie Gutenberg March 9, 2020 0.70[17]
SEASON FINALE - When Spencer hears that South Crenshaw may turn into a magnet school, he and his friends decide to do something about it, but he might have bigger problems to worry about. Billy makes a decision about his future that surprises everyone. Layla is focused on trying to get Coop a tour for the summer but isn't having much luck, so she comes up with a different strategy that makes everyone happy. Asher has an opportunity to spend the summer with his mom but isn't sure if he should go. Meanwhile, Olivia struggles with what she will do over the summer and Jordan makes a Hail Mary in his personal life.


  • On October 8, 2019, The CW ordered an additional three episodes for the season, which was originally set to consist of only thirteen.[18]