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Fox Cancels ‘Gang Related’

Fox’s drama Gang Related will not be coming back as the network has opted not to renew the undercover drama for a second season. Originally slated for a midseason launch, the action series starring Ramon Rodriguez was given a summer berth instead. It got off to a soft start the last week of May, opening with a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 in Live+Same Day. The series didn’t grow but developed a core following and was pretty consistent, ending its 13-episode run with a 0.7 in Live+SD despite a lead-in (0.4, encore Sleepy Hollow) that was a quarter of the lead-in for the premiere (1.5, Hell’s Kitchen). Gang Related, about the members of Los Angeles Police Department’s Gang Task Force, came from Chris Morgan, Imagine TV and 20th TV. Its diverse cast also included Jay Hernandez, RZA, Sung Kang and Terry O’Quinn. Fox brass considered bringing the series back but deemed it too heavily serialized for the summer, the only slot available on Fox for the next year.

Source: Deadline

‘Gang Related’ Stills and Screencaps

I finally got to finish working on the Gang Related stuff. You can now find stills and screencaps of Shantel as Jessica Chapel in Gang Related. The caps go from the pilot episode up the latest one, the 11th episode. There are two more episodes for the season, and I’ll do my best to be up-to-date with those here. But for now, I hope you enjoy these!



‘Gang Related’ 1.08-1.09 Press Release

Episode 1.08: El Zorro y el Gallinero

CARLOS SECRETLY TRIES TO GRAB POWER AWAY FROM JAVIER ON AN ALL-NEW “GANG RELATED” THURSDAY, JULY 10, ON FOX

A change to California’s “Three Strikes” law causes additional trouble for the GTF. Meanwhile, Jessica sees Silvia pay Ryan a visit, and Carlos sets forth on his path toward usurping Javier’s seat as head of Los Angelicos in the all-new “El Zorro y el Gallinero” episode of GANG RELATED airing Thursday, July 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GAN-108) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

Cast: Ramon Rodriguez as Ryan Lopez; RZA as Cassius Green; Terry O’Quinn as Sam Chapel; Cliff Curtis as Javier Acosta; Jay Hernandez as Daniel Acosta; Sung Kang as Tae Kim; Inbar Lavi as Veronica “Vee” Dotsen; Shantel VanSanten as Jessica Chapel; and Rey Gallegos as Carlos Acosta

Episode 1.09: Dia de Todos los Santos

THE FEUD BETWEEN LOS ANGELICOS AND THE METAS INTENSIFIES ON AN ALL-NEW “GANG RELATED” THURSDAY, JULY 17, ON FOX

An explosion set off by the Meta gang during a Los Angelicos festival leads to plans for retaliation. Tio Gordo kills a Meta gang member and word gets back to the head of the gang, who demands that Javier kill him to not further escalate the feud. Then, Jessica discovers the identity of the woman she saw at Ryan’s home and shares the information with Carter in the all-new “Dia de Todos los Santos” episode of GANG RELATED airing Thursday, July 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GAN-109) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Ramon Rodriguez as Ryan Lopez; RZA as Cassius Green; Terry O’Quinn as Sam Chapel; Cliff Curtis as Javier Acosta; Jay Hernandez as Daniel Acosta; Sung Kang as Tae Kim; Inbar Lavi as Veronica “Vee” Dotsen; Shantel VanSanten as Jessica Chapel; and Rey Gallegos as Carlos Acosta

Source: SpoilerTV

Gang Related & Beauty and the Beast

Thanks to the amazing Stef, I have uploaded two HQ promos from Gang Related and screencaptures from episode 1.19 of Beauty and the Beast. I have LOTS more to upload to the gallery (which will come over this coming week), thanks to Stef, but for now enjoy these!