Happy Friday! On today's episode of The Dish, our Sonia Isabelle is here to share what new TV shows and movies viewers can look forward to.
Vanderpump Rules - Bravo
First off, Bravo is home to many fan favorite reality shows, but none are so popular as Vanderpump Rules. Lisa and the gang are back in the ninth season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills spin-off. We sat down with Vanderpump herself to hear the latest on the newest season.
"It's been a lot of work actually reopening the restaurant, and being there the days leading up to it and there every night since. So, it's been a lot, but I'm just so happy to have them back up and running."
The season 9 premiere of Vanderpump Rules airs Tuesday September 28th at 9:00pm ET on Bravo.
Grey's Anatomy - ABC
Dropping a little something to brighten your day. Get ready for the #GreysxStation19 crossover premiere event Thurs… https://t.co/77PoKc0lw0— Grey's Anatomy (@Grey's Anatomy) 1632177253.0
Two is always better than one! That's why ABC is serving up two big premieres at once. Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 are crossing over for a shocking premiere event. Grey's is entering its 18th season, while the spin-off is entering its fifth.
I need the day off. For THIS. NEWS!!! 🤯🤩😭 @katewalsh https://t.co/1bqBgAaUng— Grey's Anatomy (@Grey's Anatomy) 1630627150.0
And as if the crossover weren't exciting enough, this season will see the return of a fan favorite. That's right, Kate Walsh is back to portray the iconic Dr. Addison Montgomery. You won't wanna miss this two-hour crossover event which starts Thursday September 30th at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
Dear Evan Hansen
A hit Broadway show gets the film adaptation treatment in Dear Evan Hansen. Staying true to its roots, original broadway cast member Ben Platt will be returning to play the titular character.
"I think something that's really important for the entirety of the film is really understanding Evan's perspective and where Evan is coming from so that you never turn against him."
That was Platt on the multi-dimensional character that he won a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy for portraying. Platt's co-stars include Julianne Moore and Amy Adams. Unlike Hamilton which was released onto Disney Plus as a recording of the stage production, Dear Evan Hansen is a completely different animal. It is truly something you will have to see to believe. Dear Evan Hansen is in theaters now.
The Tony Awards
The shows! The stars! See them all at the #TonyAwards, Sunday, Sept. 26 on @CBS and @ParamountPlus https://t.co/CBkKNnapr7— The Tony Awards (@The Tony Awards) 1631804402.0
Speaking of Broadway, the Tonys are back! After over two years, Tony winning actress Audra McDonald is taking the stage as the host of The 74th Annual Tony Awards. The ceremony will be accompanied by a celebration called "Broadway is Back!" hosted by Leslie Odom Jr. McDonald had this to say about Broadway's return.
"We're very excited. You know, our industry has been so decimated and it's not just the people on stage. It's the people who work backstage: the crew, the wardrobe, the front of house, the contractors, the vendors. It has affected all of us."
This year's ceremony will celebrate the 2019-20 season. That being said, Jagged Little Pill is currently leading with 15 nominations including Best Musical. The 74th Annual Tony Awards air Sunday September 26th on Paramount+ and CBS.
Before beginning it's important to mention that this is not a ranking. It is simply a chronological timeline of some of Japril's best moments. Not every single scene could unfortunately be included, but nonetheless, here it is!
The First Time
How can we forget the scene where it all started? Jackson and April had been friends for years by that point... But the night of their medical boards, April decided to lose her virginity with Jackson. And from that moment, Japril's love story officially began.
April Confides In Jackson
But the two don't get together immediately. They start exploring the attraction they feel, but then April starts a relationship with Matthew. April and Jackson decide to stay friends... But judging from this scene, it's pretty clear that the two couldn't deny their feelings for long....
.... And a bus explosion helped April navigate her feelings for Jackson. As the bus explodes, April can be seen screaming Jackson's name in tears. Then there's incredible relief as Jackson comes out of the flames, unharmed.
Jackson Interrupts April's Wedding
And yet, April decides to marry Matthew after a rejection from Jackson. But as she was pronouncing the vows, Jackson remembered what his mentor Mark Sloan once told him:
"If you love someone, you tell them. Even if you're scared that it's not the right thing. Even if you're scared it'll cause problems. Even if you're scared that it will burn your life to the ground. You say it. You say it loud."
Jackson stands up and interrupts the wedding. The two run away together and... Get married.
But marriage comes with responsibilities and differences start to emerge between the two. Especially about raising kids. Jackson is atheist, whereas April is very religious. As the two fight to figure out how to find a balance in raising an hypothetical kid, April drops the bomb: it is not hypothetical anymore. She's pregnant.
"We're Having A Baby"
"Dance it out" is part of Grey's culture and this scene is definitely proof of that. Everyone dances enthusiastically after April and Jackson tell them they're expecting.
April and Jackson sadly lose their baby due to a fatal birth defect. Later on, however, April gets pregnant again, but the two are now separating. This scene is incredibly moving as they decide to support and love each other for their baby. April lets Jackson feel the baby kick and, moved Jackson says: "this baby can kick." Make sure to have tissues ready before watching this scene.
Jackson Prays For April
As mentioned before Jackson's atheist. But when April gets involved in an accident, Jackson for the first time, prays for her and April finally wakes up.
Finally, after many years, April and Jackson reconnected in the last episode of Grey's Anatomy. The two are going to move to Boston together. And... There's another great news: Matthew and April have officially split up. With Jackson leaving the show, it is most likely that Japril fans will be pleased to know that the two might finally get back together.
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His exit was announced in last night's episode, Look up, Child, and his last episode will be on May 20th. Williams has been leaning into other ventures recently, directing episodes of Greys and even producing the Oscar winning Two Distant Friends. It's possible his departure stems from a desire to branch into other areas of the industry.
Dr Jackson Avery is also venturing into new areas of life. His character is leaving the hospital so he can run a Foundation that promotes racial equity in medicine.
Williams contract with Greys expires after this year, and while the show has yet to be renewed for an 18th season, it would be absolutely shocking if it wasn't. So, Greys will churn on without Williams, but he'll be sorely missed as the show approaches two decades on air.
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Happy Thursday! As we reach the end of the month, here's everything you can watch.
Grey's Anatomy & Station 19 Crossover - ABC
Brace yourselves because Grey's Anatomy is back in a crossover event with Station 19 at 8/7c on ABC and stream on Hulu.
Big Sky - ABC
The brand new season of Big Sky premieres today right after Grey's Anatomy and Station 19, at 10pm on ABC.
The Problem With John Stewart - Apple TV+
In The Problem With Jon Stewart, Jon Stewart takes a deep dive into important topics in the United States. It premieres today on Apple TV+
Cake - FX
Animated show Cake's season 5 premieres today at 10pm on FX.
Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs - HBO Max
Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs is an animated spinoff of the original series The Flinstones. The series is based on the lives of best friends Pebbles Flinstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble who are joined by Dino for many adventures. It premieres today on HBO Max.
Ten Year Old Tom - HBO Max
Ten Year Old Tom follows a youngster who deals with the bad influences of his life: litigious parents, inappropriate band teachers and drug dealing bus drivers. It premieres today on HBO Max.
Luna Park - Netflix
Luna Park follows an independent girl in Rome, 1960s, as she discovers she belongs to two different worlds. The brand new series premieres today on Netflix.
Love 101 - Netflix
Make sure to check out Love 101's season 2. It premieres today on Netflix.
Unidentified With Demi Lovato - Peacock
In Unidentified With Demi Lovato, the singer brings the audience on a road trip as she tries to answer some of life's questions about extraterrestrial life. You can watch it on Peacock.
NOTED: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories - YouTube Originals
Finally, to end the month of September, you can watch NOTED: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories as the singer lets viewers inside her creative process and personal life in this four-part docuseries. You can watch it on YouTube.