About the Show



WEDNESDAYS (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on The CW

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. 

Inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger, ALL AMERICAN is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers April Blair ("Reign"), Nkechi Okoro Carroll ("Rosewood"), Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Riverdale”) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” “Riverdale”). 




Day and time: Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET


Network debut: October 10, 2018


Format: When a rising high school football player from South L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.


Cast: Daniel Ezra as Spencer James

Taye Diggs as Billy Baker

Samantha Logan as Olivia Baker

Bre-Z as Tamia ”Coop” Cooper

Greta Onieogou as Layla Keating

Monet Mazur as Laura Baker

Michael Evans Behling as Jordan Baker

Cody Christian as Asher Adams

Karimah Westbrook as Grace James

Jalyn Hall as Dillon James


Executive Producers: April Blair, Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter


Origination: Los Angeles, Calif.


Produced by: Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with Berlanti Productions


Media contacts: Mandy Ellis, 818/977-3719









August 2018

Press Contact:

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Photo Contact:

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