Fall TV Preview ー Take our Poll: Which Shows Are You Most Excited About?

It is almost that time. The sun is setting earlier each day, and before you know it, the leaves will start changing color. That means it will soon be time for your favorite TV shows to return for a new season! It also means that new shows are making their debuts while fan favorites are coming to an end.

Broadway Stages is excited to see our sound stages and filming locations back on the small screen. We would love to know:  which show filmed at Broadway Stages you most looking forward to watching? Let us know in the comments section after reading about the 10 shows listed below.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Hulu)

On Wednesday, September 4 check out the new miniseries "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" on Hulu. The 10-episode miniseries tracks the influential hip hop group's rise to fame. Watch the trailer below and tune in next month to hang out with Method Man, The RZA, Ghostface Killah, and the rest of the clan.

Bull (CBS)

On Monday, September 23 "Bull" will return to CBS for its fourth and final season. Last season ended with Benny and Bull in fisticuffs, leaving the future of Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC) in doubt. Will Benny ever speak to Bull again? Find out when the show returns next month, and get ready by rewatching the fight below.

FBI (CBS), New Amsterdam (NBC)

On Tuesday, September 24 two drama series return for their second seasons: "FBI" on CBS and "New Amsterdam" on NBC. We are so glad that both shows chose to film right here in New York, creating economic growth for local businesses. We are particularly happy that they selected our sound stages as filming locations and hope that both shows have successful sophomore seasons. In case you missed season one of "FBI," watch the trailer to prepare for season two.

Evil (CBS)

On Thursday, September 26 CBS's terrifying new show "Evil" will premiere. The pilot episode aired at San Diego Comic Con last month, and those lucky enough to be in attendance said it was genuinely scary. Find out more about the psychological mystery by reading our blog post about its debut at Comic Con, and get a first look at "Evil" in the video below.

Blue Bloods (CBS)

Friday September 27 marks the highly anticipated return of "Blue Bloods" for its 10th season. Season nine culminated in the long-awaited wedding of Jamie and Eddie. We have a long-standing relationship with the cast and crew of this CBS drama, and we can’t wait to see their hard work come together again next month. Congratulations on 10 seasons! What a milestone! Relive the happy couple's wedding day below, and tune in on September 26 to see what's next for the Reagans and their friends.

Godfather of Harlem (EPIX)

On Sunday, September 29 the crime drama series "Godfather of Harlem" will premiere on EPIX. With Academy-Award winner Forest Whitaker starring, this show should not be missed. It tells the true story of crime boss Bumpy Johnson who took on the Italian mob in New York in the 1960s. Get a sneak peek in the trailer below.

Almost Family (FOX)

On Wednesday, October 2 another new drama will premiere. "Almost Family," based on the Australian show "Sisters," will air on FOX this fall. The show tells the story of an only child Julia Bechley, who finds out that her father, a fertility doctor, used his own sperm to conceive as many as 100 children. Learn more about the show in the trailer below.

The Blacklist (NBC)

On Friday, October 4 "The Blacklist" will return for its seventh season. Season six was a rollercoaster full of twists and turns, and season seven will no doubt continue the ride. Check out a clip from last season's finale, and tune in to find out Red's fate.

Madam Secretary (CBS)

The sixth and final season of "Madam Secretary" will debut on CBS on Sunday, October 6. The big news from the season five finale is that Elizabeth McCord is officially running for president. Will she win? Find out soon when the show returns in October, and check out the clip below from the season six finale in which Elizabeth announced her candidacy.

Which show filmed at Broadway Stages are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments section!

"Pose" Wraps Up its Second Season Tonight

When "Pose" concludes its second season tonight, viewers will have plenty of questions on their minds. Will Blanca get revenge against Frederica? Will the police discover what's hiding in Elektra's closet? Will Ricky and Damon reconcile? Tune in to FX tonight to find out what's in store for your favorite housemates.

"Pose" is groundbreaking in its portrayal of LGBTQ culture. The show explores the New York City ballroom culture of the late '80s and early '90s and includes five transgender actresses of color in its main cast. We are proud that the creators of "Pose" chose to film scenes of their final season-two episode at our Staten Island location last spring. Our waterfront area was used to portray a graveyard; see if you can spot the location while you watch the season finale tonight. What an honor to work with such a talented team. We can't wait for season three to begin filming.

Did you know that "Pose" is up for several Emmys next month, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Billy Porter? Well now you know, so be sure to catch the Emmys on September 22 on FOX. Best of luck to the cast and crew, and thank you for being a part of the Broadway Stages family!



Cooper Day Celebration was Sensational

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What a sensational day! Residents from Greenpoint and Williamsburg gathered on Kingsland Avenue this past Saturday, August 17 to celebrate community and enjoy the summer day. Amazing music by Grupo JJ Band Los Duros del Swing, food and fellowship were on the agenda and everyone had a great time. Thanks to all who helped make this such a special event - sponsors, volunteers and residents. Broadway Stages is proud to support our local community and honored to have been a part of this celebration.

Fun Fun Fun at Canarsie Park

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Canarsie Park was the place to be on August 15th.  Senator Persaud hosted Family Fun Day and she definitely delivered, even the weather was perfect!  The community was in full force as they enjoyed the family friendly games — proudly sponsored by Broadway Stages — including giant connect four, giant UNO, corn hole and other activities. There was even a storytelling station led by Kamla Millwood, children’s book author and Founder/CEO of Palatial Publishing, LLC, who inspired the children and captured their attention with her storytelling prowess.  Also in attendance were representatives from the four NYPD Precincts [63rd, 69th, 73rd and 75th] that serve Senate District 19.  

It was a great way to spend a leisurely summer day — sun, fun and community fellowship! In her remarks to the community, Senator Persaud encouraged residents to buy the local newspaper, the Canarsie Courier, and to sign-up for her newsletter in order to stay informed about issues and activities in the community. Our own Monica Holowacz, Director of Community Relations, also addressed the crowd, thanking them for the opportunity to be part of the event and expressing Broadway Stages’ pride in being part of the Canarsie community.

Arthur Kill Prison┃ Associated Press YouTube Segment

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One of the hottest filming locations is in our own backyard and was the recent focus of a YouTube segment by the Associated Press. The former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility at Staten Island Stages has been the backdrop for popular shows and films like “Orange is the New Black,” “Daredevil,” and “Oceans 8,” due to its authentic penitentiary look and feel. Check out the AP YouTube segment and see for yourself what it looks like inside the prison.

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The 69-acre Arthur Kill campus, located in the Charleston section of Staten Island, was acquired in 2017.  Plans are underway for upgrades and construction of additional sound stages. We’re excited to see the full potential of this facility and to realize the economic growth it will bring to Staten Island.   

Taking a Stand Against Climate Change One Rooftop at a Time

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In an August 7 article, Thrive Global talks about Broadway Stages’ early commitment to environmental sustainability and how those efforts are serving to combat climate change.  For more than a decade Broadway Stages have been involved in the environmental sustainability crusade. Their first green rooftop, an organic produce farm at their Eagle Street studio, began their vision for a green corridor at their sprawling Brooklyn based campus.  Today, with the support of organizations like Alive Structures, Goode Green, Growing Chefs, Solar Energy Systems and others, Broadway Stages boasts 50,000 square feet of solar panels and over 20,000 square feet of garden rooftops. And we are actively working on an additional 1.4 acres (or almost 61,000 square feet) of green rooftops made possible by a grant from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation’s Green Innovation Grant Program — what we are calling the Broadway Stages Green Corridor project, being managed in cooperation with Alive Structures.  

We welcome you to learn more about our green rooftops at Kingsland Wildflowers and Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, and maybe even consider a visit — there’s an amazing view! 

“A deep-rooted commitment to community and environmental sustainability is a cornerstone of our business philosophy.  Through green infrastructure and renewable energy projects such as Kingsland Wildflowers, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, and our solar rooftop that spans 50,000 square feet, we are able to utilize our sound stages in a way that brings mutual value to our operations, our environment and our community.”  —  Gina Argento, President and CEO, Broadway Stages, Ltd.

National Night Out - A Heartfelt Family Affair for Broadway Stages

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Oh what a night!   On Tuesday, August 6 police departments around the nation came together with their community to celebrate the 25th annual National Night Out. Since 1984 this tradition has helped to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, and that’s exactly what happened in Greenpoint last night!  NYPD’s 94th precinct and community council hosted the celebration that Broadway Stages has proudly sponsored for almost a decade.  Around 400 neighbors enjoyed food, family friendly activities, games and community fellowship. Hear what Broadway Stages’ President and CEO, Gina Argento, had to say about the event and all who came out to help.  

“Thank you to everyone for all your hard work. This was truly a family affair for Broadway Stages. From our dedicated and talented staff, to our amazing vendor @WilsonCatering, even out-of-town family. And to my beloved brother and founder of Broadway Stages, Tony — thank you for your inspiration, your drive and dedication to our community, our family and our business; we are indebted to you for your vision, your compassion, and devotion. And of course to our community for whom we work so hard to support, our elected officials for their time and continued advocacy, and last but not least, the 94th precinct and community council — for your service, protection and community support, thank you!”  

You won’t want to miss National Night out 2020 so mark your calendars now for Tuesday, August 4!  See you again next year.




National Night Out - August 6

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 6th and plan to join us in celebrating National Night Out with the 94th precinct on Lorimer Street between Meserole and Calyer from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. A good time is guaranteed with food, fun and music!

National Night Out is an annual opportunity for community members and law enforcement across the nation to get to know each other in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The event helps strengthen community relationships and foster safer neighborhoods. Broadway Stages is proud to one again be a sponsor of National Night out and honored to support our local NYPD and community.  For details about the events at each precinct please check out the NYPD page. Learn more about National Night Out here.

Check Out "The Good Fight" on CBS Sunday Nights

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Critics love "The Good Fight," a spinoff of CBS's "The Good Wife" starring Christine Baranski. But viewers without a subscription to CBS's paid streaming service (CBS All Access) may have missed out on watching the first three seasons. That is why on Sunday nights this summer CBS is showing the first three seasons to prepare fans for season four coming next year.

According to CBS, the show picks up one year after the events of the final episode of "The Good Wife." An enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer while simultaneously wiping out the savings of her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart, played by Baranski.

"The Good Fight" is the brainchild of Michelle and Robert King, who also created "The Good Wife." Broadway Stages is grateful that the Kings and CBS chose our studios in Greenpoint Brooklyn to film both shows. The Kings' latest creation, "Evil," will air on CBS this fall. And like those other two shows, "Evil" was filmed right here in Brooklyn at one of our studios.

Be sure to check out "The Good Fight" on Sunday nights on CBS all summer, and keep an eye out for news on the upcoming season four, filming now at Broadway Stages.

Fun at the Farmers Market at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

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This past weekend, the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm once again welcomed the local community to reap the rewards of its successful organic vegetable green roof turned farm. Check out the photo gallery from the July 27 summer market and volunteer day. The farm will take a market break in August to process the chilies that were grown on the rooftop; an activity they conduct at Egg Restaurant in Brooklyn. The market will return in September, so mark your calendars for Saturday, September 14, and come on out to see the farm and stock up on fresh produce!

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A Goode Green project owned by Broadway Stages, the farm is an example of how we support successful urban agriculture projects that support environmental sustainability. This not only benefits our neighbors by providing fresh produce for local residents and restaurants, but also makes a positive environmental impact by improving the air, making buildings more temperate and reducing storm water runoff.

"Orange Is the New Black" Is Back!

Today Netflix released the seventh and final season of "Orange Is the New Black." The popular series chronicles Piper Chapman's adventures behind bars at the fictional Litchfield Correctional Institution. The real-life setting of Litchfield is the former Arthur Kill Correctional Facility, which is now the home of Staten Island Stages.

When we began developing the property we envisioned a state-of-the-art facility that would be the perfect backdrop for prison-set television programs and films. As a business that cares deeply about supporting our community, we hired local vendors and suppliers and are proud to boost the local economy.

We are excited to see our hard work pay off on "Orange Is the New Black," and we hope you enjoy watching the final season as much as we do. Congratulations to the show's creators and stars on seven amazing seasons, and thank you for being a part of the Broadway Stages family.

Check out the trailer here!