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WATCH: Simone Missick Talks Black Women Leading In Hollywood And The The Surprising Return Of 'All Rise'
By popular demand, Simone Missick‘s court drama All Rise has been resurrected from cancelation and given a new home on Oprah Winfrey’s Network.
Originally cut from CBS’s primetime lineup in May 2021, the show was picked up for a third season at OWN, with most of the original cast returning to continue its story right from where fans left off. It’s a rare, very quick positive fate for a show so unceremoniously chopped in the midst of behind-the-scenes controversy, a fortune which isn’t lost on Missick, who now serves as both lead actress and co-Executive Producer.
“It is such a blessing,” Missick said of the show’s swift rescue. “I’ve seen those petitions on Twitter with people saying ‘save our show’ and it doesn’t always happen,” she observed.
“Television is like a microwave. So many shows come and go, so to have something people would like to see back is truly a blessing.”
For the uninitiated, Missick portrays Judge Lola Carmichael, a District Court Judge focused on providing the best possible shot at justice to everyone that enters through her courtroom doors. In the first two seasons of the show, fans got an opportunity to watch Judge Lola stand up for what’s right and overcome the obstacles placed in her way by her race and gender.