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“Rise” Debuts On March 13; NBC Shares Photos From Premiere Episode

NBC offers a first look at its “heartening” new drama.

Rise | Peter Kramer/NBC

Fans of writer-director Jason Katims — and his dramas “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” — will want to circle March 13 on their calendars.

Katims’ new series “Rise” debuts that night at 10-11PM ET. It will move to the 9PM hour in subsequent weeks.

“When dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school’s lackluster theater department, he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but the entire working-class town,” says NBC’s regarding the “heartening” new drama.

It is based on a true story.

In addition to Radnor, the cast features Marley Shelton, Rarmian Newton, Auli’i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Ted Sutherland, Amy Forsyth, Casey Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joseph Tippett, Shirley Rumierk and Rosie Perez.

Ahead of the March premiere, NBC shared production photos from the pilot episode. Those follow:

RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli, Ted Sutherland as Simon Saunders — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Marley Shelton as Gail Mazzuchelli, Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Auli’i Cravalho as Lilette Suarez, Damon J. Gillespie as Robbie Thorne — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Rarmian Newton as Maashous Evers — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli, Ellie Desautels as Michael Hallowell, Auli’i Cravalho as Lilette Suarez, Shannon Purser as Annabelle, Sean Grandillo as Jeremy Middle, Ted Sutherland as Simon Saunders, Amy Forsyth as Gwen Strickland — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Amy Forsyth as Gwen Strickland, Katherine Reis as Jolene, Ted Sutherland as Simon Saunders, Auli’i Cravalho as Lilette Suarez — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe, Tom Riis Farrell as Mr. Baer — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Damon J. Gillespie as Robbie Thorne — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Auli’i Cravalho as Lilette Suarez — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — Pilot — Pictured: (l-r) Back row: Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe, Tom Riis Farrell as Mr. Baer, Rarmian Newton as Maashous Evers, Shannon Purser as Anabelle, Sean Grandillo as Jeremy Middle row: Joshua Grosso as Singer, Rachel Hilson as Harmony Curtis, Cheryl Bell as Singer, Brett Gray as Singer, Damon J. Gillespie as Robbie Thorne, Alexis Molnar as Singer Front row: Erin Kommor as Sasha, Amy Forsyth as Gwen Strickland, Katherine Reis as Jolene, Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli, Ted Sutherland as Simon Saunders, Auli’i Cravalho as Lilette Suarez, Caroline Pluta as Singer, Ellie Desautels as Michael Hallowell– (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Damon J. Gillespie as Robbie Thorne — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Auli’i Cravalho as Lilette Suarez, Shirley Rumierk as Vanessa Suarez — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
RISE — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Josh Radnor as Lou Mazzuchelli, Casey Johnson as Gordy Mazzuchelli — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

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