ABC has cancelled For the People following its second season. The show was produced by Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland which recently left its long time home at ABC to go to Netflix. Other Shondaland shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder are still on ABC, even if official renewal decisions have yet to be made.
The series finale of For the People will air on May 16, 2019. In whole, the series will have aired twenty episodes over 2 short seasons.
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About the Series Finale:
On Election Day, Jay turns to Kate and the team for help after his parents and other voters are illegally intimidated at their polling place. Meanwhile, Roger and Jill’s relationship is at an impasse when Sandra learns that they are romantically involved and challenges Jill’s judgement. Elsewhere, Seth gets assigned to the case of a lifetime, but his anxiety increases when he is appointed a bodyguard to help protect him, all while Sandra and Ted take their relationship up a notch.
About For the People:
Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (a.k.a. “The Mother Court”), the Shondaland series show follows six talented young lawyers working on opposite sides of the law and handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country.
Best friends Sandra Bell (Britt Robertson) and Allison Adams (Jasmin Savoy Brown) serve as public defenders alongside Jay Simmons (Wesam Keesh) and their boss, Federal Public Defender Jill Carlan (Hope Davis). With the help of new investigator Ted (Charles Michael Davis), they face off against prosecutors Seth Oliver (Ben Rappaport), Leonard Knox (Regé-Jean Page), Kate Littlejohn (Susannah Flood) and their supervisor, chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Roger Gunn (Ben Shenkman). Our lawyers are joined by Judge Nicholas Byrne (Vondie Curtis-Hall), who rules on some of the court’s most controversial cases, and Tina Krissman (Anna Deavere Smith), the formidable clerk of Court who keeps everyone in line.