All American: Homecoming
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GenreSports drama
Created byNkechi Okoro Carroll
Starring
Music byBlake Neely
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Jon Wallace
  • Carl Ogawa
  • Jennifer Lence
  • Jonathan Gabay
  • Ed Tapia
CinematographyHans Charles
Editors
  • Finnian Murray
  • Alexander Aquino-Kaljakin
  • Stephanie Neroes
  • Jennifer Hoks
Production companies
Release
Original networkThe CW
Original releaseFebruary 21, 2022 (2022-02-21) –
present (present)
Chronology
Related showsAll American

All American: Homecoming is an American sports drama television series created by Nkechi Okoro Carroll that premiered on The CW on February 21, 2022. It is a spin-off of All American.[1][2] In May 2022, the series was renewed for a second season.[3]

Plot

In this spin-off from All American, Simone Hicks leaves behind her boyfriend Jordan in Los Angeles and attends Bringston University, a historically black college in Atlanta, Georgia where she decides to pursue her dreams of being a pro tennis player. Also attending the school is Damon Sims, a fellow freshman who is navigating the college scene to pursue his dream of playing baseball for the university after rejecting an MLB draft to continue to play baseball for Bringston under the guidance of his coach, Marcus Turner. Also included is Amara Patterson, Simone's aunt, who teaches journalism at Bringston

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Special guest star

Episodes

Further information: List of All American episodes § ep49

Backdoor pilot (2021)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
4917"All American: Homecoming"Michael SchultzNkechi Okoro CarrollJuly 5, 2021 (2021-07-05)T13.225160.58[4]

Season 1 (2022)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [5]Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Start Over"Michael SchultzNkechi Okoro CarrollFebruary 21, 2022 (2022-02-21)T13.235010.47[6]
2"Under Pressure"Kelli WilliamsMarqui JacksonFebruary 28, 2022 (2022-02-28)T13.235020.40[7]
3"Love and War"Sheelin ChokseyCam'ron MooreMarch 7, 2022 (2022-03-07)T13.235030.41[8]
4"If Only You Knew"Oz ScottAlison McKenzieMarch 14, 2022 (2022-03-14)T13.235040.44[9]
5"Truth Hurts"Michael SchultzHollie OvertonMarch 21, 2022 (2022-03-21)T13.235050.42[10]
6"Family Affair"Ryan ZaragozaJeffrey David ThomasMarch 28, 2022 (2022-03-28)T13.235060.38[11]
7"Godspeed"David McWhirterCharia RoseApril 11, 2022 (2022-04-11)T13.235070.33[12]
8"Just A Friend"Dawn WilkinsonMegan McNamaraApril 18, 2022 (2022-04-18)T13.235080.30[13]
9"Ordinary People"Christine SwansonCam'ron Moore & Alison McKenzieApril 25, 2022 (2022-04-25)T13.235090.38[14]
10"Move On"Eric Dean SeatonHollie OvertonMay 2, 2022 (2022-05-02)T13.235100.34[15]
11"What Now?"Nikhil PanizJeffrey David Thomas & Charia RoseMay 9, 2022 (2022-05-09)T13.235110.31[16]
12"Confessions"Benny BoomMarqui JacksonMay 16, 2022 (2022-05-16)T13.235120.40[17]
13"Irreplaceable"Christine SwansonNkechi Okoro Carroll & Megan McNamaraMay 23, 2022 (2022-05-23)T13.235130.48[18]

Production

Development

On December 18, 2020, it was announced that The CW is in early development of a backdoor pilot for a spin-off of Geffri Maya's character Simone Hicks reprising her role from All American.[19] On February 1, 2021, The CW gave the spin-off a pilot order and titled it as All American: Homecoming.[20] On May 24, 2021, All American: Homecoming was picked up to series. The series is created by Nkechi Okoro Carroll who is expected to executive produce alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, David Madden, and Robbie Rogers.[1] The backdoor pilot is written by Carroll and directed by Michael Schultz. The production companies involved with the series are Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The backdoor pilot aired on July 5, 2021 as part of the third season of All American.[21] The series premiered on February 21, 2022.[2] On May 12, 2022, The CW renewed the series for a second season.[3]

Casting

On March 29, 2021, it was reported that Peyton Alex Smith, Cory Hardrict, Kelly Jenrette, Sylverser Powell, Netta Walker, and Camille Hyde were cast to star.[22] On December 16, 2021, it was announced that Mitchell Edwards who recurs as Cam Watkins on All American is set to reprise his role on this series a series regular.[23] On January 28, 2022, it was reported that Tamberla Perry joined the cast in a recurring role.[24]

Reception

Viewership and ratings per episode of All American: Homecoming
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Start Over" February 21, 2022 0.1 0.47[6] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "Under Pressure" February 28, 2022 0.1 0.40[7] TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 "Love and War" March 7, 2022 0.1 0.41[8] 0.1 0.29 0.2 0.70[25]
4 "If Only You Knew" March 14, 2022 0.1 0.44[9] 0.1 0.25 0.2 0.69[26]
5 "Truth Hurts" March 21, 2022 0.1 0.42[10] 0.1 0.26 0.2 0.68[27]
6 "Family Affair" March 28, 2022 0.1 0.38[11] 0.1 0.27 0.2 0.66[28]
7 "Godspeed" April 11, 2022 0.1 0.33[12] 0.1 0.26 0.2 0.59[29]
8 "Just A Friend" April 18, 2022 0.1 0.30[13] 0.1 0.26 0.2 0.56[30]
9 "Ordinary People" April 25, 2022 0.1 0.38[14] 0.1 0.28 0.2 0.66[31]
10 "Move On" May 2, 2022 0.1 0.34[15] TBD TBD TBD TBD
11 "What Now?" May 9, 2022 0.1 0.31[16] TBD TBD TBD TBD
12 "Confessions" May 16, 2022 0.1 0.40[17] TBD TBD TBD TBD
13 "Irreplaceable" May 23, 2022 0.1 0.48[18] TBD TBD TBD TBD

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