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ALSO INSIDE THE NEWS & ADVANCE 16 FEBRUARY 24 - MARCH 2, 2018 By Kyla Brewer TV Media A tlanta has long been known for its history as the heart of the civil rights moment, and has become a hub for innovative, genre- defining music, especially hip hop. Now, thanks to one of the entertain- ment industry's most promising young stars, the city has a new claim to fame: comedy. Donald Glover ("Community") returns to prime time as Princeton dropout Earn in the season pre- miere of "Atlanta," airing Thursday, March 1, on FX. The comedy follows the foibles of Earn as he tries to help his cousin, Alfred "Paper Boi" Miles (Brian Tyree Henry, "Vice Princi- pals"), manage his rap career. Season 2 of "Atlanta" has been subtitled "Robbin' Season," a refer- ence to the time shortly before the Christmas holidays when there is a spike in the number of robberies in the city. At a Television Critics Association panel, Stephen Glover of managing Alfred's career as Paper Boi enjoyed his first dose of fame. He also tried to prove himself to Van (Zazie Beetz, "Easy"), his on- again-off-again girlfriend and the mother of his daughter. Meanwhile, Alfred's right-hand man, Darius (Lakeith Stanfield, "Dope"), dished out his unique, if not hilarious, brand of stoner humor. Season 1 earned the show ac- colades from TV critics and fans, thanks to its offbeat humor and un- conventional, almost experimental format. Each episode focused on a different part of the story, as one in- stallment followed Van and another played out as a BET-style program. The inaugural season earned a number of high-profile nominations and awards, including two Golden Globes: one for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy, and another for Best Actor in a Televi- sion Series — Musical or Comedy. Glover made history in September when he became the first black person to win an Emmy for directing performer is a true modern-day Re- naissance man. Glover got his big break in writ- ing at the tender age of 23 when Tina Fey ("Saturday Night Live") hired him as a writer for "30 Rock." As an actor, he portrayed Troy Barnes in the NBC comedy "Community," and has appeared in the feature films "Magic Mike XXL" (2015), "The Martian" (2015) and "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017). Soon, fans will be able to catch him on the big screen as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming "Solo: A Star Wars Story," set to premiere on May 25. As if all of that isn't enough, Glover is also a Grammy-nominated rapper under the pseudonym Childish Gambino. That experience in the rap scene likely comes in handy for his work on "Atlanta," which features a core cast of talented up-and-comers, who all return for season 2. The cousins continue to try to climb to the top of the Atlanta music scene in the hopes of improving their lives Raising the bar: Donald Glover returns in 'Atlanta' Donald Glover stars in "Atlanta" feature story • Check out 'Atlanta' • Puzzles & games • Movie releases • Home Improvement shows & more SCREEN Feb. 24-March 2, 2018 Strong cast headlines new NBC series 'Good Girls' Over it! Over it! Strong cast headlines new NBC series 'Good Girls' HIGH POINT FURNITURE OUTLET M, T, Th., F - 10-5 Sat.- 9-5 Closed Wed. 2423 Wards Rd., Lynchburg• 434-239-6513 HELD OVER! Additional 20% OFF Lowest Price

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