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New CW series "All American" debuts Wednesday night

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Published: Oct. 8, 2018 at 10:55 PM CDT
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One of CW's newest shows begins on August 10.

"All American" was inspired by the life of NFL player Spencer Paysinger, focusing on his transition from playing in South Central High School to Beverly Hills High School. The character is named Spencer James in the series and played by Daniel Ezra.

Taye Diggs portrays Spencer James' coach, Billy Barker who recruits Spencer to Beverly Hills.

"The storylines and the crux of what this show is, makes me very proud of CW," said Diggs. "To tackle issues that I’ve grown up with myself, issues that are prevalent now in today’s society, with race and sports and sexuality."

You can catch "All American" starting October 10 at 8:00 p.m.