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ABC Cancels ‘The Baker and the Beauty,’ Renews ‘For Life’

ABC Cancels ‘The Baker and the Beauty,’ Renews ‘For Life’

  • ABC has renewed 'For Life' for a second season but has canceled 'The Beauty and the Baker.'
ABC Cancels 'The Baker and the Beauty,' Renews 'For Life'

ABC has announced more changes to its programming. The Baker and the Beauty has been canceled after one season, while For Life has been renewed for a second season.

The Baker and the Beauty centered around Daniel Garcia a man working in the family bakery and doing everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do. But on a wild Miami night, he meets Noa Hamilton, an international superstar and fashion mogul, and his life moves into the spotlight.

The cast included Victor Rasuk as Daniel GarciaNathalie Kelley as Noa Hamilton, Carlos Gómez as Rafael Garcia, Dan Bucatinsky as Lewis, Lisa Vidal as Mari Garcia, David Del Rio as Mateo Garcia, Belissa Escobedo as Natalie and Michelle Veintimilla as Vanessa.  

Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about an imprisoned man, Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock), who becomes a lawyer litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. His quest for freedom is driven by his desperate desire to get back to the family he loves – his estranged wife (Joy Bryant) and daughter (Tyla Harris) – and reclaim the life that was stolen from him. For Life will also, through the window of his ferocious struggle and complicated relationship with a progressive female prison warden (Indira Varma), examine the flaws and challenges in our penal and legal systems.

The cast also included Mary Stuart Masterson, Boris McGiver, Glenn Fleshler, Dorian Missick, Tyla Harris, and Timothy Busfield.

“It has been a profound honor working with Isaac Wright, Jr. and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson to create a show that, through the prism of Isaac’s experience in our broken criminal justice system, has been able to highlight the racial inequality that plagues this country,” said series creator Hank Steinberg. “The show’s renewal will allow us to continue to do that and I am extremely grateful to Sony Pictures Television and ABC for all of their support.”

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The series is from creator Hank Steinberg and executive producers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson via G-Unit Film & Television, Doug Robinson and Alison Greenspan of Doug Robinson Productions, and Isaac Wright Jr. George Tillman Jr. (The Hate U Give) directed the pilot on which he served as an executive producer.

For Life is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television Inc. and ABC Studios. ABC Studios is a part of Disney Television Studios, a collection of studios comprised of 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios, and Fox 21 Television Studios.

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