Stay warm this winter as W Network turns up the heat, delivering two brand new dramas, Katy Keene and Party of Five. Cozy up, settle in and melt into a world of compelling stories of friends and family, dynamic characters and non-stop entertainment.
Premieres Thursday, February 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on W Network
Katy Keene follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters — fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene (Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars), singer/songwriter Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray, Riverdale), performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger (Jonny Beauchamp, Chicago P.D.), and “It Girl” Pepper Smith (Julia Chan, Saving Hope) — as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City together. Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie, whose singing talent catches the attention of Alexander Cabot (Lucien Laviscount, Scream Queens), a CEO who hopes to reboot the record label division of his father’s corporate empire. But Alexander’s dream of signing Josie to a recording contract meets resistance from Cabot Media’s powerful senior vice president Alexandra (Camille Hyde, American Vandal), who also happens to be his twin sister.
Josie and Katy’s roommate Jorge works at his family’s bodega and has his eye on Broadway, but after a series of rejections, he hopes to take his drag performance career as Ginger to the next level. The mysterious Pepper Smith plans to open her own version of Andy Warhol’s Factory. She has the connections, but no one seems to know where she got her money — or if she really has any at all. Katy struggles to manage the pressures of her day job at Lacy’s Department Store and her very demanding boss, Gloria (Katherine LaNasa, Imposters), who is a legendary personal shopper. But Katy has the support of her longtime boyfriend, KO Kelly (Zane Holtz, Perks of Being a Wallflower), who has his own dream of becoming a professional boxer. As these aspiring artists take on the runway, the recording studio, Broadway, and the NYC social scene, they will find more than just a career in the big city — they’ll find long-lasting friendship.
PARTY OF FIVE
Two-Hour Series Premiere Wednesday, January 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
on W Network and ABC Spark
New episodes will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EP on W Network and ABC Spark
The reimagining of the beloved series will follow the five Acosta children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico. In a new iteration by original series creators Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser, this beloved story of a young family bound by adversity will be retold through the lens of current-day themes and cultural conversations. The series stars Brandon Larracuente (13 Reasons Why) as Emilio Acosta, Emily Tosta (Mayans M.C.) as Lucia Acosta, Niko Guardado (The Goldbergs) as Beto Acosta and Elle Paris Legaspi (Animal Kingdom) as Valentina Acosta. Bruno Bichir (Absentia) and Fernanda Urrejola (Narcos) star as the Acosta parents, Javier and Gloria.