Madoff Trailer ABC

TVLine Items: Madoff Trailer, Benjamin Bratt Joins Lee Daniels' Pilot and More

Oh, how the mighty have fallen — really, really fallen.

That’s the main takeaway from ABC’s trailer for Madoff, the network’s upcoming miniseries about disgraced financier Bernie Madoff.

Starring Richard Dreyfuss as the former stockbrocker, Madoff chronicles the man’s rise to power in the world of finance, leading up to his incarceration in 2009 for operating the largest Ponzi scheme in American history.

Press PLAY below for a sneak peek at the miniseries, airing Feb. 3 and 4 at 8/7c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Law & Order vet Benjamin Bratt is set to co-star in Empire creator Lee Daniels’ untitled drama pilot, centering on three young women who form a musical act with hopes of making it big. According to Deadline, Bratt will play Jahil, a talent manager with a hidden life and a drive for redemption, who believes the musical trio is his ticket back to the top.

* Dr. Ken will stage a Community reunion on Feb. 5, when Ken Jeong’s former co-stars Joel McHale and Danny Pudi appear on the ABC comedy’s Valentine’s Day episode. Per TVInsider, McHale will play Ross Kirkland, Ken’s longtime nemesis, and Pudi will portray Topher Mitchum, Julie’s on-again-off-again boyfriend.

* Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller will host the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, to be simulcast Sunday, Jan. 17, at 8/7c on A&E, Lifetime and LMN.

* Donald Trump has rescheduled his Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance for Wednesday, Dec. 16, the night after the next Republican presidential debate.

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  1. Eric says:

    Yeah, Community reunion! I really haven’t liked what I’ve seen of Dr. Ken but I’ll give it another try just to see Jeff, Abed and Chang reunited.

    • Angela says:

      I’ve never seen any of the show at all-looks like this is as good an opportunity as any to give it a look :). Yay for reunions!

  2. So Donald Trump is going on Jimmy Kimmel to defend all the stupid things he is going to say during the Presidential Debate?