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Apr202021

Shiri Directed Tonight’s Episode of “New Amsterdam” (April 20)

In February 2021 Shiri Appleby directed an episode for the medical drama “New Amsterdam” in New York City. Today, Shiri shared some amazing behind the scenes photos on her Instagram page and she wrote: “New Amsterdam tonight directed by me (!!!). I had the best time with this cast and sure hope you’ll check it out. Thank you again @michael_slovis @picocreek #davidshulner for the awesome opportunity. 🎥 #damfam #directing”

The episode is titled “Catch” and it airs tonight, April 20, 2021, at 10/9c on NBC. The show is available for streaming the next day on Peacock TV, as well.

The cast of “New Amsterdam” includes Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman and Jocko Sims, with Tyler Labine and Anupam Kher. Actor Ryan Eggold, who plays Dr. Max Goodwin, shared some more photos from the production.

He also praised Shiri’s work and wrote about the good time working with her:

“Tonight’s @nbcnewamsterdam was directed by @shiriappleby seen here wearing nine layers of protection near my naked face. Something most people do and have done since even before the pandemic… I guess I just have one of those faces… 🤓 Shiri is an amazing actor and a TERRIFIC young director and I think this was the only time we actually looked at the script… most of the time we were cracking jokes and talkin life… can’t wait for you to see her beautiful work! I’m lookin’ forward to it myself 💛

See you tonight #DamFam ✌️🤘”

The series is inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer’s memoir “Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital” and his 15 years as medical director at the hospital. While the third season premiered last month, the future of “New Amsterdam” looks bright already. NBC handed an early renewal to the show in January last year, when they announced a renewal for three years already through the 2022-23 season.

Apr162021

Shiri Appleby Artwork At Celebrity Art Auction

Shiri Appleby is supporting “herARTSinAction”. The Celebrity Art Auction is live April 15-18.

From Herartsinaction.org:

Actor Kristoffer Polaha, and new board member, invited his friends to create art as a fundraiser for World Water Day in 2016, and #ArtInAction has become an annual event. This year Bryce Dallas Howard, Scott Haze, Mamoudou Athie, Kristoffer Polaha, Stana Katic, Jill Wagner, Shiri Appleby, Britt Robertson, Jensen Ackles, Rainn Wilson, Austin Basis, Reggie Austin, and Robin Thomas are participating!

“Here comes the Lux gang,” wrote Kristoffer Polaha on Instagram. “We are bringing back the band to provide education for girls, clean water, and sanitation for everyone in Burkina Faso! My friend, actor, director, and all around super mom @shiriappleby has made this pot for you to…. stir? Grow? Take a shot? You decide. Bid ⬆️”

Please visit www.herartsinaction.org for more information.

According to the item description, Shiri made this piece in 2021 and donated to this auction to raise funds for herARTS in Action because of Kristoffer Polaha. The pot has the size of a grapefruit.

Feb052021

Shiri Directs An Episode Of “New Amsterdam”

The third season of NBC’s medical drama “New Amsterdam” is currently in production and Shiri Appleby is directing an episode.

She announced the news around January 15, when she shared a photo in her Instagram story: A selfie in front of a “New Amsterdam” poster. She wrote “I’m so excited to be in NYC directing a new episode of New Amsterdam.”

Shiri added additional photos from the tech scout day, with Tyler Labine and New Amsterdam’s DP Andrew Voegeli. In addition to her mask, Shiri wears a face shield to stay safe during production. Like other shows, “New Amsterdam” will tackle the pandemic in the episodes.

She also shared a script of the episode, but with all information hidden. We still learn that Shiri is the director of episode eight.

The new season of “New Amsterdam” premieres March 2, 2021 at 10/9c on NBC.

Visit www.nbc.com/new-amsterdam for more information on the show.

Oct262020

“mixed•ish” – Prep Day 1

Back in January 2020 Shiri Appleby directed the episode “Doctor! Doctor!” of ABC’s single-camera sitcom “mixed•ish”, which aired on March 24.

Now, she’s back in the director’s chair for the show.

“I could not be more excited to be back to work on @mixedishabc”, wrote Shiri in her story on Instagram. She wears a face shield and a mask on her prep day 1 in the Walt Disney Studios Lot.

“mixed-ish” was renewed for a second season in May 2020. This prequel spin-off of “Black-ish” centers on Rainbow Johnson who recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s, and the dilemmas they face to acclimate in the suburbs while staying true to themselves.

The season 1 episode Shiri directed is still available for you to watch on the official ABC website: www.abc.com/shows/mixed-ish. Please follow the show on Twitter and Instagram for more news and updates.