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ABC's United We Fall

Posted at 10:54 AM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 10:54:34-04

“Pilot” – Bill and Jo juggle a typical day that starts with a parent-teacher conference and ends with a trip to the ER. After defending their parenting style, or lack thereof, to teachers, doctors and social workers, they find comfort in the fact that their kids are healthy and happy and that they’re all in this together, on the series premiere of “United We Fall,” WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 (8:00–8:30 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

“The Biter” – At Chuy’s insistence, Bill and Jo finally enroll Lulu in preschool only to discover she is a biter. While they navigate incident reports and overprotective parents, Sandy explores their family history with an ancestry DNA kit on an all-new episode of “United We Fall,” WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 (8:30–9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

“United We Fall” stars Will Sasso as Bill Ryan, Christina Vidal Mitchell as Jo Rodriguez, Jane Curtin as Sandy Ryan, Guillermo Diaz as Chuy Rodriguez and Ella Grace Helton as Emily Ryan.


In addition to “United We Fall,” Will Sasso is currently reuniting with director Peter Farrelly on the third season of the Audience Network series “Loudermilk,” opposite Ron Livingston. He first worked with the Farrelly Brothers playing Curly in the 20th Century Fox feature “The Three Stooges,” alongside Sean Hayes and Chris Diamantopoulos.

Sasso recently wrapped the film “Irresistible,” starring Steve Carell and from director Jon Stewart; “Boss Level,” opposite Mel Gibson, Noami Watts and Frank Grillo; as well as starring in the feature “Inside Game,” based on the true story of the 2008 NBA Gambling scandal. He can now be seen in the Netflix animated feature “Klaus,” as well as in the much-anticipated Jake Scott feature “American Woman,” along with Sienna Miller, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul and Amy Madigan. In addition, Sasso plays Mike in the indie drama “The Grizzlies,” directed by Miranda de Pencier, which premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Sasso recently starred in Amazon’s marijuana comedy “Budding Prospects,” recurred on CBS’ “Mom,” FOX’s “The Orville” and ABC’s “Kevin Probably Saves the World”; with further recent credits including the films “Super Troopers 2”; “Hit By Lightning,” opposite Jon Cryer; and “Army of One,” starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Larry Charles. He also recently appeared opposite Larry David in the latest season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” as well as Showtime’s “Shameless,” ABC’s “Modern Family” and NBC’s “Great News.”

Growing up in Vancouver, Sasso began booking roles as a teenager, making his small screen debut on the CTV series “Neon Rider.” While still in his teens, Sasso starred for five seasons as the quirky adolescent Derek Wakaluk on the award-winning Canadian dramatic series “Madison,” and soon landed big screen roles in “Happy Gilmore,” starring Adam Sandler, and “Beverly Hills Ninja,” starring Chris Farley.

Eventually, Sasso moved to Los Angeles where he would ultimately join FOX’s sketch comedy series “MADtv,” starring on the show for five seasons.


Christina Vidal Mitchell was born and raised in Whitestone, Queens, New York. Vidal began acting by chance when her elementary school teacher gave her a flyer for an open audition in the film “Life with Mikey.” Eventually, she landed the lead role with Michael J. Fox and achieved two milestones: her professional debut and becoming the first Puerto Rican child actress to play a lead in an American film.

She has since appeared in many television series and specials, holding both series lead and series regular roles. Vidal is often recognized for her performance in the title role of Nickelodeon’s “Taina,” which ran for two seasons and was a cult favorite for tween and teen girls. She later went to star in “Freaky Friday,” opposite Lindsay Lohan (2003), and “See No Evil” (2006). More recently, Vidal starred in the pilot “Curse of the Fuentes Women,” and also held roles in “Code Black,” “Limitless” and “Blue Bloods.”

Vidal starred alongside the late great Bill Paxton in the CBS drama “Training Day,” inspired by the iconic feature film starring Denzel Washington. She appeared as Valerie in the Amazon Original series “Sneaky Pete,” as well as Detective Ayala in ABC’s “Grand Hotel.”

A woman of many talents, Vidal is also known for her musical inclinations. She has collaborated with such artists as Will Smith, Jade Villalon and Sabrina Bryan of the Cheetah Girls. She has also contributed songs for the soundtracks of “Freaky Friday” and “Taina.”

Vidal lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor/producer Marcus Mitchell, and their young daughter, Willa. In her spare time, she enjoys salsa dancing, cooking for her family and interior decorating.

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