NBC12 plays part in tonight's "The Event"

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – You won't want to miss tonight's episode of The Event, on NBC 12 at 9pm. The show's star, Blair Underwood grew up in Petersburg. In tonight's show --his hometown news team gets to play a part. You may remember last November, Gray got a chance to interview Actor Blair Underwood about his role in the NBC show The Event.

Blair was happy to talk about his Virginia roots. He said, "I started my acting career in Petersburg and Richmond Virginia. I went to high school there and was actually the president of my student government which is funny to playing the president now all these years later."

When news first broke about the show and Blair's star role, the community came together and Petersburg won a special premier screening of "The Event." Frank Underwood, Blair's dad, who still lives in Petersburg, was beaming with pride and helped get the word out about the contest. "I was the second person to be registered in this whole contest. I don't know who number one is I want to find out who that is, " Frank told NBC 12.

Blair was also happy about all the hometown support. Blair says, "I must tell you it has been incredible to watch the way Petersburg and the surrounding areas and Richmond of course have gotten involved in this whole campaign to have a screening of the event there."

Tonight, Blair, his family and the community will have yet another reason to be proud when they watch The Event. We can't give it away, you'll have to tune in to find out exactly how it will happen Tonight at 9 on NBC12.

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