THE CONNERS: John Goodman talks Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

John Goodman as Dan Conner in THE CONNERS Season 2 Key Art | ©2020 ABC/Andrew Eccles

ABC’s Tuesday-night comedy THE CONNERS, now in its second season, was born when the network canceled its 2018 revival of ROSEANNE. The original ROSEANNE had run on ABC 1988-1997. The new version brought back nearly all of the original cast in their original roles, including John Goodman’s Dan Conner – who had seemingly been killed off in the final original season of ROSEANNE. The revival explained that Dan’s “death” had simply been a plot point in a story written by his aspiring novelist wife Roseanne (Roseanne Barr). At the time, Goodman said his opinion of the crafting of Dan’s return […]Read On »

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MIXED-ISH: Executive producer Randall Keenan Winston on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Gary Cole as Harrison Johnson, Christina Anthony as Denise, Arica Himmel as Bow Johnson, Mykal-Michelle Harris as Santamonica Johnson, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Paul Johnson, Ethan William Childress as Johan Johnson, and Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson in MIXED-ISH - Season 1| ©2020 ABC/Brian Bowen Smith

MIXED-ISH, on ABC Tuesdays in its first season, is spun off from the network’s long-running comedy BLACK-ISH. Tracee Ellis Ross, who co-created MIXED-ISH with BLACK-ISH creator Kenya Barris and Peter Saji, narrates from the point of view of her BLACK-ISH character, Rainbow, who is played as a child in the new series by Arika Himmel. MIXED-ISH chronicles the adventures of Bow’s family – siblings Johan (Ethan William Childress) and Santamonica (Mykal-Michelle Harris), and their parents, black mom Alicia (Tika Sumpter) and white dad Paul (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) – as they navigate the change from commune living to ‘80s suburbia. Randall Keenan […]Read On »

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THE CONNERS: Actress Sara Gilbert on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner in THE CONNERS Season 2 Key Art | ©2020 ABC/Andrew Eccles

THE CONNERS, now in its second season on ABC Tuesday nights, is the spin-off/continuation of the network’s ROSEANNE. The original ROSEANNE series starred its co-creator Roseanne Barr as Roseanne Conner, a blue-collar worker, wife (to John Goodman’s Dan) and mother of three. The show ran on ABC from 1988 through 1997. In 2018, ABC brought back ROSEANNE with nearly all of its original cast as the characters twenty years older than when we last saw them. Sara Gilbert, who stars in both editions as Roseanne and Dan’s daughter Darlene, was one of the prime movers of the revival, served as […]Read On »

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FOR LIFE: Nicholas Pinnock on playing a lawyer who is also an inmate – Exclusive Interview

Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace in FOR LIFE - Season 1 | ©2020 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In ABC’s new Tuesday-night drama FOR LIFE, Nicholas Pinnock plays New Yorker Aaron Wallace. Wrongly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he did not commit, Aaron is a self-taught attorney, serving as a lawyer for his fellow inmates while trying to win his freedom and rejoin his wife Marie (Joy Bryant) and daughter Jasmine (Tyla Harris). Pinnock, originally from London, England, played Nelson Mandela in the telefilm MANDELA: THE PRISON YEARS. Other credits include the films CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT, VS, THE LAST TREE, and DARK ENCOUNTER, and the TV series CRIMINAL: UK, COUNTERPART, […]Read On »

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THE ROOKIE: The former CASTLE actor Nathan Fillion chats Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Nathan Fillion is John Nolan in THE ROOKIE - Season 2 | ©2020 ABC/Andrew Eccles

THE ROOKIE returns for the second half of its second season on ABC on Sunday, February 23. Nathan Fillion’s title character, John Nolan, is currently the oldest rookie in the Los Angeles Police Department. When the show comes back from its midseason cliffhanger, Nolan is caught up with the rest of his colleagues in the search for kidnapped fellow rookie Lucy Chen (Melissa O’Neil). Nolan is also contending with a new training officer, former undercover operative Nyla Harper (Mekia Cox). Fillion previously starred for eight seasons as the crime-solving lead on ABC’s CASTLE and is still beloved for playing Malcolm […]Read On »

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STUMPTOWN: Actress Camryn Manheim on playing a police lieutenant – Exclusive Interview

Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove in STUMPTOWN - Season 1 | ©2020 ABC/Matthias Clamer

In ABC’s Wednesday-night freshman series STUMPTOWN, newly-minted private detective Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) tracks down miscreants in Portland, Oregon. Dex is also handling a couple of complicated friendships, one with bar owner/ex-con Grey McConnell (Jake Johnston) and another with Portland police detective Miles Hoffman (Michael Ealy). In turn, Miles often finds that his association with Dex puts him at odds with his boss, Lieutenant Cosgrove, played by Camryn Manheim. Manheim, who grew up in Illinois and California, is no stranger to legal drama, having spent eight years and won an Emmy for her work playing lawyer Eleanor Frutt on THE […]Read On »

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MIXED-ISH: Actress Tika Sumpter on new ABC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Tika Sumpter as Alicia Johnson in MIXED-ISH - Season 1| ©2020 ABC/Brian Bowen Smith

ABC’s Tuesday-night comedy MIXED-ISH is a spinoff of the network’s BLACK-ISH. Co-created by BLACK-ISH star Tracee Ellis Ross, MIXED-ISH is very loosely based on Ross’s childhood; Ellis narrates the new series as her character’s adult self.  MIXED-ISH chronicles the adventures of Ross’s BLACK-ISH character Bow Johnson (played as a youngster by Arika Himmel) as a child in the ‘80s, with a little brother (Ethan William Childress) and sister (Mykal-Michelle Harris), white dad Paul, played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and black mom Alicia, played by Tika Sumpter. (Anna Deavere Smith plays Alicia when the character recurs on BLACK-ISH). The family is coping […]Read On »

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A MILLION LITTLE THINGS: Actors David Giuntoli and Allison Miller on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Allison Miller is Maggie Bloom in A MILLION LITTLE THINGS - Season 2 | ©2020 FOX/Robert Trachtenberg

In ABC’s A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, now on Thursday nights in its second season, three lifelong best friends – played by David Giuntoli, Romany Malco and James Roday – re-evaluate everything in the wake of the suicide of their comrade Jonathan (Ron Livingston). Giuntoli’s recovering alcoholic character Eddie Saville was having an affair with Jonathan’s wife Delilah (Stephanie Szostak), who has subsequently had Eddie’s child. Eddie has managed to save his marriage to business executive wife Katherine (Grace Park) and remain with their little boy Theo (Tristan Byon). Roday’s Gary, meanwhile, has embarked on a very up-and-down relationship with fellow […]Read On »

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FOR LIFE: Executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson on new ABC drama – Interview

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as Cassius in FOR LIFE - Season 1 | ©2020 ABC/Maarten de Boer

FOR LIFE, the new drama premiering on ABC on Tuesday, February 11, is loosely based on the real life of lawyer Isaac Wright Jr. The series stars Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace, who is wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit and sentenced to life in prison. Aaron studies to become a lawyer while incarcerated. He hopes to clear his own name and reunite with his family. Meanwhile, once he is qualified, Aaron represents his fellow inmates in court. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is one of FOR LIFE’s executive producers and also appears in the series as Cassius. […]Read On »

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STUMPTOWN: Actor Michael Ealy gives the scoop on the rest of Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Michael Ealy is Detective Miles Hoffman in STUMPTOWN - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Martin DeBoer

“Stumptown” is a nickname for Portland, Oregon, coined from the city’s origins as a logging camp. STUMPTOWN is also a title for ABC’s freshman Wednesday-night series about newly-licensed private eye Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) and the people in her life. Portland P.D. homicide detective Miles Hoffman, played by Michael Ealy, has hooked up with Dex on and off throughout the season, both professionally and personally. Since Dex is in denial of her feelings for her friend, bar owner and ex-con Grwy (Jake Johnston), this further complicates things with Miles. Having spoken with actor Ealy at the beginning of STUMPTOWN’s run, […]Read On »

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