WHISKEY CAVALIER: Executive Producer Bill Lawrence on Season 1 on the spy adventure series – Exclusive Interview

Lauren Cohan as Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge, and Scott Foley as Will Chase in WHISKEY CAVALIER - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Craig Sjodin

In ABC’s new Wednesday-night spy adventure WHISKEY CAVALIER, Scott Foley and Lauren Cohen star as, respectively, FBI Special Agent Will Chase and CIA operative Frankie Trowbridge. After a rough start, the pair team up with a few allies to pursue international bad guys around Europe. One of the bonus features of WHISKEY CAVALIER, created by David Hemingson, is that it really is shot in Europe; production is based in Prague in the Czech Republic. Bill Lawrence is one of WHISKEY CAVALIER’s executive producers. Lawrence created the series SCRUBS, co-created the series SPIN CITY, CLONE HIGH, GROUND FLOOR and COUGAR TOWN, […]Read On »

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RUSH HOUR: Steve Franks talks the new CBS series – exclusive interview

Jon Foo as Detective Jonathan Lee in RUSH HOUR | © 2016 CBS

Steve Franks created the fake mystic/real detective comedy procedural PSYCH, which ran for eight seasons on USA. Now Franks is an executive producer and writer on RUSH HOUR, airing Saturday nights on CBS. RUSH HOUR is adapted from the film franchise, starring Jackie Chan as a straitlaced Chinese police detective paired up with a freewheeling LAPD cop played by Chris Tucker. In the TV version, developed by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick, Jon Foo plays Detective Jonathan Lee, and Justin Hires is the LAPD’s James Carter. Franks talks both PSYCH and RUSH HOUR here. AX: How did you feel about […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Christopher Meloni on SURVIVING JACK

Christopher Meloni in SURVIVING JACK - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Christopher Fragapane

Christopher Meloni is so associated with his long-running TV drama roles, especially NYPD detective Elliot Stabler on twelve years of LAW & ORDER: SVU and prison inmate Chris Keller on HBO’s OZ, plus last year’s turns as heroic Col. Nathan Hardy in MAN OF STEEL and principled Leo Durocher in 42, people tend to forget he has a lighter side. Meloni voiced Spike in DINOSAURS, appeared as different characters in the first two HAROLD & KUMAR films, had a wryly amusing guest turn on Season 5 of TRUE BLOOD and can currently be seen on the big screen as a […]Read On »

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Interview: Bill Lawrence talks new series SURVIVING JACK and COUGAR TOWN

SURVIVING JACK - Season 1 key art | ©2014 Fox/Joseph Cultice

Bill Lawrence is a very busy writer/executive producer/show runner. His new half-hour comedy series, SURVIVING JACK, launches Thursday, March 27 at 8:30 PM on Fox. The show is set in the Nineties, with Christopher Meloni as Jack Dunlevy, a successful doctor who thinks he can handle being the primary parent in the household when his wife (Rachael Harris) decides it’s time to get her law degree. Lawrence’s COUGAR TOWN, starring Courteney Cox, is now in its fifth season – its second on TBS, Tuesdays at 10 PM, following a three-year run on ABC. GROUND FLOOR, a comedy about a romance […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: COUGAR TOWN star Courteney Cox talks Season 5

Courteney Cox stars in the fifth season of COUGAR TOWN | © 2014 Jennifer Rose Clasen/TBS

COUGAR TOWN – a half-hour comedy that is not about older women interested in younger men, despite its title – is now on TBS, Tuesdays at 10 PM, where its in its fifth season. The series, created by Kevin Biegel and Bill Lawrence, began life on ABC, where it spent three seasons, was canceled and then was picked up by TBS for a fourth season in 2013. Courteney Cox, who stars as wine-loving Florida realtor Jules Cobb and is one of the show’s executive producers, tells the Television Critics Association her feelings when COUGAR TOWN moved networks. “It’s just been […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Sam Laybourne on NBC’s THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW

Michael J. Fox and Frederick Weller in THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW - Season 1 - "Couples" | ©NBC/Eric Liebowitz

On NBC’s THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW, Thursdays at 9:30 PM, Michael J. Fox plays Mike Henry, who returns to being a television newsman after years away – not unlike the way Fox is returning to anchoring an NBC half-hour comedy after years away. Additionally, both the fictional Henry and the real Fox are happily married family men with children, and both matter-of-factly deal with their Parkinson’s disease. The series was created by Will Gluck and Sam Laybourne, both of whom are executive producers with Fox. Laybourne is at an event held by NBC for the Television Critics Association press […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: GROUND FLOOR star John C. McGinley is the Boss

John C. McGinley in GROUND FLOOR - Season 1 | ©2013 TBS

In TBS’s new half-hour comedy GROUND FLOOR, Thursdays at 10 PM, Brody (Skylar Astin) is an up-and-coming San Francisco broker who falls for Jennifer (Briga Heelan), who works in the building’s maintenance department. More than skyscraper floors separate them – Brody’s boss Mr. Mansfield, played by John C. McGinley, doesn’t think any of his people should be fraternizing with the help. GROUND FLOOR was co-created by Bill Lawrence and Greg Malins. Lawrence also created the NBC comedy SCRUBS, where McGinley spent eight years as acerbic Dr. Perry Cox. The actor, originally from New York City, began his bigscreen career with […]Read On »

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TV Review: GROUND FLOOR – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Skylar Astin and Briga Heelan in GROUND FLOOR - Season 1 | ©2013 TBS

Stars: Skyler Astin, Briga Heelan, James Earl, Rene Gube, Alexis Knapp, John C. McGinley Writer: Bill Lawrence, Greg Malins Director:  Gail Mancuso Network: TBS, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: November 15, 2013 The premise for GROUND FLOOR is simple. A young, rising banker Brody (Skylar Astin) spends all his time living the corporate high life, by working hard and playing very little. During an office party, he meets a charming, somewhat brash woman on the ground floor named Jennifer (Briga Heelan) who has a one stand with him. The two of them shouldn’t be together, but they have chemistry and […]Read On »

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News: The scoop on COUGAR TOWN Season 4 and its move to TBS from ABC – TCA 2013

The cast of COUGAR TOWN - Season 4 | ©2012 TBS

At today’s Winter 2013 TCA Cable Day, COUGAR TOWN executive producer and co-creator Bill Lawrence spoke about the transition of his ensemble comedy moving from ABC to TBS for Season 4. “I’ve been trying to kill this show for years,” says Lawrence with a laugh. “There’s now commercials for our show. It’s insane. I’ve been involved personally with a lot of shows that had weird life spans. I think unless you’re lucky enough to be a hit today, your goal in network and off network TV is to stay alive. We’ve done so because the show is good. Transition-wise, it […]Read On »

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