GOD FRIENDED ME: Javicia Leslie discusses new CBS dramedy – Exclusive Interview

Javicia Leslie in GOD FRIENDED ME - Season 1 | ©2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment / Jeff Riedell

In CBS’s Sunday night freshman dramedy GOD FRIENDED ME, atheist Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) is friended on social media by someone claiming to be the Almighty. The new friend makes suggestions to the skeptical Miles on who else to befriend and how to help people. Miles’s loving sister Ali is played by Javicia Leslie. Ali is a psychotherapist and a lesbian. The latter is challenging to the siblings’ father, Pastor Arthur Finer (Joe Morton), who likewise has trouble dealing with Miles’s beliefs. Leslie was born in Germany and raised in Maryland. Her credits include regular roles on HELLO CUPID […]Read On »

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GOD FRIENDED ME: Actor Joe Morton discusses Arthur’s motivations – interview

Joe Morton as Father Finer in GOD FRIENDED ME | © 2018 David Giesbrecht/CBS

In CBS’s freshman Sunday night comedy/drama GOD FRIENDED ME, someone claiming to be the Almighty friends New York resident Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall). Miles is an atheist, so he doesn’t believe the account belongs to God, but he can’t deny that whoever it is makes some very helpful suggestions about what Miles should be doing. Miles’ belief system and the sexuality of Miles’ sister Ali (Javicia Leslie) are both challenges for their very traditional father, Reverend Arthur Finer, played by native New Yorker Joe Morton. Morton has just come off six years in his Emmy-winning role on SCANDAL as […]Read On »

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MAGNUM P.I.: Actor Zachary Knighton talks being Rick in the new series – exclusive interview

Zachary Knighton as Orville of the CBS drama MAGNUM PI | © 2018 Karen Neal/CBS

The original MAGNUM P.I., about a private investigator (played by Tom Selleck) in Hawaii, ran for eight seasons on CBS, 1980 through 1988. CBS has had a lot of success rebooting two other successful older series, HAWAII FIVE-0 and MacGYVER, both co-developed and executive produced by Peter M. Lenkov. It therefore seemed natural for the network to tap Lenkov to co-develop and executive producer a new edition of MAGNUM P.I.  In the update of MAGNUM P.I., the title hero is now an Afghanistan war veteran played by Jay Hernandez. However, some things are the same: Magnum is still living in […]Read On »

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FBI: Actor Zeeko Zaki talks Season One of the CBS Series – interview

Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom in FBI | © 2018 Michele Crowe/CBS

CBS’s new Tuesday-night series FBI is the most-watched new network show of the fall season. As its title suggests, the series from executive producer Dick Wolf deals with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, specifically agents operating out of New York City, looking into terrorism, gang activity, interstate crimes and other matters that are the province of the FBI. Zeeko Zaki plays Special Agent Omar Adom “OA” Zidan, who is partnered with Missy Peregrym’s Special Agent Maggie Bell. Bell is has been at the Bureau for a long time, while Zidan has joined after a long stint in the U.S. […]Read On »

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MURPHY BROWN: Nik Dodani chats about the new revival – Exclusive Interview

Nik Dodani is Pat in MURPHY BROWN | ©2018 CBS/Cliff Lipson

The half-hour comedy MURPHY BROWN, about an opinionated TV journalist played by Candice Bergen, ran on CBS for ten seasons, 1988-1998. Over those years, MURPHY BROWN racked up multiple Emmy and Golden Globes wins for Outstanding Comedy and for Bergen, as well as other awards. Now Bergen and series creator Diane English are back with CBS’s series revival of MURPHY BROWN on Thursday nights, with a Thanksgiving episode airing on November 22. There are lots of familiar faces as many of the original cast have returned, including Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Grant Shaud, and Charles Kimbrough. Something new to MURPHY […]Read On »

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INSTINCT: Series Creator Michael Rauch on his new CBS procedural – Exclusive Interview

Alan Cumming as Dr. Dylan Reinhart and Bojana Novakovic as Det. Lizzie Needham in INSTINCT - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc./Jonathan Wenk

In the opening narration for CBS’s series INSTINCT, Alan Cumming’s character Dylan Reinhart playfully informs us that he was Agent Reinhart when he worked for the CIA, Professor Reinhart when he started teaching at a university, as well as becoming a best-selling author, and now that he’s helping NYPD homicide detective Lizzie Needham (Boyana Novakovic) solve cases, he’s Consultant Reinhart. In Dylan’s personal life, he’s married to restaurant owner Andy (Daniel Ings), who worries about the return to crime-solving; Lizzie is still mourning the line-of-duty death of her partner. No matter his title, Dylan is clearly on to something: INSTINCT […]Read On »

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INSTINCT: Naveen Andrews chats INSTINCT and the end of SENSE8 – Exclusive Interview

Naveen Andrews as Julian Cousins in INSTINCT - Season 1 - "Bad Actors" | ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc./Francisco Roman

In CBS’s high-spirited procedural INSTINCT, on Sunday nights in its first season and renewed for a second, Alan Cumming plays CIA-agent-turned-author-and-professor Dr. Dylan Reinhart. Dylan is trying to make a crime-free life with his husband Andy (Daniel Ings), but is drawn into solving crimes with NYPD homicide detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic). Helping Dylan dig up secret details is old friend from the Agency Julian Cousins, played by Naveen Andrews. The London-born actor spent six seasons as ex-Iranian Guard officer Sayid Jarrah on LOST. More recently, Andrews has been part of the international ensemble cast as Jonas Maliki in the […]Read On »

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S.W.A.T. and TIMELESS: Co-Creator Shawn Ryan talks about juggling both series – Exclusive Interview

S.W.A.T. - Season 1 Key Art | ©2017 CBS

Shawn Ryan is doing well right now.  One series he executive-produces and co-created (with Aaron Rahsaan Thomas), CBS’s Thursday night drama S.W.A.T., has officially been picked up for its second season. Another series Ryan executive-produces and co-created (with Eric Kripke), NBC’s time-travel series TIMELESS, is now in its second season on Sunday nights – after originally having been canceled following its first season last year. SHAWN RYAN: We’re working on Season 1 of S.W.A.T. and Season 2 of TIMELESS concurrently right now. ASSIGNMENT X: What was your personal TIMELESS drama like with, “We hope it’s renewed,” “It’s canceled,” “Yay, it’s […]Read On »

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LIVING BIBLICALLY: David Krumholtz talks about new CBS comedy and his Tweet about Woody Allen – Interview

David Krumholtz as Rabbi Gil in LIVING BIBLICALLY - Season 1 | ©2018 CBS/Smallz + Raskind

In CBS’s Monday night comedy LIVING BIBLICALLY, based on the nonfiction book by A.J. Jacobs, Chip Curry (Jay R. Ferguson) determines that he’s going to spend a year trying to live as closely as possible to the dictates of the Bible – even though nobody around him is doing the same. David Krumholtz plays Rabbi Gil, who along with Ian Gomez’s character Father Gene, is one of Chip’s spiritual consultants. Native New Yorker Krumholtz costarred last year in HBO’s THE DEUCE as adult film director Harvey Wasserman. The actor also starred in six seasons of the CBS procedural NUMB3RS as […]Read On »

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CRIMINAL MINDS: Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook and Daniel Henney chat Season 13 – Exclusive Interview

Paget Brewster is Emily Prentiss in CRIMINAL MINDS | © 2017 CBS Broadcasting/Monty Brinton

CRIMINAL MINDS is in its thirteenth season, Wednesdays on CBS. Veteran cast members A.J. Cook has been with the series since its second episode as FBI Special Agent Jennifer “J.J.” Jareau, and Paget Brewster joined in Season 2 as FBI Special Agent Emily Prentiss, who now heads up the Behavioral Analysis Unit. Daniel Henney just joined CRIMINAL MINDS this season as Special Agent Matt Simmons, after spending two years in the role on the spinoff CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (and a guest shot on CRIMINAL MINDS in a crossover episode). When the three are together, a fair amount of teasing […]Read On »

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