CAROL’S SECOND ACT: Actress Ito Aghayere on the new CBS sitcom – Exclusive Interview

Ito Aghayere in CAROL'S SECOND ACT - Season 1 - "Blocking"|©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved./Sonja Flemming

In CAROL’S SECOND ACT, now in its first season Thursday nights on CBS, Patricia Heaton plays erstwhile teacher Carol Kenney. Divorced and with an empty nest, former Carol has decided to fulfill her lifelong dream and become a medical doctor. This makes her the oldest intern in the group under the supervision of strict Dr. Maya Jacobs, played by Ito Aghayere. Aghayere, originally from Alberta, Canada has a number of film, TV and Broadway stage credits to her name. She describes herself as an enormous fan of HARRY POTTER, especially the character of Hermione. Aghayere is also a big fan […]Read On »

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EVIL: Co-creator Robert King talks Season 1 and THE GOOD FIGHT – Exclusive Interview

EVIL Season 1 logo | ©2019 CBS

In CBS’s series EVIL, now in its first season on Thursday nights and renewed for a second, faith and science both come into play in examining some very scary incidents. Katja Herbers plays forensic psychologist Dr. Kristen Bouchard, mother of four young daughters. Kristen leaves her job consulting for the court system when she is recruited by Catholic Church assessor David Acosta (Mike Colter). David is tasked with investigating whether certain situations are supernatural events or have natural, albeit complex, explanations. David believes in the supernatural; Kirsten does not. Even more skeptical is the third member of their team, technical […]Read On »

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BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA: Co-creator/actress Gina Yashere on new CBS sitcom – Exclusive Interview

Gina Yashere in BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA - Season 1- "Splitting the Hairs" | ©2019 CBS/Michael Yarish

BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, now in its first season Monday nights on CBS, is a romantic comedy charting the relationship of Midwest compression socks businessman Chuck (Billy Gardell) and Nigerian immigrant nurse Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku). The series was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Alan J. Higgins and Gina Yashere. Yashere (pronounced YASH-er-ay, rhymes with SASH-hurray) is an English stand-up comedian of Nigerian descent. Gorodetsky and Higgins caught her act on YouTube and brought her to Lorre’s attention. The trio originally wanted Yashere to consult on BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, but after a few days of talking together, it was decided that […]Read On »

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THE UNICORN: Omar Benson Miller on the new comedy, BALLERS and more – Exclusive Interview

Omar Miller as Ben in THE UNICORN - Season 1| ©2019 CBS/Monty Brinton

Omar Miller as Ben In CBS’s new Thursday-night half-hour comedy THE UNICORN, Walter Goggins stars as Wade Felton, a widowed father of two who is tentatively getting into the dating scene for the first time in his adult life. Omar Benson Miller plays Ben, one of Wade’s best friends, a married father of four encouraging Wade’s romantic adventures. At the same time, Miller also has regular roles on HBO’s sports comedy BALLERS and (as a voice) Nickelodeon’s RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Miller, a Los Angeles native, was previously a series regular on CSI: MIAMI. His feature credits […]Read On »

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BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA: Co-creator Chuck Lorre on new CBS comedy – Exclusive Interview

Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola and Billy Gardell as Bob in BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA Season 1 - "Ralph Lauren and Fish" | ©2019 CBS/Michael Yarish

Following a Q&A panel for his new CBS Monday-night comedy BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre is handing out yellow baseball caps that say “IMAG” on them. “IMAG” stands for Immigrants Make America Great, which is one of the principal themes of BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA. Billy Gardell, who previously starred in Lorre’s romantic comedy series MIKE & MOLLY, plays compression socks company owner Bob. When a health crisis puts Bob in the hospital, he falls for his Nigerian immigrant nurse Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku). BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, created by Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Alan J. Higgins & Gina Yashere, charts the […]Read On »

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CAROL’S SECOND ACT: Kyle MacLachlan on the new CBS comedy series – Exclusive Interview

Kyle MacLachlan in CAROL'S SECOND ACT - Season 1 | ©2019 CBS/Sonja Flemming

In CAROL’S SECOND ACT, now in its first season on Thursdays on CBS, Kyle MacLachlan plays Dr. Stephen Frost, boss of the novice doctors who include Patricia Heaton’s title character. Stephen is relatively laid-back, in contrast with his taskmaster colleague Dr. Maya Jacobs (played by Ito Aghayere). MacLachlan, a native of Washington State, originally became famous for his work with filmmaker David Lynch, starring in the ’80s movies DUNE and BLUE VELVET, and then in Lynch’s ‘90s TV series TWIN PEAKS as Dale Cooper. MacLachlan won a Golden Globe and was twice nominated for Emmys for his performance, then reprised […]Read On »

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DEAD TO ME: Creator Liz Feldman on Season 1 of the Christina Applegate dramedy – Interview

DEAD TO ME - Season 1 - Key Art | ©2019 Netflix

DEAD TO ME, now streaming its entire first season and renewed for a second on Netflix, is a complex dark comedy. Widowed Jen Harding (Christina Applegate, who received an Emmy nomination) and Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini), who has lost her fiancé, meet in a grief support group and become close friends. But there are a few secrets that greatly complicate the situation. Liz Feldman created and serves as show runner on DEAD TO ME. Feldman previously created the NBC comedy ONE BIG HAPPY, and served as a writer/producer on series including ELLEN: THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, HOT IN CLEVELAND, 2 […]Read On »

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ALL RISE: Simone Missick is the Judge on new CBS series – Interview

Simone Missick as Lola Carmichael in ALL RISE - Season 1 | ©2019 WBEI. All rights reserved/Tommy Garcia

In the new CBS Monday-night comedy/drama ALL RISE, created by Greg Spottiswood, Simone Missick stars as Judge Lola Carmichael. Lola, a former prosecutor, has just been appointed to the bench in Los Angeles. Lola tries to balance her conscience with the letter of the law, along with juggling friendships with former peers who now present their cases in her courtroom. Originally from Detroit, Missick played reporter Misty Knight in three interlinked Marvel Netflix series, LUKE CAGE, IRON FIST, and THE DEFENDERS. Next year, she is in Season 2 of Netflix’s ALTERED CARBON. ASSIGNMENT X: Do you think having a character […]Read On »

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CAROL’S SECOND ACT: Sabrina Jalees on the new CBS comedy series – Exclusive Interview

Sabrina Jalees is Lexie Gilani in CAROL'S SECOND ACT |©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved./Sonja Flemming

In CBS’s new Thursday-night comedy CAROL’S SECOND ACT, retired teacher Carol Kenney, played by sitcom veteran Patricia Heaton, embarks on a medical career, and becomes Dr. Carol Kenney, an unusually mature medical resident. Sabrina Jalees plays Lexie Gilani, one of Carol’s fellow residents. Jalees has a background in standup comedy. Originally from Canada, Jalees previously performed in and wrote for THE BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW, and was a writer on the series SEARCH PARTY, BIG MOUTH, POWERLESS, and THE MAYOR. Working on this last one, Jalees met fellow writers Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, who would go on to create […]Read On »

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GOD FRIENDED ME: Violett Beane talks Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Violett Beane in GOD FRIENDED ME - Season 1 | ©2018 Warner Bros./Jeff Riedell

In CBS’s GOD FRIENDED ME, now in its second season on Sunday nights, atheist podcaster Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall) is thrown for a loop when someone claiming to be God friends him on Facebook. More, whoever has the God account keeps making suggestions that improve Miles’s life and helps him to assist strangers. Violett Beane plays journalist Cara Bloom, who tries to help Miles find out who is actually running the God account. Last season, evidence pointed to wealthy, philanthropic tech mogul Simon Hayes (Adam Goldberg), but he turned out to be just an ordinary, albeit ethical, good guy. […]Read On »

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