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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ONE BIG HAPPY: Nick Zano discusses the Season Finale – interview

Nick Zano as Luke and Elisha Cuthbert as Lizzy in ONE BIG HAPPY | © 2015 Greg Gayne/NBC

In NBC’s ONE BIG HAPPY, which has its first-season finale Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Nick Zano stars as Luke. Luke is a straight man who has made a plan with his lesbian best friend/roommate Lizzy, played by Elisha Cuthbert, to have a baby together. However, just as Lizzy gets pregnant, Nick falls head over heels with Prudence, played by Kelly Brook, who can only stay in the U.S. if Nick marries her. Hence the show’s title. Zano, originally from New Jersey, has done a lot of television comedy before, along with television drama and films, including BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA, JOYRIDE […]Read On »

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ASCENSION star Brian Van Holt lifts off – Exclusive Interview

Brian Van Holt as Captain William Denninger in ASCENSION | ©2014 Syfy/Diego Uchite

Syfy’s miniseries ASCENSION, which runs in three two-hour blocks this week, is set in space – in the present. In creator Adrian Cruz’s premise, President Kennedy secretly authorized a project to send a number of people on what will be a hundred-year mission to reach the nearest inhabitable planet, which will be the salvation of the human race if Earth is destroyed by the nuclear threat that then seemed imminent. It’s now fifty years into the journey. The population aboard the Ascension has reached six hundred, though no one aboard has any contact with Earth or indeed even knows if […]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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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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TCA News: ABC says COUGAR TOWN will return for Season 3 as early as March

Busy Philipps, Josh Hopkins, Courteney Cox, Brian Van Holt, Ian Gomez, Christa Miller and Dan Byrd in COUGAR TOWN - Season 3 | ©2012 ABC/Bob D'Amico

The ABC series comedy series COUGAR TOWN starring Courteney Cox may feel as if it’s been eternally benched this entire year, yet at today’s ABC TCA press session, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee says that they already have a plan of where it will land on its schedule. “We have an idea where it is, but not quite ready to announce it,” says Lee, though he does confirm it is tentatively scheduled for March. “We didn’t have a place early on for it and when it comes back we hope it will do extremely well,” says Lee. “COUGAR is […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: ABC talks about Wednesday’s forthcoming three-hour comedy block

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At today’s Winter TCA 2011 press tour, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee spoke about the decision to program a three-hour comedy block on Wednesday night, with the addition of new comedies HAPPY ENDINGS and MR. SUNSHINE starring Matthew Perry paired up with its already solid performers of THE MIDDLE, BETTER WITH YOU, MODERN FAMILY and COUGAR TOWN. “It’s certainly a risk,” admits Lee. “There is an appetite for comedies. Do audiences have an appetite of comedy at 10:00 pm? Yes, we know that’s true. It’s certainly a risk. We thought that HAPPY ENDINGS, which is an adult show, had […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: ABC renews CASTLE, COUGAR TOWN, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE MIDDLE, MODERN FAMILY & PRIVATE PRACTICE for next year

Michael Imperioli in DETROIT 1-8-7 | ©2011 ABC/Donna Svennevik

At today’s Winter TCA 2011 press tour, ABC Entertainment Group President Group President Paul Lee revealed that CASTLE, COUGAR TOWN, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE MIDDLE, MODERN FAMILY and PRIVATE PRACTICE have all been renewed for another year Meanwhile, it looks like DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES is on the bubble (probably due to contract negotiations), as are BETTER WITH YOU, BROTHERS & SISTERS and the ratings challenged DETROIT 1-8-7 “We haven’t made our decisions yet on a second season of DETROIT 1-8-7,” says Lee. “I would like it to see higher numbers. Michael Imperioili is brilliant in that. For me, it’s great to see, […]Read On »

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