THIS IS US: Actress Susan Kelechi Watson on the hit NBC series – interview

Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth in THIS IS US | © 2017 Ron Batzdorff/NBC

When the THIS IS US cast, plus creator Dan Fogelman, come out on stage for a Q&A session at the Winter 2017 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, everybody is a little emotional. This is understandable. Five minutes earlier, they had been informed by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke that their freshman Tuesday night series had been renewed for not one but two more seasons. THIS IS US deals with the Pearson family. On the thirty-sixth birthday of Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia), his wife Rebecca (Mandy Moore) gives birth to triplets. One of the babies is stillborn, so Jack and […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

THIS IS US: Milo Ventimiglia talks new NBC show and GILMORE GIRLS revival – Interview

Milo Ventimiglia in THIS IS US - Season 1 | ©2016 NBC/Chris Haston

NBC’s hour-long Tuesday-night series THIS IS US is one of the best-received new shows of the fall. Created by Dan Fogelman, THIS IS US explores the lives of four people who share the same birthday and their families, in the Eighties and in the present. Milo Ventimiglia plays Jack, who is married to Rebecca (Mandy Moore). They are the birth parents of Kate (Chrissie Metz plays her as an adult) and Kevin (played as an adult by Justin Hartley) and adoptive parents of Randall (Sterling K. Brown portrays the grown version). Ventimiglia also reprises his role as Jess Mariano in […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

GALAVANT: Songwriters Alan Menken and Glenn Slater – Exclusive Interview

Luke Youngblood as Sid, Karen David as Isabella, Timothy Omundson as King Richard, Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Mallory Jansen as Madalena, Vinnie Jones as Gareth and Ben Presley as Jester in GALAVANT - Season 2 | ©2016 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Tony- and multi-Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken is both theatre and motion picture musical royalty. Collaborating with the late Howard Ashman, he wrote the songs for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS,THE LITTLE MERMAID, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ALADDIN. Following Ashman’s death in 1991, Menken has also worked with lyricists Stephen Schwartz and Tim Rice, but lately, he’s often teamed up with lyricist Glenn Slater on projects including Disney’s film TANGLED and the TV series THE NEIGHBORS. Now Menken and Slater are working together with writer Dan Fogelman on the TV musical comedy GALAVANT. The ABC series, now in its second season […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

GRANDFATHERED: Executive producer Dan Fogelman talks new John Stamos comedy – Interview

John Stamos in GRANDFATHERED - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Robert Trachtenberg

In Fox Network’s new half-hour comedy GRANDFATHERED, premiering Tuesday at 8 PM, John Stamos plays a wealthy, handsome Los Angeles restauranteur who is shocked to find out that not only does he have a grown son, portrayed by Josh Peck, from his one serious girlfriend (played by Paget Brewster) way back when, but the son has a baby daughter of his own. Instant parent and grandparenthood! Dan Fogelman is one of the executive producers on GRANDFATHERED alongside Chris Koch, series creator Daniel Chun and star Stamos. Fogelman previously created the alien half-hour comedy THE NEIGHBORS and his medieval musical GALAVANT […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

Hail to King Timothy Omundson on GALAVANT – Exclusive Interview

Timothy Omundson in GALAVANT - Season 1 | ©2015 Bob D'Amico/ABC

In ABC’s musical comedy fantasy series GALAVANT, which concludes its first season tonight, Sunday, Jan. 25, with two half-hours begging at 8 PM, Timothy Omundson plays King Richard. Richard is a genial tyrant, who kidnapped the beautiful peasant Madalena (Mallory Jansen) away from her true love Galavant (Joshua Sasse). However, Madalena has chosen Richard and his riches over romance, leaving Galavant bereft. Madalena then turns out to be much more despotic than Richard, who is somewhat baffled by his bride’s megalomania. Omundson is delighted by all of it. The actor, born in Missouri and raised in Seattle, recently wrapped up […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

GALAVANT star Mallory Jansen sings evil in ABC series – exclusive interview

Mallory Jansen stars as Madalena in GALAVANT | © 2014 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s GALAVANT, Sundays at 8 and 8:30 PM, Australian actress Mallory Jansen (BABY DADDY, YOUNG & HUNGRY) plays sweet peasant girl turned ferocious evil queen Madalena. Created by Dan Fogelman, with songs by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater, GALAVANT tells of a knight’s (Joshua Sasse) quest to regain his true love, Madalena, who is played by Jansen. Unlike the typical hero’s love interest, Madalena happily rejects romance for position and riches. Jansen has just finished singing backup with her GALAVANT cast mates while Menken performs a medley for the Television Critics Association at an ABC party. […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

GALAVANT creator/executive producer Dan Fogelman – exclusive interview

Timothy Omundson stars as King Richard in GALAVANT | © 2015 ABC/Bob D'Amico

GALAVANT, airing on ABC Sundays at 8 PM with two half-hour episodes airing each week for four weeks, is unique. This is partly because it is set entirely in a fairytale realm – unlike its network mate, ONCE UPON A TIME, which is set only partially in a fairytale realm – but mainly because it is a genuine musical. Our hero Galavant (Joshua Sasse), his lost love turned evil Queen Madalena (Mallory Jansen), the wicked but mellow King (Timothy Omundson) and everyone else bursts into songs written by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. ABC throws a party […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

Exclusive Interview: THE NEIGHBORS creator Dan Fogelman on his ABC series

Ian Patrick, Tim Jo, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Isabella Cramp, Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Clara Mamet, Max Charles in THE NEIGHBORS - Season 1 | ©2012 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s freshman comedy series THE NEIGHBORS, Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, the Weaver family, headed up by mom Debbie (Jami Gertz) and dad Marty (Lenny Venito), move to an idyllic-looking suburban development – that turns out to be entirely populated by aliens stuck on this planet after they’ve lost their ability to return to home planet Zabvron. The aliens take their names from human sports celebrities, so the Weavers’ next-door neighbors – and tentative new friends – are dubbed Larry Bird (Simon Templeman) and Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundouye). The results are multiculturalism at a wider range than mere terrestrial folks […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

TV Review: THE NEIGHBORS – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Ian Patrick, Tim Jo, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Isabella Cramp, Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Clara Mamet, Max Charles in THE NEIGHBORS - Season 1 | ©2012 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Stars: Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Clara Mamet, Tim Jo, Ian Patrick, Max Charles, Isabella Cramp Writer: Dan Fogelman Director: Chris Koch Network: ABC, airs Wednesday nights Original Telecast: September 26, 2012 You can’t fault ABC for at least trying something new. Last year, they trotted out their cross-dressing comedy WORK IT (epic fail) and this year they’ve got THE NEIGHBORS, a terribly dated suburban alien comedy that falls completely flat. Ten years ago, a bunch of aliens from the planet Zabvron arrived in a gated New Jersey neighborhood to see if Earth could be inhabitable by […]Read On »

COMMENTS (3)

Movie Review: CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE

CRAZY STUPID LOVE movie poster

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Jonah Bobo, John Carroll Lynch, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon Writer: Dan Fogelman Directors: Glenn Ficarra & John Fuqua Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: July 29, 2011 Let’s begin by saying some good things about CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. It has a top-notch cast and the screenplay by Dan Fogelman is mostly well-structured, except for one whopping pivotal issue that is never satisfactorily explained. However, the film bogs down in its details (and lack thereof) and the growing realization that we don’t particularly like or believe in any of the characters. […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)
Increase your website traffic with Attracta.com
bottom round