COUNCIL OF DADS: J. August Richards on new NBC drama series and 20th anniversary of ANGEL – Exclusive Interview

J. August Richards at the January 2020 Press Tour Portrait Studio promoting COUNCIL OF DADS - Season 1 | ©2020 NBC/Maarten de Boer

NBC’s COUNCIL OF DADS premieres on Tuesday, March 24. In the ten-episode first season, gravely ill Scott Perry (Tom Everett Scott) gets his three best friends to promise to help Scott’s wife Robin (Sarah Wayne Callies) to help raise the couple’s five children in the event of his death. Each episode focuses on a different milestone occasion during a crucial year. J August Richards plays Oliver, who is not only Scott’s friend, but also Robin’s pal from their college days and now Scott’s oncologist. Richards is a multi-hyphenate who earned Daytime Emmy nominations for his writing, directing and guest-performing work […]Read On »

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ONE DAY AT A TIME: Actress Isabella Gomez on Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Isabella Gomez as Elena in ONE DAY AT A TIME in Season 4 | ©2020 Pop TV/Nicole Wilder

ONE DAY AT A TIME, created by Gloria Calderon Kellett & Mike Royce, broke new ground when it premiered in 2017. The original ONE DAY AT A TIME, which ran on CBS 1975-1984, created by Whitney Blake, Norman Lear, and Alan Manings, was a half-hour comedy concerned a white, divorced mom (depicting a divorced woman as a main character was controversial in those days) and her two teenaged children in Indianapolis. The new ONE DAY AT A TIME is still a half-hour comedy, but the update introduces us to the Cuban-American Alvarez family. Justina Machado plays divorced mom Penelope, with […]Read On »

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ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST: Choreographer Mandy Moore on NBC’s musical dramedy – Exclusive Interview

ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST - Season 1 Key Art | ©2020 NBCUniversal

In the musical dramedy ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST, in its first season on Sunday nights at 9 PM on NBC, Jane Levy plays Zoey. Zoey is a young computer tech exec at a firm in San Francisco. Her beloved father (Peter Gallagher) has a debilitating disease that has robbed him of the ability to speak, and her mother (Mary Steenburgen) is so devoted to him that she’s becoming exhausted. When Zoey has a routine MRI, there’s an earthquake. After this, Zoey discovers that she now has the ability – whether she wants it or not – to know people’s innermost emotions, […]Read On »

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DISPATCHES FROM ELSEWHERE: Actress Eve Lindley on the new AMC series – exclusive interview

Eve Lindley as Simone in DISPATCHES FROM ELSEWHERE - Season 1 | ©2020 AMC/Zach Dilgard

In AMC’s new Monday-night speculative-fiction drama DISPATCHES FROM ELSEWHERE, four strangers – played by Andre Benjamin, Sally Field, Eve Lindley, and series creator Jason Segel – come together to play what seems to be a game, but may be a gateway to another reality. Lindley, whose previous credits include the films ALL WE HAD and OTHERHOOD and the series MR. ROBOT and OUTSIDERS, plays art gallery employee Simone. Simone is afraid of becoming to close to other people. However, she and Segel’s Peter are drawn together as they try to solve the peculiar mysteries that are presented to them. At […]Read On »

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KATY KEENE: Actress Katherine LaNasa on the new RIVERDALE spin-off – Exclusive Interview

Katherine LaNasa as Gloria Grandbilt in KATY KEENE - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/JSquared Photography

KATY KEENE, spun off from RIVERDALE (both of which are adapted from the Archie Comics series), is in its first season on Thursdays on The CW. Katy (Lucy Hale) is a young aspiring fashion designer in New York who works at the upscale Lacy’s department store. One of Katy’s bosses there is the imperious and demanding Gloria Grandbilt, played by Katherine LaNasa. LaNasa, a former ballet dancer and choreographer in addition to being an actress, is originally from New Orleans. Her other series regular and arc credits include FUTURE MAN, The CW’s DYNASTY, IMPOSTERS, DEVIOUS MAIDS, SATISFACTION, LONGMIRE, DECEPTION, TWO […]Read On »

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MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM: Creator Eliot Laurence and EP Kevin Messick on new witchcraft series – Exclusive Interview

Amalia Holm as Scylla, Jessica Sutton as Tally Craven, Taylor Hickson as Raelle Collar, Ashley Nicole Williams as Abigail Bellweather, Demetria McKinney as Anacostia, and Lyne Renee as General Sara Alder in MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM | ©2020 Freeform/Frank Ockenfels

In Freeform’s MOTHERLAND: FORT SALEM, premiering Wednesday March 18, history is different. At the Salem witch trials, the witches – real magic users – made a deal with the authorities to fight for their causes in exchange for freedom. In the present, witches are the main branch of the U.S. armed forces (the same is true of other nations). Those born with magical abilities, overwhelmingly women, are conscripted when the come of age and sent to military schools like Fort Salem to learn how to weaponize their supernatural gifts. Those who do well go on to military college; those who […]Read On »

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PRODIGAL SON: Co-creator Sam Sklaver on the second half of Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Tom Payne in PRODIGAL SON - Season 1 - "The Job" | ©2020 Fox/David Giesbrecht

Fox’s PRODIGAL SON returns for the back half of its first season on Monday, March 16. The series concerns NYPD consultant Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne), who excels at understanding the criminal mind, and his family: wealthy socialite mother Jessica (Bellamy Young), ambitious broadcast news reporter sister Ainsley (Halston Sage), and brilliant serial killer father Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen), who has been locked up – with privileges – in a psychiatric hospital for the past several decades. When PRODIGAL SON left off at its midseason break, Martin was in the hospital, recovering from being stabbed in the heart by Malcolm, who […]Read On »

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BLACK MONDAY: Paul Scheer on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Paul Scheer as Keith in BLACK MONDAY - Season 2 - "2" | ©2020 Showtime/Erin Simkin

Showtime’s dark comedy BLACK MONDAY begins its second season on Sunday, March 15. The first season of the series tracked the run up to the 1987 Wall Street crash. Season 2 picks up in the aftermath. Freewheeling trader Maurice “Mo” Monroe (played by Don Cheadle, one of BLACK MONDAY’s executive producers), who – in his version of events – caused the crash, is now hiding out in Florida. So is his erstwhile employee and friend Keith Shankar, played by Paul Scheer. Scheer, a native New Yorker, starred on seven seasons of the fantasy football comedy THE LEAGUE; he also served […]Read On »

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DEPUTY: Yara Martinez on the new Fox drama series – Exclusive Interview

Yara Martinez in DEPUTY - Season 1 | ©2020 Fox/Miller Mobley

In Fox’s freshman Thursday-night drama DEPUTY, due to an arcane rule, Deputy Bill Hollister (Stephen Dorff), is unexpectedly promoted to Acting Sheriff of Los Angeles County. This has a ripple effect on everyone around him, especially Bill’s wife, trauma surgeon Paula Reyes, played by Yara Martinez. Martinez, originally from Puerto Rico, played easily rattled Dr. Luisa Alver (the one who mistakenly artificially inseminates the heroine) over five seasons of the mostly comedic JANE THE VIRGIN. Martinez has also had recurring or regular roles on series including BULL, THE TICK (as Ms. Lint), I LOVE DICK, TRUE DETECTIVE, ALPHA HOUSE, THE […]Read On »

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OUTMATCHED: Tisha Campbell-Martin and Finesse Mitchell on new Fox comedy – Exclusive Interview

Tisha Campbell as Rita in OUTMATCHED - Season 1| ©2020 Fox/Drew Hermann

In Fox’s half-hour comedy OUTMATCHED, airing Thursdays in its first season, Tichina Campbell Martin plays Rita and Finesse Mitchell plays her husband Irwin. Rita is best friends with fellow casino worker Kate (Maggie Lawson), and Irwin is best friends with his construction renovation company partner Mike (Jason Biggs), who is married to Kate. Mike and Kate have four kids, three of whom are certified geniuses. This gives them a lot of parental issues that Rita and Irwin are happy not to have themselves. Campbell-Martin, originally from Oklahoma, is known as a singer as well as an actress. She costarred in […]Read On »

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