FARGO: Jean Smart talks about the fun in Floyd’s look – interview

Jean Smart as Floyd Gerhardt in FARGO | © 2015 Chris Large/FX

Actress Jean Smart can still be seen in reruns in her five-season stint as sweet Southern interior decorator Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the comedy DESIGNING WOMEN, won a Supporting Emmy for her work on SAMANTHA WHO?, earned another two Emmys for her guest work on FRASIER and was nominated twice more for her dramatic work on 24 as troubled U.S. First Lady Martha Logan. Now Smart is playing a very different sort of character in Season 2 of FX Network’s FARGO, Mondays at 10. Criminal matriarch Floyd Gerhardt is perhaps the least glamorous role Smart has undertaken. “Hours and hours […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jane Leeves on HOT IN CLEVELAND Season 5 and more

Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves in HOT IN CLEVELAND - Season 5 | ©2014 TVLand

When TV Land first launched the half-hour comedy HOT IN CLEVELAND in 2010, not everyone had heard of the network, much less the show. Now the series created by Suzanne Martin is in its fifth season, Wednesday nights, and plenty of people are familiar with creator Suzanne Martin’s characters. Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and Wendy Malick play three friends from L.A. who’ve moved to the Ohio town, with Betty White as their unique new friend Elka. Leeves has plenty of half-hour comedy experience; the England-born actress spent eleven seasons as Daphne on NBC’s hit FRASIER. Following a blocking run-through that […]Read On »

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Interview: THE MILLERS’ Margo Martindale chats about her hit series

Margo Martindale as Carol Miller in THE MILLERS | © 2014 CBS/Neil Jacobs

Margo Martindale very rightly won a Supporting Actress Emmy for her indelible portrayal of backwoods crime queen Mags Bennett on JUSTIFIED in that series’ second season. Since then, the prolific Texas-born actress appeared on two short-lived TV shows, CHAOS and A GIFTED MAN, before playing opposite Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper in the feature film AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. In 2013, Martindale took on two television roles that are still ongoing. One is KGB spymaster Claudia, aka Granny, on FX’s THE AMERICANS, which begins its second season Feb. 26. The other is Carol Miller on CBS’s half-hour comedy THE MILLERS, Thursdays […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Director Jeff Greenstein on HUSBANDS THE SERIES Season 3

Sean Hemeon and Brad "Cheeks" Bell in HUSBANDS THE SERIES | ©2013 The CW

HUSBANDS THE SERIES began life in 2011 as eleven two-minute episodes for the Internet, chronicling the early days of the marriage between performer Cheeks (Brad “Cheeks” Bell) and star baseball player Brady (Sean Hemeon). Created by Bell and Jane Espenson and directed by Jeff Greenstein, HUSBANDS promptly became a phenomenon. When a Kickstarter campaign was launched in 2012 to fund a second season, the goal was surpassed so quickly that the production was able to become more elaborate. Now Season 3 and 3.5 are here. CWSeed.com is running HUSBANDS, which is available worldwide. HUSBANDS fans have launched the website husbandstvnow.com […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SEAN SAVES THE WORLD star Megan Hilty and creator Victor Fresco

Megan Hilty in SEAN SAVES THE WORLD - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Chris Haston

In NBC’s freshman comedy SEAN SAVES THE WORLD, Thursdays at 9 PM, Sean Hayes – also an executive producer on the series — plays the hero of the title. Sean is a single gay man simultaneously coping with suddenly being sole custodial parent of his teenaged daughter Ellie (Samantha Isler) and trying to protect his fellow office workers from their mercurial new boss Max (Thomas Lennon), all while dealing with his opinionated mom (Linda Lavin). Victor Fresco, who previously devised LIFE ON A STICK and BETTER OFF TED, created SEAN SAVES THE WORLD. He’s at a press event for the […]Read On »

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TV Review: GO ON – Season 1 – “Pilot”

Matthew Perry in GO ON - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2012 NBC/Jordin Althaus

Stars: Matthew Perry, Laura Benanti, Julie White, John Cho Writer: Scott Silveri, series created by Scott Silveri Director: Todd Holland Network: NBC, Tuesdays Original Airdate: August 8, 2012 As Los Angeles Times reviewer Mary McNamara just observed, television has done very well with both psychotherapy (FRASIER, THE BOB NEWHART SHOW) and Matthew Perry (FRIENDS) in the half-hour comedy genre. Putting the two together seems like a good idea. The first twist in GO ON is that Perry’s character, snarky and closed-off radio sportscaster Ryan, is a patient rather than the therapist, which works very well. When we meet Ryan, his […]Read On »

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