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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JUSTIFIED: Nick Searcy talks the final season – exclusive interview

Nick Searcy stars as Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen on JUSTIFIED | © 2015 Prashant Gupta/FX

As JUSTIFIED, now in its sixth and final season on FX, Tuesdays at 10 PM, closes in on its series finale, things have really gone all to hell in Harlan County, Kentucky. U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) stood by astonished while his confidential informant Ava Crowder (Joelle Carter) shot her fiancé Boyd (Walton Goggins) and drove off with ten million dollars that Boyd had extorted out of big-time weed dealer Avery Markham (Sam Elliott). Now Boyd has escaped from the hospital, Ava’s on the run and Raylan is in even more trouble than usual. Meanwhile, Raylan’s erstwhile boss […]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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Exclusive Interview: Sean Hayes on GRIMM and HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT

Jane Lynch in HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT - Season 2 | ©2013 NBC/Trae Patton

Sean Hayes is famous as an actor – eight seasons as Jack McFarland on the half-hour comedy WILL & GRACE, nine months on Broadway in the revival of the musical PROMISES, PROMISES, the recent SEAN SAVES THE WORLD – but he’s perhaps even more prolific as a producer. Hazy Mills, the production company run by Hayes and partner Todd Milliner, currently has four shows on the air: GRIMM is in its third season, picked up for a fourth, and HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT is in its first on NBC, while HOT IN CLEVELAND is in its fifth season and THE SOUL […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: KIRSTIE star Rhea Perlman dishes on the sitcom

Rhea Perlman on KIRSTIE | © 2014 TV Land

TV Land’s first-year comedy series KIRSTIE, Wednesdays at 10:30 PM, stars Kirstie Alley as Broadway diva Maddie Banks, whose world is turned upside-down when her twenty-six-year-old biological son Arlo (Eric Petersen) reenters her life. The series, created by Marco Pennette, also stars SEINFELD alumnus Michael Richards and Rhea Perlman, who was Alley’s CHEERS colleague. Perlman played CHEERS barmaid Carla for 271 episodes, 1982-1993, while Alley joined the cast as bar owner Rebecca Howe for 149 episodes in 1987. On KIRSTIE, real New Yorker Perlman plays TV show New Yorker Thelma Katz. The actress also had recurring roles on TAXI and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE EXES’ star Wayne Knight chats about Season 4

Wayne Knight stars in THE EXES on TV Land | © 2014 TV Land

In TV Land’s THE EXES, now in its third season on TV Land, Wednesdays at 10 PM, three divorced men, played by David Alan Basche, Donald Faison and Wayne Knight, live in the same apartment building as the attorney (played by Kristen Johnson) who handled all of their splits. Knight, who plays Haskell Lutz, achieved TV immortality in his recurring role as the gleefully malevolent Newman on SEINFELD. The Georgia-born actor was in the original JURASSIC PARK, BASIC INSTINCT, JFK and other high-profile features. His other TV gigs include being a series regular THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN, a recurring […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Producer Todd Milliner on GRIMM and SEAN SAVES THE WORLD

David Giuntoli in GRIMM - Season 3 - "PTZD" | ©2013 NBC/Scott Green

Executive producer Todd Milliner is a busy man who’s gotten just a little busier this year. He and Sean Hayes are partners in Hazy Mills Productions, which now has four shows on the air/coming back: SEAN SAVES THE WORLD (in its first season on NBC Thursdays at 9 PM), GRIMM (in its third season on NBC Fridays at 9 PM), HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (picked up by NBC for a second season) and HOT IN CLEVELAND (which recently had its fourth season on TVLand). However, with Hayes now in front of the cameras as a single father working to save his […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TRUE BLOOD’s Michael McMillian Talks Writing Comics, FIREFLY and more – Part 2

Michael McMillian in TRUE BLOOD Season 5 | (c) 2012 Lacey Terrell/HBO

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Michael McMillian, who plays anti-vampire reverend turned Sanguinista vampire Steve Newlin on HBO’s TRUE BLOOD, he talks about writing for the TRUE BLOOD and LUCID comics, his work on FIREFLY and THE HILLS HAVE EYES II, and of course more about TRUE BLOOD the series. AX: Did you always want to be a professional actor? MICHAEL McMILLIAN: When I was young, I was into writing and I drew a lot. I really thought that I was going to be a comic book artist or an animator. When I was a kid, I […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Johnathan McClain talks RETIRED AT 35 Season 2

Johnathan McClain in RETIRED AT 35 | ©2012 TV Land

On TV Land’s RETIRED AT 35, now in its second season Wednesdays at 11 PM, Johnathan McClain plays the title character, David Robbins, who quits his awful job and returns to his hometown, only to be caught up in quarrels between his strong-willed parents, played by George Segal and Jessica Walter. McClain is a native of South Carolina whose TV resume includes 24, MEDIUM and CSI. This interview was conducted over the phone. McClain sets the stage at his end of the line while he’s on vacation in Italy. JOHNATHAN McCLAIN: I’m sitting here, staring at the Arno River from […]Read On »

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TCA 2011 Exclusive: Specific Details on the HOT IN CLEVELAND/ALL MY CHILDREN crossover

HOT IN CLEVELAND - Season Two poster

Suzanne Martin, executive producer and show runner of TVLand’s hit series HOT IN CLEVELAND, is in a hurry, but she takes time (at this Winter’s TCA press tour) to answer a few questions about the second season of her show, starring Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick as L.A. transplants and the indefatigable Betty White as a Cleveland local. In addition to having some amazing guest stars from the regulars’ pasts – Mary Tyler Moore and Bonnie Franklin, to name two – this season features a crossover with ALL MY CHILDREN, as Malick’s actress character Victoria Chase lands a […]Read On »

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