Exclusive Interview: Time to GO ON with actress Julie White

Julie White in GO ON - Season 1 - "The World Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" | ©2013 NBC/Vivian Zink

In NBC’s freshman half-hour comedy GO ON, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, Matthew Perry stars as sportscaster Ryan King, who reluctantly joins a therapy group after the death of his wife. Laura Benanti plays group leader Lauren, who believes she is up to the task despite her relative lack of credentials. Julie White plays Anne, another therapy group member who is mourning the death of her longtime partner. White, a native of San Diego, California, has a thriving career in stage, television and film – nearly everyone on Earth has seen her as Judy Witwicky, the mother of Shia LaBeouf’s character, […]Read On »

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TV Review: GO ON – Season 1 – “He Got Game, She Got Cats”

Matthew Perry in GO ON - Season 1 - "He Got Game, She Got Cats" | ©2012 NBC/Justin Lubin

Stars: Matthew Perry, Laura Benanti, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura, Tyler James Williams, Brett Gelman, John Cho, Bill Cobbs, Sarah Baker, Allison Miller Writer: Lesley Wake Webster, series created by Scott Silveri Director: Andy Ackerman Network: NBC, Tuesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: September 11, 2012 Warning: this review is being written under duress. This reviewer did not volunteer for the gig; the editor insisted. NBC’s new series GO ON has potential as it tries to mediate at once sending up and celebrating group therapy, along with sports radio. Putting Matthew Perry’s brand of snarkiness up against the sincerity – and […]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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TV Review: THE PLAYBOY CLUB – Season 1 premiere – “Pilot”

Amber Heard and Eddie Cibrian in THE PLAYBOY CLUB - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC

Stars: Eddie Cibrian, Amber Heard, David Krumholtz, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Laura Benanti, Leah Renee, Naturi Naughton, Jenifer Lewis, Troy Garity Writer: Chad Hodge Director: Alan Taylor Network: NBC, Mondays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: September 19, 2011 Raise your hands if you know any women today who wished they could have been Playboy Bunnies working at the clubs back in the early Sixties. Come on, don’t be shy … Truthfully, me neither. There are no doubt a lot of men (and some women) who either wish they could have patronized a Playboy Club back in the day or even have fond […]Read On »

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