THE GOOD PLACE: D’Arcy Carden chats about all things Janet and the final season – Exclusive Interview

D'Arcy Carden as Janet in THE GOOD PLACE - Season 4 | ©2019 NBC/Andrew Eccles

THE GOOD PLACE, the NBC comedy now in its fourth and final season on Thursday nights, may be the most arced half-hour on network television. Created by Michael Schur, THE GOOD PLACE started as what seemed to be a story about one woman, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), thinking she’d mistakenly been sent to the Good Place (i.e., Heaven) after death. Spoiler alert: it turned out that Eleanor was in an experiment of the Bad Place, run by the demon Michael (Ted Danson). Over three seasons, Michael, Eleanor and Eleanor’s three fellow experimentees – philosophy professor Chidi Anagonye (William Jackson Harper), […]Read On »

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SUNNYSIDE: Diana Maria Riva chats about the new NBC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Diana Maria Riva as Griselda in SUNNYSIDE - Season 1 | ©2019 NBC/F. Scott Schafer

In NBC’s freshman Thursday-night comedy SUNNYSIDE, Kal Penn, who co-created the series with Matt Murray, plays Garrett Modi. After a very public humiliation and firing from his city council seat, Garrett winds up teaching a class that helps immigrants study for their American citizenship test. One of Garrett’s students is Griselda, played by Diana Maria Riva. Griselda has an unending supply of part-time gigs to make ends meet, including bartender, waitress and baseball stadium hotdog vendor. While Riva isn’t juggling as many simultaneous jobs as her SUNNYSIDE character, she works constantly. Her numerous film and TV credits include COMMON LAW, […]Read On »

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SUNNYSIDE: Co-creator Matt Murray on new Kal Penn comedy series – Exclusive Interview

SUNNYSIDE - Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 NBCUniversal

NBC’s new Thursday-night comedy SUNNYSIDE takes its title from the New York neighborhood where it is set (although the series is shot in Los Angeles). Kal Penn stars as Garrett Modi (Penn’s real last name), a disgraced former city council member who seeks redemption (and income) by helping a disparate group of immigrants help study for their U.S. citizenship exams. Penn created SUNNYSIDE with fellow executive producer Matt Murray, whose other credits include writing/producing on THE GOOD PLACE, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, PARKS AND RECREATION, and COMMUNITY. Murray participates in a Q&A panel for SUNNYSIDE, then takes time for a one-on-one follow-up […]Read On »

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BLUFF CITY LAW: Showrunners Dean Georgaris and Michael Aguilar on new NBC law series- Exclusive Interview

BUFF CITY LAW - Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 NBCUniversal

In NBC’s new Monday-night legal drama BLUFF CITY LAW, Jimmy Smits stars as crusading attorney Elijah Strait. Elijah has his heart in his work, standing up in court for the underdog. He is devastated by the death of his wife. When daughter Sydney (Caitlin McGee), a corporate attorney, comes home, Elijah woos her back to the family firm, despite their strong differences in outlooks, and even though Sydney hasn’t yet forgiven him for cheating on Mom. Executive producer/writer Dean Georgaris (creator of the series THE BRAVE, one of the writers of the feature THE MEG) talks about making BLUFF CITY […]Read On »

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ABBY’S: Executive producer Michael Schur chats about his new comedy and Season 4 of THE GOOD PLACE – Interview

Executive producer Michael Schur | ©2019 Universal Television/Evans Vestal

NBC’s Thursday-night comedy ABBY’S stars Natalie Morales as a military veteran who opens her own bar. But not just any bar – Abby’s is a proudly unlicensed establishment that’s under a canopy in the backyard of Abby’s rental home. It’s a big hit with the neighbors. New landlord Bill (Nelson Franklin) at first freaks out when he sees Abby’s, but Abby and her customers soon bring him around. Created by Josh Malmuth, ABBY’S has the distinction of being one of the very few television comedies ever shot for a live audience outdoors, rather than on a soundstage.  Michael Schur is […]Read On »

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J. AUGUST RICHARDS talks Season 2 of GIANTS – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

J. August Richards in GIANTS | courtesy J. August Richards

Multi-hyphenate (actor/writer/director/producer) J. August Richards is probably still best known to the world at large for his performing work, starring on all five seasons of ANGEL and recurring on MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD as the heroic Deathlok. Other regular gigs have included two seasons as a lawyer on RAISING THE BAR , one season as a law officer on KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD, and now as a doctor on NBC’s upcoming COUNCIL OF DADS. However, Richards has been getting a lot of recognition for his other talents as well. He has been nominated for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing […]Read On »

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SUPERSTORE: Mark McKinney chats Season 4 and gives clues on playing clueless – Exclusive Interview

Mark McKinney as Glenn in SUPERSTORE - Season 4 | ©2019 NBCUniversal/Matthias Clamer

In NBC’s half-hour comedy SUPERSTORE, now nearing its fourth-season finale Thursday night and renewed for a fifth year, Mark McKinney plays Cloud Nine manager Glenn. Glenn is ever-optimistic as he runs the big box store, although he’s not quite as effective as he likes to imagine he is. McKinney, originally from Ottawa, Canada, was part of the original cast of the sketch comedy series THE KIDS IN THE HALL, and then went on to do two stints (1985-1990 and 1995-1997) on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. His other credits include DICE, the cult series about a theatrical rep company SLINGS AND ARROWS, […]Read On »

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SUPERSTORE: Nico Santos on Season 4 of the NBC comedy – Interview

Nico Santos as Mateo in SUPERSTORE - Season 4 |©2019 NBCUniversal/Justine Lubin

NBC’s half-hour comedy SUPERSTORE, now in its fourth season on Thursday nights, follows the employees of the big-box retailer Cloud 9. Nico Santos plays Mateo Fernando Aquino Liwanag, a sales associate who is gay and Filipino. SUPERSTORE’s portrayal of the character and other LGBTQ people has earned the series a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Comedy Series. Santos, who was born in Manila, came to big-screen attention last year as Oliver T’sien in the hit romantic comedy CRAZY RICH ASIANS. He says that when he auditioned for the role of Mateo, the character was neither gay nor Filipino. ASSIGNMENT X: […]Read On »

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THE ENEMY WITHIN: Jennifer Carpenter on her new NBC espionage drama – Interview

THE ENEMY WITHIN - Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 NBCUniversal

In NBC’s new Monday-night drama THE ENEMY WITHIN, Jennifer Carpenter plays former CIA Deputy Director Erica Shepherd. Erica was terrific at her job and one of the best code-breakers the Agency had ever seen. However, Erica was arrested, imprisoned and became the most notorious traitor in American history for giving the names of CIA operatives to a terrorist, resulting in the deaths of four agents. We learn quickly that this wasn’t because Erica wanted to betray her colleagues or her country, but rather because the terrorist threatened the life of Eric’s adolescent daughter Hannah (Sophia Gennusa). When the terrorist strikes […]Read On »

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REVERIE: Sendhil Ramamurthy chats about Season 1 of the new NBC series – Exclusive Interview

Sendhil Ramamurthy as Paul Hammond in REVERIE - Season 1| ©2018 NBCUniversal/Paul Drinkwater

In NBC’s new Wednesday-night series REVERIE, premiering May 30, Sendhil Ramamurthy’s character Paul Hammond has created a virtual reality application that allows users to develop their own perfect worlds. The problem is that some users find it so fulfilling that they refuse to leave virtual reality, which puts their flesh-and-blood bodies at risk. Enter former hostage negotiator Mara Kint, who can be put into the Reverie experiences of others and attempt to talk them back into returning to the real world. Actor Ramamurthy, originally from Chicago, is no stranger to NBC genre programming, having spent four seasons on the network’s […]Read On »

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