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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Exclusive Interview: Beau Bridges talks THE MILLERS Season 1

Beau Bridges in THE MILLERS - Season 1 | ©2014 Cliff Lipson/CBS

In CBS’ half-hour comedy THE MILLERS, Thursdays at 8:30 PM and renewed for a second season, Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale star as, respectively, Tom and Carol Miller, a long-married couple whose visit to their adult children inspires them to separate. Carol moves in with son Nathan (Will Arnett), while Tom takes up residence with daughter Debbie (Jayma Mays), her husband Adam (Nelson Franklin) and their offspring Mikayla (Eve Moon). Both senior Millers face a brave new world as newly-single people. Bridges has been acting since he was a little boy – he appeared in his first feature film, 1948’s […]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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TV Review: THE MILLERS – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

THE MILLERS key art | ©2013 CBS

Stars: Will Arnett, Beau Bridges, Margo Martindale, Jayma Mays, JB Smoove, Nelson Franklin, Eve Moon Writer: Greg Garcia, created by Greg Garcia Director: James Burrows Network: CBS, Thursdays @ 8:30 PM Original Airdate: October 3, 2013 For some reason – something in the water, perhaps? – the 2013 fall season has a plurality of half-hour comedies about parents who move in with their adult children, or vice-versa. Fox has DADS, ABC has BACK IN THE GAME, CBS has MOM (okay, the mom doesn’t actually move in with her grown daughter, but they begin spending so much time together that it’s a near […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Actress Liza Lapira on TRAFFIC LIGHT and DOLLHOUSE

Liza Lapira in TRAFFIC LIGHT - Season 1 | ©2011 Fox/Joseph Cultice

TRAFFIC LIGHT, on Fox Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, is a series that proves some things are universal. The comedy is adapted by Bob Fisher and David Hemingson from an Israeli show about three male friends who constantly find time to talk with each other, even if it’s over the phone in the car. In the Fox version, David Denman and Liza Lapira are happily married couple Mike and Lisa, Nelson Franklin and Aya Cash play somewhat nervously cohabiting couple Adam and Callie and Kris Marshall plays single Ethan. Lapira had a recurring role as programming assistant Ivy on Fox’s DOLLHOUSE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TRAFFIC LIGHT star David Denman gets the right signal

David Denman in TRAFFIC LIGHT - Season 1- "All the Precedent's Men" | ©2011 Fox/Carin Baer

Fox’s Tuesday night 9:30 PM comedy TRAFFIC LIGHT deals with a group of five friends at different stages in their relationships. Mike (David Denman) and Lisa (Liza Lapira) are married to each other, Adam (Nelson Franklin) and Callie (Aya Cash) are involved with one another and Ethan (Kris Marshall) is the player of the group. In this exclusive interview, California native Denman, who has been on the big screen in films including Tim Burton’s BIG FISH, talks about his new gig and a few notable previous TV jobs. ASSIGNMENT X: How many seasons did you play Roy Anderson on THE […]Read On »

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Profile: Actor David Denman makes TRAFFIC LIGHT go

David Denman in TRAFFIC LIGHT - Season 1" | ©2010 Fox /Joseph Cultice

Actor David Denman may have played small parts in very successful shows like THE OFFICE and ANGEL, but he is no shrinking violet. Denman is a bulky 6’4 and finally stretching his acting muscles in the new comedy TRAFFIC LIGHT premiering tonight on Fox. In Hollywood’s trend of late, the show focuses on three friends at different romantic stages in their lives. Denman, 37, plays the married and content one who struggles to balance his family life, friendships and career. But don’t look for a copy cat version of RULES OF ENGAGEMENT or PERFECT COUPLES. Denman says TRAFFIC LIGHT is […]Read On »

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