GREY’S ANATOMY: James Pickens Jr. on 15 seasons and 343 episodes and counting – Exclusive Interview

James Pickens Jr. in GREY'S ANATOMY - Season 15 | ©ABC/Adam Taylor

ABC’s stalwart medical drama GREY’S ANATOMY, on Thursday nights, is now in its fifteenth season and renewed for a sixteenth. Many cast members have come and gone from the Shonda Rhimes-created hit (Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Sara Ramirez), but James Pickens Jr., who plays Dr. Richard Webber, has been with the series for its entire run, acting in all but one of its (so far) 343 episodes and counting. Pickens, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, went to New York to begin his professional acting career. He starred in the Negro Ensemble Company’s production of A SOLDIER’S PLAY alongside Samuel L. Jackson […]Read On »

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SPEECHLESS: Actor Cedric Yarbrough Talks Season 3 – exclusive interview

Cedric Yarbrough in SPEECHLESS | © 2018 ABC/Eric McCandless

SPEECHLESS, now in its third season on ABC, is airing its Christmas episode on Friday, December 14. The half-hour comedy series has won a Television Critics Association (TCA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming. SPEECHLESS has also earned acclaim from many quarters for its simultaneously humorous and realistic depiction of the way every member of the DiMeo family, including teen J.J. (Micah Fowler), deals with life, including the fact that J.J. uses a wheelchair. Cedric Yarbrough plays Kenneth Clements, J.J.’s aide. Like his character, actor Fowler uses a wheelchair; Fowler can speak, but J.J. cannot, so Kenneth speaks for […]Read On »

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THE MIDDLE co-creator Eileen Heisler talks Season 6 – exclusive interview

Neil Flynn and Patrica Heaton star in THE MIDDLE on ABC | © 2015 ABC/Michael Ansell

ABC’s THE MIDDLE, Wednesdays at 8 PM, is now in its sixth season. The half-hour comedy stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie Heck and Neil Flynn as her husband Mike, parents of Axl (Charlie McDermott), Sue (Eden Sher) and brainy Brick (Atticus Shaffer), all living the middle-class live in Orson, Indiana. The Hecks are quirky in the way that all families are quirky, often quarrelsome and yet ultimately loving. THE MIDDLE and its ABC comedy stable mate MODERN FAMILY launched at the same time. Even though the latter gets far more press, the ratings for the two shows are very similar. […]Read On »

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Interview: Andre Braugher runs the BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

Andre Braugher in BROOKLYN NINE-NINE - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Mary Ellen Matthews

Andre Braugher is a highly respected dramatic actor. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work in HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET, another Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for THIEF and was nominated four more times, including twice in a row for MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. Last year, he played the captain of a U.S. nuclear submarine who in effect stole the boat rather than launch a strike he deemed illegal on LAST RESORT. As a stage actor, the Chicago-born Braugher has a notable Shakespearean resume that includes playing […]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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