HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT: Jane Lynch on the fifth season – Exclusive Interview

Jane Lynch hosts HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT | ©2017 NBCUniversal

HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT, now on Tuesday nights in its fifth season on NBC, is the brainchild of executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. Contestants pick celebrity guests from that episode’s panel to play a variety of games for them, based on party activities. Jane Lynch, who has won two Emmys as HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT’s host, is with two of the show’s other executive producers, Dwight D. Smith and show runner Michael Agbabian, at an NBC press event to discuss their series. ASSIGNMENT X: Do any of you bring your favorite games from life into the show, or is it […]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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Interview: The scoop on GRIMM Season 3 from co-creators David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf – Part 1

GRIMM Season 3 key art | ©2013 NBC

In Season 3 of GRIMM, NBC on Fridays at 9 PM, quite a lot is going on with all the characters. Our hero, Portland, Oregon police detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is a Grimm who can recognize and, when need be, fight Wesen, supernatural beings who conceal their true identities behind a human appearance. Nick started the season as a zombie and killed a man in a bar fight before being restored to normal. Nick’s girlfriend Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) and his police partner Hank (Russell Hornsby) now know Nick is a Grimm. Nick’s wolflike Wesen friend Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Echo Kellum talks SEAN SAVES THE WORLD and playing Hunter

Echo Kellum in SEAN SAVES THE WORLD - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Chris Haston

On NBC’s half-hour comedy SEAN SAVES THE WORLD, Thursdays at 9 PM, Sean Hayes plays the title character, trying to be a good single gay father to his teenage daughter (Samantha Isler) while at the same time coping with a tyrannical new owner (Thomas Lennon) at work. Echo Kellum plays Hunter, one of Sean’s coworkers and friends, who is usually ready to follow Sean’s lead. Originally from Chicago, Kellum did stage comedy and improv with the Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade; he was previously a regular on the Fox half-hour comedy BEN AND KATE. At an NBC event for […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SEAN SAVES THE WORLD star Megan Hilty and creator Victor Fresco

Megan Hilty in SEAN SAVES THE WORLD - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Chris Haston

In NBC’s freshman comedy SEAN SAVES THE WORLD, Thursdays at 9 PM, Sean Hayes – also an executive producer on the series — plays the hero of the title. Sean is a single gay man simultaneously coping with suddenly being sole custodial parent of his teenaged daughter Ellie (Samantha Isler) and trying to protect his fellow office workers from their mercurial new boss Max (Thomas Lennon), all while dealing with his opinionated mom (Linda Lavin). Victor Fresco, who previously devised LIFE ON A STICK and BETTER OFF TED, created SEAN SAVES THE WORLD. He’s at a press event for the […]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 Photos from MONSTERS UNIVERSITY World Premiere

Billy Crystal at the World Premiere and Tailgate Party of Monsters University | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Disney • Pixar held the World Premiere of MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, June 17th at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. It was a big premiere with the blue carpet running almost the whole block from Highland to Orange closing down Hollywood Blvd., which also included a Tailgate event with games and food for the guests. As usual it was lots of press, photographers and fans. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is the story of Mike Wazowski (voiced of Billy Crystal) when he was a little monster and he had a great dream of becoming a Scarer. Where better to learn but MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (MU). […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: GRIMM co-creators David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf on Season 1 and the future of the series

David Giuntoli and Silas Weir Mitchell in GRIMM - Season 1 - "Last Grimm Standing" | ©2012 NBC/Scott Green

Talking to GRIMM co-creators (credit shared with Stephen Carpenter)/executive producers (with Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner)/show runners David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf have been working together for ages. For one thing,  their collaboration dates back to the screenplay for 1982’s feature film WACKO. Or you could listen to the way the two Los Angeles natives share opinions and complete each other’s sentences while talking about their current supernatural procedural drama GRIMM has its first-season finale tonight at 9 on NBC; it’s already been renewed for next season. David Giuntoli plays Portland, Oregon police detective Nick Burkhardt, who is still dealing […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE THREE STOOGES World Premiere

The Three Stooges - Sean Hayes, Chris Diamontopoulos, Will Sasso at the World Premiere of THE THREE STOOGES: THE MOVIE | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Recently in Hollywood, on a very hot day, 20th Century Fox held the World Premiere of THE THREE STOOGES at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. If you remember the TV show THE THREE STOOGES, Larry, Curly and Moe were always finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing. The trend continues in this big screen release. THE THREE STOOGES, Sean Hayes (Larry), Will Sasso (Curly) and Moe (Chris Diamontopoulos) in costume, arrived in a Rickshaw to the screams of the fans that lined the street. After they got out of costume, Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamontopoulos came back down the carpet. Joining them […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: GRIMM executive producer Todd Milliner on NBC’s new fairy tale procedural

Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, David Giuntoli and Bitsie Tulloch in GRIMM - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC/Eric Ogden

In NBC’s new supernatural procedural GRIMM, which airs Fridays at 9 PM, David Giuntoli plays Nick Burkhardt, who assumes he’s an ordinary police officer until he discovers that he’s actually a Grimm, descended from the brothers who wrote the Grimm fairy tales. Turns out the original Grimm siblings were writing about real entities and incidents. Their heirs have the ability to see the true inhuman nature of creatures who blend into the real world, disguised as regular humans. The basic premise of GRIMM was crafted by producing partners Sean Hayes (yes, the actor from WILL AND GRACE) and Todd Milliner. […]Read On »

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