SELFIE creator Emily Kapnek takes on PYGMALION for the tech age – interview

Karen Gillan and John Cho in SELFIE - Season 1 | ©2014 ABC/Bob D'Amico

The premise of ABC’s new half-hour comedy SELFIE, premiering Tuesday September 30 at 8 PM, may sound a little familiar to anyone familiar with the musical MY FAIR LADY and/or its play progenitor PYGMALION, though there’s a contemporary twist. Eliza (Karen Gillan, previously of DOCTOR WHO) still has Henry (John Cho) helping her remake her image. However, rather than a Cockney flower seller, this Eliza is addicted to social media, so much so that she lacks skills to interact with actual human beings. Henry tries to help Eliza become someone who can make real friends, and Eliza tries to help […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with SUBURGATORY star Jeremy Sisto

Jeremy Sisto gets caught in a tight situation on SUBURGATORY | © 2014 ABC/Jordin Althaus

In ABC’s half-hour comedy SUBURGATORY, now in its third season Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, Jeremy Sisto stars as divorced dad George Altman. In the series created by Emily Kapnek, George has moved fromNew York City to the suburbs to provide a safer environment for his teen daughter Tessa (Jane Levy) – much to Tessa’s initial exasperation. Sisto, originally from Northern California, has been a regular on several major series before, notably LAW & ORDER and SIX FEET UNDER, and worked in many feature films, but SUBURGATORY is his first lead in a TV comedy. At a party thrown by ABC […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Eugene Byrd on BONES, DAYBREAK and WILFRED

Eugene Byrd is honoroed with other BONES cast members at a City of Los Angeles event particularly the episode "The Patriot in Purgatory" that hat calls attention to the many issues facing American military personnel once they return from service | ©2012 Fox/Michael Underwood/Picture Group for Fox

BONES, which runs Mondays at 8 PM on Fox, is now in its eighth season. The series chronicles the personal and professional relationship of FBI agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and forensic pathologist Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) as they solve murders. In third season, Brennan’s lab assistant Zack Addy (Eric Milligan) was committed to a mental institution. Since then, Brennan has had a rotating roster of lab assistants, or “squinterns” (Booth calls the lab people squints and they serve as Brennan’s interns, hence “squinterns”). Eugene Byrd’s character Dr. Clark Edison is one of the primary squinterns.Clark started out […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from THE TELEVISION OUT OF THE BOX exhibit – Part 2 – The Guests

Paul Wesley at the TELEVISION: OUT OF THE BOX exhibit celebrates Warner Bros. Television Group | ©2012 Sue Schneider

The Paley Center for Media recently held a special event for WARNER BROS. TELEVISION in an exhibit called TELEVISION: OUT OF THE BOX. The exhibit will be on display for the next three years. It was a great turnout as stars from Warner Bros. Television showed their support for this wonderful event and to honor the shows that they appeared in or are appearing in now. The shows, the actors and executives included: 2 BROKE GIRLS – Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris ALCATRAZ – Robert Foster, Jorge Garcia BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD – Diedrich Bader CHUCK – Vik Sahay […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Parker Young lives in SUBURGATORY

Parker Young in SUBURGATORY - Season 1 - "The Barbecue" | ©2012 ABC/Richard Cartwright

ABC’s freshman comedy SUBURGATORY, which runs Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, has already been renewed for a second season. The show, created by Emily Kapnek, is genuinely funny and features a great cast, headed up by Jane Levy as teenage protagonist Tessa Altman. Tessa’s well-meaning dad George (Jeremy Sisto) has moved the family from Manhattan to the suburbs, where Tessa’s high school is full of suburban mean mall girls. Many of the girls are interested in hunky male classmate Ryan Shay, played by Parker Young. The 23-year-old actor has an extensive resume in television and film, but SUBURGATORY is his first […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUBURGATORY – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Alan Tudyk, Allie Grant, Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin and Rex Lee in SUBURGATORY - Season 1 | ©2011 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Stars: Jane Levy, Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines, Carly Chaikin, Alan Tudyk, Allie Grant Writer: Emily Kapnek Director: Michael Fresco Network: ABC, Wednesdays @ 8:30 PM Original Telecast: September 28, 2011 If you’ve read books aimed at teens and tweens (the main characters are teenagers, but the readers are sometimes a little younger), you know the tone of SUBURGATORY – wry and snarky but not mean-spirited, watching peers in a new territory as though they’re aliens and viewing adults as though they are from another dimension altogether. In SUBURGATORY’s pilot, our narrator, fifteen-year-old Tessa Altman (Jane Levy), is uprooted from her […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Alan Tudyk on SUBURGATORY, GOOD VIBES and TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL

Alan Tudyk in SUBURGATORY - Season 1 | ©2011 ABC/Bob D'Amico

This is a good time to be Alan Tudyk, or at least a fan of Alan Tudyk. The actor is just about everywhere right now. On the big screen, he’s one of the title characters in the horror comedy TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL, which opens Friday. On television, he can be seen as a series regular on ABC’s new sitcom SUBURGATORY, premiering Wednesday, and heard as multiple characters on MTV’s new animated comedy GOOD VIBES, about a teenaged boy who moves to a beach community in Southern California, which debuts Oct. 27. On recent home video releases, Tudyk has […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the CRIMINAL MINDS Evening at the 2011 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview

Criminal Minds Cast - Shemar Moore, Paget Brewster, Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler at the 2011 PaleyFest Fall TV Preview presents Criminal Minds | ©2011 Sue Schneider

The Paley Center for Media is holding for the seventh consecutive year, the PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties at their Beverly Hills location. Starting off this year’s PaleyFest, was a night with the cast of CBS’s CRIMINAL MINDS, on September 6th. Walking into the Paley Center were the cast of CRIMINAL MINDS, which included: Kirsten Vangsness, Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna and Executive Producer Erica Messer. The PaleyFest: Fall TV Preview Parties is a week-long series of free public screenings, parties and panels. TV Guide Magazine and TV Guide.com is this year’s […]Read On »

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Breaking News: ABC announces Fall 2011 Schedule

Joe Anderson and Luisana Lopilato in THE RIVER - Season 1 | ©2011 ABC/Francisco Roman

ABC made some bold moves with its Fall 2011 Schedule today in New York for the annual upfronts. The biggest new is Tim Allen is returning to ABC with his LAST MAN STANDING comedy, while a reboot of CHARLIE’S ANGELES anchors Thursday nights at 8:00. Midseason has a slew of programs waiting in the wings, but the most ambitious is the found footage series THE RIVER from PARANORMAL ACTIVITY creator Oren Peli and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Below is the schedule and after that is the ABC press release information on all of their new series. ABC FALL 2011 SCHEDULE […]Read On »

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