THE BIG BANG THEORY: Co-creator Bill Prady on the series finale and more – Interview

Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch in THE BIG BANG THEORY - Season 12 | ©2019 CBS/Nino Muñoz

On February 7, 2019, THE BIG BANG THEORY became only the fifth production ever to have a soundstage renamed for it on the Warner Brothers lot. This is to memorialize the fact that the CBS hit, now on Thursday nights, has shot on the former Stage 25 for twelve years and almost 300 episodes. THE BIG BANG THEORY follows the doings of four young, idiosyncratic scientists – Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), and Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) – as well as the women in their lives, Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Amy (Mayim Bialik), and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). It […]Read On »

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STATION 19: Executive producer and director Paris Barclay chats Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Miguel Sandoval, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Alberta Frezza, Danielle Savre, Jay Hayden, Jason George, Grey Damon, Okieriete Onaodowan in STATION 19 - Season 2 - "For Whom The Bell Tolls" | ©2019 ABC/Mitch Haaseth

STATION 19, now in its second season on ABC, is set in a Seattle fire station. The series is a spinoff of the venerable GREY’S ANATOMY, which immediately precedes STATION 19 on Thursday nights. GREY’S ANATOMY is created and executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes, who also executive-produces STATION 19 and worked with series creator Stacy McKee in bringing it to life. Paris Barclay is a highly experienced director/executive producer, a position he fills on STATION 19. Barclay directed the series pilot and five other episodes; he also supervises other directors on the show to make sure there is a consistent look […]Read On »

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MASTERPIECE: LES MISERABLES: Actor and executive producer David Oyelowo on the new PBS series – Exclusive Interview

David Oyelowo, Lily Collins, Dominic West in MASTERPIECE: LES MISERABLES | ©2019 BBC/Lookout Point/David Oyelowo

The new six-part drama LES MISERABLES on PBS MASTERPIECE, currently airing Sunday nights (it will repeat at an earlier hour in June), after premiering earlier this year in the U.K. on BBC1. David Oyelowo (pronounced “oh-YELLOW-oh”) plays the fanatical Inspector Javert. Oyelowo is also an executive producer on this non-musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s massive 1862 novel set in France as revolution is brewing. Reformed convict Jean Valjean (Dominic West), a genuinely good man, devotes his life to helping others, but Javert is determined to track him down. Oyelowo, originally from Oxford, England, was a regular on the British espionage […]Read On »

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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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THE COOL KIDS: David Alan Grier on new Fox comedy – Exclusive Interview

David Alan Grier in THE COOL KIDS - Season 1 | ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co./Pamela Littky

In Fox’s Friday-night comedy THE COOL KIDS, David Alan Grier plays retirement-community resident Hank. Hank and his friends Charlie (Martin Mull) and Sid (Leslie Jordan) have their routine shaken up with the arrival of Margaret (Vicki Lawrence), a natural-born rule breaker. Grier, originally from Detroit, Michigan, studied Shakespeare at Yale. He has done his share of drama (he played Jackie Robinson in the musical THE FIRST on Broadway and can currently be seen in the new HBO movie NATIVE SON), but he’s probably better known for his comedy work. Grier was part of the original IN LIVING COLOR, and has […]Read On »

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9-1-1: Aisha Hinds talks Season 2 and being trapped in a pipe – Exclusive Interview

Aisha Hinds in 9-1-1 - Season 2 - "This Life We Choose" | ©2018 Fox Media llc/Jack Zeman

Fox’s Monday-night first-responder drama 9-1-1 is in its second season and has been renewed for a third. Aisha Hinds plays stalwart firefighter Henrietta “Hen” Wilson in the series, which is both set and shot in Los Angeles. This season, Hen has been trapped in a collapsed sewer pipe and through the start of a tense custody battle; she and her wife Karen (Tracie Thoms) are raising their young son Denny (Declan Pratt), who is the biological child of Hen’s ex Eva (Abby Brammell). (The battle ended abruptly when Eva died of a drug overdose.) Hen even got an entire episode, […]Read On »

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THE RED LINE: Co-creator Caitlin Parrish chats about new drama – Exclusive Interview

THE RED LINE - Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 CBS

CBS’s new miniseries THE RED LINE has its two-hour premiere on Sunday, April 28. Based on the play A TWIST OF WATER, written by Caitlin Parrish and directed by her frequent collaborator Erica Weiss, THE RED LINE explores three Chicago families in the wake of a tragedy. Noah Wyle plays Daniel Calder, a white high-school teacher whose life is upended when his husband, black doctor Harrison Brennan (Corey Reynolds), is mistakenly shot to death by white police officer Paul Evans (Noel Fisher). In the wake of her father’s death, Daniel and Harrison’s adolescent daughter Jira (Aliyah Royale) is determined to […]Read On »

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PROVEN INNOCENT: Executive producer Danny Strong on his new legal thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Director Danny Strong and actor Nicholas Hoult in REBEL IN THE RYE | ©2017 IFC

In Fox’s legal drama PROVEN INNOCENT, now in its first season Friday nights, a legal team in Chicago works to exonerate wrongfully convicted defendants. Among the lawyers is Madeline Scott (Rachelle Lefevre), who herself was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for ten years for the murder of her best friend, Rosemary Lynch (Casey Tutton). While she takes on other cases, Madeline is still trying to get to the truth of Rosemary’s death. It doesn’t help that Chicago district attorney Gore Bellows (Kelsey Grammer), running for re-election, still thinks Madeline is guilty. David Elliot created PROVEN INNOCENT, and worked with executive producers […]Read On »

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Executive producer Paul Simms on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 1 - Key Art | ©2019 Fox

FX’s freshman Wednesday-night comedy WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS is based on the 2014 New Zealand feature written, directed by and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer also worked on the script). Now Clement and Waititi have adapted and are executive-producing WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS for television, moving the action to Staten Island and introducing us to three new vampires, hulking Nandor (Kayvan Novak), dashing Laszlo (Matt Berry) and assertive Nadja (Natasia Demetriou). The vamps have been tasked by their master, the Baron (Doug Jones), with conquering Staten Island. From the way they’re going about […]Read On »

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WHISKEY CAVALIER: Executive Producer Bill Lawrence on Season 1 on the spy adventure series – Exclusive Interview

Lauren Cohan as Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge, and Scott Foley as Will Chase in WHISKEY CAVALIER - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Craig Sjodin

In ABC’s new Wednesday-night spy adventure WHISKEY CAVALIER, Scott Foley and Lauren Cohen star as, respectively, FBI Special Agent Will Chase and CIA operative Frankie Trowbridge. After a rough start, the pair team up with a few allies to pursue international bad guys around Europe. One of the bonus features of WHISKEY CAVALIER, created by David Hemingson, is that it really is shot in Europe; production is based in Prague in the Czech Republic. Bill Lawrence is one of WHISKEY CAVALIER’s executive producers. Lawrence created the series SCRUBS, co-created the series SPIN CITY, CLONE HIGH, GROUND FLOOR and COUGAR TOWN, […]Read On »

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