BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA: Co-creator Chuck Lorre on new CBS comedy – Exclusive Interview

Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola and Billy Gardell as Bob in BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA Season 1 - "Ralph Lauren and Fish" | ©2019 CBS/Michael Yarish

Following a Q&A panel for his new CBS Monday-night comedy BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre is handing out yellow baseball caps that say “IMAG” on them. “IMAG” stands for Immigrants Make America Great, which is one of the principal themes of BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA. Billy Gardell, who previously starred in Lorre’s romantic comedy series MIKE & MOLLY, plays compression socks company owner Bob. When a health crisis puts Bob in the hospital, he falls for his Nigerian immigrant nurse Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku). BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA, created by Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Alan J. Higgins & Gina Yashere, charts the […]Read On »

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WATCHMEN: Regina King on new HBO series inspired by the Alan Moore graphic novel – Exclusive Interview

Regina King in WATCHMEN - Season 1 | ©2019 HBO/Mark Hill

HBO’s new series WATCHMEN premieres on Sunday, October 20. Developed for television by Damon Lindelof, WATCHMEN is essentially a sequel to Alan Moore’s 1987 graphic novel of the same name (as with other adaptations of his work, Moore has disavowed the TV follow-up). In WATCHMEN, Moore created an alternate history where Nixon never resigned, and costumed superheroes exist but are outlawed. Some go to work for the government; others go into hiding; still others become vigilantes. The WATCHMEN series is set thirty years after the events of the graphic novel. Regina King plays Angela Abar, who is part of a […]Read On »

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THE KOMINSKY METHOD: Creator Chuck Lorre on Season 1 and the end of THE BIG BANG THEORY – Interview

THE KOMINSKY METHOD - Season 1 | ©2019 Netflix

THE KOMINSKY METHOD is an uncharacteristic creation for writer/executive producer Chuck Lorre. Lorre is known for the CBS comedy hits he created or co-created, including the long-running TWO AND A HALF MEN, MIKE & MOLLY, the continuing MOM, the just-concluded twelve seasons of THE BIG BANG THEORY and that show’s prequel spinoff, the renewed YOUNG SHELDON. THE KOMINSKY METHOD, now in its first season on Netflix and in production on its second, has its share of humor. However, it deals seriously with issues of aging, failing health and death. Michael Douglas (who won a Golden Globe for his work in […]Read On »

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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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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ: Actor/writer Wil Wheaton talks favorite books – Exclusive Interview

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ logo | ©2018 Nutopia/PBS

PBS brings back THE GREAT AMERICAN READ on Tuesday, September 11. Hosted by Meredith Viera, THE GREAT AMERICAN READ premiered back in May. The series aims to discover “America’s best-loved novel” by means of viewer opinion. To date, two million people have voted, narrowing the list down to one hundred titles. With eight episodes rolling out on successive Tuesday nights, the season finale on October 23 will reveal the top vote getter. (Those interested in voting can do so via pbs.org/greatamericanread, hashtag voting on Twitter and Facebook, an SMS app, and by phone. Actor/author Wil Wheaton is one of the […]Read On »

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Celebs come out and support event for Democrat Jess Phoenix – Exclusive Interviews

Jess Phoenix attends "Ignite for Science with Jess Phoenix" Political Fund Raiser at the IgnitedSpaces Penthouse, Hollywood, CA on March 26, 2018 | Photo Courtesy and ©2018 Eugene Powers

Jess Phoenix is running as a Democrat for Congress in California’s CA-25 district, which covers parts of northern Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Phoenix has three other Democratic opponents, Bryan Caforio, Katie Hill and Mary Gallant. All want to unseat Republican incumbent Steve Knight. There are several differences between Phoenix and the other candidates. For one, Phoenix is an actual climate scientist. For another, her fundraising events tend to be populated by fan-favorite celebrities. At one such gathering, Phoenix and some of her supporters talked with Assignment X about why they think it’s important to have people who understand […]Read On »

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YOUNG SHELDON: Actress Annie Potts on Season 1 of THE BIG BANG THEORY spin-off – Interview

Annie Potts is Meemaw in YOUNG SHELDON - Season 1 | © 2017 WBEI/Kate Romero

CBS’s Thursday-night comedy YOUNG SHELDON is the ratings-hit spinoff of THE BIG BANG THEORY, now in its eleventh year. YOUNG SHELDON was created by Chuck Lorre, who also co-created BIG BANG, and Steve Molaro. YOUNG SHELDON chronicles the childhood adventures of BIG BANG THEORY’s scientifically brilliant but socially inept Sheldon Cooper, played on that series by Jim Parsons, who narrates and is one of the executive producers on YOUNG SHELDON. Iain Armitage plays the title role on YOUNG SHELDON, which is set in the ‘80s. We meet younger versions of Sheldon’s mother (Zoe Perry), sister (Raegan Revord) and brother (Montana […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos of THE BIG BANG THEORY at 33rd Annual PaleyFest Event

Jim Parsons at the 33rd Annual PaleyFest presents THE BIG BANG THEORY | ©VF_Schneider

The Paley Center for Media celebrated the 33rd Annual PaleyFest at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood from March 11th to March 20th. Each year the Paley Center for Media highlights special Television shows for the fans with the showing of an episode and a Q&A with stars and creators. Before going into the auditorium the stars and creators walk the red carpet for the press. AssignmentX was there to cover THE BIG BANG THEORY, the long running CBS series on March 16th. Walking the carpet were the stars of the series and creators, which included: Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter), Jim […]Read On »

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THE MUPPETS: Co-Creator Bill Prady gives the scoop on Kermit and friends new TV series – Interview

Denise and Kermit the Frog in THE MUPPETS - Season 1 | ©2015 ABC/Andrea McCallin

Until now, Bill Prady has arguably been best known as the co-creator (with Chuck Lorre) of THE BIG BANG THEORY. Now, however, he is dealing with a whole different batch of eccentric types as the executive producer/show runner/co-creator (with Bob Kushell) of ABC’s THE MUPPETS, which premieres Tuesday, September 22, at 8 PM. Within its own version of the Hollywood universe, THE MUPPETS goes behind the scenes with Kermit, Miss Piggy and the gang as Miss Piggy launches her new talk show, “Up Late With Miss Piggy,” produced by Kermit. Kermit is determined not to let their romantic break-up get […]Read On »

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Chuck Lorre on TWO AND A HALF MEN’s end – exclusive interview

Ashton Kutcher stars in TWO AND HALF MEN | © 2015 Sonja Flemming/CBS

With four hit series on CBS, all of which have won Emmys, Chuck Lorre is the indisputable king of comedy at the network. Yes, TWO AND A HALF MEN, which Lorre executive-produces and created with Lee Aronsohn, is finishing its twelve-year run with a one-hour special on Thursday, February 19. This still leaves the other shows Lorre executive-produces: THE BIG BANG THEORY, created by Lorre and Bill Prady, now in its eighth season, MIKE & MOLLY, now in its fifth season, and MOM, created by Lorre, now in its second season. When Lorre is at a party thrown by CBS […]Read On »

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