GRACE AND FRANKIE: Sam Waterston on Season 6 of the Netflix comedy series – Exclusive Interview

Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston in GRACE AND FRANKIE - Season 6 | ©2019 Netflix

Netflix’s comedy GRACE AND FRANKIE premieres its sixth and penultimate season on Wednesday, January 15. Created by Marta Kauffman & Howard J. Norris, GRACE AND FRANKIE deals with what happens when Grace Hanson (Jane Fonda) and Frankie Bergstein (Lily Tomlin) are both left by their law partner husbands, who have fallen in love with each other and get married. Frankie’s now-ex-husband Sol Bergstein is played by Sam Waterston; Martin Sheen plays Robert Hanson, Sol’s now-husband and Grace’s ex. Waterston, a native of Massachusetts, was nominated for a Best Leading Actor Oscar for his performance as real-life reporter Sydney Schanberg in […]Read On »

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SUNNYSIDE: Diana Maria Riva chats about the new NBC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Diana Maria Riva as Griselda in SUNNYSIDE - Season 1 | ©2019 NBC/F. Scott Schafer

In NBC’s freshman Thursday-night comedy SUNNYSIDE, Kal Penn, who co-created the series with Matt Murray, plays Garrett Modi. After a very public humiliation and firing from his city council seat, Garrett winds up teaching a class that helps immigrants study for their American citizenship test. One of Garrett’s students is Griselda, played by Diana Maria Riva. Griselda has an unending supply of part-time gigs to make ends meet, including bartender, waitress and baseball stadium hotdog vendor. While Riva isn’t juggling as many simultaneous jobs as her SUNNYSIDE character, she works constantly. Her numerous film and TV credits include COMMON LAW, […]Read On »

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MIXED-ISH: Gary Cole talks about the new BLACK-ISH spin-off and Richard Schiff on THE GOOD DOCTOR – Exclusive Interview

MIXED-ISH - Season 1 key art | ©2019 ABC

MIXED-ISH, a half-hour comedy created by Kenya Barris & Peter Saji, is a spin-off of BLACK-ISH, created by Barris. MIXED-ISH, which has its series debut on ABC Tuesday, September 24 at 9 PM (followed directly by the Season 6 premiere of BLACK-ISH), explores the ‘80s childhood of Tracee Ellis Ross’s BLACK-ISH character Rainbow (played in MIXED-ISH by Arica Himmel – Ross narrates as Rainbow’s adult self). Rainbow and her siblings have to move with their parents, black mom Alicia (Tika Sumpter) and white dad Paul (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), from a mellow commune to racially conscious suburbia. Culture shock ensues. So do […]Read On »

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VALLEY OF THE BOOM: Bradley Whitford chats about new mini-series – Exclusive Interview

Bradley Whitford in VALLEY OF THE BOOM | ©2019 National Geographic

VALLEY OF THE BOOM, premiering on National Geographic on Sunday, January 13, is a miniseries chronicling the wild early days of the Internet. Bradley Whitford, who won a Supporting Actor Emmy for his work as Josh Lyman on THE WEST WING and a second Emmy for his guest turn on TRANSPARENT, plays Jim Barksdale. This interview combines a one on one discussion with quotes from Whitford during a cast and writers/producers Q&A session for VALLEY OF THE BOOM. ASSIGNMENT X: Are you playing a real person, or a composite? BRADLEY WHITFORD: I’m playing a real person named Jim Barksdale. He […]Read On »

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SCANDAL: Cast weighs in on the end of the series – interview

Scott Foley as Jake Ballard in SCANDAL | © 2018 ABC/Bob D'Amico

As creator Shonda Rhimes’s SCANDAL heads toward the finale of its seven-season run on Thursday nights, ABC opens up the show’s soundstages for the Winter 2018 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. Actors Scott Foley, Josh Malina, and Jeff Perry, who respectively play SCANDAL’s sometimes shady political operatives Jake Ballard, David Rosen, and Cyrus Beane, standing together within one of the White House sets, reflect on the end of an era. ASSIGNMENT X: How do you feel going into the last season of SCANDAL? Are you relieved, are you sad …? JEFF PERRY: I’m not relieved. I was shocked a […]Read On »

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THE GOOD DOCTOR: Actor Richard Schiff chats Season 1 of hit new ABC series – interview

Richard Schiff in THE GOOD DOCTOR - Season 1 | ©2017 ABC/Stuart Pettica

HOUSE creator David Shore has a brought forth another drama about an unconventional physician. In ABC’s new Monday night series THE GOOD DOCTOR, Freddie Highmore stars as the title character, Dr. Shaun Murphy. Shaun is a brilliant young surgeon working on his residency, but he faces challenges internal and external due to the fact that he is autistic. Shaun’s mentor, Dr. Aaron Glassman, is portrayed by Richard Schiff. Schiff won an Emmy Award for his performance as Toby Ziegler on the long-running THE WEST WING. The actor, originally from Maryland, is also known for his work in a multitude of […]Read On »

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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Actor Wilson Cruz on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Wilson Cruz at the official premiere of CBS’ STAR TREK DISCOVERY

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is the first STAR TREK series to premiere on a streaming service – CBS All-Access, which introduces new episodes on Sunday nights. It is the first STAR TREK series to have such a large budget, and the first to have such a serialized storyline. Set ten years before STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is the first STAR TREK series to be led by a black woman character, Lt. Michael Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green. One more first for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – it has a committed gay couple. Anthony Rapp plays Discovery crew member […]Read On »

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PRISON BREAK: Actor Mark Feuerstein chats new BREAK and end of ROYAL PAINS – Exclusive Interview

Mark Feuerstein in PRISON BREAK: THE EVENT SERIES |© 2017 FOX

PRISON BREAK is a show where, almost invariably, if a character seems too good to be true, they turn out to be very bad indeed. That’s been the case with Mark Feuerstein’s character Jacob Anton Ness. In PRISON BREAK’s fifth season, Tuesdays on Fox Network, in both real time and series time, it’s six years after PRISON BREAK’s original four-year run. Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) is believed to be dead and his widow, Dr. Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies), is now married to Feuerstein’s Jacob and raising Michael’s young son Mike (Christian Michael Cooper) with him. Then it turns out […]Read On »

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Actress Elisabeth Moss on the new Hulu series – Exclusive Interview

Ellisabeth Moss in THE HANDMAID'S TALE | ©2017 Hulu

Margaret Atwood’s novel THE HANDMAID’S TALE has been considered a classic of dystopian fiction since it was first published in 1985. It is set in a near-future where a quasi-religious, fascist government has taken over. The subjugation of women by men is absolute. Fertility is rare. Women who can bear children are taken by powerful men as “handmaids” who are impregnated in a ceremony that involves not only the men, but their infertile wives. THE HANDMAID’S TALE has been adapted as a 1990 film and a 2000 opera. Now it is a series on Hulu, starring Elisabeth Moss as June, […]Read On »

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THE GRINDER: Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Natalie Morales on new Fox comedy – Exclusive Interview

Mary Elizabeth Ellis in THE GRINDER - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Brian Bowen Smith

In Fox Network’s new half-hour comedy THE GRINDER, Tuesdays at 8:30 PM, Rob Lowe stars as Dean Sanderson, a successful actor who’s just spent nine years playing a maverick lawyer on a TV drama. Dean decides to go home to the small town where he grew up – and then decides he’s played a lawyer for so long that he’s qualified to practice in the courtroom. This horrifies Dean’s brother Stewart (Fred Savage), an actual lawyer who loves his sibling but resents being overshadowed by Dean’s celebrity and legal grandstanding. Mary Elizabeth Ellis plays Stewart’s loyal wife Debbie, who keeps […]Read On »

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