GETTING ON with actress Niecy Nash – Exclusive Interview

Niecy Nash in GETTING ON - Season 1 | ©2014 HBO/Lacey Terrell

Actress Niecy Nash is having a busy time in the world of half-hour comedy. She’s currently in Season 2 of HBO’s GETTING ON, Sundays at 10:30 PM. It’s also been announced that TV Land’s THE SOUL MAN, which sees Nash playing the wife of series co-creator Cedric the Entertainer’s soul singer-turned-preacher character, has been renewed for a fourth season. California native Nash, whose first name is pronounced Nee-see (her birth name is Carol Denise Ensley), has plenty of acting experience in the half-hour comedy realm, having played Deputy Raineesha Williams in eighty-eight episodes of RENO 911, as well as appearing […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jane Leeves on HOT IN CLEVELAND Season 5 and more

Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves in HOT IN CLEVELAND - Season 5 | ©2014 TVLand

When TV Land first launched the half-hour comedy HOT IN CLEVELAND in 2010, not everyone had heard of the network, much less the show. Now the series created by Suzanne Martin is in its fifth season, Wednesday nights, and plenty of people are familiar with creator Suzanne Martin’s characters. Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and Wendy Malick play three friends from L.A. who’ve moved to the Ohio town, with Betty White as their unique new friend Elka. Leeves has plenty of half-hour comedy experience; the England-born actress spent eleven seasons as Daphne on NBC’s hit FRASIER. Following a blocking run-through that […]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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Exclusive Interview: KIRSTIE star Rhea Perlman dishes on the sitcom

Rhea Perlman on KIRSTIE | © 2014 TV Land

TV Land’s first-year comedy series KIRSTIE, Wednesdays at 10:30 PM, stars Kirstie Alley as Broadway diva Maddie Banks, whose world is turned upside-down when her twenty-six-year-old biological son Arlo (Eric Petersen) reenters her life. The series, created by Marco Pennette, also stars SEINFELD alumnus Michael Richards and Rhea Perlman, who was Alley’s CHEERS colleague. Perlman played CHEERS barmaid Carla for 271 episodes, 1982-1993, while Alley joined the cast as bar owner Rebecca Howe for 149 episodes in 1987. On KIRSTIE, real New Yorker Perlman plays TV show New Yorker Thelma Katz. The actress also had recurring roles on TAXI and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE EXES’ star Wayne Knight chats about Season 4

Wayne Knight stars in THE EXES on TV Land | © 2014 TV Land

In TV Land’s THE EXES, now in its third season on TV Land, Wednesdays at 10 PM, three divorced men, played by David Alan Basche, Donald Faison and Wayne Knight, live in the same apartment building as the attorney (played by Kristen Johnson) who handled all of their splits. Knight, who plays Haskell Lutz, achieved TV immortality in his recurring role as the gleefully malevolent Newman on SEINFELD. The Georgia-born actor was in the original JURASSIC PARK, BASIC INSTINCT, JFK and other high-profile features. His other TV gigs include being a series regular THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN, a recurring […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Johnathan McClain talks RETIRED AT 35 Season 2

Johnathan McClain in RETIRED AT 35 | ©2012 TV Land

On TV Land’s RETIRED AT 35, now in its second season Wednesdays at 11 PM, Johnathan McClain plays the title character, David Robbins, who quits his awful job and returns to his hometown, only to be caught up in quarrels between his strong-willed parents, played by George Segal and Jessica Walter. McClain is a native of South Carolina whose TV resume includes 24, MEDIUM and CSI. This interview was conducted over the phone. McClain sets the stage at his end of the line while he’s on vacation in Italy. JOHNATHAN McCLAIN: I’m sitting here, staring at the Arno River from […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: Mary Tyler Moore and an ALL MY CHILDREN crossover on HOT IN CLEVELAND

HOT IN CLEVELAND - Season Two poster

The second season of TV Land’s hot new sitcom HOT IN CLEVELAND will get even hotter with the addition of some cool crossovers and guest stars. While speaking at today’s Television Critics press tour, TV Land President Larry W. Jones announced that there will be an ALL MY CHILDREN crossover with an appearance by Susan Lucci. The show features Wendie Malick as soap actress Victoria Chase. “Last season ended where my character won her first Emmy on a soap opera, unfortunately we had a tornado [and I couldn’t attend],” says Malick. “Susan Lucci accepted it on behalf and she’s my […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: RETIRED AT 35 brings back the old-fashioned sitcom (with a modern twist)

George Segal and Johnathan McClain in RETIRED AT 35 | ©2011 TV Land

Today’s TCA press tour event kicked off today with TV Land bringing out their latest sitcom RETIRED AT 35 which debuts on January 19th. Hot on the heels of the success of HOT IN CLEVELAND, RETIRED AT 35 is a sitcom about a 35 year old (Johnathan McClain) who quits his job and moves in with his parents (George Segal, Jessica Walter) in Florida. Of course, he’s arrived just as his parents are breaking up. The show is also shot in the multi-camera format that many networks have since abandoned for the single camera. “People miss this form,” says executive […]Read On »

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