THE CHI: Actress Jasmine Davis gives the scoop on Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Jasmine Davis as Imani in THE CHI - Season 4 - "Native Son" | ©2021 Showtime/Elizabeth Sisson

THE CHI is now in its fourth season, Sunday nights on Showtime. Created by Lena Waithe, THE CHI is set on the south side of Chicago, and follows the intertwined lives of a number of families. Best friends Kevin Williams (Alex R. Hibbert), Stanley “Papa” Jackson (Shamon Brown Jr.), and Jake Taylor (Michael Epps) are now in high school. Kevin and Papa have stable home lives. Jake’s is considerably more complicated. Jake was being raised by his brother Reg (Barton Fitzpatrick), a gang member who was ultimately assassinated on orders from his boss, Otis “Douda” Perry (Curtiss Cook). Douda wants […]Read On »

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ONE BIG HAPPY: Nick Zano discusses the Season Finale – interview

Nick Zano as Luke and Elisha Cuthbert as Lizzy in ONE BIG HAPPY | © 2015 Greg Gayne/NBC

In NBC’s ONE BIG HAPPY, which has its first-season finale Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Nick Zano stars as Luke. Luke is a straight man who has made a plan with his lesbian best friend/roommate Lizzy, played by Elisha Cuthbert, to have a baby together. However, just as Lizzy gets pregnant, Nick falls head over heels with Prudence, played by Kelly Brook, who can only stay in the U.S. if Nick marries her. Hence the show’s title. Zano, originally from New Jersey, has done a lot of television comedy before, along with television drama and films, including BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA, JOYRIDE […]Read On »

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Interview: Jessica St. Clair plays house on PLAYING HOUSE

Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair in PLAYING HOUSE - Season 1 | ©2014 USA Network/Rodolfo Martinez

In USA’s new half-hour comedy PLAYING HOUSE, Tuesdays at 10 PM, Jessica St. Clair plays successful business executive Emma Crawford. Emma intends to spend just a short time in her hometown visiting lifelong best friend Maggie, played by Lennon Parham, but when it turns out that Maggie’s husband Bruce (Brad Morris) is cheating on his very pregnant wife, Emma opts to stick around and help Maggie with the soon-to-arrive baby. Parham and St. Clair created PLAYING HOUSE together; earlier, they had created and starred in BEST FRIENDS FOREVER at USA’s sister network NBC. St. Clair, who just had a recurring […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Echo Kellum talks SEAN SAVES THE WORLD and playing Hunter

Echo Kellum in SEAN SAVES THE WORLD - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Chris Haston

On NBC’s half-hour comedy SEAN SAVES THE WORLD, Thursdays at 9 PM, Sean Hayes plays the title character, trying to be a good single gay father to his teenage daughter (Samantha Isler) while at the same time coping with a tyrannical new owner (Thomas Lennon) at work. Echo Kellum plays Hunter, one of Sean’s coworkers and friends, who is usually ready to follow Sean’s lead. Originally from Chicago, Kellum did stage comedy and improv with the Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade; he was previously a regular on the Fox half-hour comedy BEN AND KATE. At an NBC event for […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Paul Scheer on THE LEAGUE Season 5

Adam Brody and Paul Scheer in THE LEAGUE - Season 5 - "The Bachelor Draft" | ©2013 FXX/Matthais Clamer

For its first four seasons, THE LEAGUE, the half-hour comedy created by Jackie and Jeff Schaffer, was a staple for FX Network. Now FX is moving THE LEAGUE to its new outlet FXX for the show’s fifth season, which debuted Wednesday September 4 at 10:30 PM, following fellow FX transfer IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, which is now on FXX Wednesdays at 10 PM. Asked about the move, Paul Scheer, who plays THE LEAGUE’s much-bullied Andre, quips, “I was just happy that FXX isn’t a p**n channel. For a little bit, I was confused we’d be there.” Scheer, a native […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HOUSE OF LIES’ Ben Schwartz talks Season 2

Ben Schwartz as Clyde Oberholt in House of Lies | (c) 2013 Michael Desmond/SHOWTIME

HOUSE OF LIES, Showtime’s dark comedy about a team of ruthless management consultants, is now in its second season, Sunday nights at 10 PM. In the series created by Matthew Carnahan, Ben Schwartz plays team member Clyde Oberholt, who envies boss Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle, who is also one of the show’s producers) and would like to seduce colleague Jeannie van der Hooven (Kristen Bell). As a performer, Bronx native Schwartz is also a member of the comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade and has a recurring role as Jean-Ralphio on PARKS AND RECREATION, as well as voicing the animated hero […]Read On »

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Interview: Ben Schwartz builds a HOUSE OF LIES

Episode 102

Showtime’s HOUSE OF LIES, now in the midst of its first season Sundays at 10 PM and already renewed for next year, is based on a memoir by real-life former management consultant Martin Kihn. In the series, Don Cheadle plays Marty Kaan, the leader of a group of corporate management consultants whose vocabulary of head-spinning slick-speak can dazzle clients into ignoring the b.s. raining down upon them. Marty’s minions include Kristen Bell’s Jeannie Van Der Hooven, Josh Lawson’s Doub Guggenheim and, last but not least, Clyde Oberholt, played by Ben Schwartz. Schwartz, who recurs on NBC’s PARKS AND RECREATION as […]Read On »

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