Interview: Gary Janetti gets VICIOUS with new PBS Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi comedy

Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi in VICIOUS artwork | ©2014 BBC / PBS

In the comedy VICIOUS, premiering its first season on PBS Sunday, June 29, at 9 PM, Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen play, respectively, Stuart Bixby and Freddie Thornhill. Stuart and Freddie are a gay couple who have been together for fifty years. They love one another dearly and insult each other – and anyone else in the vicinity – incessantly. This very British series was created by American Gary Janetti, with Mark Thornhill. Janetti has written and produced on FAMILY GUY and WILL AND GRACE. After a Q&A session PBS holds on VICIOUS for the Television Critics Association […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Director Jeff Greenstein on HUSBANDS THE SERIES Season 3

Sean Hemeon and Brad "Cheeks" Bell in HUSBANDS THE SERIES | ©2013 The CW

HUSBANDS THE SERIES began life in 2011 as eleven two-minute episodes for the Internet, chronicling the early days of the marriage between performer Cheeks (Brad “Cheeks” Bell) and star baseball player Brady (Sean Hemeon). Created by Bell and Jane Espenson and directed by Jeff Greenstein, HUSBANDS promptly became a phenomenon. When a Kickstarter campaign was launched in 2012 to fund a second season, the goal was surpassed so quickly that the production was able to become more elaborate. Now Season 3 and 3.5 are here. CWSeed.com is running HUSBANDS, which is available worldwide. HUSBANDS fans have launched the website husbandstvnow.com […]Read On »

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Interview: PARTNERS star David Krumholtz on his new CBS comedy series

David Krumholtz at the PaleyFest Fall TV Preview: Partners - CBS | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Actor David Krumholtz is still known to many people as Charlie Eppes, the FBI-advising mathematical genius he played for six years on CBS’ NUMB3RS. The New York-born actor then took a turn playing one of the managers in NBC’s short-lived THE PLAYBOY CLUB last year. Now Krumholtz is back on CBS in the half-hour comedy PARTNERS, created by David Kohan and Max Mutchnik (of WILL AND GRACE), which is based on the writers’ lifelong friendship. In PARTNERS, Krumholtz plays Joe, a heterosexual architect who is partnered at work with his gay lifelong best friend Louis, played by Michael Urie, and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Rachael Leigh Cook gains PERCEPTION

Rachael Leigh Cook in PERCEPTION - Season 1 - "Faces" | ©2012 TNT/Doug Hyun

In PERCEPTION, TNT’s freshman series airing Monday nights at 10 PM, Eric McCormack plays college professor Daniel Pierce, who is a high-functioning schizophrenic. Rachael Leigh Cook plays Kate Moretti, one of Daniel’s former students who has become an FBI special agent. Kate enlists Daniel’s help in solving crimes; she’s aware that he has psychological problems, but not how extensive the issues are. Cook, who hails from Minnesota, has been acting almost all her life. In 1995, she started her film career in the feature version of THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB and as Becky Thatcher in a new adaptation of TOM SAWYER. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Eric McCormack gives depth to PERCEPTION

Eric McCormack in PERCEPTION - Season 1 | ©2012 TNT

In TNT’s new series PERCEPTION, Mondays at 10 PM, Eric McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a brilliant neuroscientist and university professor. Daniel has just been re-approached by his former associate, FBI Special Agent Kate Moretti (Rachael Leigh Cook) to resume helping with federal murder investigations – even though Daniel suffers from a form of schizophrenia that causes him to see and hear people who aren’t really there. The Toronto-born McCormack spent eight seasons on the half-hour comedy WILL & GRACE as Will Truman, the NYC lawyer who was the least neurotic of that series’ four main characters. More recently, […]Read On »

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