In a reality TV landscape filled with competitions and romance, The Last Defense definitely breaks the mold. The show takes an in-depth look at crimes and trials in which the defendant may have been wrongly convicted, trying to reopen their cases. It’s a show that could literally mean life or death for the featured defendants, and in a country where some think the justice system is broken, executive producer Viola Davis says it’s a show America needs to see. (Click on the media bar below to hear Viola Davis)
The Last Defense airs Tuesday nights at 10/9c on ABC.
Having given us 22 seasons of The Bachelor and 14 seasons of The Bachelorette, ABC has had the on-air relationship genre covered pretty thoroughly. Now, they’re raising the stakes with a new show that feels like speed dating compared to its other shows. Jesse Palmer hosts The Proposal, and he talked to us about the premise of the show. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jesse Palmer)
After four seasons on The CW’s Hart of Dixie and a recurring role on Nashville, Rachel Bilson is back with a brand-new show this summer. Take Two has her starring in a role she knows all too well: a television star. But from there, it gets a little more complicated, so we asked her to tell us about the show and its premise. (Click on the media bar below to hear Rachel Bilson)
Roseanne finishes up its “revival season” this week, and it’s undoubtedly been one of the biggest success stories of the TV season. Already renewed for another season, the show brought back everyone from the original run of the series, and Roseanne Barr told us that having the whole crew back together again was one of the biggest reasons why the new season went as well as it did. (Click on the media bar below to hear Roseanne Barr)
The Roseanne reunion has been a big hit, and the show’s already been renewed for an additional season by ABC. One of the keys to the show’s new success is that they were able to bring back everybody from the original show, which ended its run in 1997. So when the new episodes first started filming, with so many familiar faces surrounding them, John Goodman and Roseanne Barr felt like they’d stepped back in time. (Click on the media bar below to hear John Goodman & Roseanne Barr)