One of the big attractions of the Law & Order franchise is that the shows’ episodes are usually ripped from the headlines. Kelli Giddish, who plays Detective Amanda Rollins on Law & Order: SVU, thinks of the show’s reliance on real-life stories as both a blessing and a curse. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kelli Giddish)
Law & Order: SVU, now in its 19th season, airs Wednesday nights at 9/8c on NBC.
In its two seasons, This Is Us has become one of the most universally beloved TV shows in ages. The show’s stars have been getting ample evidence of that — Milo Ventimiglia says that he and his castmates are constantly hearing from fans how much the show’s stories mean to them. (Click on the media bar to hear Milo Ventimiglia)
New episodes of This Is Us air Tuesday nights at 9/8c on NBC.
Black Panther has been a worldwide smash, breaking all kinds of box office records along the way. The movie has struck a chord with audiences, and many have been able to find personal meaning in the film’s messages. That’s exactly how the movie’s director, Ryan Coogler, hoped it would turn out, because when he was brought on to the project, it became very personal to him. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ryan Coogler)
Black Panther is still playing in theaters everywhere.
The DC crossovers have become a springtime ritual on The CW the last few years, and fans have eagerly anticipated the episodes, which have been excellent so far. Fans aren’t the only ones who look forward to the annual event — the stars of the shows enjoy them, too. Grant Gustin of The Flash has a few ideas about what he’d like to see in the next one, and he shared them with us. (Click on the media bar below to hear Grant Gustin)
Ava DuVernay, who established herself in Hollywood as one of the hottest documentary directors of the past decade, is now directing A Wrinkle in Time, the film adaptation of the beloved children’s novel. Oprah Winfrey stars as Mrs. Which, and she told us she was incredibly impressed with DuVernay’s vision and attention to detail. (Click on the media bar below to hear Oprah Winfrey)
A Wrinkle in Time, which also stars Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling, opens in theaters this Friday.
On The Voice, each coach gets a team of singers, and each wants one of their contestants to win it all. It’s a competition, all right, but Kelly Clarkson insists it’s a friendly competition, because she’s known fellow coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for years. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kelly Clarkson)
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.