BETTER THINGS “High man. Bye man.” Episode 6 (Airs Thursday, April 9) — Pictured: (l-r) Pamela Adlon as Sam Fox, Olivia Edward as Duke. CR: Suzanne Tenner/FX
If you’ve watched Pamela Adlon’s FX comedy Better Things, you know she’s a big fan of making things look as real, natural, and true-to-life as possible. Like The Office, the show has kind of a documentary feel. Adlon, who also co-created the show, told us it’s an homage to a director she loves, the late John Cassavetes. (Click on the media bar below to hear Pamela Adlon)
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder” stars Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating. (ABC/Brian Bowen Smith)
For the past six years, Viola Davis has been getting away with murder, and people have loved it. More accurately, she’s starred in Shonda Rhimes’s legal drama How to Get Away with Murder. That’s about to come to an end, though, as the show heads for its series finale. (Fortunately for the show and its fans, it wrapped before the coronavirus halted production on so many shows.) Davis says that while, she’s sad to see the show go, her emotions are a little more complicated than that. (Click on the media bar below to hear Viola Davis)
How to Get Away with Murder airs Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC.
It’s been nine years since Christopher Meloni said goodbye to Law & Order: SVU. He left the show after 12 seasons in a heated contract dispute, but apparently those bridges weren’t totally burnt, because it’s been announced that Meloni will bring back the character of Elliot Stabler in a new Law & Order show that’s already been picked up as an NBC series. Since he’ll be bringing back his old character, the new series will be set in the same world as SVU. It’s a world Meloni knows all too well, because he’s talked a lot with the men and women who do the job in real life. (Click on the media bar below to hear Christopher Meloni)
So far, no start date or official title has been given for Meloni’s new show. Stay tuned!
June will mark the 45th anniversary of the movie that became Hollywood’s first true blockbuster and put a young director named Steven Spielberg on the map. That film, of course, is Jaws. Adjusted for inflation, it still ranks in America’s Top 10 grossing films of all time, and new generations keep discovering it. Worldwide, Jaws made more than $470 million — not bad for a film that cost just $7 million to make! But while he was working on it, Richard Dreyfuss had no idea they were creating something that would soon become massively huge. (Click on the media bar below to hear Richard Dreyfuss)
Jaws is currently playing on Cinemax and streaming on the Cinemax app.
One of the running themes throughout the first three seasons of The Good Fight has been the show’s disdain for the Donald Trump presidency. It definitely wasn’t planned that way. In fact, star Christine Baranski told us the original premise was much different, but Trump’s surprise election win in 2016 changed the show drastically and, Baranski thinks, for the better. (Click on the media bar below to hear Christine Baranski)
Season 4 of The Good Fight will begin streaming next week on CBS All Access, with new episodes every Thursday. The first three seasons are all available for streaming (and bingeing) now.
MODERN FAMILY – ABC’s “Modern Family” stars Nolan Gould as Luke Dunphy, Ariel Winter as Alex Dunphy, Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy and Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy. (ABC/Robert Ashcroft)
As its title would suggest, Modern Family is a show about a family. And families, of course, have children. Some of the Modern Family actors started out on the show when they were just kids, and now they’ve grown up. As the family expanded, we saw new youngsters added to the cast. Now that the show is coming to an end after 11 seasons, Ty Burrell gets to reflect on watching all of these kids grow up on the set. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ty Burrell)