You don’t have to be Tiger Woods to play miniature golf. You don’t even have to be sober to play miniature golf! And who doesn’t have great memories of miniature golf, whether it was a date, fun with buddies, or a family outing? That’s the pure genius behind ABC’s new miniature golf competition, Holey Moley, according to correspondent Jeannie Mai: No complicated rules, and every single viewer can picture themselves playing along. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jeannie Mai)
Even before she became a household name, everybody knew Jane Lynch — they just didn’t know they knew her. She was one of Hollywood’s most active character actors, scoring guest-starring roles on dozens of TV shows. It’s almost impossible to have turned on a television in the last 25 years and not seen Lynch. Of course, thanks to high-profile roles on Glee and Two and a Half Men, she’s no longer a stranger to anybody. In fact, she’s now recognized everywhere she goes. And, especially now that she’s been hosting Hollywood Game Night — as herself, of course — she told us she’s always running into people who act like they know her, and she admitted it makes her a bit uncomfortable at times. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jane Lynch)
Hollywood Game Night airs Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.
ABC’s Wednesday nights have been all fun and games this summer, with Press Your Luck, Card Sharks, and Match Game back to back. It’s a throwback to a bygone era, when you could sit on the couch and watch game shows for hours. And that’s exactly what Joel McHale — who’s now hosting Card Sharks — says he used to do when he was younger. (Click on the media bar below to hear Joel McHale)
Having bounced between the TV and movie worlds for the past 23 years, Roselyn Sanchez knows that great parts can come from anywhere. That’s what drew her to the new series Grand Hotel, she told us. Sanchez says she read the script, and she instantly fell head over heels for her character, Gigi Mendoza. Why? Because there’s a lot more to her than meets the eye, and Sanchez says that, deep down, she thinks Gigi is a noble woman. (Click on the media bar below to hear Roselyn Sanchez)
On its surface, the idea of American Ninja Warrior sounds simple, right? It’s a competition, with people putting themselves to the test, trying to win. But ever since it premiered back in 2009, it has proven to be something much, much more than that. Co-host Matt Iseman says that if you think the show’s about winners and losers, you’re really missing out on the big picture, because teamwork, camaraderie, and sportsmanship have become the foundation upon which the show’s been based. (Click on the media bar below to hear Matt Iseman)
American Ninja Warrior airs Mondays at 8/7c on NBC
Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill) stars in Pearson as city attorney Keri Allen, the woman who is the boss of Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres). If you have seen any episode of Suits, you know that Pearson is her own person, which obviously causes friction between the two!
“Suits is more of a procedural in that way,” said Lenz. “There’s more of an issue that needs to be resolved and I love that about Suits. One of the things I love about this show is we get to really go for a ride with these characters and we get to take the time to watch every layer of the onion get peeled back. There are issues that need to be resolved but it’s less about following the story per episode as it is creating characters than the audience can connect with.”
Click on the media bar to hear Lenz discuss the research she did for her role in Pearson.
Pearson airs Wednesday evenings on USA Network (10/9c).