LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT — “Dance, Lies, & Videotape” Episode 21017 — Pictured: Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)
Unless you’ve been stranded on a desert island for the past two decades, you’re aware that Law & Order: SVU delves into the dark world of sexual assault victims. It is, unfortunately, a world with a large population, and many of those victims appreciate the light that SVU shines on the subject. Kelli Giddish told us she’s always running into fans of the show who show their appreciation for her and SVU. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kelli Giddish)
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!
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)
While British actor Hugh Laurie has moved on from House — he’s now starring in HBO’s Avenue 5 — he will never lose the love he’s got for the long-running medical drama, which propelled him to stardom on this side of the pond after he’d been a staple of British comedies for years. Playing the role of the cantankerous, damaged doctor (without his British accent, no less) still stands out to him as the highlight of career thus far, and he told us why he still loves the character so much. (Click on the media bar below to hear Hugh Laurie)