Despite glowing reviews, Brooklyn Nine-Nine never lived up to its rating potential during its run on Fox, but it’s getting a second chance now that it’s been picked up by NBC. For fans, it was a pretty tense few days last May while the show was in cancellation limbo, but for the show’s star, Andy Samberg, things weren’t quite as dire. The whole time, he felt pretty confident that the show would be back somehow, somewhere. (Click on the media bar below to hear Andy Samberg)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine makes its NBC premiere on January 10.
With Supernatural now in its 14th season, it must be doing something right to have achieved that kind of longevity. If you ask one of its stars, Jared Padalecki, there’s a lot that’s been done right — starting at the top, with the show’s creators, and going all the way down through the cast and crew. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jared Padalecki)
Supernatural airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on The CW.
Things sure have changed over the years on The Big Bang Theory, with three of the quartet of geeky guys now married men. Of course, the one we’d been waiting for since the day the show premiered was the marriage of Leonard and Penny, which finally took place in the show’s ninth season. To the actors who play the characters, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, the fact that they’ve had a long courtship and an imperfect marriage just makes them love the show and characters even more. (Click on the media bar below to hear Johnny Galecki & Kaley Cuoco)
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.
The world lost a legend this week with the passing of Stan Lee. In a career that lasted nearly 80 years, Lee created enough characters to populate an entire universe — the Marvel Universe, that is. Writing his first professional comic book story when he was just 18 years old, Lee honed his craft for more than 30 years before giving life to his most famous characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, and the X-Men. We spoke to Lee on many occasions, and he always found it difficult to believe that his creations have not only lasted, but grown even more popular, after all these decades. (Click on the media bar below to hear Stan Lee)
In its first season, Star Trek: Discovery won rave reviews and brought a lot of new subscribers to the CBS All Access streaming service. Now, the show is back for a second season. We asked two of its stars, Doug Jones and Mary Wiseman, if there’s less pressure now that the show has one successful season to its credit already. (Click on the media bar below to hear Doug Jones & Mary Wiseman)
The new season of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere January 17 on CBS All Access.
Nobody expected Roseanne to come back after a 21-year break, but it did. It seemed just as unlikely that the show would continue after ABC dumped it following its star’s controversial Twitter rant. But it’s gotten yet another chance as The Conners, and Laurie Metcalf hopes the show’s viewers will stick with it, even after all of the changes, and she told us why she thinks they will. (Click on the media bar below to hear Laurie Metcalf)