Eli Goree plays Derrick Mayes, the idealistic press secretary to Chicago mayor Bobby Novak (Morgan Spector). Pearson’s level of authenticity amidst is storytelling is aided by real life experience, as series staff writer Sylvia L. Jones is a former journalist and native Chicagoan.
Goree made sure he spent quality time with Jones to help flesh out his character. “We would talk for hours about the kind of things that you would be doing as a press secretary,” said Goree, who has also worked on the TV shows Riverdaleand Ballers. “And the kind of stories that you’re trying to keep out and the stories that you’re leaking in order to have a certain image be released in order spin something on somebody else. It was shocking, a little disheartening, but as an actor it’s something you can really sink your teeth into.”
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Pearson, co-starring Gina Torres and Bethany Joy Lenz, airs Wednesday evenings on USA Network (10 pm et).
Five decades after the show first premiered, America still has a fascination with The Brady Bunch. Like Star Trek, the show has lived on long after its original TV run, inspiring movie reboots, variety shows, cartoons, and new series. Knowing that the nostalgia factor for all things Brady has remained high after all these years, HGTV — in a very public bidding battle with N*SYNC’sLance Bass — bought the old Brady home in North Hollywood, California last year, and now we know why: With the help of the original Brady Bunch kids, A Very Brady Renovation will transform the house’s interior, making it match the sets from the original TV show! Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Susan Olsen, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, and Mike Lookinland got together and told us why, 50 years later, they decided to reunite for a project like this. (Click on the media bar)
A Very Brady Renovation premieres Monday, September 9 on HGTV.
When you think back on television’s most provocative dramas, many of them have been good old-fashioned soap operas, with unbelievable characters and even more outrageous plot twists. When the producers built Grand Hotel this summer, star Roselyn Sánchez says that was their goal — to channel the great TV soaps that would always have viewers talking the next day. (Click on the media bar below to hear Roselyn Sánchez)
Grand Hotel airs Monday nights on ABC, but you can also catch the episodes you’ve missed on Hulu and the ABC app.
There’s mothing like a little bit of fresh air to clear the mind. It seems to be working for Gordon Ramsay. His new show, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, is taking him on all sorts of adventures in the great outdoors, and some have been pretty wild. But if you watch the show, even in those unpredictable (and sometimes scary) situations, you’re going to see a kinder, gentler Ramsay, one who isn’t cursing up a storm all the time. So why are we hearing fewer “bleeps” on Uncharted? Ramsay offered us his theory. (Click on the media bar below to hear Gordon Ramsay)
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted airs Sundays at 10/9c on Nat Geo.
People who watch This Is Us know one basic truth about the show: Jack Pearson is the kind of father everyone would like to have. He may be flawed, but he’s loving, caring, and always taking an interest in his kids. It’s a dream role for Milo Ventimiglia. But while the character is fully fleshed out in the show’s scripts, Ventimiglia says he brings a little something extra to the role — the lessons learned from his own father. (Click on the media bar below to hear Milo Ventimiglia)
This Is Us will air its fourth season premiere Tuesday, September 24 on NBC.
It was the show that — like some of the villainous monsters and demons that turned up on the series — just wouldn’t die. Season after season, fans came back to Supernatural for more of the Winchester brothers’ otherworldly adventures. Finally, after the show’s 14th season, it was announced that Supernatural would come back and wrap things up in its 15th and final season. The show’s stars, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, said they believe the show still had plenty of stories to tell, but the timing just felt right to end the show on its own terms. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles)
The final season of Supernatural will premiere Thursday, October 10 on The CW.