One of the ways in which Batwoman is unusual is that it presents a superhero who’s a lesbian, which provides one of the key relationships in the show: Kate Kane (aka Batwoman) and Sophie Moore, an old flame who’s now helping to protect Gotham City. In the comic mythology, there’s a pretty large gap where the Sophie Moore character is gone, since she and Kate had broken up. So, when Meagan Tandy was cast as Moore in the new TV version of Batwoman, how did she go about figuring out what the character’s story was, especially during the time that she’d disappeared from the comics? (Click on the media bar below to hear Meagan Tandy)
The first season of NBC’s Manifest threw a lot of mysteries our way, and the season finale left viewers with a lot of unanswered questions and intriguing possibilities. With a second season of the show on the way, what can we expect? We asked Josh Dallas, who plays Ben Stone (one of the mysteriously returned airline passengers) on the show, to give us a preview of what will happen as the new season begins. (Click on the media bar below to hear Josh Dallas)
The season premiere of Manifest will air January 6 on NBC.
Having the new show Mixed-ish spun off from her hit Black-ish has stirred up a lot of feelings for Tracee Ellis Ross. After all, she’s the product of a mixed family herself, so she’s got first-hand experience of what it’s like to straddle two cultures. As a producer on the new show, she says it’s imbued with the same kind of sensibility she knew so well when she was growing up. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tracee Ellis Ross)
Cedric the Entertainer has been making people laugh professionally for many years, as both a stand-up comedian and an actor. Of course, every comedian has to start somewhere. So, where did it all begin for the star of CBS’s The Neighborhood? We asked Cedric the Entertainer if he remembered the first time he made a conscious effort to try to get a big laugh out of people, and he took us back to his childhood. (Click on the media bar below to hear Cedric the Entertainer)
We’ve talked a lot about the changes to this year’s coaching panel on The Voice, especially since this is the very first season without original judge Adam Levine. And while things have definitely been different, John Legend told us that one thing hasn’t changed: All four of the judges — Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, and himself — are still having an awesome time working on the show, especially when they’re teasing each other. (Click on the media bar below to hear John Legend)
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.
Mad About You, starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a married couple in New York City, was one of the television comedies that defined the 1990s. Airing for seven seasons, from 1992 until 1999, the show was a mainstay of NBC’s “Must See TV” Thursday lineup, which also included Seinfeld and Friends. With an audience of over 10 million people through nearly all of its run, there was enough interest in Mad About You to get it a 12-episode revival this fall. And even though it had been more than two decades since Reiser and Hunt had played the Buchmans, they told us it was surprisingly easy — and a little strange — to slip back into those familiar roles. (Click on the media bar below to hear Paul Reiser & Helen Hunt)
Six new episodes of Mad About You are now available on Spectrum, with another six episodes arriving next month.