House fans might remember that Jesse Spencer was MIA for part of the show’s final season. Why? Because he’d signed on to shoot a pilot for a new Dick Wolf-produced series called Chicago Fire. Now, the show is in its eighth season (matching Spencer’s run on House, for those of you keeping score), and the franchise it’s spawned remains one of NBC’s hottest properties … no pun intended. How does Spencer feel about the show’s endurance? He’s pretty happy, as you would imagine. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jesse Spencer)
On the new show Emergence, Allison Tolman plays a police chief who takes in a young girl, Piper, after she’s the only survivor of a plane crash. Alexa Swinton, who plays Piper, is already an acting veteran, having been on shows like Billions, Manifest, and even Saturday Night Live, and Tolman told us that working with her has been an interesting and sometimes illuminating experience. (Click on the media bar below to hear Allison Tolman)
NBC’s Superstore has become a reliable performer for the network, which has rewarded it with a fifth season. Although the big ensemble comedy has a large cast and a lot of moving parts, star and producer America Ferrara told us it’s a remarkably easy show to make, simply because the actors and crew operate together as a really well-oiled machine, something that was very obvious to her when they picked up production on the new season. (Click on the media bar below to hear America Ferrara)
For 15 seasons on Supernatural, Jared Padalecki has been fighting the good fight against evil entities that are, well, supernatural. Now, with the show in its final season, Padalecki has been thinking a lot about its legacy. He thinks the thing that will stick with viewers long after the show’s gone isn’t supernatural at all — it’s all about human nature. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jared Padalecki)
As the despicable Louie De Palma on the classic sitcom Taxi, Danny Devito had no problem sinking to the depths of human depravity. Little did Devito know how much further down those depths could go — then he was hired to join the case of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He realized quickly that there were no boundaries on how far down the show’s writers and cast would go … and he’s loved every single humiliating, debasing minute of it. (Click on the media bar below to hear Danny Devito)
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FXX.
Ten years ago, Ty Burrell started the best job of his life. And soon, it’s coming to an end. It’s not often that TV comedies last 11 seasons, so Burrell has been extremely fortunate to be part of the Modern Family family. Reflecting on the show’s past, present, and future, Burrell is glad the producers and network agreed in advance to wrap things up. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ty Burrell)