The Roseanne reunion has been a big hit, and the show’s already been renewed for an additional season by ABC. One of the keys to the show’s new success is that they were able to bring back everybody from the original show, which ended its run in 1997. So when the new episodes first started filming, with so many familiar faces surrounding them, John Goodman and Roseanne Barr felt like they’d stepped back in time. (Click on the media bar below to hear John Goodman & Roseanne Barr)
In the upcoming series Reverie, Sarah Shahi (Necessary Roughness, Chicago Hope) plays Mara Kint, a former hostage negotiator who ventures into the titular virtual reality world to save individuals from being forever trapped in that universe. The program, which co-stars Dennis Haysbert, may have its fantastical and thriller elements, but it covers material that is pertinent to today’s social climate.
Shahi was not exactly steeped in virtual reality before she took on the project. “(I knew) absolutely nothing,” said Shahi. “And it’s interesting because my character is not a fan of VR. She is definitely kind of old school and feels the days of technology is somewhat evil. These people are running from something – they are throwing all of their problems into this tiny little microchip, similar to how we do with our phones and social media. We give everything to our phones and social media. So she’s not really supportive of that belief.”
Click on the media bar to hear Shahi elaborate on why she sees a bit of an Alice in Wonderlandand Inception vibe with her new show:
After nine seasons, The Middle will say goodbye next week, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the Heck house when production wrapped. Patricia Heaton says there are a lot of things she’ll miss about the show: her character, her TV family, and the on-screen community built by the show’s creators. (Click on the media bar below to hear Patricia Heaton)
The Middle’s hour-long series finale airs Tuesday night at 8:30/7:30c.on ABC.
Having won three Grammys, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and a whopping 12 Billboard Music Awards, Kelly Clarkson is no stranger to the awards show stage. And we can guarantee she’ll be up on stage for Sunday night’s 2018 edition of the Billboard Music Awards: She’ll be hosting the event. She certainly doesn’t mind doing live television, since she was discovered on a live TV competition, but she told us this will feel a little different, and all she can do is hope for the best. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kelly Clarkson)
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will air live this Sunday night, starting at 8/7c.
Storybook romances, at least in Hollywood, may house a darker side. The Arrangement, starring Josh Henderson as mega star Kyle West and ChristineEvangelistaas ingenue Megan Morrison, addresses these themes, culminating with what one expects to be a season ending cliffhanger tonight.
“I think people are realizing that we are very much around a unique and dangerous story,” said Henderson. “We’re pushing the envelope a lot with season two and we’re getting to a crazy place.”
Henderson, who previously played John Ross Ewing on Dallas, has an interesting approach in regards to shooting The Arrangement. Click on the media bar to hear Henderson explain why he doesn’t read the entire shooting script and instead prefers to keep himself (and therefore his character) in the dark:
The Arrangement, co-starring Michael Vartan, airs Sunday nights on E! (9 pm et/pt).
YouTube Red’s Cobra Kai revisits the characters from The Karate Kid, the beloved 1984 martial arts movie, 34 years later. It stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, who played the original film’s two main rivals, and it’s just been renewed for a second season. Without the movie’s memorable fight scenes, Cobra Kai probably would not exist. As we discovered, those scenes were particularly memorable for Zabka, who recalls them in vivid detail for us. (Click on the media bar below to hear William Zabka)
Season 1 of Cobra Kai is streaming now on YouTube Red.