ABC’s new drama, A Million Little Things, centers around a group of friends who start to re-evaluate their lives after one of them commits suicide. With its strong emotional component and real-life feel, it’s already drawn a few comparisons to NBC’s This Is Us. The show’s creator, DJ Nash, and producer James Griffiths told us that if they’re going to be compared to another show, it’s an honor for it to be This Is Us. (Click on the media bar below to hear DJ Nash & James Griffiths)
A Million Little Things premieres September 26 on ABC.
Nathan Fillion knows the heartbreak of being on a show that ended too soon — fans still clamor for more Firefly, 15 years after its cancellation. But he also knows the joy of being on a show that lives a long, prosperous life, having spent eight seasons on the comedic crime procedural Castle. He’s extremely grateful to have been on a show that successful, and a couple of years after it ended, he still has plenty of great memories about the show, which lives on in syndication worldwide. (Click on the media bar below to hear Nathan Fillion)
Fillion hopes his new show, The Rookie, can last just as long — it premieres October 16 on ABC.
Take Two is a comedic procedural that pairs former TV cop show star Sam Swift (Rachel Bilson) with a real-life private investigator played by Eddie Cibrian. On the show, his character would rather do anything other than work with Bilson, but on the set, Cibrian told us he absolutely loves working with her. (Click on the media bar below to hear Eddie Cibrian)
Before hitting American shores as the host of The Gong Show, Tommy Maitland had a pretty mysterious past. (In fact, you might go so far as to label him an “international man of mystery.”) So, before you get the idea that he was an axe murderer or — even worse — a public access cable TV host, Maitland wants to let you know a few important things about himself. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tommy Maitland)
Maitland — the brainchild of Mike Myers — hosts The Gong Show, Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.
Between Wayne Campbell, Austin Powers and, of course, arch-nemesis Dr. Evil, Mike Myers has had a knack for creating over-the-top characters that seem to take on a life of their own. His latest is a strictly made-for-TV affair: Tommy Maitland, the host of the revived Gong Show on ABC. This may actually be Myers’s favorite kind of work, getting to do his thing in front of a live studio audience. He loved it back in his Saturday Night Live days, and he told us he still loves it now. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mike Myers)
Mike Myers (as Tommy Maitland) hosts The Gong Show, airing Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.