Nobody expected Roseanne to come back after a 21-year break, but it did. It seemed just as unlikely that the show would continue after ABC dumped it following its star’s controversial Twitter rant. But it’s gotten yet another chance as The Conners, and Laurie Metcalf hopes the show’s viewers will stick with it, even after all of the changes, and she told us why she thinks they will. (Click on the media bar below to hear Laurie Metcalf)
Having been on the air for 10 seasons now, Modern Family has become a reliable companion for millions of viewers who depend on the show for some good laughs. Julie Bowen knows those people are out there, and she’s happy that she, the cast, and the show’s crew are able to fulfill that mission every week. (Click on the media bar below to hear Julie Bowen)
Modern Family airs Wednesday nights at 9/8c on ABC.
As scientific research has progressed, the medical community has developed a much greater awareness of autism and the different ways it presents itself. A lot of that has made its way into ABC’s hit medical drama The Good Doctor, especially in the way Freddie Highmore plays its central character, Dr. Shaun Murphy. Highmore told us he did a lot of research into autism and was fascinated by the ways in which autism awareness has changed over time. (Click on the media bar below to hear Freddie Highmore)
The Good Doctor airs Monday nights at 10/9c on ABC.
Laurie Metcalf’s main job these days might be on The Conners, but she’s still moonlighting as Sheldon Cooper’s mother, Mary, in a recurring role on The Big Bang Theory. Of course, a younger version of Mary Cooper now appears on the show Young Sheldon, and the character is played by none other than Metcalf’s own daughter, Zoe Perry. While she’s proud of her daughter, Metcalf also can’t help but be amazed that the two of them are sharing a character. (Click on the media bar below to hear Laurie Metcalf)
For 16 seasons and more than 300 episodes, Ellen Pompeo has played Dr. Meredith Grey on ABC’s hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. The show is the second longest-running drama currently on television (only Law & Order: SVU has been on longer) and, at this point, it’s safe to say that Pompeo has settled into a familiar routine. So, how does she get herself motivated to show up and do good work every day? She says it’s because she’s adjusted her outlook on life. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ellen Pompeo)
Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on ABC.