Despite glowing reviews, Brooklyn Nine-Nine never lived up to its rating potential during its run on Fox, but it’s getting a second chance now that it’s been picked up by NBC. For fans, it was a pretty tense few days last May while the show was in cancellation limbo, but for the show’s star, Andy Samberg, things weren’t quite as dire. The whole time, he felt pretty confident that the show would be back somehow, somewhere. (Click on the media bar below to hear Andy Samberg)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine makes its NBC premiere on January 10.
Mariska Hargitay didn’t get to direct her first episode of Law & Order: SVU until the show was in its 15th season. Now that the show is in its 20th season, she’s been able to direct for a sixth time, shooting the episode that airs this week. Getting the chance to direct six episode of the series has been a real treat for her, but she’s more impressed by the fact the show has stuck around long enough to give her that opportunity. After all, not many shows in television history have run as long, and she’s been there since the very beginning. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mariska Hargitay)
In its third year, This Is Us still has the power to tell stories that amaze its viewers. But it’s not just viewers who are amazed — the show’s cast members are constantly in awe, not just of the scripts, but also the performances they witness from their cast mates. For example, Sterling K. Brown was mesmerized by the Season 2 storyline involving his on-screen father, Jack Pearson, and how it was played by Milo Ventimiglia. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sterling K. Brown)
In the world of reality television, it would be an understatement to say things can get a little competitive. While some people are put off by the constant backstabbing, Blake Shelton says they can find a safe haven in The Voice, where they’ve worked hard to craft an encouraging, nurturing environment for the contestants. (Click on the media bar below to hear Blake Shelton)
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.
Now in its third season, The Good Place has earned high marks from both critics and audiences for the way it blends comedy with lessons about life, morality, and human nature. That mix has also struck a chord with its stars, including Kristen Bell, who says that receiving every new script is a real treat. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kristen Bell)
The Good Place airs Thursday nights at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.