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Interview with Hart Hanson & Stephen Nathan from Bones

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Two of my favorite showrunners—heck, two of my favorite people in Hollywood—recently spoke to the press about this season of Bones. Hart Hanson & Stephen Nathan are really great at balancing giving us just enough to whet our appetites, but little enough to leave us wanting more. So check out what they had to say!

On when we’ll see Pelant again

Hart: Well, Pelant will definitely figure in their lives quite heavily in the first few episodes. We will see him again. We’ll see him in a way we haven’t before. It’ll be a far more intense episode and it’ll be them confronting him in a way we haven’t seen before. That’s probably vague enough.

Stephen: You know they’re going to get married, and they can’t really get married until the issue of Pelant has been dealt with one way or another.

We’re doing all that fairly quickly. We’re not teasing this out through the whole season.

Hart: We’ve strung along the audience for eight years. Season 9 we’re starting to resolve things, not everything because there will be a Season 10 through 14, but at this point, we will be moving things along.
 
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Interview with Mark-Paul Gosselaar & Brecking Meyer from Franklin & Bash

Recently, Mark-Paul Gosselaar & Breckin Meyer, the stars of Franklin & Bash, spoke to the press about the new season, what the changes to the firm mean for their characters’ partnership & “process”—not to mention their love lives. Check out what they had to say.

On how Stanton’s changes & the addition of Rachel to the firm will affect them

fandbcall619asmallBreckin Meyer: I think with the addition of Rachel it is basically, you know, Stanton always had this kind of blind threat to us, which was about the New York office, and I think by bringing Rachel in he really has – I mean he’s gotten a little close to us and he – it doesn’t hurt to have somebody behind him, or next to him, who really doesn’t like us.

And I truthfully think Rachel genuinely – she knows we’re good at our jobs, but I don’t think she likes us very much, as opposed to Malcolm who really does. And Stanton really does enjoy Jared and Peter. It reminds him of himself.

And Rachel is much more of a corporate shill where she does not like them, doesn’t like the way they do business, and they if they can bring in good clients she’ll tolerate them. But I think it actually helps Malcolm’s character keep a tighter leash on us by having Rachel around and by having Rachel in his hip pocket, so to speak.
 
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Interview with Steve Byrne from Sullivan & Son

Comedian & actor Steve Byrne recently spoke to the press about the new season of Sullivan & Son on TBS and his upcoming comedy special. He talked about the new season, about why he thinks the show was a success, and how much of himself comes out in his character. Check out what he had to say in preparation for tonight’s Season 2 premiere.

On the transition from Season 1 to Season 2

stevebyrnecall612asmallSteve Byrne: You know, the first season, we were tying to figure things out, figure out what works with actors and characters. And it’s kind of a, you know, a testing ground. But I think towards the end of the season, we started flushing things out and figuring things out and figuring out our strengths as opposed to our weaknesses.

And we really hit the ground running from the first episode back. And we just filmed a great one last night with Billy Gardell from Mike & Molly, and then it might be my favorite one. Prior to that, I thought the Ken Jeong one was my favorite one. So they just keep getting better and better.

It’s a lot funnier. I mean a lot edgier. We do push the envelope with the show. I should say Hank’s character pushes the envelope with the show. Carol and Owen’s relationship gets pushed to the line quite a bit.

And I’m just really excited about it. I’m really, really, really excited about it. I, you know, I’m really proud of this one. It’s going to be fun.
 
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Interview with Jonathan Mangum from Trust Us With Your Life

Not too long ago, I got to speak to actor/stand-up comedian Jonathan Mangum about his new ABC show, Trust Us With Your Life, which premieres July 10, at 9/8c. Fred Willard hosts the show, while Jonathan performs alongside Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie. He is also the co-host of Let’s Make A Deal on CBS. Read on to see what Jonathan had to say about his new show, his background, and more.

Jenny: In your own words, explain the premise behind the show, since to me, it sounded awfully similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway.

Jonathan: Fred Willard is our host, and he interviews our celebrity guests. We had some great ones. Ricky Gervais was there, and David Hasselhoff, Serena Williams… There were eight total. And based on stories from their lives, we’ll take those stories and then do them in an improv game or an improv scene. One example: We interviewed Ricky Gervais about something in his childhood, and then we did it as a Forward-Reverse scene, or we would redo it in a different game style, but it’s all based on the stories they tell us. On Whose Line Is It Anyway, Drew Carey would ask the audience for suggestions, like “give me a job” or “give me an unusual food” or whatever, and they’d come up with the improv scenes. Well, on this show, instead of the audience yelling out suggestions, we’re getting stories from the celebrities and using those to create the comedy.

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Interview with Jaime Pressly & Katie Finneran from I Hate My Teenage Daughter

I Hate My Teenage Daughter returns tonight on FOX to finish out its season. Series leads, Jaime Pressly & Katie Finneran, recently spoke to the press about their roles on the show, the spring premiere, and more, so check out their answers to the questions below, including the first one… Someone asked if they spoke Spanish before this episode or not.

Jaime Pressly: Katie was incredible at speaking Spanish. It was like it just rolled off her tongue. My son is half Cuban and so I have been around a lot of Spanish, in general, and I understand a lot of it, but I don’t speak it as much. I do the accent very well, but I didn’t have to do it in the show as much. I can’t speak. I can’t even … Spanish.

Katie Finneran: I grew up in Chicago and then Miami so most of my friends were from Cuba. I speak pretty well. I speak probably at the level of a second grader, but I would say that my accent, I was always doing Tony Montana. When I was a ten-year-old girl, I was doing Scarface. My accent is deceiving because my accent is pretty good, but I don’t speak that well but I try. I fake it when I have to.

Jaime: She’s a damn good actress, but she sounded like she knew exactly what she was saying.
 
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