Drama

Russell Hornsby Brings Some Cerebral Swagger To His Role As Lincoln Rhyme

It “felt like home” in some ways for Russell Hornsby when he stepped into the role of Lincoln Rhyme, a revered New York City forensics expert, in the new serial-killer thriller Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector. Hornsby, who is no stranger to NBC or to playing a seasoned TV sleuth, having starred as Detective Hank Griffin for six seasons on Grimm, was up for a new challenge. “He is a man that has a dogged sense of duty and purpose, of trying to find killers or save lives,” Hornsby tells. “The challenges for him are to make peace […]

Comedy

Showtime’s Refreshingly Different ‘Work In Progress’ Has Its Origins in the World of Improv

This month, Showtime is introducing a fascinatingly diverse Sunday evening lineup of programming. It’s headed by the return of The L Word in a sequel series. That series will lead into a new comedy called Work in Progress that is not only refreshingly different in terms of the types of characters regularly portrayed on television, but also in its engaging and hilarious format. That format is inspired largely by the previous work of the show’s star/co-creator/cowriter/co-showrunner Abby McEnany, who has been a longtime staple of Chicago’s improv scene. Together, she and Tim Mason, another Windy City improv-er, have fashioned a […]