Good Girls Mae Whitman
Interview

She’s Money! We Talk NBC’s Good Girls with Mae Whitman

Everyone with money problems, raise your hand. Everyone fed up with your money problems, raise the other hand. Everyone willing to tell someone else to stick ’em up to solve your money problems … well, we don’t really want to know. But such is the plight of Annie Marks (Mae Whitman), Beth Boland (Christina Hendricks) and Ruby Hill (Retta), the titular “Good Girls” of NBC’s new dramedy from Shondaland alum Jenna Bans. The ladies are devoted moms, each with her own cross to bear. Immature Annie’s responsible ex wants custody of their bullied daughter Sadie (Izzy Stannard), a sweet, sensitive […]

Comedy

A.P. Bio: “It’s Always Sunny…” Star Glenn Howerton Is A Teacher Who Refuses To Teach

“I’ve always had a lot of fun playing characters who think they are better than they really are. I think it’s just something that I find really funny in real life,” Glenn Howerton reveals. The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star is talking about his new role in NBC’s A.P. Bio. His character, the vengeful and riotous Jack Griffin, is a disgraced Harvard professor who reluctantly returns to his hometown to teach high-school biology. “For various reasons, he was passed up for tenure. He believed it was some kind of internal grudge between him and his boss,” Howerton explains. “He […]

Taken Season 2 NBC Clive Standen
Action

‘Taken’: The NBC Thriller Gets a “More Mills” Reboot

When Taken debuted last winter, fans of the Luc Besson film franchise on which the series was based knew they were getting an origin story. What they didn’t expect was that the drama and its core character Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) were almost unrecognizable to the Besson mythology. Rather than give up on a promising premise, NBC instead opted to reboot its reboot, cleaning house on an oft confusing array of supplemental characters and bringing in Person of Interest’s Greg Plageman to oversee a more Mills-centric tale, augmented with just a pair of intriguing newbies. In Season 2, Mills is […]

Marlon Wayans
Comedy

‘Marlon’: The Youngest Wayans Brother is a Family Man With a Plan in NBC’s New Laugher

“Marlon Wayans” and “family sitcom” might seem like one unlikely combo. Wayans, part of the entertainment dynasty responsible for the Scary Movie film franchise and such ribald TV hits as The Wayans Bros. and In Living Color, is the first to admit that, at 45, he still enjoys creating and consuming in-your-face, “14-year-old-boy” humor. So what’s he doing on NBC, playing a wacky dad of two charmers who is laser-focused on winning back their mom in the family friendly new half-hour laugher Marlon? In short: Living his truth. Wayans created the series based on his own home life. He and […]