Bob Fisher on Sirens Season 2

Bob Fisher on Sirens Season 2

In September, I, along with a few other writers, had the chance to visit the Chicago set of USA Network’s hit comedy series Sirens, which follows the professional and personal lives of three EMTs in the Windy City. (The set is not far from where Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. are shot, and during chats with cast members of Sirens, they said sometimes the various casts get together for softball games and other fun.) Before watching the filming of a scene, we toured the set, which included a newly built hospital set for the second season (visits to the hospital … Continue reading

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WWE Tribute to the Troops 2014

WWE Tribute to the Troops 2014

Once again, NBC and USA Network will be airing the WWE “Tribute to the Troops” holiday special, which features WWE Superstars and Divas, celebrity appearances and performances for servicemen and women to celebrate their dedication and commitment to our country. The 2014 installment first airs Dec. 17 from 8-10pm ET on USA Network, and it will be re-aired as a one-hour special on NBC Dec. 27 from 8-9pm ET. Florida Georgia Line will join WWE Superstars and Divas to honor the U.S. Armed Forces in this 12th annual holiday special. NBCUniversal joins WWE in saluting our troops with special messages … Continue reading

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USA Announces “Playing House” Season 2

USA Announces "Playing House" Season 2

Break out the hedgehog cupcakes and unwrap your wheel of Spanish Manchego, the gods have heard our prayers. Playing House will return for Season 2! The announcement just came to me a few minutes ago and after I ran around the office, doing a jig and high-fiving myself, I wanted to spread the word: TV’s funniest comedy is returning to TV. (watch Lennon and Jessica’s LOL season 2 announcement here) I know that I bitched and whined a lot (and may have called the people who make programming decisions at USA Network bad names), but now we can rejoice and … Continue reading

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7 Questions with Eliza Coupe of USA Networks’ Benched

Eliza Coupe

Eliza Coupe plays fish-out-of-imported-water Nina Whitley on USA Network’s courtroom comedy, Benched. And while she shares very few character traits her status-obsessed character, Coupe was sold on the part immediately. She reveals, “After the first page of the script, I called my manager and said, “I’m obsessed. This is amazing!” Coupe, who previously starred on ABC’s comedy Happy Endings, gleefully admitted to being a hopeless geek when she answered our 7 Questions. 1. You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles.  Which ones do you choose?  I probably would choose Newsweek, Architectural Digest, I am such a … Continue reading

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All Rise For Eliza Coupe On “Benched”

Eliza Coupe

USA’s new comedy series Benched premieres tonight and the vehicle is a welcome return for star Eliza Coupe. She was great on ABC’s Happy Endings and Benched has created a great platform for her to really flex her comedy chops. In Benched, she plays a former corporate lawyer who adjusts to life, and her new clients in the public defender’s office. I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan of courtroom TV, most dramas make me doze, and other than Night Court, has court ever been funny? But the courtroom scenes in Benched feel really fresh; there’s great stuff happening in … Continue reading

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5 Parenting Tips from Todd Chrisley

Todd Chrisley

Patriarch of Perfection Todd Chrisley and his charming clan return for a second season of high-class high jinks on USA Network’s Chrisley Knows Best. In Season 2, the Chrisleys will experience a move to a new home, son Chase turning 18, Savannah’s first date, Father’s Day and what Todd promises will be “very good, funny episodes, but with a message still driven home.” Todd is as known for his quips as he is for his impressive wardrobe, but within his snarky sound bites lie solid and traditional parenting advice. He is open about his role as an intensely involved dad … Continue reading

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My “Playing House”-Related Plea to USA Network

Playing House

I am not known for my patience, but I have been a stoically patient lady waiting for the announcement of a Season 2 pickup for USA Network’s comedy, Playing House. I have gotten to a point of impatience where I can no longer stay quiet. TV hates me. It must. For the first time in years, a network presents a show that perfectly encapsulates my life, my desires and my TV wants and then after dangling a few episodes of perfection in front of me and likeminded viewers, it withholds the very TV manna that I have come to crave. … Continue reading

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Fall TV shows 2014: New drama series premiere dates, times and previews

Fall TV shows 2014 The Affair

If you’re a fan of the more serious side of television, Fall 2014 is a great time to be you, delivering a feast of fascinating storylines and compelling characters fleshed out by tried-and-true TV veterans and award-winning crossovers from the world of film. Below we round up premiere dates and times, previews and more for the new drama and dramedy series debuting now through December. Click on highlighted titles for more information. The Affair (pictured above) Showtime Premieres: Oct. 12 Airs: Sundays at 10pm ET/PT Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson star in this drama that tracks … Continue reading

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Stephanie Szostak Finds Herself In USA Network’s “Satisfaction”

Stephanie Szostak

It’s not a mid-life crisis, insists actress Stephanie Szostak. When her character on USA Network’s new drama Satisfaction begins an affair with a male escort, it’s not her character freaking out at getting older and mourning the loss of her youth. Instead, the French beauty says, “I think it is more of an awakening. It’s that stage where especially, women, you’re devoted, you’re a mother, a wife, and suddenly, you think, ‘Gosh, Who am I?’” It’s a thought-provoking question, and as Szostak’s character, Grace Truman, ponders who she is outside of her roles of wife and mother, she finds that … Continue reading

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Michelle DeShon Is Vibrant In USA Network’s “Satisfaction”

Michelle DeShon

“God, this is so intimidating!” giggled Michelle DeShon as she sat down before a small group of journalists on the set of USA Network’s new drama, Satisfaction. The fresh-faced teen is not only starring in her first major role, rebellions free-spirit Anika Truman, Michelle was sitting down to her first press event…ever. But this is a year filled with firsts for DeShon, and stepping outside of her comfort zone is exactly what earned her the coveted role. “When I went into the audition, everyone else had a guitar and I was like, ‘God, was I supposed to have a guitar?’ … Continue reading

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