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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Katherine LaNasa Exudes Confidence In USA’s Satisfaction


Satisfaction premieres on USA Network on July 17 as a steamy new drama about a husband and wife and how their successful lives start to evolve as they look at what makes them happy and the lengths people go to achieve happiness. As Neil and Grace Truman make unconventional decisions, they become more in tune to their desires and their connection to each other grows stronger. Katherine LaNasa plays Adriana, and there’s no way to skirt around her occupation. I’ll just let Katherine explain, “She’s a business woman and a pimp.” More specifically, she’s Neil’s pimp. Did that catch you … Continue reading

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Tom Ellis Plays A Steamy “Medical Fixer” In USA’s New Series “Rush”

Tom Elis

When baseball pros with anger issues, actors with — ahem — personal problems, or bullet-riddled gangsters need a discreet doctor, who do they call? If you’ve got cash, then Dr. Will Rush (Tom Ellis) has no prejudice. Rush, USA Network’s new high-octane drama, premieres  boasts an antihero lead with as much to hide as his famous, and infamous, clientele. Rush has all of the trappings of a slick medical drama; its protagonist’s swanky hotel room features a portable defibrillator machine, his car’s trunk has a portable surgery suite, and he is in possession of and uses every drug known to … Continue reading

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TCA: “Sharknado 2″ is the feel-good movie of the summer

Sharknado 2

Monday was NBCUniversal cable day at the Television Critics Association 2014 Summer Press Tour, with panels for shows from USA Network, Syfy, Bravo, Oxygen, Esquire Network and more. Kicking off the day was USA Network’s DaVinci Code-like new limited series DIG, starring Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche. Described as a murder mystery set in the realm of biblical prophecies, DIG is in production in Jerusalem. Recent violence in the Holy Land may impact production of both DIG and FX’s Tyrant, but producers were still trying to assess the situation. We talked with Isaacs, who reveled in the opportunity to film … Continue reading

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