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By Brittany Frederick

Entertainment interviews and reporting by Brittany Frederick. Learn more at www.tvbrittanyf.com.
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Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known will change the way we look at theatre
Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known will change the way we look at theatre
Brittany Frederick reviews HBO's Spring Awakening: Those You've Known documentary and discusses how it can have a positive impact on both the television and theatre worlds. The documentary premieres May 3 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2022/05/02/spring-awakening-those-youve-known-review/
06:13
May 02, 2022
Halo star Pablo Schreiber interview
Halo star Pablo Schreiber interview
Pablo Schreiber, who stars as Master Chief in Halo on Paramount Plus, speaks to Brittany Frederick about stepping into the Spartan suit and why the TV show had to be different from the games. Halo premieres March 24 exclusively on Paramount Plus. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2022/03/23/halo-star-pablo-schreiber-discusses-stepping-into-the-hit-franchise/
04:49
March 23, 2022
Lea Salonga interview: Inside her 2022 concert tour
Lea Salonga interview: Inside her 2022 concert tour
Tony and Olivier Award winner Lea Salonga speaks to Brittany Frederick of TVBrittanyF.com about her Dream Again 2022 tour ahead of its arrival in San Diego. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://tvbrittanyf.com/2022/03/11/lea-salonga-tour-interview/
05:41
March 14, 2022
Power Book IV: Force star Joseph Sikora
Power Book IV: Force star Joseph Sikora
Joseph Sikora speaks to Brittany Frederick about leading the spinoff Power Book IV: Force, how his character Tommy Egan is different in the new series, and what it means to have helped launch the entire Starz franchise. Power Book IV: Force airs Sundays on Starz. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2022/02/06/joseph-sikora-power-book-iv-force/
06:01
February 13, 2022
The Matrix Resurrections: Jonathan Groff’s liberation of Smith
The Matrix Resurrections: Jonathan Groff’s liberation of Smith
The Matrix Resurrections saw Jonathan Groff completely revolutionize the Smith character. We analyze how he did it and how he changed the entire Matrix franchise in the process. SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/12/27/the-matrix-resurrections-jonathan-groffs-liberation-of-smith/
20:33
December 29, 2021
Sharon Gless tells her incredible story in new memoir Apparently There Were Complaints
Sharon Gless tells her incredible story in new memoir Apparently There Were Complaints
Hollywood icon Sharon Gless (Cagney & Lacey, Burn Notice, Queer as Folk) speaks to Brittany Frederick of TVBrittanyF.com about her new memoir Apparently There Were Complaints. What was it like for her to write a book, and what finally motivated her to do it? The book is out now in digital and print formats at all major retailers. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/12/12/sharon-gless-apparently-there-were-complaints/
07:16
December 23, 2021
Jonathan Groff will steal The Matrix Resurrections
Jonathan Groff will steal The Matrix Resurrections
Jonathan Groff stars in The Matrix Resurrections and Brittany Frederick analyzes why Groff's portrayal of Agent Smith will upend the Matrix franchise. Matrix 4 is in theaters and on HBO MAX now. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/12/22/jonathan-groff-will-steal-the-matrix-resurrections/
12:35
December 22, 2021
Nailed It!: Netflix series behind-the-scenes interview
Nailed It!: Netflix series behind-the-scenes interview
Nailed It! producer Patrick J. Doody speaks with Brittany Frederick about the making of the hit Netflix series, everyone's love for Nicole Byer, and the new cookbook Nailed It!: Baking Challenges for the Rest of Us, now available on Amazon. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/11/08/nailed-it-netflix-interview/
07:57
November 09, 2021
Ellen Winter: Every Feeling I've Ever Felt 1st Anniversary
Ellen Winter: Every Feeling I've Ever Felt 1st Anniversary
The multi-talented Ellen Winter talks to Brittany Frederick about her debut record Every Feeling I've Ever Felt as the album celebrates its first anniversary. This in-depth conversation discusses why the album is a must-listen for everyone and how Ellen's own personal journey made it a record that can connect with everyone. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/10/16/ellen-winter-every-feeling-album/
13:50
November 07, 2021
CSI: Vegas - Matt Lauria interview
CSI: Vegas - Matt Lauria interview
CSI: Vegas star Matt Lauria talks to Brittany Frederick about the CBS revival, the development of his character Josh Folsom, and his history with the CSI franchise in this in-depth interview. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/10/13/matt-lauria-csi-vegas/
10:13
October 13, 2021
Ordinary Joe is the most important TV show of the year
Ordinary Joe is the most important TV show of the year
Brittany Frederick discusses the premiere of NBC's Ordinary Joe and why the drama starring James Wolk, Charlie Barnett, Natalie Martinez and Elizabeth Lail is the most important TV show of the season. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/09/21/ordinary-joe-nbc-series/
04:28
September 21, 2021
NCIS Hawai’i executive producer Jan Nash on new NCIS spinoff
NCIS Hawai’i executive producer Jan Nash on new NCIS spinoff
NCIS: Hawai'i executive producer/showrunner Jan Nash speaks to Brittany Frederick about CBS' latest NCIS spinoff and the buzz surrounding Vanessa Lachey's character Jane Tennant, the first female Special Agent in Charge to be featured in the franchise. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/09/20/ncis-hawaii-cbs-jan-nash/
07:19
September 20, 2021
Kristin Chenoweth on being Schmigadoon’s fantastic antagonist
Kristin Chenoweth on being Schmigadoon’s fantastic antagonist
Kristin Chenoweth talks to Brittany Frederick about bringing her iconic talents to the Apple TV+ series Schmigadoon! and opens up about the process she used to keep Mildred Layton from going over the top. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/08/13/kristin-chenoweth-on-being-schmigadoons-fantastic-antagonist/
04:05
August 24, 2021
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens continues to broaden comedy horizons
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens continues to broaden comedy horizons
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens co-creator Teresa Hsiao and star Lori Tan Chinn speak to Brittany Frederick about what's next for Grandma in season 2, how much improvising happens on the Comedy Central show, and representing Asian-American families on TV. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/08/18/awkwafina-is-nora-from-queens/
07:35
August 18, 2021
Carrie Preston directs The Good Fight: ‘It was truly exciting to be trusted with this episode’
Carrie Preston directs The Good Fight: ‘It was truly exciting to be trusted with this episode’
Carrie Preston talks to Brittany Frederick about directing the latest episode of The Good Fight and her journey from directing her own films to now working on critically acclaimed television series. Plus, would she return to play fan favorite character Elsbeth Tascioni again? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/08/05/carrie-preston-the-good-fight/
08:36
August 05, 2021
Rockmond Dunbar faces a different kind of disaster in Aftershock
Rockmond Dunbar faces a different kind of disaster in Aftershock
Rockmond Dunbar talks to Brittany Frederick about Aftershock, his latest project, and how the scripted podcast compares to the calamities on his current TV series 9-1-1. He also discusses reuniting with Prison Break colleague and friend Sarah Wayne Callies on Aftershock, and earthquakes in California. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/08/04/rockmond-dunbar-aftershock/
04:53
August 04, 2021
James Purefoy takes another epic trip in The Wine Show season 3
James Purefoy takes another epic trip in The Wine Show season 3
James Purefoy talks to Brittany Frederick about The Wine Show season 3, how he never thought of becoming a TV presenter in the first place, and if he ever gets drunk while filming an entire series about wine. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/07/28/james-purefoy-the-wine-show-season-3/
08:25
July 28, 2021
Rashad V. Chambers on the purpose—and power—of theater producing
Rashad V. Chambers on the purpose—and power—of theater producing
Rashad V. Chambers speaks to Brittany Frederick about what a Broadway producer's role actually entails, how a producer finds their next project, and ways that the theater community can improve its diversity and continue to move forward. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/07/20/rashad-v-chambers-theater/
10:21
July 27, 2021
Riker Lynch on finding trouble in new thriller Terror Eyes
Riker Lynch on finding trouble in new thriller Terror Eyes
Riker Lynch talks to Brittany Frederick about his new film Terror Eyes, the funniest moment on the set of the horror movie, and the weirdest thing that's ever happened to him at a music festival. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/07/20/riker-lynch-terror-eyes/
05:15
July 26, 2021
Leverage: Redemption star Gina Bellman on Sophie’s return without Nate
Leverage: Redemption star Gina Bellman on Sophie’s return without Nate
Leverage: Redemption star Gina Bellman talks to Brittany Frederick about returning for the Leverage revival, her thoughts on the absence of Timothy Hutton's character Nate Ford, and how the series is able to balance serious subjects with a lighter tone. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/07/08/leverage-redemption-gina-bellman-interview/
05:19
July 12, 2021
Moms: The Musical breaks the mold on motherhood
Moms: The Musical breaks the mold on motherhood
Moms: The Musical dynamic duo Kelly Surette and Teddy Hall speak to Brittany Frederick about their upcoming workshop (which is accessible all over the United States!), breaking stereotypes about motherhood, and what they're hoping for as they aim to get the musical on Broadway. Learn more about them at http://www.suretteandhall.com. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/06/15/moms-the-musical/
13:10
June 30, 2021
Jon Taffer keeps Bar Rescue changing the hospitality industry
Jon Taffer keeps Bar Rescue changing the hospitality industry
Jon Taffer speaks to Brittany Frederick about reaching the 200th episode of Bar Rescue, the detailed process of making the Paramount Network series, and addresses the online criticism about the show being staged. Follow Jon on Twitter at @jontaffer. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/06/27/jon-taffer-bar-rescue/
13:22
June 28, 2021
Kelly Overton puts her final stamp on Van Helsing
Kelly Overton puts her final stamp on Van Helsing
Van Helsing star Kelly Overton talks to Brittany Frederick about saying goodbye to the SyFy series after five action-packed seasons and what the role of Vanessa Van Helsing meant to her. This interview is SPOILER-FREE about this week's series finale. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/06/25/van-helsing-kelly-overton-interview/
08:41
June 27, 2021
The Voice 10th anniversary: Retrospective with Jamar Rogers
The Voice 10th anniversary: Retrospective with Jamar Rogers
The Voice semifinalist Jamar Rogers speaks with Brittany Frederick about how his time on The Voice season 2 wasn't as entertaining as it looked, the power of believing in yourself, and what he remembers from his time on the NBC show. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/06/07/the-voice-10th-anniversary-jamar-rogers/
07:26
June 10, 2021
Brian Palermo breaks down the power of improv
Brian Palermo breaks down the power of improv
Actor and communicator Brian Palermo talks about his latest class with The Groundlings, the application of improv comedy skills in the corporate and science worlds, and his criminally underrated Bravo TV series Significant Others. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/05/25/brian-palermo-breaks-down-the-power-of-improv/
07:23
June 07, 2021
The Voice 10th anniversary: Retrospective with Jake Hoot
The Voice 10th anniversary: Retrospective with Jake Hoot
The Voice 10th anniversary retrospectives continue with The Voice season 17 winner Jake Hoot, who tells Brittany Frederick about going from one-chair turn in the blind auditions to champion of the NBC singing competition. He also discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on his post-show career and the community of artists formed behind the scenes. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/05/25/the-voice-10th-anniversary-jake-hoot/
09:27
May 25, 2021
The Voice 10th anniversary: Retrospective with Rebecca Loebe
The Voice 10th anniversary: Retrospective with Rebecca Loebe
For The Voice's 10th anniversary, I begin a retrospective interview series in which artists share their favorite memories from the show and discuss how it shaped them as performers and individuals. Rebecca Loebe (season 1, Team Adam) opens the series by talking about how she was a totally different person on the show, and how the backstory producers gave her led to some surprising emails. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://tvbrittanyf.com/2021/05/24/the-voice-10th-anniversary-rebecca-loebe/
13:21
May 24, 2021