“When I accepted this role and what it entailed, my family and friends were like, ‘Why do you want to play a gay dude?’ They also wanted to know why every time a Black man is shown on TV as gay; he has to be on the down low. But they didn’t look at the ramification: I’m playing a very successful down low rapper on a network television show. That’s never happened before.”
DOWNTON ABBEY UK premiere share UP but total viewers slightly DOWN from last year
DOWNTON ABBEY increased its percentage of the viewing public in the season premiere last night, though fewer people tuned into program this year as a whole, figures show. The Edwardian drama pulled in 36% of viewers, up from 34.6% in 2011, meaning that it was the most popular show among those watching on Sunday night after X FACTOR.
Nikki Blonsky to recur on SMASH
Season 2 of SMASH will include the former "Hairspray" lead.
Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa to charm NIKITA
Mustafa will guest-star on the upcoming third season of The CW spy drama as a charming former Division agent with ambiguous loyalties.
GCB's Annie Potts to star in USA Network comedy pilot PAGING DR. FREED
Written by Michael Feldman and to be directed by Marc Buckland, the single-camera comedy centers on gynecologist brothers David (Kyle Howard) and Jonathan (Joel David Moore) who inherit their father’s thriving medical practice after he dies from a heart attack he suffers during an attempt at “playing” doctor with his young secretary. Potts will play the brothers’ ball-busting, overbearing mother who hates Jonathan’s wife (Leslie Grossman) and keeps meddling in her sons’ lives.