Talking about illness or death is not an easy subject for many families, especially for people of color. In Hannah Marks’ Don’t Make Me Go, John Cho plays Max, a single father who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and is given less than a year to live.Continue reading “‘Don’t Make Me Go’ Cast/Director on Telling a Universal Story about Parenthood and Grief”
Hulu’s Fire Island has been met with warm reception for their celebration of queer romance, friendships, and found family. It’s such a joy to see a film like this surrounded by Queers of Color who get to celebrate each other. In this clip, provided by Searchlight Pictures, the cast of the film talks about their characters and their relationships with each other.Continue reading “Hulu’s ‘Fire Island’ Celebrates What it Means to be Family in Exclusive Featurette”
While covering the 2022 NBCUniversal Upfront Red Carpet, I had the chance to speak with Jon Huertas. The actor portrays Miguel in the award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, This Is Us, which has its series finale tonight at 9 PM ET on NBC.Continue reading “Jon Huertas on the Series Finale of ‘This Is Us’”
Vanessa Ray plays Eddie Janko on Blue Bloods, which first premiered back in 2010 and is currently on its twelfth season. Tonight’s new episode marks the 250th episode of the CBS Original series. She is also known for her work in Pretty Little Liars.Continue reading “Vanessa Ray Discusses Her Time on ‘Blue Bloods’”
Spotify has launched the most recent edition of its “Sound Up” program. Much like The Nerds of Color, Spotify created the program as a way to give a voice to the underrepresented communities in society. Thus far the program has launched in 12 markets — including Japan, Italy, the U.S., U.S. Latinx, India, Mexico, Australia, Sweden, the U.K., Germany, Brazil, and Argentina. And paved the way for creators across all communities, including the Latino, African American, Asian, and LGBTQ communities, to create content on their platform.Continue reading “Spotify Launches Latest Edition of ‘Sound Up’”
Mandy Moore has portrayed Rebecca Pearson in the award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, This Is Us for six seasons. The beloved series is currently in its final season. New episodes air Tuesdays at 9PM ET on NBC.Continue reading “Mandy Moore Discusses Her ‘This Is Us’ Journey”
Susan Kelechi Watson portrays Beth Pearson in the award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, This Is Us. The show is currently on its sixth and final season. New episodes of the final chapter premiere Tuesdays at 9 PM ET on NBC. The following interview will contain spoilers for episode 6×06, “Our Little Island Girl: Part Two.”Continue reading “Susan Kelechi Watson on Co-Writing an Episode of ‘This Is Us’”
As part of the 2022 TCA Winter Press Tour, I attended a panel for the final chapter of This Is Us with Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Susan Kelechi Watson, Jon Huertas, and Creator/Executive Producer Dan Fogelman. New episodes of season six return on Tuesday, February 22 on NBC.Continue reading “The Cast of ‘This Is Us’ Reflects on the Show’s Most Moving Moments”
Milo Ventimiglia stars as Jack Pearson in the beloved family drama, This Is Us. The show is currently on its sixth and final season. New episodes of the final chapter premiere Tuesdays at 9 PM ET on NBC.Continue reading “Milo Ventimiglia Discusses the Final Season of ‘This Is Us’”
Steve Zahn and June Diane Raphael star as John and Kathy Doyle in 8-Bit Christmas, which tells a humorous and heartfelt look back at the adventures of childhood. The new holiday film will debut exclusively Wednesday, November 24 on HBO Max.Continue reading “Steve Zahn and June Diane Raphael Talk ‘8-Bit Christmas’ on HBO Max”
Neil Patrick Harris and Winslow Fegley star as adult and young Jake Doyle in 8-Bit Christmas, which tells a humorous and heartfelt look back at the adventures of childhood. The new holiday film will debut exclusively Wednesday, November 24 on HBO Max.Continue reading “Neil Patrick Harris and Winslow Fegley Talk Their New Film, ‘8-Bit Christmas’”
Sam Lerner stars as Geoff Schwartz in ABC’s beloved comedy The Goldbergs. The series takes fans back to the ‘80s and is the perfect family show, filled with comfort, laughs, and plenty of heart. Season nine premieres on Wednesday, September 22 at 8 PM ET.Continue reading “Sam Lerner Previews the New Season of ‘The Goldbergs’”
The first promo for Aquaman: King of Atlantis, a new animated reimagining of the iconic DC Super Hero. This original story follows Aquaman’s first adventures as King of Atlantis alongside his royal advisor Vulko, and warrior-princess Mera.Continue reading “‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ Makes a Splash in First HBO Max Promo”
Disney’s Original Movie Spin tells the story of Indian American teenager Rhea as she navigates through school, Coding Club, her friends, her family, and working at the family restaurant. She discovers her passion of music through an aspiring DJ named Max who shows her the ropes of the turntables. She is a natural at it!Continue reading “Abhay Deol and Aryan Simhadri on the Importance of Family in Disney’s ‘Spin’”
Robert “Bob” Berens has a really difficult job.
As co-showrunner of the first drama on a broadcast network centering around a Chinese American family, Berens knew he had a responsibility to get Kung Fu right. The 1971 series of the same name starred David Carradine, a white man playing Chinese, and had a dfew other problematic moments. Along with fellow co-showrunner and executive producer Christina M. Kim, Berens really wanted to do right by the Asian community.Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Co-Showrunner Robert Berens Understood the Assignment [Part 1]”
Season 9 of The Goldbergs officially has its premiere date! ABC has announced its Fall premiere dates for the 2021–22 season for both new and returning shows. The beloved series will return on September 22 with new episodes airing at 8:00 – 8:30 PM EDT. This slot kicks off ABC’s Wednesday night of comedy, which will also include The Wonder Years, The Conners, and Home Economics.Continue reading “‘The Goldbergs’ Has an Official Return Date for This Fall”
This September, we’ll get an inside look at the life journey and goings on of power couple Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert with their new docu-series We Got Love Teyana & Iman on the E! network. The dynamic duo embark on the ultimate life journey, navigating the many realities of married life, raising children, and creating work as career artists. We Got Love Teyana & Iman takes an authentic and unfiltered inside look at the life of Teyana, Iman, and their daughters Junie B, Baby Rue, as well as their tight-knit entourage of family and friends.Continue reading “Megastars Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert’s ‘We Got Love’ Arrives This September”
Justice is coming to Southern Fried Asian! Ahead of the world premiere of F9, the latest installment of The Fast Saga, its fan-favorite star Sung Kang joins the podcast to talk about the film and growing up in Georgia.
Southern Fried Asian closes out AAPI Heritage Month by welcoming Keith’s brother, Raymond Chow, to piece together their family’s Southern Fried origin story.
The beloved comedy, which is set in the ‘80s, stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Jeff Garlin, and Sam Lerner. The season 8 finale is set to air on Wednesday, May 19, and is titled, “The Proposal.” If you’re looking for a new favorite comfort show, The Goldbergs has you covered.Continue reading “ABC Has Renewed ‘The Goldbergs’ for a Season 9”
When Olivia Liang first hears what outlet I’m from, she tells me that she just got off a panel for Kung Fu moderated by my editor-in-chief, Keith Chow. I asked her how it went and she said it was ‘really good.’ Knowing she’s been doing interviews and panels all day, I told her I’d be quick with my questions. Liang has been doing press non-stop for the past two weeks and doesn’t look to be slowing down as the series is set to premiere on The CW. Fortunately, Liang knows it comes with the territory when you’re starring in a network television series, especially one that is breaking barriers as the first predominantly Asian cast centering around an Asian heroine and her family.Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Star Olivia Liang is Fighting on Her Own Terms”
Being a Middle Eastern kid in an American high school can be an awkward experience. You may struggle to fit in and have an unclear sense of your identity, making friends and relationships as a result. With the new show Chad on TBS, in which she plays the titular 14-year old character, Nasim Pedrad seeks to encompass that experience through reveling in the awkwardness that being an insecure MENA teenager can often entail. And it works for the most part, though the humor sometimes falls flat, especially when it leans too much into the awkwardness.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Chad’ is Good, but Revels in Cringe”
Julian Lerner is all about having fun, especially when he was on the set of Netflix’s Yes Day.Continue reading “Julian Lerner on Netflix’s ‘Yes Day’ and THAT Car Wash Scene”