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Cheryl’s Take: CBS has the most new shows hitting this Fall!

Let’s be honest. I’m more a fan of drama than comedy. That being said, it’s time I checked to see what the networks have planned for us, the unsuspecting viewers, for the upcoming 2017-18 season. I want to look at some of these shows in a short series of articles. Here’s a quick peek at new dramas CBS has lined up. The story of “Seal Team” (Wednesdays, 9/8c) is exactly as its name suggests. The series follows the elite military

Meet the New Cast of HAWAII FIVE-0

Normally, Hawaii Five-0 opens a new season with a sunset premiere on the beaches of Waikiki. This year, due to the departures of Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly) and Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua) from the series, CBS has kept everything hush-hush until the series’ eighth season premiere. Still, viewers of the series will notice something of the familiar in the character arcs of newcomers Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale. Rath stars as Tani Rey, a lifeguard at the Hilton

Cheryl’s Take: What I’m watching on ABC this season!

Let’s be honest. I’m more a fan of drama than comedy. That being said, it’s time I checked to see what the networks have planned for us, the unsuspecting viewers, for the upcoming 2017-18 season. I want to look at some of these shows in a short series of articles. Here’s a quick peek at new dramas ABC has lined up. “The Crossing” follows refugees from America arriving in a small town seeking asylum from a war that has yet

Cheryl’s Take: new NBC dramas to watch this season!

Let’s be honest. I’m more a fan of drama than comedy. That being said, it’s time I checked to see what the networks have planned for us, the unsuspecting viewers, for the upcoming 2017-18 season. I want to look at some of these shows in a short series of articles. Here’s a quick look at what new dramas NBC has lined up. “The Brave” (Mondays at 10/9c) follows undercover military personnel in both their technology surveillance office in Washington, D.C.

Sara Rue Talks Hallmark Channel’s ALL FOR LOVE

ALL FOR LOVE on Hallmark Channel (starring Steve Bacic, Teryl Rothery, and Sara Rue) premieres May 27 at 9/8c.  The movie follows a romance novelist (Rue) paired (by her publisher) with a Navy SEAL (Bacic) to research details for her new book. As she’s reluctantly works with him, she starts to have a change of heart. Cheryl had the chance to chat with Sara Rue about her character (Jo, “passionate about her work and…spending her time focusing on that as opposed to

HAWAII FIVE-0 – How does McGarrett survive all he’s been through?

After a series has been on the air for twelve seasons and rebooted for seven, there’s not much to film that hasn’t already been done. With the 7th season finale airing tonight at 9/8c on CBS, in this final part of comparing the main characters of Hawaii Five-O and its reboot, I thought it might be fun to just see what bad luck McGarrett has gotten into over the years (particularly in light of the fact that Alex O’Loughlin revealed

Ashley Scott Opens up with MyTakeOnTV about Her Latest Project, MANNY DEAREST

Ashley Scott and I shared a wonderful phone conversation about her latest Lifetime project, Manny Dearest.  She was refreshingly open and down to earth.  She also recognized straight away that I’m Southern, a trait we have in common. So, how are you? Things are good.  We just bought a house in Topanga Canyon, which is an interesting place to raise our kids.  We’re hiking in the mountains and checking out all the critters. Your bio says you have two children?

Turning Back Time with HAWAII FIVE-0’s Cast of Characters, Part 3

A deeper dive into Danny, old and new –  Back in the day, the role of Hawaii Five-O’s Danny Williams was played by James MacArthur, who was the recipient of that famous Jack Lord/Steve McGarrett phrase, “Book ‘em Danno.” That phrase occasionally rears its head in the remake of the series, though it’s obviously not as popular as it was with the original series. The original Danny Williams was a bomb expert who diffused several explosives during the series twelve-year

Bree Williamson Opens up about Her Lifetime Project MOMMY’S LITTLE BOY

Chicago Fire’s Bree Williamson enjoys playing flawed characters – take General Hospital’s Claudette.  In her upcoming Lifetime movie, Mommy’s Little Boy, she again sinks her teeth into the role of a damaged character.  In an interview with mytakeontv, Williamson opens up about her role and her career. mytakeontv (mtotv):  How did you prepare to play this role? Bree Williamson (BW):  I did pretty much the things I do for most roles – create a backstory for the character and try

Turning Back Time with HAWAII FIVE-0’s Cast of Characters, Part 2

Cheryl’s multi-part story on how characters from H50 compare to their previous-run counterparts continues with Daniel Dae Kim’s Chin Ho Kelly – Looking back at the original Hawaii Five-O, the role of Chin Ho Kelly was played by Kam Fong.  Fong’s real name was Kam Tong Chun, and he was a real-life police officer for 16 years before retiring and ultimately joining the cast of Five-O.  Fong’s son, Dennis Chun, has a recurring role on today’s Five-0.  Unlike his Kelly-role

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