Day: August 17, 2022

“Sprung” sprang from Covid chaos

Locked into a pandemic, TV writers faced empty time and empty pages.
They scrambled for new ideas. Oddly, few turned to the obvious – the pandemic itself.
“There was stuff in development,” Greg Garcia said, “(but) I haven’t seen too many of them surface.”
Now his idea has: “Sprung”(shown here)  — debuting Friday (Aug. 19) – has three things that make it stand out: Read more…

Best-bets for Aug. 19: superspreader, super streamers and Annaleigh

1) “Secret Celebrity Renovation,” 8 p.m., CBS. It’s been a great stretch for Annaleigh Ashford (shown here) … albeit one that included “B Positive” being canceled. She was terrific in that show … and in Broadway TV specials … and as Clinton-accuser Paula Jones in a mini-series. More roles are coming – as actress Judy Holliday and as a prime force behind the Chippendale dancers. First, she visits home here, to help some home renovations for her dad and recently-retired mom. Read more…