Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, Wednesdays, 9/8C) brings aboard a new detective, Sergeant Mike Dodds onto the team. Andy Karl, who plays Dodds, and showrunner Warren Leight recently spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about the show’s seventeenth season and how Detective Dodds fits into the picture – especially since his father is Peter Gallagher’s Deputy Chief Dodds.
Executive Producer Warren Leight and guest star Jonathan Silverman sat down to chat with us about tonight’s episode of Law and Order: SVU – Comic Perversion which touches on a very controversial topic of rape in comedy. They raise the question of is it funny, what effect a comics brand of humor may have on its audience and why our culture is drawn to such a taboo subject.
LAW & ORDER: SVU airs Wednesday, February 26th at 9/8c on NBC “Comic Perversion”
Lights Out [Tuesdays, 10/9C] is the latest example of how FX lives up to their motto, ‘There is no box.’ It’s a series about a former heavyweight boxing champion, Patrick ‘Lights’ Leary, who has a great life – happy family, beautiful, intelligent wife – until his brother’s wonky investment strategies result in their going broke. Now he must find a way to avoid losing the lifestyle he’s worked so hard to provide.
On Monday, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with Lights Out’s showrunner, Warren Leight, and star, Holt McCallany. The conversation covered the ways in which the series attempts to avoid the worst clichés of the genre and emphasis on Lights and his family. It was one of the more thoughtful interview situations I’ve been a part of.