Variety and PBS SoCaL will air the eighth installment of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors,” the publication’s awards-season video series. The latest in the series will feature conversations between television actors who are contending for Emmy Awards.
“Some of the most brilliant and compelling names in television have gathered together to engage in one-on-one discussions about the art of acting,” said Claudia Eller, co-editor-in-chief of Variety. “With the success from our series debut in December 2014, we are excited to bring the Emmy Edition of ‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors’ to the distinguished viewers of PBS.”
The Emmys edition will feature actors Kerry Washington, Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jeffrey Tambor, Taraji P. Henson, Mindy Kaling, Conan O’Brien, Jessica Lange, Uzo Aduba, Gina Rodriguez, Michael Sheen, Jamie Dornan, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and many more.
Filming will take place on March 28 and 29 in Hollywood.
“We had a tremendous response to the premiere season of ‘Variety Studio: Actors on Actors,’ and our partnership with Variety has been terrific,” said Andy Russell, PBS SoCal general manager. “Working with one of the most respected entertainment industry publications, we’re excited to bring to PBS audiences a new season of great conversations and fascinating insights from some of the best actors on television today.”
The Emmy edition of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” will premiere at 7 p.m. June 14 on PBS SoCal, and will then be distributed to PBS stations across the country in July. A second episode airs at 7 p.m. on June 21. The interviews will also air on WNET/WLIW in New York and will stream on Variety.com beginning in June.