Murtz On The Scene: Exclusive Interview With The Millers‘ Beau Bridges

 

In one of the quieter moves of the new Fall season, CTV scooped up The Millers from Global and is using the CBS comedy to further bolster its Thursday night comedy block where it will follow The Big Bang Theory and precede Two And A Half Men.

The show stars Will Arnett as Nathan Miller, a divorced roving news reporter excited to resume life as a bachelor before his parents’ marital problems completely change his plans. When Nathan tells his parents, Carol (Margo Martindale) and Tom (Beau Bridges) about his divorce, the move inspires his father to also split up with his wife of 43 years. Laughs subsequently ensue.

While the show follows the traditional sitcom format, the writing is fresh and perhaps its best feature is how effectively it is able to infuse current pop culture references into all of its episodes.  This gives the show a much broader appeal and allows every demographic to enjoy The Millers.

Over the summer, I caught up with The Millers’ Beau Bridges to discuss the new season of the show that premieres tonight on CBS and this Thursday on CTV. We discussed our mutual friend and Survivor winner John Cochran who now works as a writer on the comedy. Bridges shared some funny behind-the-scenes stories from the set and how Cochran was initiated when he assumed his new role on the series. We also chatted about why people should watch the show. In addition, we took a trip down memory lane as we discussed The Wizard movie from 1989 and I asked Bridges how important it is to always be selective with the material that he chooses and if that is what has given him the enduring staying power that he currently enjoys.

Check out the video above!

The Millers’ Season 2 premiere airs tonight on CBS at 8 p.m. The show premieres this Thursday October 23 on CTV at 7:30 p.m. before moving into its regular timeslot of 8:30 p.m. starting on October 30

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