On Screen

January 04, 2020

The Greeneville Sun's On Screen provides TV listings, entertainment content and puzzles for the local Greeneville, TN area.

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January 4 - 10, 2020 —3 The Greeneville Sun, Greeneville, TN The Greeneville Sun, Greeneville, TN January 4 - 10, 2020 — 3 2 x 3.5" ad a) greene cnty farmers b) swango's 2 x 4" ad williams electric 2 x 1.5" ad ymca 2 x 1.5" ad doughty stevens By Jay Bobbin If you've ever had music in your head when a song isn't ac- tually playing, you're not alone: Meet Zoey. She's the heroine of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist," an NBC series that has a preview show- ing Tuesday, Jan. 7, before its weekly Sunday run starts Feb. 16. Played by Jane Levy ("Sub- urgatory," "Don't Breathe"), the San Francisco computer- business worker begins hearing songs whose lyrics mirror the thoughts of friends and col- leagues as well as strangers. Ini- tially alarmed by her new gift, she soon realizes it could work to her advantage, particularly in dealing with her ill father. Dad is portrayed by Peter Gal- lagher, who has musical experi- ence from Broadway and such movies as "The Idolmaker," and other cast members whose song- and-dance backgrounds come in handy include Skylar Astin ("Pitch Perfect") and Alex New- ell ("Glee"). Mary Steenburgen and "special guest star" Lauren Graham also are featured in the show, which includes Paul Feig ("Bridesmaids") among its ex- ecutive producers. "I do like unique stories," title star Levy confirms, "and when I read the script, I thought it was an opportunity to do so many things as an actor. At times, it's a comedy though it's rooted in real family drama, and it's also a musical. It's a high-concept story, and I'm so grateful to be a part of it. And I'm also im- pressed with NBC for taking on something so ambitious." Levy's most recent television work has been for streaming services (Hulu's "Castle Rock," the former Seeso's "There's ... Johnny!"), and she declares this a "golden age of television. I think this possibly might be the best show on network TV in 2020, and that's a bold state- ment, coming from me." Though "Glee" and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" notably folded musical sequences into their dramatics, too, Levy admits she is "not that well-versed in televi- sion, so when people talk about other shows, I just have a blank stare. I know that those were two beloved shows, but I think what makes ours different is that the songs come out of the characters' needs and desires. And there's the conceit that Zoey can read people's minds and hearts through music." In a case of art apparently imitating life, Oscar winner Steenburgen — who plays Zo- ey's mother —recently revealed that in the aftermath of surgery on her arm a decade ago, ev- erything she thought or heard translated into music for her. Celebrity Scoop Celebrity Scoop 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' is all in her head Cover Story Cover Story By George Dickie In 2001, Keisha Castle- Hughes was plucked out of her Auckland, New Zealand, classroom to play Paikea in "Whale Rider," a performance that would earn her a best ac- tress nod in the 2004 Academy Awards. At 13, it made her the youngest actress to do so at the time. One might think that experi- ence would be a lot to process for someone so young, but Castle-Hughes indicates she was too blissfully clueless to be blown away. "It was a pretty wild time for sure and pretty exciting," she says. "But ... I'm from New Zealand, a smaller place, and so our relationship with those kind Checking in with Keisha Castle-Hughes of — like awards season and stuff is very different. So even though it was really exciting, you know it was like a blessing, too, in the fact that it wasn't something that I really, truly understood the gravitas of, so I was really just kind of enjoying the ride." The now-29-year-old actress goes on a different kind of ride starting this week when she takes on the role of an FBI analyst in "FBI: Most Wanted," produced by "Law & Order" mentor Dick Wolf and premier- ing Tuesday, Jan. 7, on NBC. Castle-Hughes plays Hana Gibson, part of a fugitive task force that tracks and captures criminals from the bureau's Most Wanted List. Filmed in and around New York City, the hourlong crime drama has introduced her to the Tri-State area, to which she had previ- ously been a stranger. "The great thing is that be- cause of the nature of it ... we're getting to see so much of New York state and outside of the city, to be outside a lot," she explains. "We're in the woods, we're upstate a lot. 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