FROM Greg Poehler
‘Welcome to Sweden’ NBC’s Welcome to Sweden is something of an unlikely comedy. The summer series features big Swedish stars like Lena Olin and uses subtitles. Kim Masters talks to the show’s creator Greg Poehler , who is also its star. His older sister Amy is an executive producer on the series. Growing up, Greg Poehler watched his sister toiling as she tried to break into show business. He went a more conservative route — to law school. Then he fell in love and moved to Sweden, an adventure is the premise of his show. Poehler plays a former celebrity accountant whose old clients keep popping up and disrupting his new life plans. Among them? Aubrey Plaza, Will Ferrell and, yes, Amy Poehler.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.