ET Obsessions: 'Doubt,' Reese Witherspoon on 'Big Little Lies' and 'The Good Wife' Spinoff
By ETonline Staff
Here at ET, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for
the week of Feb. 13 to Feb. 19, this is what we’re most excited about:
Why We’re Obsessed
Now in its second week, Bravo’s new scripted seriestells the story of a con artist named
Maddie (Inbar Lavi), whose unwitting victims (Ron Heaps, Enlisted’s Parker Young, who promises to ET that he’ll be shirtless
before the end of the first season, and Marianne Rendon) decide to track her
down. What starts off as a game of cat and mouse quickly turns into a road trip
comedy as Ezra, Richard and Jules all learn to bond, but also try their hand at
some small-time cons. “But we’re not very good at it,” Heaps says of his
character’s adventures, while adding that the show is full of intrigue, heartbreak and surprise, the biggest of which may be Uma Thurman’s upcoming
guest arc as the ultimate fixer who throws Maddie off her game. “I was on set
when Uma had this amazing scene with Inbar and I think it’s one of the best
things I’ve seen her do. She’s so up for it!”
Imposters airs Tuesdays
at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
In case you missed the Brad Pitt-Marion Cotillard spy drama
in theaters, here’s your chance to catch up when Allied gets its home release. The extras -- including ET’s
exclusive look at the visual effects in the film -- show just how complex a
film Allied actually is. And here we
thought it was because of all the relationship drama that happened off-screen!
by Robert Zemeckis, debuts on Digital HD Tuesday, Feb. 14, and on Blu-ray/DVD
on Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Why We’re Obsessed
CBS’ new legal drama is getting tons of buzz thanks to its
high-profile cast, which includes Katherine Heigl, who is making her return to
TV after NBC’s State of Affairs
failed to generate any traction and was canceled after one season. The show --
which looks to fill the void left by The
Good Wife -- also stars Laverne Cox, who after her historic Emmy nomination
for her role on Orange Is the New Black
is the first transgender actor to land a series regular role on prime-time TV. “I’m
so excited,” Cox
told ET just hours after CBS announced it was picking up the series. Cox
will play defense attorney Cameron Wirth, who, according to the actress, is
“extremely passionate about her work and has a little bit of a troubled private
life.” Wirth and her colleagues will defend high-profile clients, with some
procedural stories ripped from the headlines.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
The Good Wife
ended with the slap heard around the world as Diane Lockhart (Christine
Baranski) was thrown under the bus by Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies).
Now, in creators Michelle and Robert King’s new spinoff, Diane’s claws are out
as she tries to reclaim what’s left of her fortune and reputation after a Ponzi
scheme leaves her broke and shut out of the law firm she helped build from the
ground up. The Good Fight sees her
joining a previously all-African American law firm as she reunites with Lucca
Quinn (Cush Jumbo) and Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele).
The Good Fight
premieres Sunday, Feb. 19 on CBS All Access.
Why We’re Obsessed
With ‘Big Little Lies’
Adapted from Liane Moriarty’s best-selling book, Big Little Lies tells the story of three
mothers of first graders whose lives start to unravel as their secrets start to
pile up. The miniseries stars Reese Witherspoon, doing some of her best work
since Legally Blonde and Election, Nicole Kidman and Shailene
Woodley, both of whom bring unexpected layers to their characters’ state of
arrested development. While a murder frames the whole show, it’s the ensemble
cast that brings this story to life and keeps you coming back for all seven
Big Little Lies
premieres Sunday, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.