ET Obsessions: The Chainsmokers, Shemar Moore and 'Six Degrees of Separation'
By ETonline Staff
Here at ET, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of April 3 to April 9, this is what we’re most excited about:
Why We're Obsessed With 'Africa's Hunters'
It’s time to get up close and personal with some of Africa’s most iconic predators in this six-part series. In the Zambian wilderness, where lions, leopards and hyenas compete for their next meal, we can expect no mercy from these carnivores. With a revolutionary thermal camera and producers who camped in close proximity, Smithsonian Earth brings us into the secret world of these leaders, highlighting the family dramas as they build allegiances, fight for family, suffer the loss of offspring and search for mates. Although this isn’t a Lion King remake, you can still expect a powerful storyline.
EDM duo Alex Pall and Drew Taggart just dropped their third single this year: “The One” -- spring break’s new breakup anthem -- and the electro ballad does not disappoint. And after getting hooked on “Paris” and their Coldplay collab, “Something Just Like This,” we’ve been eagerly waiting for a full-length album. Luckily for us, the wait is over. After winning their first GRAMMY award in February, the duo told ET the album was finally ready to drop on April 7. With the release of Memories coming on top of a three-year Las Vegas residency and an upcoming 40-city North American tour, it’s safe to say The Chainsmokers aren’t wasting a single moment of 2017.
Why We're Obsessed With 'Six Degrees of Separation'
Allison Janney is making her long-awaited return to Broadway as Ouisa Kittredge in the Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation, which is set to open at the Barrymore Theatre on April 25. “Hopefully people are going to find new ways to fall in love with this play again,” Janney says of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama about Flan (John Benjamin Hickey) and Ouisa Kitteridge, an affluent New York couple who are conned into taking in Paul (Corey Hawkins), a man pretending to be Sidney Poitier’s son. Later, Paul’s exploits are revealed to the shock of the couple, whose story is shared by many on the Upper East Side, linking them through a shared connection to the man. “One of the lines that Ouisa says -- ‘We have to have truth’ -- is such an interesting line in this time and this day, when truth seems to be something that’s malleable,” says Janney. “There are alternative truths and alternative [facts].”
After a year away from Criminal Minds, Shemar Moore is set to make his return to BAU during the upcoming season 12 finale. “I was so blessed to do 11 years on Criminal Minds and bring Derek Morgan to life. Flirt with my original ‘baby girl’ Penelope Garcia, chase all the UnSubs and bad guys and kick down doors. I miss it, but one door closes and another one opens,” Moore recently told ET. Not only is the actor back on Criminal Minds, but he produced and stars in the new rom-com The Bounce Back and leads the cast of the CBS pilot S.W.A.T., taking over Samuel L. Jackson's character, Hondo, from the 2003 movie.