Bio Asks the Stars: ‘What’s Your Latest TV Obsession?’

Want to know which shows your favorite celebrities are loving? We find out what’s hot in Hollywood.
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Want to know which shows your favorite celebrities are loving? We find out what’s hot in Hollywood.

With the new fall TV season about to launch, Bio attended the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles, where we interviewed dozens of actors and showrunners to get the scoop on the new fall shows.

While we were schmoozing with the stars, we decided to find out what they’re watching on TV when they’re not making TV. You just might find a few new shows to add to your binge-watch list.

Bio: ‘What's your latest TV obsession? Why?’

Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy:

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Ellen Pompeo / TCA Summer Press Tour 2015 (Photo: ABC/Image Group LA)

“I love all the girls on Orange Is the New Black. I think Taryn Manning is amazing. All the girls are amazing. And I love Empire, of course. My favorite is Taraji [P. Henson], obviously. And I also like Power.”

Stephen Colbert, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:

“Well, I’m almost at the end of book four of Game of Thrones, so I finally let myself watch it, because I wanted to read all the books before. I haven’t gotten through book five yet, but I’ve allowed myself to go back and catch up on Game of Thrones. I’m loving it.”

Don Johnson, Blood & Oil:

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Don Johnson in 'Blood & Oil' (Photo: ABC/Image Group LA)

“You know what I liked? Bloodline. I thought Bloodline was, well it’s not considered a soap, but it’s a little soapy, and sort of novelistic in its approach. That’s what my aspirations are for Blood & Oil.”

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan:

“I love the work on Homeland. I really like Claire Danes. I’ve always liked her from when she was a teen actor. I think this role gives her complex challenges, and that’s a great thing for an actor. She’s a virtuoso.”

Lea Michele, Glee, Scream Queens:

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Lea Michele (Photo: Shutterstock)

UnREAL—it’s the best. It’s a combination of every single thing I love. Yes…I also love The Bachelor.”

Matt Bomer, White Collar, American Horror Story: Hotel:

“I’m really loving Wet Hot American Summer on Netflix. I’m a huge fan of the first one and I wasn’t sure they would be able to recapture that tone but it’s so fun. It just looks like everybody’s having a great time. And I’m also really getting into The Strain on FX. I can get into horror when it’s from the comfort of my own couch.”

James Brolin, Life in Pieces:

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James Brolin in 'Life in Pieces' (Photo: Smallz & Raskind/CBS)

Game of Thrones is one of them…And Tyrant is terrific, I think. I love that it’s basically an extension of Saddam’s sons, I think, right? Wonderfully done, great music, great photography. Same with Game of Thrones.”

Matthew Perry, The Odd Couple:

“I just binge-watched Bloodline. I love that show. It’s just so good and smart and entertaining. It’s great.”

LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles, Lip Sync Battle:

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LL Cool J in 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (Photo: Kevin Lynch/CBS)

House of Cards, that was a lot of fun. You know, I love The Tudors, too, even though it’s off the air. I go back now and then and watch it again.”

Gordon Ramsay, Hell’s Kitchen:

“I love Suits. It’s that sort of cutthroat, angst, maverick, clever, manipulative…like every chef in the world. That’s what I love.”

Paula Abdul, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance:

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Paula Abdul in 'So You Think You Can Dance' (Photo: FOX/Nick Saglimbeni/Slickforce Inc)

Sense8. I love it. It’s very complex. Get past the first couple episodes and it gets really good. I’ve turned a lot of people on to it.”

Andy Samberg, Brooklyn-Nine Nine:

“My new obsession is Wet Hot American Summer starring Joe Lo Truglio [Samberg’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star]. BIG fan.”

Josh Charles, The Good Wife, Masters of Sex:

“I love Eastbound & Down, I just love that show, and I’m looking forward to his new one [Vice Principals].”

Calista Flockhart, Supergirl:

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Calista Flockhart in 'Supergirl' (Photo: Richard Cartwright/CBS)

Sherlock. We’re watching Sherlock. And I’ve just started Orange Is the New Black—I love it.”

Jeff Probst, Survivor:

“I just finished Catastrophe. I really liked it. He is so likable [star Rob Delaney] and it’s just a really fun premise, with great writing, great acting. I’m going home to watch Ray Donovan, I’m a big fan. I mostly binge-watch on location. I watched Transparent this summer, loved that. And then Masters of Sex. That’s really my tiny, little wheelhouse.”