16 recycling bins on set of ABC's 'Red Widow'
Plus: NBC's 'Parenthood' wins green seal.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 05:27 PM
THE CAST OF 'NASHVILLE': Charles Esten, Hayden Panettiere, Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson. (Photo: Kevin Parry for Paley Center For Media)
On the set of the ABC Sunday series "Red Widow,' "There was a lot of effort on every level" to be green, says executive producer Melissa Rosenberg. "There were 16 different recycle bins. It was very much a focus." Star Goran Visnjic (pictured right) approved of that. A Prius driver who's getting a diesel SUV as a family car "for the kids and the dogs" he has a summer house in Croatia "that's all solar. We religiously recycle — I'm the recycling police. And we take paper bags to Gelson's [market]. Everybody does a little bit. It's important."
Previously best known as a nice-guy doctor on "ER," Visnjic has gone to the dark side as mobster Schiller on "Red Widow," who has strong-armed Radha Mitchell's title character into working for him. "She's a joke to him at first but he's going to start seeing her in a different light. Towards the end it's going to develop as some kind of relationship," he says. "It's a really interesting character to play."
The cast of NBC's "Parenthood" and its creator Jason Katims assembled for a panel discussion at the 2013 William S. Paley Television Festival to answer questions about the series' emotional fourth season, including Kristina's (Monica Potter, pictured left) breast cancer storyline, Sarah's (Lauren Graham) love life dilemma, and Julia (Erika Christensen) discovering she couldn't manage motherhood and a law career. While the show hasn't gotten the official go-ahead for season five, the cast and Katims were confident that it would happen. The series has won three consecutive Environmental Media Association Green Seal awards for its eco-friendly practices, including waste reduction, digital dissemination of scripts and notes, reusable kitchen supplies, energy-saving light bulbs and recycled copy paper.
ABC's "Nashville" was also the subject of a Paley Festival panel, with the cast (pictured above) and creators weighing in on various romantic entanglements — both ongoing and to come — when new episodes return March 27 through May 22. The big news is that they didn't deny rumors of a tour during the show's hiatus that is in "vague stages" of planning, according to Charles Esten (Deacon). It would include Esten, Sam Palladio (Gunnar), Clare Bowen (Scarlett) and Jonathan Jackson (Avery) but likely not Connie Britton (Rayna) or Hayden Panettiere (Juliette).
If you missed the dazzling nature film "To the Arctic" in theaters or just want to see it again, it will be available on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download on March 26. The Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack and DVD both include several extra features.
Tune In: Uggie, the dog from "The Artist," is the guest pooch on Hallmark Channel's "Who Let the Dogs Out" in the March 22 episode. Nat Geo Wild's "The Phantom Cat" focuses on the elusive jaguar in "The Phantom Cat," premiering March 24.
Photos: Bob D'Amico/ABC, Kevin Parry