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Season 4

PBS SoCal and Variety present "Variety Studio: Actors on Actors," a series of one-hour specials that take you inside the biggest television programs of the year through candid conversations with some of today's most acclaimed actors.

Season 4 Premiering June 12 and 19 at 7pm

"Variety Studio: Actors on Actors" was named the winner of a 2015 Los Angeles area Emmy® Award in the category of Best Entertainment Program

Episode 1 - Watch Preview

  • Lady Gaga (American Horror Story) with Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens)
  • Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story) with Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
  • Jennifer Lopez (Shades of Blue) with Felicity Huffman (American Crime)
  • Aaron Paul (The Path) with Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager)
  • Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) with Jay Duplass (Transparent)

Episode 2 - Watch Preview

  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder) with John Travolta (American Crime Story)
  • Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story) with Bobby Cannavale (Vinyl)
  • Kerry Washington (Confirmation) with Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
  • Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) with Kirsten Dunst (Fargo)
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) with Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley)

PBS SoCal is the Presenting Station for Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.

For PBS SoCal

  • President and CEO, and Series Executive Producer: Andrew Russell
  • Executive Producer of Program Development and National Productions and Series Executive Producer: Brenda Brkusic
  • Station Manager: Ed Miskevich
  • Program Development Coordinator: Michelle Merker

Photo Credits
Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

Season 3

PBS SoCal and Variety present "Variety Studio: Actors on Actors," a series of one-hour specials that take you inside the biggest films of the year through candid conversations with some of today's most acclaimed actors.

Check here to see broadcast dates and times around the country.

"Variety Studio: Actors on Actors" was named the winner of a 2015 Los Angeles area Emmy® Award in the category of Best Entertainment Program

Stream Episode 1

  • Cate Blanchett (Carol/Truth) with Ian McKellen (Mr. Holmes)
  • Will Smith (Concussion) with Benicio Del Toro (Sicario)
  • Brie Larson (Room) with Joel Edgerton (Black Mass)
  • Samuel L. Jackson (The Hateful Eight) with Michael Keaton (Spotlight)

Steam Episode 2

  • Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) with Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
  • Carey Mulligan (Suffragette) with Elizabeth Banks (Love & Mercy)
  • Steve Carell (The Big Short) with Rooney Mara (Carol)
  • Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) with Jason Segel (The End of the Tour)

Stream Episode 3

  • Seth Rogen (Steve Jobs) with Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
  • Amy Schumer (Trainwreck) with Lily Tomlin (Grandma)
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Walk) with Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
  • Isabella Rossellini (Joy) with Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)

PBS SoCal is the Presenting Station for Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.

For PBS SoCal

  • President and CEO, and Series Executive Producer: Andrew Russell
  • Executive Producer of Program Development and National Productions and Series Executive Producer: Brenda Brkusic
  • Station Manager: Ed Miskevich
  • Program Development Coordinator: Michelle Merker

Press Materials

Station Relations

Publicity and PR

PBS SoCal Contact

  • Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer of Program Development and National Productions for PBS SoCal

Photo Credits
Michael Buckner/REX Shutterstock
Chelsea Lauren/REX Shutterstock

Season 2

PBS SoCal and Variety present "Variety Studio: Actors on Actors," a series of one-hour specials that take you inside the biggest Hollywood films and television shows of the year through candid conversations with some of today’s most acclaimed actors.

"Variety Studio: Actors on Actors" was named the winner of a 2015 Los Angeles area Emmy® Award in the category of Best Entertainment Program

Episode 1

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) with Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
  • Queen Latifah (Bessie) with Taraji P. Henson (Empire)
  • Jessica Lange (American Horror Story) with Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black)
  • Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) with Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honourable Woman)
  • Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) with Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)

Episode 2

  • Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) with Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)
  • Clive Owen (The Knick) with Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
  • Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) with Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie)
  • Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) with Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
  • Claire Danes (Homeland) with Don Cheadle (House of Lies)

Press Materials

Station Relations

Publicity and PR

PBS SoCal Contact

  • Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer of Program Development and National Productions for PBS SoCal

Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Season 1

PBS SoCal and Variety present "Variety Studio: Actors on Actors," a series of one-hour specials that take you inside the biggest Hollywood films and television shows of the year through candid conversations with some of today’s most acclaimed actors.

"Variety Studio: Actors on Actors" was named the winner of a 2015 Los Angeles area Emmy® Award in the category of Best Entertainment Program

Episode 1

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) with Edward Norton (Birdman)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) with Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
  • Hilary Swank (The Homesman) with Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year) with Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle)

Episode 2

  • Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher) with Jessica Chastain (Interstellar)
  • Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) with Laura Dern (Wild)
  • Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice) with JK Simmons (Whiplash)
  • Kevin Costner (Black and White) with James Corden (Into the Woods)

Episode 3

  • Reese Witherspoon (Wild) with Michael Keaton (Birdman)
  • Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game) with Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
  • David Oyelowo (Selma) with Jack O’Connell (Unbroken)
  • Jenny Slate (Obvious Child) with Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)

Episode 4

  • Jennifer Aniston (Cake) with Emily Blunt (Into the Woods)
  • Christoph Waltz (Big Eyes) with Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) with Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner)
  • Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up) with Logan Lerman (Fury)

Press Materials

Station Relations

Publicity and PR

PBS SoCal Contact

  • Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer of Program Development and National Productions for PBS SoCal

Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images

About the Series

Press Materials

Station Relations

Publicity and PR

PBS SoCal Contact

  • Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer of Program Development and National Productions for PBS SoCal