Tuesday, May 21, 2024

“Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Adds Second Star of “This is Us” to Cast as Guest with Milo Ventimiglia


Last season, Sterling K. Brown, of ‘This is Us,” played a recurring character on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Next season, Milo Ventimiglia, also of “This is Us,” will appear in a recurring role.

Is there a theme here?

Unlike Sterling, Milo’s time on “This is Us” has been cut way down since they killed off his character, Jack, in their third season. Now he reappears in flashbacks. But once Jack was killed, Milo drew a short straw.

Ventmiglia was featured on “The Gilmore Girls,” written and produced by “Mrs. Maisel” creators Amy Sherman Palladino and Daniel Palladino. So it’s a nice reunion for them.

I don’t see him as a lead for Midge, but maybe he has something to with Suzie. That would be cool.

“Mrs. Maisel” season 4 is late because of the pandemic. A few weeks ago an outdoor shoot in Washington Square Park, as I reported, turned into a melee. It turned out to be a precursor to drugs and violence in the park since then, resulting in curfews and a heavy police presence.

If only they’d listened to us then!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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