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September 19, 2017

CMU Alumni in TV's Primetime Lineup

By Erin Scott

Erin Schoot
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Pam Wigley
  • College of Fine Arts
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One of the best places to watch top tier Tartan talent this fall is on the small screen.

The Carnegie Mellon University alumni include 1972 graduate Ted Danson on the critically acclaimed "The Good Place" on NBC and 1970 graduate Judith Light, who was nominated for an Emmy in her role in "Transparent" on Amazon. In addition, many talented production designers and lighting directors on shows and series such as "Feud: Bette and Joan," "Saturday Night Live," "Big Bang Theory" and "America's Got Talent."

Several of the programs begin this fall, and more will be available throughout the year on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, which release content on a different schedule. Most of the streaming channels also offer episodes of network shows from previous seasons.

CMU alumni are involved in the following shows:

  • Jason Antoon: "Claws" (TNT)
  • Matt Bomer: "The Last Tycoon" (Amazon)
  • Donna Lynn Champlin (1993): "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (The CW)
  • Gaius Charles: "Taken" (NBC)
  • Casey Cott: "Riverdale" (CW)
  • James Cromwell: "The Detour" (TBS)
  • Ted Danson: "The Good Place" (NBC)
  • Demetrius Grosse: "The Brave" (NBC)
  • Adam Hagenbuch: "Fuller House" (Netflix)
  • Holly Hunter: "Here, Now" (HBO)
  • Rachel Keller: "Legion" (FX)
  • Judith Light: "Transparent" (Amazon)
  • Carl Lundstedt: "Cloak and Dagger" (Freeform)
  • Gabriel Macht: "Suits" (USA)
  • Rebecca Metz: "Better Things" (FX)
  • Patina Miller: "Madam Secretary" (CBS)
  • Katy Mixon: "American Housewife" (ABC)
  • Kali Rocha: "Liv and Maddie" (Disney), "Man With A Plan" (CBS)
  • Pablo Schrieber: "American Gods" (Starz)
  • Blair Underwood: "Quantico" (ABC)
  • Ming-Na Wen: "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" (ABC)