Variety and PBS SoCal announced the episode schedule for the ninth season of the Los Angeles Area EMMY®Award-winning Variety Studio: Actors on Actors, a series of five specials co-produced by PBS SoCal. The new season will include exclusive one-on-one conversations with top acting talent from this year’s most notable films expected to contend this Awards season. The first two half-hour episodes will premiere back-to-back on PBS SoCal on Tuesday, January 8th starting at 7 PM with episodes three, four and five set to premiere on Thursday, January 10th starting at 7 PM. Typically only four episodes, this season of Variety Studio: Actors on Actors features a special fifth episode featuring a full 30-minute conversation between Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns) that will premiere January 10 at 8 pm. All episodes will stream on pbssocal.org following their premieres.
Variety’s Actors on Actors issue hit newsstands on December 4th with full conversations currently available on variety.com presented by Amazon Studios.
This new season of the broadcast series features the following actor on actor conversations and will broadcast as follows (subject to change):
January 8 at 7 p.m.
This episode features Amy Adams (Vice) with Nicole Kidman (Boy Erased/Destroyer), Mahershala Ali (Green Book) with John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman), and Felicity Jones (On the Basis of Sex) with Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians).
January 8 at 7:30 p.m.
This episode features Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) with Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther), Timothée Chalamet (Beautiful Boy) with Emma Stone (The Favourite), and Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns/A Quiet Place) with Hugh Jackman (The Front Runner).
January 10 at 7 p.m.
This episode features John Krasinski (A Quiet Place) with Rosamund Pike (A Private War), Michael B. Jordan (Creed II /Black Panther) with Charlize Theron (Tully), and Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Kindergarten Teacher) with Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk).
January 10 at 7:30 p.m.
This episode features Glenn Close (The Wife) with Sam Elliott (A Star is Born), Armie Hammer (On the Basis of Sex/Sorry to Bother You) with Dakota Johnson (Suspiria), and Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) with Viggo Mortensen (Green Book).
January 10 at 8 pm
This special episode features a half-hour conversation between Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns).
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors will be airing on PBS stations across the nation starting in January (check local listings).