Spring television season is upon us; the Trojan family makes a strong showing this spring, in a few brand new television shows. A couple of our alums also star in pilots that were just picked up for next season. Here are just a few of our alumni, and their respective premieres and pilots.
J. August Richards in Council of Dads
J. August Richards plays Mike Peterson in the NBC series Council of Dads, which premiered on March 24. Based on the memoir The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness and the Men Who Could Be Me, the show follows father Scott after he receives a potentially terminal diagnosis. Scott and his wife assemble a group of friends to help support their family, one of which is Peterson.
Richards’ recent television credits include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, Notorious and Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.
Swoosie Kurtz in Call Me Kat
Swoosie Kurtz plays Sheila in the Warner/Fox television series Call Me Kat. The show follows a woman who decides to use the money set aside for her wedding to open a “Kat Café” in Louisville, Kentucky.
Kurtz is a two-time Tony winner for her performances in Fifth of July and The House of Blue Leaves. She can be seen in the film Overboard and her recent TV credits include Man with a Plan, The Dangerous Book for Boys and Mike & Molly.
Pete Ploszek in Maverick
Pete Ploszek plays Sebastian in The CW pilot Maverick. The series follows a present-day America under authoritarian rule, and was just picked up for next season.
Ploszek can also be seen in the television shows Teen Wolf and Liberty Crossing. His film credits include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and Captain Marvel.
Jon Rudnitsky in The Big Leap
Jon Rudnitsky plays Mike Devries in the Fox pilot The Big Leap, to premiere next season. The show follows a group of underdogs who compete to participate in a competition dance reality series that puts on a contemporary remake of Swan Lake.
Rudnitsky can be seen in the upcoming film All My Life. He was a featured player on the forty-first season of Saturday Night Live and his other TV credits include Catch-22 and Champions. His film credits include Nobody’s Fool, Set It Up and Summertime.