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Variety’s Sixth Season of ‘Actors on Actors’ Airs Tonight on PBS SoCal

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Variety and PBS SoCal’s sixth installment of the Emmy award-winning series “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” will premiere Tuesday on PBS SoCal at 8 p.m. PT. The second episode will follow at 9 p.m. PT.

The show features one-on-one conversations between this year’s Emmy contenders. Clips from the season, presented by Shutterstock, are available to watch on

The first episode’s featured conversations include Oprah Winfrey (“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”) with Thandie Newton (“Westworld”), John Lithgow (“The Crown”) with Kevin Bacon (“I Love Dick”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”) with Michelle Pfeiffer (“The Wizard of Lies”), Milo Ventimiglia (“This is Us”) with Freida Pinto (“Guerrilla”), and Lauren Graham (“Gilmore Girls”) with Constance Zimmer (“Unreal”).

The second episode pairs Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”) with Ewan McGregor (“Fargo”), Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) with Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”), Sterling K. Brown (“This is Us”) with Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”), Riz Ahmed (“The Night Of”) with Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Brit Marling (“The OA”) with Issa Rae (“Insecure”), and Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”) with Kaley Cuoco (“Big Bang Theory”).

“In its sixth season, Variety is proud to be partnering once again with PBS SoCal in our annual Actors on Actors series — showcasing the top talent from the best new television programs,” said Variety‘s CRO and Group Publisher Michelle Sobrino-Stearns.

“We receive such incredible feedback on this series because the actor conversations are so fresh and revealing,” said PBS SoCal President and CEO Andrew Russell. “We are pleased our partnership with Variety enables us to bring our audiences such a different look behind the scenes of one of our region’s most cherished creative industries.”

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