Watch: Zoe Lister-Jones talks ‘Whitney’ critics and network TV comedy

06.01.12 5 years ago 4 Comments

Few shows got less respect last season than NBC’s “Whitney,” a broad laugh-track half-hour on a network known for more upscale comedies like “30 Rock” and “Parks and Recreation.” But “Whitney” averaged more viewers than many of its more acclaimed schedule-mates, and NBC decided to bring it back for season two.

“Whitney” co-star Zoe Lister-Jones is currently promoting the indie comedy “Lola Versus” (which she co-wrote and stars in opposite Greta Gerwig), so I took the opportunity to ask for her thoughts on “Whitney’s” critics and how working on a network comedy compares to making an indie film.

“Lola Versus” opens in limited release June 8. “Whitney” returns to NBC this fall Fridays at 8 p.m. ET.

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