SHOW: East New York CHARACTER: Andre Bentley, a young man from a suburban, upper-
middle-class upbringing who takes on the task of becoming an NYPD officer. I can relate to the feeling of trying to follow a calling, to create and to find meaning in one’s own life. HOMETOWN: Wichita, Kansas. Go Shockers! HOBBY: I spend an awful lot of time playing piano. If I were to rationalize why, I think deep down piano is a great physical and sonic embodiment of the
yin and yang. The balance of life. You’re combining dark and light, deep and shallow. I’ve been work- ing on “Claire de lune” by Claude Debussy for some time now, so I’m sure my neighbors hate me. LAST BOOK READ: Homer’s Odyssey LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Earlier this year I got into boxing, and I started sparring
mid-June. No one wants to get smacked around by fighters better than you, so get- ting into the ring and fighting with contact is an accomplishment in and of itself for me. FUN FACT: I speak pretty good French, though I’d hate to be quizzed. FAVORITE QUOTE: “Either you’re going to do it or you’re not.” Apply that to anything: eating a pizza, following a dream, asking someone out. It just works.
EAST NEW YORK
premieres Oct. 2 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS before moving to its regular 9 p.m. ET/PT time slot on Oct. 9; it also streams on Paramount +
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER • 2022
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