FBI’ s Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki, photographed in Los Angeles, January 2019

Chemistry Lessons


W HEN CAROL BURNETT ACCEPTED HER eponymous inaugural comedy award at Burnett Show : Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway. “I’m so grateful for the chemistry that we had with each other,” she said. “And there was great chemistry behind the camera, too, with our crew, our producer, our director, our choreographer, our writers, the cue-card guys—we all became one happy family for 11 joy-filled years.” Burnett’s comment about chemistry is true for all co-stars. If the alchemy is there, everything works. Sometimes it’s immedi- ately clear who will click. Sometimes it takes a bit longer for the magic to happen. But when it does? That’s when the fun—and a show’s success—really begins. This month’s cover stars are perfect examples of subject, the 2019 Golden Globes, she mentioned the “brilliance” of her regular co-stars on The Carol script, and production teams working perfectly together. Clarice ’s Rebecca Breeds (“Breeds Apart,” p. 48) imbues her famous charac- ter with a strength and power that make the role singularly hers. Breeds has an incredible cast to work with and they all make each other shine. Whether Missy Peregrym and Zeeko Zaki (“Two of a

Kind,” p. 42) are playing special agents on FBI or joking with each other off set, it’s clear that these two have that important connec- tion that makes their show even stronger. In fact, after listening to them banter, you definitely want to have dinner with them. We’re also excited to give you a first look at Season 2 of Why Women Kill (“Dangerous Women,” p. 56), available on Para- mount+. It’s a new cast featuring the wonderful Allison Tolman and Lana Parrilla, and we’re already feeling the love—and the hate—and then the love again (aren’t dark comedies great?) among the characters. (As for the cast? All love!) Back to Miss Burnett. We were so very lucky to sit down with the comedy legend to hear the stories behind her favorite skits from her Emmy-winning show (“So Glad We Had This Time Together,” p. 60). They are some of the greatest—and funniest— moments in television history. We hope you enjoy revisiting them as much as we did. Enjoy!

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