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Who Run the World? Tommy! 

By Valerie Milano

Pasadena, CA (The Hollywood Times) 1/21/20 – Sopranos and 30 Rock actress Edie Franco stars in new CBS thriller Tommy premiering February 6th! Moving from New York to the crime heavy streets of SoCal, angelino officers welcome their new chief of police to lead the force to a more positive status quo, whilst taking action when necessary!


It has to be considerably hard to create a show surrounding the police force in today’s current climate of gun violence and body-cams. However, Edie Franco believes that the character, Tommy, is more than qualified to tackles the southlands most troubling conflicts on the show, and relates to the status quo with ease. She elaborates, “the world is changing, and we have to change with it. So Tommy knows how to do this job. She knows she’s qualified. She knows she’s more qualified than a lot of people who have come before her. And so I think she steps into that job with that pretty stable knowledge. And her job really is to do her job. And the people around her will eventually come to see that that’s what she does. And she’s going to get pushback, and she can react to that any way she wants. But if she continues to do the job and to do it well, people tend to come around, is what I’ve found.”

Still, the framework of today’s world does create a sort of guideline as to the issues that will be brought up in the debut season of Tommy. Executive producer and showrunner Tom Szentgyorgyi explains, “Well, it’s very much inspired by what’s happening in our world today.  In the writers’ room we were working very much from what is in the conversation of the day. We do touch on a number of topics. We touch on gun control. We touch on immigration in the pilot and Human Traffic to name a few”


An outsider in Los Angeles, and an outside to her own family, be sure to watch and capture all of the complexities that Tommy has to offer on Feb. 6th only on CBS!

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.