Mary McCormack & Fred Weller Interview IN PLAIN SIGHT on USA Network

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Mary “Mary Shannon” & Fred “Marshall Mann”
April 28, 2011
By Lena Lamoray

USA NETWORK PRESS RELEASE:  USA NETWORK ORIGINAL SERIES “IN PLAIN SIGHT” RETURNS SUNDAY, MAY 1 AT 10/9C.  Fourth Season Guest Stars include Former Stars from “The West Wing,” Actors Bradley Whitford and D.W. Moffett, and Joshua Malina, Who Returns as a Series Regular.  IN PLAIN SIGHT, USA Network’s hit original scripted series starring Mary McCormack, will return for season four on a new night, Sunday, May 1 at 10/9c. This year two new executive producers, Ed Decter (“The Closer,” “There’s Something About Mary”) and John Strauss (“The Closer,” “There’s Something About Mary”), helm as series’ showrunners. IN PLAIN SIGHT is shot entirely on location in and around Albuquerque, NM. IN PLAIN SIGHT was one of the top ten most watched scripted series on basic cable last year with 4.5 million total viewers.  IN PLAIN SIGHT debuted as the #1 new series on cable in 2008 and continues its significant ratings role in USA’s success as the #1 cable network.  The show stars McCormack as Mary Shannon, a U.S. Marshal working in the highly secretive branch of the witness protection program (WITSEC) who relocates Federal Witnesses, most of whom fall into three categories: career criminals, whistle-blowers or innocents who had the misfortune of witnessing a crime.  They all have one thing in common – someone wants them dead.  Mary’s job is to see that doesn’t happen, while at the same time attempting to manage her own dysfunctional family.  IN PLAIN SIGHT also stars Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz and Paul Ben-Victor.   Joshua Malina, who plays Brandi’s (Hiltz) boyfriend Peter, returns as a series regular.  Guest stars for season four include Bradley Whitford, a career military man who enters WITSEC; and Rachel Boston, an ABQPD detective who happens to be Marshall’s girlfriend.  D.W. Moffett, John de Lancie and Ali Marsh will also appear this season.  Academy Award nominee Lesley Ann Warren returns in her recurring role as Mary and Brandi’s mother, Jinx.  In the upcoming season, the lives of our favorite Albuquerque characters change as Marshall (Weller) gains a new love interest (Boston), Brandi (Hiltz) gets engaged to Peter (Malina), and Mary reluctantly helps plan the wedding.  IN PLAIN SIGHT is produced by Universal Cable Productions and is filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Executive producers for season four are Ed Decter and John Strauss.  USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes.  A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events.

I spoke with MARY McCORMACK and FRED WELLER about the new season of IN PLAIN SIGHT that is premiering on USA Network.  It is always a pleasure to speak with the spunky duo and if you think they are hilarious as Mary and Marshall just wait until you read the interview.  They were positively delightful and witty.  I think they should get together with Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay and plan a worldwide comedy tour.   It was great to speak with them about IN PLAIN SIGHT and working with Bradley Whitford and Josh Malina’s “terrible actor” experience.  If you want to add some excitement to your life follow @FrederickWeller, @marycmccormack, @JoshMalina, @TheStevenWeber and @InPlainSightUSA on Twitter.  Steven Weber is always there to keep you company and it is his fault that I can never look at Billy Idol the same way again.  Don’t miss the incredible season premiere of IN PLAIN SIGHT Sunday night at 10 EST only on USA Network.   

Read the interview:  https://lenalamoray.com/INTERVIEW-MARY-McCORMACK-FRED-WELLER-2011.html


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