NBC Stars and BFFs Mae Whitman and Jane Levy on Supporting Women and Sharing a TV Premiere Date
The ‘Good Girls’ and ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ stars take their friendship to a new level as they share the spotlight in NBC’s Sunday night lineup.
Mae Whitman and Jane Levy have been friends for eight years — and it was love at first sight when the pals first locked eyes for and then shared an epic night out involving Mariah Carey karaoke with a Succession star. On Sunday, Feb. 16, the duo will share their first night of NBC programming together, with the third season premiere of Whitman’s drama Good Girls and the time slot debut of Levy’s rookie musical Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.
As season three of Good Girls begins, Whitman’s Annie takes a new job as a valet to aid in her criminal enterprise with fellow moms Ruby (Retta) and Beth (Christina Hendricks). And in Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, computer programmer Zoey (Levy) learns to cope with her new power of hearing people’s innermost feelings through song.
But not only do Whitman and Levy share a night on NBC, they also share a co-star (and close friend) — Lauren Graham, Whitman’s Parenthood mom who plays Levy’s boss on Zoey’s.
The Hollywood Reporter hopped on the phone with the BFFs — fittingly, on Galentine’s Day — and eavesdropped on their discussion of their friendship, their careers, an adventure at Georgia O’Keeffe’s ghost ranch and Graham. Follow along with their discussion below (with a few extra prompts from THR).