It’s finally the weekend so you might be finding something to binge on for the next couple of days. Fall is here so that only means all our favorite fall shows are back. This week, shows like NCIS: Hawai’i, The Cleaning Lady, and Monarch are all on with some of your favorite Fil-Am actors.
NCIS: Hawai’i Season 2 with Vanessa Lachey
“Prisoners’ Dilemma” was the second half of the crossover that started with NCIS Season 20 Episode 1. Vanessa Lachey is back as Jane Tennant and her team is ready to take on all the action this season.
The Cleaning Lady Season 2
Elodie Yung and Martha Millan are back as Thony and Fiona after an intense Season 1 finale of the Fox hit series. Hopefully we’ll get answers whether Thony can save her son or if she’s headed back to Manila.
Monarch Season 1
If you haven’t yet caught up on Monarch, don’t worry you’re not that far behind. Don’t miss Inigo Pascual in his debut American series as Ace Grayson. We can’t wait to see how his character development evolves over the season.
Cover Photo Credit: Vanessa Lachey Instagram
Patrick Starrr has kept the momentum going after debuting his brand One/Size in 2020 and making his way into fashion with collaborations with Fashion to Figure in 2021. He recently jetted off to New York City for his first-ever in-person launch event for his new BBB cream with One/Size.
After the launch, Patrick was a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show on CBS. What’s special about this product launch and the trip was that Patrick got to take his family with him to New York City. His parents also appeared on the talk show, talking about Patrick as a child and how proud they were of him.
One/Size’s new Beauty, Blur, Cream (BBB) is now available online at OneSizeBeauty.com and in stores at Sephora.
Cover Photo Courtesy of One/Size Instagram
Actor and model Martin Martinez lands a recurring role in the CBS series Magnum P.I. We’ll get to see him throughout Season 4 as a new character Cade Jensen. According to Deadline, he’ll play a determined but troubled teenager who attempts to charm his way into a job at La Mariana. Over the course of several episodes, ultimately Cade finds a surrogate parent in TC (Stephen Hill).
This reboot of the 1980s series follows private investigator Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez), a former Navy SEAL who returns home to Hawai’i from Afghanistan. As Magnum looks to repurpose his military skills, his investigations often require the help of friends and colleagues. The new season of Magnum P.I. premieres on October 1st on CBS and you can also catch it on streaming platforms.
Before landing the role of Cade Jensen, Martin has also appeared as a guest star on various shows like Netflix’s Never Have I Ever as Oliver Martinez, Marvel’s Runaways, Chicago P.D., Station 19, Shameless, and The Fosters.
Want to know more about Martin? Check out his vlog where he takes you to his high school and some of his old stomping grounds.
Cover Photo Credit: Martin Martinez Twitter
The trailer for NCIS: Hawai’i starring Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant is finally here. We don’t have to wait much longer for the premiere as we’ll get to watch it starting September 20th! Vanessa plays Jane Tennant Special Agent in Charge (SAC) and the first woman in the NCIS franchise to do so.
Along with Yasmine Al-Bustami and Jason Antoon who were casted as series regulars, another Fil-Am Kian Talan is also slated to co-star in the series. He’ll play Alex Tennant, the eldest between the two Tennant siblings. Alex is struggling with his parents’ divorce and all the changes that come along with that. Talan’s character is described as a strong willed, mature teen who’s good at his core, but not always make good choices. The New Hampshire native previously appeared on Netflix’s Brainchild, Cicada, Homebound, Shadows, La Passion, and Mukbang. NCIS: Hawai’i will be Talan’s biggest break yet. He wrote an essay about the experience of auditioning for a Filipino character, here on Backstage.
The trailer gives us a glimpse of what to expect in the series. There’ll be action, great backdrops, and teamwork. Vanessa as the leader and SAC which is so refreshing to see and she does it so effortlessly. Who wouldn’t want to be on her team?
Jane Tennant is described as being as diplomatic as she is hard-charging both in her career and personal life. She looks to thrive in a male-dominated profession through her confidence in her team and strategy. She’s also a single mother raising her kids while juggling her career with NCIS. She tasked with balancing the duty to both her children and her country. Check it out on CBS on September 20.
Cover Photo Credit: NCIS Hawaii Trailer.
Adam Jacobs, Behind the Curtain
Adam Jacobs is best known for the title role of Aladdin in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway. He also starred as Marius in the Les Miserables 2006 Broadway Revival, and Simba in Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway.
“I am very excited about the ‘Behind the Curtain’ project,” he said. “It has my personal story interwoven with the songs.”Adam Jacobs for Digital Journal
Jacobs comes from a Filipino-Jewish background which he credits in being able to play varied roles. He grew up in Half Moon Bay, CA and studied at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In the Disney+ Behind the Curtain special, it looks at Jacobs’ career, journey, and live performances.
Cover Photo Credit: Adam Jacobs Instagram