Good news, sports fans: After a 7-month hiatus, Jordana Spiro returns as fun, feisty sportswriter P.J. on TBS’s hit half-hour comedy My Boys, which begins airing new episodes again tonight at 10 p.m.
I love this show because, her silly name "P.J." notwithstanding, this character is one of the best straight women on TV, as I’ve blogged about previously (her best female friend, played by Kellee Stewart — picture above, right — is a little too girly for my taste, but not a bad character, either). Created by a woman (Betsy Thomas), the show is also genuinely funny and well-written, and a big hit for TBS.
In a new interview with TV Guide, Jordana teases the new season (warning: mild spoilers). "Mike and Kenny start working together at Kenny’s sports-memorabilia shop, and Kenny gets a girlfriend who’s nine-months pregnant … We find out Stephanie is in massive debt and needs to go to a debt counselor … Bobby has a fun turn, but I’m not allowed to talk about that, so I’ll leave that as a surprise. And I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this, but I’ll say it anyway: Brendan’s character becomes a huge d–chebag."
Brendan, if you’ll remember, is her roommate/love interest (pictured on the far left, below) with whom P.J. shared a kiss with in the cliff-hanger 13th episode. I’m guessing from Jordana’s last comment that the path of true love does not run smoothly for these two.
According to Jordana, P.J. "tries out a lot of different possibilities in the dating world" in the upcoming episodes. Unfortunately, those "different possibilities" probably don’t include women, but American television needs more straight women like her, so I can live with that.
Here’s a photo of Jordana looking very un-P.J. like at the SAG Awards earlier this year:
I also found this photo of Jordana and Annette O’Toole from a 2000 USA TV movie called The Huntress, in which the two play a mom-and-daughter bounty hunter team. How cute is Jordana as a redhead?