Tuesday, March 31, 2009

'My Boys' Returns with Love & Laughs

When My Boys kicks off its third season tonight, things are going to be a little different for PJ. Let's just say, her Facebook status is about to change. Recently, star Jordana Spiro spoke with bloggers about the change during a conference call, and PTR's own LillyKat took part. "When you get into a healthy, stable relationship some people say that that’s the kiss of death for comedy, but I sort of feel like it – it just opened it up to all the different issues that come into play in a relationship," Spiro said during the call. But don't expect PJ's new-found relationship to look like a typical TV romance. "They’re not a couple that displays public affection constantly, and they don’t like to rub it in their single friends’ faces that they’re a couple, and they’re not always sitting on each other’s laps, or fawning at each other, and I think that that’s kind of a fun way to be on a TV relationship." She also hinted that all of the characters will have some "pretty big changes" this season. But, she was quick to point out that while some things change, others stay the same. "I think you’ll wait and see, but as far as like the friendships go and the dynamic between the friends that does stay the same."

The first couple of seasons of the TBS comedy have seen PJ go through a few ups and downs on the dating front. Spiro says that she can relate to this -- and many other aspects -- of her character. "Everything about PJ is very similar to myself, and in fact when I initially read this script, one of the things that I loved about it so much and responded to so strongly was the fact that she just felt so close to me, and not only to me but to my other girlfriends," she recalled. Spiro also believes that her 30-something alter ego is maturing as the show goes along. "It was always [creator Betsy Thomas's] goal to watch PJ become more of a woman, and sort of try to [grow out of] this extended adolescence that PJ finds herself in, and I think we see that happening, but I think that happens in a very realistic pace." And with this gradual maturity comes this new-found relationship, but expect a few normal bumps along the way. "I think that the challenges that are indicative to any relationship, which is, you know, what is the speed with which you go – with which you progress a relationship, and when is it time to move in, when is it time to say I love you, when is it time to move to the next steps."

To find out who PJ is embarking on a stable relationship with (will it be Bobby, his brother or someone else entirely?), check out the My Boys 3rd season premiere tonight (Tuesday, 3/31) on TBS. For a recap of the show thus far, click HERE. Want more info on My Boys? Click on over to the official web site and the fan Facebook page.


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