Friday, July 9, 2010
Heading over to the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood last week to catch a sneak peek of "The Jensen Project," airing on NBC Friday, July 16, I had no idea that I'd also get to meet its star, Kellie Martin.
Kellie was on hand to tell fellow bloggers (including Simply Cathi) about her latest project, which is being presented by Walmart and P&G.
"The Jensen Project" centers on a family of geniuses who are reintroduced to a secret high IQ community that conducts underground research to solve major world problems. Kellie plays mom Claire, who seems less than thrilled with her life out of the tech realm. Alongside her husband (played by Brady Smith, husband of Tiffani Thiessen) and son (Justin Kelly), she returns to the project when a potentially dangerous technology falls into the wrong hands.
The show is fun and very tech-friendly, with lots of great CG effects. It's also great to see that family programming is back on the radar.
Walmart and P&G are really making a push into the family-friendly realm. This is their second foray into Family Movie Night territory. Their first, "Secrets of the Mountain," aired in April and garnered more than 7.4 million viewers. (A copy of the DVD was given to attending bloggers as part of a goodie bag/press kit.)
I was able yesterday to meet up again with Kellie at Sweet Harts, which is owned by her friend Melissa Joan Hart. (Click here to check out my video interviews with Melissa, also at Sweet Harts.)
Not only did we chat about "The Jensen Project" over cappuccinos, we also talked about Kellie's 3-year-old daughter, Maggie, her new site (www.kelliemartin.com) and life as a mom in L.A. She also offered great tips on where to take the kids.
Thanks again, Kellie!
"The Jensen Project": Friday, July 16, NBC 8/7c