James Lipton

James gives you a peek into the show's next season, discusses Bradley Cooper's sexy pedigree, and answers a few questions.

on Dec 28, 20110

A splendid New Year to you all -- healthy and exciting and, if possible for every one of us, prosperous.

2012 marks one more significant milestone, not just for us at Inside the Actors Studio, but for television: we're entering our eighteenth season, which places us near the top of the list of the longest running series in television history. That is, to me, nothing short of miraculous when you consider that we began as a master-class in a Master's Degree program, the Actors Studio Drama School. . .and we are still a master's class in the Actors Studio Drama School, happily housed in New York's Pace University.

It's no secret that television has been famously wary of shows set in academia -- but in our case, the Bravo Network, and our viewers in 94 million homes in America and 125 countries around the world, have generously defied the taboo -- and the odds -- so, here we are, happily celebrating our eighteenth year by welcoming George Clooney to our stage for the first time, with more exciting guests to come as the season rolls on.

You'll be able to see the Clooney episode at 8 pm, January 31 on Bravo, and I urge you to join us for an in-depth conversation with a star of the first magnitude and an actor of great scope and skill, as both The Ides of March, which he wrote and directed and in which he stars, and The Descendants, in which he gives what some critics have called his greatest performance, head full-speed for the award season.

38 comments
ilovemovies
ilovemovies

I am not able to locate the show any more. I have watched it for years ,Sunday at 5 in the afternoon. My Sundays afternoon are no longer the same and I miss it terribly. Please provide me with information of when and where I will see James Lipton and the amazing array of actors that he has interviewed and will be interviewing in the future. Thank you for so many great interviews, Mr Lipton you rock!!

Tony S.
Tony S.

One of the greatest show on the air, because it means something; at least to those who enjoy meaningful viewing and conversation on and about entertainment and entertainers. If you don't have the line-up of guests yet for the 2012 season, can you email the scheduled dates of first run airings, so that I can be sure to tune it. It won't matter who it is, as Mr. Lipton and staff have never wasted the viewers time or let us down. Finally, thank you for this program!

iAS Lover
iAS Lover

Mr Lipton, I love IAS. I do wish there was a way to get my hands on the unedited versions that aren't cut down to fit inside an hour. I can tell there is so much missing that no one will ever see, and it's truly a shame. Please consider releasing future "uncut" versions on iTunes or somewhere for those who have a great passion for the show. I think there are many actors and moviephiles out there who would jump at the chance to see them. It's almost too commercialized by the time it makes it to air, and the Bravo ads during the breaks are so incredibly obnoxious. I wish IAS could find a more appropriate home on another network not surrounded by such trash. (Sigh) Thanks for producing this show for all these years!

Diane R
Diane R

So Sad here in New Westminster BC......Terribly missing ITAS .....I always looked forward to one my favorite shows on TV ...Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm.on Bravo :( The last few months it hasn't aired.......Will we be getting it back?...If so what time and what day of the week? Huge Fan

IleneB
IleneB

I'm glad to read that I am not the only person frustrated with the lack of info about scheduling!!! I keep manually scrolling the on line schedule and cannot locate the show that BROUGHT ME TO BRAVO in the first place!!

If scheduling isn't going to be made available, can you then have the full episode available on the site? Watching the 45-60 second clips just frustrates me even more that I've missed the full episode. Thnak you Bravo! : )

Lois Grimes
Lois Grimes

I am among the many frustrated fans of ITAS. I am finding it increasingly frustrating trying to find when the show airs. Is there any way to get a schedule for future interviews

N. Benz
N. Benz

As noted in prior comments from some of people who want to watch the show, I too am very frustrated that I cannot find a schedule posted by Bravo. Is there a weekly show and, if so, what is the day and the time. Or is there a magical method to obtaining this information? Thanks, NB

Don Jerpe
Don Jerpe

Sir, I am a longtime fan of your show. I'm a bit frustated because I've checked every possible source I am aware of but no luck. I can't find a schedule of future showings of your fine program. I would like to post the names of personalities and the dates they will appear so I don't miss a single program. If that is not available please tell me when your program airs. Thanks, Don Jerpe

KimW2
KimW2

And I'll make one more viewer who is extremely frustrated that Bravo's web site does not post the schedule for INSIDE THE ACTORS' STUDIO. What is the schedule? When is the regular broadcast date and time? Help!

Fritz
Fritz

When does THIS SHOW come ON!!!!!!!! Where is the SCHEDULE!!!!!!

 Bob Walker
Bob Walker

And I always thought George Clooney was just another pretty face. Thank you for the mirror you used to show his depth and humanity.

On a side note, and in what I hope is a private forum, as a lover of the arts and fellow pilot, is there any way I could find myself in the back of the auditorium for the next taping of Inside without enrolling as a MFA candidate?

sandy o'connor
sandy o'connor

Just another frustrated viewer of Inside The Actors Studio....which I used to watch every Sunday. Take off some of the C_ _ _....and bring this wonderful show back with a schedule we can count on.

Peggy Hedrick
Peggy Hedrick

Great interview with George Clooney. Add me to those requesting a schedule so I won't miss AS.

Ms. Christie
Ms. Christie

Mr. Lipton, I too absolutely LOVE your show. It's really great to see what the actors are really like when they are not performing. What really is interesting is to find out what makes them tick. I too, would like to know what the new season's schedule is. It would be nice if they could keep it to a certain day at a certain time, like it used to be. I've only been able to see when the repeat of George's interview is on, as I missed the original airing because it was on a different day and time. Please post a ITAS specific schedule. It would also be great if your show came out on DVD! I'm sure there would be many people who love to buy it! Cannot wait for more wonderful and informative interviews!

Jim Gallagher
Jim Gallagher

The Bravo website doesn't link to dates and times the show will be shown. I see it was on on 1-31-12, but when will it be repeated? And, what are future dates and shows? Thanks.

Alliebananas13
Alliebananas13

Why doesn't Bravo have inside the actors studio available on iTunes?? I would seriously buy every single one. I have been watching for years, I wish i could watch every single episode at the moment but I really don't watch television during the week because of law school. Please make these episodes available on iTunes!

Petra-Ann B.
Petra-Ann B.

Where can I find your current TV Schedule?

Gail Hermann
Gail Hermann

Please a 2012 schedule for Inside the Actors Studio, dates and time! Love the show but can't find it!

C. Richards
C. Richards

I am so frustrated. I love this show and I'm not really glad to see others in the ssame predicament. WHAT DAY IS IT ON?

Jerry minuta
Jerry minuta

I have been a fan of your show for years. For some reason I can't find who you're going to have on your show nor the time and dates of your show for 2012. Can you please send me a schedule.

Patricia Joyce
Patricia Joyce

I would love to see you do an interview with the wonderful David Morse. A gentle and kind actor who is introspective and very interesting. I saw Mr. Morse on stage a couple of times and have followed his movie and tv career. I believe he is one of our finest actors.

Jeannette Renard
Jeannette Renard

As in a previous comment, I too never can find when your show is airing. When i have the opportunity to watch, I aways find it by chance. I find your interviewing skills like no other. I don't want to miss your shows any longer, could you please send me a schedule.

Thank you for your outstanding interviews.

Blues Girl
Blues Girl

I love and look forward to your show. What about Alexander Payne or Steven Soderbergh as a guest? They have both worked with some of the most amazing actors. Just was wondering if an invitation has ever been extended? Or the cast of Criminal Minds? Thanks for the great interviews. Have absolutely loved so many of the interviews it is hard to have just one favorite.

Viewer
Viewer

HELP! WHEN CAN I ACTUALLY SEE "INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO" ON BRAVO? I SEARCH FOR IT AND RARELY FIND IT. DOES ANYONE KNOW? IF SO, PLEASE ADVISE ME: HEWHOISNEVERWRONG(at)Hotmail.com Thank you! HeWho

Eleanor Dore
Eleanor Dore

I was delighted to find Inside the Actor's Studio Tonight, as I haven't seen it for a while. It is one of the most intelligent interview programs I have seen, and a superb way to get insight into the work of actors, directors and screen-writers. James Lipton is at the top of his form with George Clooney, who is surely one of our finest actors. It is good to learn about his work around the world, and to hear it from him. The subtle techniques of the interviewer makes this particularly interesting. Thank you.

Daniel F
Daniel F

I want to start by saying that I love the show. "ITAS" is the only interview type show I will watch for it's originality and serious subject matter in regards to the Arts. I wanted to ask if you ever plan to get the complete seasons released on DVD? I know many people like myself would love to see that happen. Keep up the great work you do! Best regards from Seattle.

gail brown
gail brown

Love and miss your show. Would like a schedule for this season so I don't miss any of them. Keep up the good work. (loved the Streisand interview).

Alex Araujo
Alex Araujo

Mr. Lipton:

I'm living in Mexico, in a town called Querétaro. When i get cable on my neighborhood, i usually see what we call "cultural channels", i was zapping on tv shows, and i was get caught by Inside The Actor's Studio. And i was mesmerizing, because i found a t.v. show that can give a peek of the person behind the star. When i saw the episodes of Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, all true legends, i can't believe how human they are. And of course, i love movies. Of course one of my favorite parts is the cuestionnare that you made to this stars., a true psychological test. Thank you Mr. Lipton for such great show and i hope continues for many, many years. Have a great life, healthy and of course full of blesses. Sincerely yours, Alex.

Linda Raimondi
Linda Raimondi

I have been missing your show for quite a while as I CANNOT find it! Is there a DEFINITE time/day/month that it appears on Bravo? I live in NJ and have Comcast for cable if that helps. I do NOT have DVR or anything like that, so I need to view it when it's on. I have searched this website and DO see that on 1/31 Season 18 begins and have so noted my calendar....BUT...can you tell me when future episodes appear? Is there is definite schedule in place? Thank you!! Linda Raimondi Somerset NJ

Claudia Arias
Claudia Arias

Hi, I'm a Colombian journalist looking with all my heart to have an interview with Mr. James Lipton. I live in Medellin, were his show has a great audience and it will be for the dominical suplement celebrating the first century of El Colombiano, main newspaper on the city. Please, help me contacting him, I will send him just some questions he can answer by e-Mail. Looking forjare to hear from you. Best regards, Claudia Arias

Fred Geeber
Fred Geeber

P. Diddy? Next week, Kim Kardashian? I'm sorry Mr. Lipton, you are no longer invited in to my home.

Max Van
Max Van

I've been watching your program for years - loving every year. The hour goes by so fast, wish it was longer. There are so many young actors for you to interview but I would love it if you would consider some of the older actors we still have with us....particularly Kim Novak. Thank you for your program, hope to enjoy it for many years to come.

Bookworm girl
Bookworm girl

Mr. Lipton, I wanted to say that I have grown up watching each new season and looking forward to who was your next guest. There is always a uniqueness to each interview and that is what had captured my attention in the first place. I liked what you had said in one of your interviews about how in the beginning of an interview you can see a thin strip of light behind the guest but over time as they relax, the light soon disappears. You have made me understand, interested, and appreciate the Theatre/Film Acting. Also, I love your book. I thank you good Sir.

Viewer Pat Berger
Viewer Pat Berger

I am so glad that you are finally coming back on. I've been watching for an announcement withi an air date. George Clooney will be a most interesting interview, but then all your interviews are. Can't wait to hear who else you might be having on. This will be a welcome diversion from the cold weather!

Claudia Arias
Claudia Arias

Hi Mr. Lipton, The best for you on 2012, we hope we can see your program for much more than this 18 seasons, I know this is quite a success, but since we wait for every show, nothing will be enough. I'm a journalits form Colombia and I would like to know if there is possible to have an interview with you, it could be written through Internet. Please let me know how can we do it. Best regards.

B. Casper
B. Casper

Absolutely love your interviewing skills. Dave Chappelle, Morgan Freeman, and Angelina Jolie interviews were amazing. Please make all of your interviews available on iTunes for downloading. I have purchased 5 titles available for my iPad. A simple Thank you, seems to be a understatement.

Michael Stern
Michael Stern

Mr. Lipton, I had the fortune of tunning into your show years ago. It grabbed my attention. You have such a unique quality of interviewing people and putting them at ease. I am a fan of yours. Your life story is just amazing. Loved hearing of your adventures in France. Keep on keeping on. You have let me see such different sides to so many of the actors/actresses that I like...and even given me an appreciation for those that I didn't. LOL. I wish you well kind Sir. I am happy to have a chance to tell you of my admiration for you and your craft!