Last night (August 15) was the first live taping of Ashley’s new show Carol’s Second Act and the cast did so well!
After wrapping Merry Happy Whatever Ashley’s back to work. The other series airing this year is Carol’s Second Act. Ashley and the cast sat down for two table reads yet and I’m excited to see on set photos and the final episodes. A little exclusive information: the second episode is called You Give Me Fever.
Day 10 of the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour took place in Beverly Hills last night (August 1). Ashley and her Carol’s Second Act costars sat down to talk about their upcoming show, which will air on November 26 on CBS. Ashley said she’s excited for this show.
30 HQs of Ashley out and about in Beverly Hills on July 31 are now up in the gallery.
Ashley Tisdale says she’s not ready to start a family — and she encourages other women to take charge of their reproductive health and carve their own individual journey to parenthood.
“Whether you’re traveling or you have work or education or you’re married and not ready to have a kid yet, there are options out there,” the actress, who married musician Christopher French in 2014, tells PEOPLE. “For me, it’s like, it’s okay to not want to start a family right away. People are always asking me about that, but it’s just not the right time. And I have options out there.”
The High School Musical star has partnered with Allergan, the maker of birth control pill Lo Loestrin Fe, to join the “Women Who Know” campaign, encouraging women to seek accurate information about their reproductive health, including researching birth control options.
“We are trying to inspire women to take an active role in decisions about their reproductive health and contraceptive options,” says Tisdale, 34. “For me, it’s just about starting the discussion, having those conversations with your doctor and health care provider and knowing that there are options out there.”
Tisdale appears in educational video content alongside OB/GYN Dr. Lakeisha Richardson, in which she encourages other women to ask questions and engage experts.
“I have always been someone who likes to research a lot on anything that I do with my body,” Tisdale explains. “It’s about asking the right questions, and sometimes you might not even know what those questions are and that makes it uncomfortable. What’s great about this campaign is that there are videos and tools and doctor discussions.”
“Everyone is different,” she continues. “You might be like, ‘Oh, that works for that person,’ but we’re all so different. So really what I’m trying to do is just support women and encourage them to have the conversation, to feel more comfortable and be able to ask those questions and find out what the best option for you is.”
And in a case of life truly imitating art, Tisdale will next play a pharmaceutical rep in the upcoming CBS sitcom, Carol’s Second Act, alongside Patricia Heaton.
“I play [Heaton’]s daughter,” she reveals. “A pharmaceutical rep! It’s really all tying in. It’s pretty fun, I’m excited for it.”
EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Tisdale has joined new CBS comedy series Carol’s Second Act,starring Patricia Heaton, as a series regular. The show, set to air on Thursdays in the fall, hails from Trophy Wife creators Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Heaton and David Hunt’s FourBoys Entertainment and CBS TV Studios.
Tisdale replaces Bonnie Dennison who co-starred in the pilot. She also will continue as a series regular on another upcoming Kapital Entertainment comedy series, Merry Happy Whatever on Netflix.
Written by Halpern and Haskins, Carol’s Second Act centers around Carol Chambers (Heaton), who after raising her two children and retiring from teaching, embarks on a unique second act: she’s going to become a doctor.
Tisdale will play Jenny, Carol’s (Heaton) big-hearted daughter. She is a pharmaceutical rep and covers Carol’s hospital. Jenny loves and is supportive of her mom, and her bubbly and outgoing personality and carefree spirit is a buoyant counterpoint to Carol’s neurotic medical colleagues.
The character is introduced at the very end of the pilot, so reshooting will be minimal. The series’ regular cast also includes Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau and Sabrina Jalees.
Halpern and Haskins executive produce with Heaton, Hunt and Rebecca Stay for FourBoys, Adam Griffin, and Kaplan and Dana Honor for Kapital Entertainment. CBS TV Studios is the studio.
Tisdale also co-starred in the 2018 Kapital Entertainment comedy pilot for CBS Pandas In New York. She is repped by Gersh, Red Light and attorney Chad Christopher.