Watch: Zoe Lister-Jones talks 'Whitney' critics and network TV comedy
How she dealt with promotional backlash and the 'instant gratification' of the small screen
Few shows got less respect last season than NBC's "Whitney," a broad laugh-track half-hour on a network known for more upscale comedies like "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation." But "Whitney" averaged more viewers than many of its more acclaimed schedule-mates, and NBC decided to bring it back for season two.
"Whitney" co-star Zoe Lister-Jones is currently promoting the indie comedy "Lola Versus" (which she co-wrote and stars in opposite Greta Gerwig), so I took the opportunity to ask for her thoughts on "Whitney's" critics and how working on a network comedy compares to making an indie film.
"Lola Versus" opens in limited release June 8. "Whitney" returns to NBC this fall Fridays at 8 p.m. ET.