Also, the thought process on the title and new premiere episode
If there were a Hall of Fame for Television Critics Association press tour panelists, writer-producer Peter Tolan would surely be inducted as part of the inaugural class.
It was back in July of 2011 that Tolan livened up an already-terrific "Rescue Me" farewell panel by dropping his pants.
It was a threat that hovered over Monday (January 13) morning's TCA panel for Tolan's new FOX legal dramedy "Rake." In one lull as microphones were shifting around the room, Tolan announced, "All right. The pants are coming down if the questions don’t come. It's No Underwear Monday!"
Tolan didn't actually need to worry. The room was fairly lively and the "The Job" veteran had a big part of that.
Asked about the difference between being on a network and being on cable, Tolan came prepared. Very prepared.