TV Guide Magazine: Michael, as the newbie here, did you watch other USA shows before joining Common Law?
Ealy: Oh, yeah. I watched all of them to get a feel for their shows.
TV Guide Magazine: That comedy-drama vibe?
Adams: USA is really good at that. I don’t know what it’s like on your sets, but it’s a natural comedy, not like “be funny, be funny, be funny.”
Ealy: We’ve had such a hard time figuring out the balance because we’re LAPD detectives and a lot of real [stuff] happens on that job.
Bomer: Everybody talks about the “blue skies” thing, but I find our shows to be like life. I don’t think anybody walks through life serious and stone-faced the entire time. People want to laugh.
Adams: And that’s what works so well in USA’s shows. A lot of television is so serious.
TV Guide Magazine: Chemistry helps, too.
Adams: Did you guys test [with your costars] together?
Ealy: Warren tested with me when I first got the job, but they kept looking and looking, then they came back to him. It was like four months later.
Bomer: I tested with Tim [DeKay], yeah. We hit it off right away.
Adams: Gabriel [Macht] and I didn’t test together, so I don’t know how that happened.
Ealy: That’s some good casting, if they could see how well you guys would work together.
TV Guide Magazine: You could actually be siblings.
Adams: A lot of people thought the show was about [brothers]…
Bomer: There goes the Season 2 mythology!
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