Former CBS3 reporter Robin Rieger to star in 'Kimmy Schmidt'
Robin Rieger, formerly of CBS3, will be playing a news reporter in several episodes of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which launched Friday.
In addition to my coverage of Dan Aykroyd, Christina Milian and Ethan Wayne (son of Hollywood great John Wayne) at the PHS Flower Show this past weekend, another familiar face is now gracing TV screens. Robin Rieger, formerly of CBS3, will be playing a news reporter in several episodes of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which launched Friday.
The comedy series created by Upper Darby's Tina Fey and her "30 Rock" producing partner, Robert Carlock, chronicles the title character's escape from an underground doomsday cult and her attempt to start life over in New York City.
Rieger plays reporter Carla Tuesday, who sometimes asks unusual questions of her subjects but provides good material for a laugh.
Asked if she saw any similarities between herself and her character on the show, Rieger tells me, "They're both curious, although Carla may ask questions that are odd, though she poses it seriously."
"I would do that, too, when I work - the same way Carla does," she said.
"I thought when I left TV news back in April 2013 - what will I do next?"
Rieger says this is the second reporter role she's gotten. She played one in September at the end of an episode of ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder."