Magazine article Variety

Riki Lindhome 'It Was Sink or Swim, and We Put Everything We Had into It'

Magazine article Variety

Riki Lindhome 'It Was Sink or Swim, and We Put Everything We Had into It'

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Riki Lindhome gained exposure as half of the comedy music duo Garfunkel and Oates before hosting the Nerdist podcast "Making It." She stars alongside Natasha Leggero in Comedy Central's "Another Period," which returns for season three Jan. 23. Lindhome and Leggero co-created the series, which they describe as a period sitcom at the intersection of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and "Downton Abbey."

Where did you draw inspiration for the third season of "Another Period"?

We continually draw inspiration from "The Real Housewives," because if you take whatever they do and put it in the Gilded Age, it becomes funny. Also the current political climate has been a big part of the new season.

Has the Donald Trump/ post-Harvey Weinstein era changed the show's direction?

In our writers room during the election, we were planning this one political thing, then the election went a different way than we thought and we had to start over. As far as our brother, Frederick, played by Jason Ritter, his storyline completely changed after the election. We wrote the show last fall, so the Weinstein thing has not factored in, but there are a lot of episodes that touch on gender politics. …

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