Simonds Interview continued
TKTV: How do you name the characters? We've heard that Julia's friend in
the first season was named after you. Was Perry Marks named after Mark B.
PK: There's no set of rules for the naming of characters. I did work with Amy
and Chris on another show previous to this one, however, and Mark Perry is of
course a good friend to us here, so again, I invite you to do the math.
TKTV: How is the music selected for the show? By far the most frequent
question we are asked via our web site is along the lines of "who sang
that song while Griffin and Julia were sitting on the swing?"
PK: We have an excellent post production department headed by Val Joseph, who
works constantly to find the best possible music for the show. Also writers
and directors often bring suggestions for songs they've heard and love.
TKTV: Do you think this will be the last season? If so, will you prepare
plotlines in anticipation of such?
PK: Most of the cast is committed to return for a seventh season, and the network
is very interested in keeping the show on beyond this year. Needless to say,
this will only happen if everyone involved is confident the show can maintain
the level of quality it has in the past. Once that decision has been made,
the writing staff will plan the remainder of the season accordingly.
Many many thanks to P.K. Simonds for taking the time out of his hectic schedule this summer while he's planning for the sixth spectacular season of "Party of Five."
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