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Jason Ritter Talks The Event, Following in Dad John Ritter's Footsteps, Today Show Video

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Jason Ritter talks about his role in The Event

Jason Ritter stopped by the Today show to talk about his role on tonight’s premiere of The Event, a new mystery series on NBC that has critics applauding Ritter’s performance.

Jason Ritter also talks about following in late father John Ritter’s footsteps as an actor. Ann Curry notes that “a lot of us loved your dad,” asking if dad had an influence on Jason wanting to become an actor.

Jason commented, “Just being around it and seeing how much fun that they [his parents] had and also knowing how much work goes into it, it just seemed like something I wanted to try my hand at.”

As for the confusing story of The Event, even Ritter isn’t sure what’s going on! He shares that he doesn’t know what the actual “event” is, saying that some of the actors involved do know, but they can’t share.

Ann Curry asks why Ritter would sign on to do a role when he doesn’t know where it’s going, but Ritter is assured that since the main writer has been creating the story for the last four years and he knows what’s going on, that it’s all good.

So, what exactly is The Event all about? An NBC press releases describes Ritter and his TV girlfriend’s roles: “their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.”

Some are hoping that The Event‘s mysterious and timeline jumping plot will fill a void left for Lost fans, but the jury’s still out on that one.

Do you plan to watch Jason Ritter on The Event?

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