Backstage with the stars of TV (1)

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One of the biggest revolutions of late has been the way that social media has totally transformed the way stars of any stripe interact with their fans.

Avid followers of everyone from pop singers to movie stars to sports gods can now tweet or send a message via Facebook directly to the person they admire.

And the stars in turn can do the same thing right back creating a direct contact between star and fan that is revelatory to a boy of the 70s like me who had to send a gushing fan letter via snail mail and wait for someone, anyone, to get back to me … eventually.

One thing I particularly love is the way TV stars of my favourite shows (and not so favourite ones too!) are tweeting photos both on and off the set, giving us an insight into the production of the TV shows we love. is one site that loves this just as much as I do and has started gathering some of the best pics together in a section called Photo of the Day (yes even they admit it’s not the most inspired of names) and I am loving the photos so far.

Here’s a selection of them:


Ana Gasteyer, who plays Sheila Shay on hit sitcom “Suburgatory” and tweets as @anagasteyer, tweeted out this picture from the set of the Christmas episode – yes Christmas! – of the show’s new season. Her tweet said – “It may be hot in the valley, but it’s #Christmas in #Chatswin.” (image via


Debra Messing has moved on from “Will and Grace” and now stars in NBC’s hit musical series “Smash” but still stays close to her former cast mates especially Sean Hayes who starred as Jack in the hit sitcom which ran from 1998-2006. He is guest starring on “Smash” and neither of the stars could contain their delight at the reunion. Tweeted Debra (@debramessing): “REUNITED!!!! And it feels SOOOO GOOD #smash #will &grace.” (image via


Some of the gang from “Glee” has grown up, left high school and moved to New York in the new season of the show, and here we see one of them Kurt (played by Chris Colfer) with Sarah Jessica Parker who plays his mentor at the fictional New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts (NYADA). The tweeted photo is courtesy of the creator of ” Glee”, Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy). (image via


Talented comediennes Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski who play Liz Lemon and Jenna Maroney on NBC’s hit comedy, “30 Rock” now moving into its last season sadly, pose on set. Tweet courtesy of executive producer Jack Burditt (@jackburditt ). (image via


Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler), who plays Mitchell Pritchett on Emmy-award winning show, “Modern Family” (they dominated this year’s awards) is loving the fact that close friends are on set with him. He tweeted: “My two best friends @ColinHanlon & @KevinCahoon are guest staring in this weeks episode! This is so surreal!” (image via


I shall return with more photos shortly and a huge THANK you to for the inspired idea of bringing all these Twitterific pics together in one place. Kudos guys!

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