Interview: "Memphis Beat" Star Jason Lee

Music is often merely background filler for some television series while others - like TNT's "Memphis Beat," for example - utilize the sounds of music greats like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Etta James, Otis Redding and contemporaries like Keb Mo to regularly add depth and meaning to scenes and characters on the show. In fact, while star Jason Lee may only be lip-syncing when his alter ego, Detective Dwight Hendricks, croons at the end of a long day, the lyrics of the songs speak volumes about the character in a unique way.

As the second season of "Memphis Beat" kicks off tonight, Lee told our Jim Halterman that Dwight will still be singing on occasion but, overall, "we made a lot of changes but we tried to not take out any of the good stuff from season one." To find out exactly what was left in and what was taken out in these new episodes, their chat follows. Read More...


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