Photo Credit: Christopher Ross.

By Brantley Bardin

His friends call him Tommy, so when Thomas Sadoski was first asked if he was interested in joining a new show called Tommy starring Edie Falco, he remembers saying, "Edie Falco is playing me? That's not a direction I would have thought to go … but I'm all about it!"

Married to actress Amanda Seyfried, with whom he has a 3-year-old daughter, Sadoski has been blessed with a career as a Tony-nominated stage, film, and TV actor. Now, fresh off of CBS' Life in Pieces, he has indeed joined the Tommy team, although he's left the eponymous starring role to Falco, who plays a hotshot New York City detective turned L.A.'s first female chief of police, Abigail Thomas.

Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski.

Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski.

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Sadoski steps in to play Mayor Buddy Gray, an often antagonistic, ethically torn politician forced to hire Thomas when his last chief is caught in a sex scandal. Says Sadoski of the engrossing blend of cop show, procedural, and family drama created by two-time Oscar nominee Paul Attanasio: "This isn't all detectives and beat cops. It's a behind-the-scenes look at what's going on in the police department, with main characters who are PR people, scriptwriters, and other employees of the mayor's office." And, he adds, "The vibe on the set is incredible!"

Watch Tommy on Thursdays at 10/9c on CBS. Stream full episodes of CBS All Access.

Thomas Sadoski and Edie Falco on the set of TV show Tommy.

Thomas Sadoski as Mayor Buddy Gray and Edie Falco as Abigail "Tommy" Thomas in new CBS drama Tommy.

Photo Credit: JoJo Whilden/CBS.

Well, Edie Falco is spectacular, so—

Yes! And when you have a great writer like Paul, and Edie as your number one? This was a no-brainer. It's exactly what I want to be doing.

Thomas Sadoski in a suit.

Joseph Lyle Taylor as Doug Dudik and Thomas Sadoski as Mayor Buddy Gray in the new CBS drama Tommy.

Photo Credit: David M. Russell/CBS.

How would you describe Buddy?

He is a politician with all the good and the bad that goes with that. He's at a crossroads in terms of what it means to continue being a person in power and a person of integrity. Both things are at constant war within him.

Which gets him and Tommy into some riveting push-and-pull games.

Constant push and pull. When they're on the same page, they're unstoppable. When they're in opposition, it's cataclysmic.

Thomas Sadoski and Edie Falco on the set of TV show Tommy.

Thomas Sadoski as Mayor Buddy Gray and Edie Falco as Abigail "Tommy" Thomas in Tommy.

Photo Credit: Phil Caruso/CBS.

With Tommy being a female police chief and an out lesbian, the show is inherently feminist. I follow the axiom "Real men are feminists." Do you?

Well, yeah. Any man who's scared of female empowerment is saying more about themselves than about a woman in power.

Edie Falco in a police uniform.

In Tommy, multiple Emmy Award-winner Edie Falco stars as a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female chief of police for Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS.

You were set to star in a new Broadway play, Grand Horizons, right about now but pulled out. Tommy's 12 episodes will all have been shot, so why leave?

Because my lovely wife is working on the new David Fincher movie, and I need to be present for our daughter—and for Amanda—during that time. It's a perpetual negotiation between art and what we need to do to be the kind of parents and partners we want to be. What we do for a living comes very much second. That's not necessarily always true in this industry.

What? I'm shocked!

Right? [Laughs.] We're both from blue collar backgrounds, and we take pride in that and work hard for everything we've been able to accomplish. And we take family very, very seriously. I was talking to my manager the other day and said, "The places I used to find inspiration and fulfillment were always onstage." And that's not to say that still doesn't happen. It's just that when I wake up and see my daughter, that feeling is greater than I have ever known.

Thomas Sadoski on the set of Tommy.

Thomas Sadoski as Mayor Buddy Gray.

Photo Credit: Phil Caruso/CBS.

You were born in New Haven, Connecticut, but grew up in College Station, Texas, home of the Texas A&M Aggies. That's where you first fell in love with community theater, but I hear you're a big jock, too.

I'm a huge football, baseball, and soccer fan, and I am not afraid to park my ass in front of a TV. [Laughs.] One of the greatest moments of my life was when I was single-daddying it. My daughter looked at me and said, "Dad, can I watch soccer with you?" I almost wept! I can be a real softie, but a real jock, too.

Thomas Sadoski sitting on a tractor.

Photo Credit: Christopher Ross.

Dream combo. One last question. Tommy tackles a slew of serious topics, such as illegal immigration, police brutality, and sex trafficking, but it's also—

—extremely entertaining. The issues we deal with aren't going to strip away your ability to enjoy yourself on a Thursday evening—Tommy's actually going to enhance your ability!

Watch Tommy on Thursdays at 10/9c on CBS. Stream full episodes of CBS All Access.

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

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Photography by Ian Derry.

Emily Wickersham, we are channeling your glamour and poise.

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Bright lips, bold dress... Can't lose. Sami Gayle pulls it off like none other.

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Gorgeous smile

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Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

LL COOL J's smile has us swooning.

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California girl

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Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Daniela Ruah looks breathtakingly beautiful in sunny Santa Barbara.

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Fast friends

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Cush Jumbo and Christine Baranski are stunning in Valentine's Day red.

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Fun and games

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We're locked and loaded for Valentine's Day, thanks to Eric Christian Olsen.

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Lady in red

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Photography by Christopher Ross.

If Valentine's Day had a red carpet, A.J. Cook would steal the show.

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Free spirit

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Matthew Gray Gubler's carefree sense of fun is on full display.

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Global glam

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Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

The whole world is at Bridget Moynahan's fingertips.

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Girls' weekend

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Allison Janney and Anna Faris are having a blast in Paris. Oui! Oui!

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Humble nature

Thomas Sadoski in jeans on a tractor

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Thomas Sadoski is all rugged good looks and country cool.

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We love Lucy!

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Timeless and classy, Lucy Liu shows us how it is done.

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Creature comforts

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Photography by Christopher Ross.

Good book and a night cap, Brian Dietzen?

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Give us Moore.

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Photography by Kwaku Alston.

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Photography by Mark Mann.

Pauley Perrette is stunning in scarlet.

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Sign. SEAL. Deliver.

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Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Here's looking at you, David Boreanaz!

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Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

Happiness is... the whole family together!

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Infectious laughter

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Photography by Pavel Havlicek.

Christine Baranski's laugh is infectious.

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Hot rod

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Photography by Michael Parmelee.

Adam Rodriguez is hotter than ever!

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Good times

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Photography by Christopher Ross.

Rose Leslie brings joy to everything she does!

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Set phasers to stunning

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Photography by Marie H. Rainville.

Let's be real, we fall for Sonequa Martin-Green every time.

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Photography by Patrick Demarchelier.

Beth Behrs always makes our hearts skip a beat.

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Après-Ski

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Photography by Christopher Ross

Matthew Gray Gubler is tall, dark, and handsome on the slopes.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Fine leather

Paget Brewster of Criminal Minds in an olive leather trench coat

Photography by Matt Hoyle

Paget Brewster rocks a leather trench coat.

Photography by Matt Hoyle.

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Dashing dude

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Photography by Michael Parmelee

This topcoat and turtleneck were just made for Adam Rodriguez.

Photography by Michael Parmelee.

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Cozy chic

Rose Leslie of The Good Fight in a chunky white sweater

Photography by Christopher Ross

The Good Fight star Rose Leslie is winter wonderful.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Picture perfect

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Photography by Gilles Marie-Zimmermann

LL COOL J's street style is a work of art.

Photography by Gilles Marie-Zimmermann.

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Watch like a hawk

Chris ODonnell of NCIS Los Angeles in a gray puffy vest with a hawk on his finger

Photography by Cliff Lipson

Chris O'Donnell nails this sweater and vest combo.

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

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Purple perfection

Rocky Carroll of NCIS in a light purple cashmere sweater

Photography by Cliff Lipson

Lavender cashmere looks good on Rocky Carroll.

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

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Beanie babe

Emily Wickersham of NCIS with a slouchy knit hat and a green jacket

Photography by Christopher Ross

Hats off to Emily Wickersham for a beautiful bohemian look.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Peaches and cream

Simon Helberg of The Big Bang Theory in a newsboy cap and a cable knit cardigan

Photography by Mark Mann

Sweaters seem to suit Simon Helberg just fine.

Photography by Mark Mann.

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Classy lady

Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory in a floppy hat and a plaid wool wrap

Photography by Gilles Marie-Zimmermann

Mayim Bialik wows in this sophisticated wool wrap.

Photography by Gilles Marie-Zimmermann.

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Matchy, matchy

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This vintage Chanel peacoat and frock number is just fabulous on Miss Mayim!

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That's a wrap!

Johnny Galecki of The Big Bang Theory in a plaid trimmed fedora and sweater around his neck

Photography by Mark Mann

Scarf. Hat. Jacket. Johnny Galecki is all cozy and cool.

Photography by Mark Mann.

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Turn up the heat.

Thomas Sadoski of Life in Pieces stoking a fire

Photography by Christopher Ross

Who wouldn't want to snuggle by the fire with Thomas Sadoski?

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Rugged good looks

Thomas Sadoski of Life in Pieces in jeans and a shearling coat walking on a gravel road

Photography by Christopher Ross

Thomas Sadoski channels his casual haute in the countryside.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Winter ball

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Photography by Ruven Afanador

Lucy Liu is ready for a grand affair.

Photography by Ruven Afanador.

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London calling

Jonny Lee Miller of Elementary turning up the collar on his trench coat

Photography by Mark Mann

Rain, fog, and blustery winds aren't a bother for Jonny Lee Miller.

Photography by Mark Mann.

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Warm Weatherly

Michael Wetherly of Bull reclining in jeans and a car coat on a blanket

Photography by Jeff Lipsky

When temperature drops in the desert, Michael Weatherly will be snug as a bug.

Photography by Jeff Lipsky.

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Won't you be my neighbor?

Michael Weatherly of Bull wrapped in a scarf leading a horse from a stable

Photography by Keiron O'Connor

We can't get enough of this cute, couture-clad Bull star!

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

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Let it snow!

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Jack Frost may be nipping at her button nose, but Sami Gayle won't catch cold in her stylish parka.

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Hangin' tough

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The chilly Boston weather is no big deal for New England native Donnie Wahlberg.

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True blue

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Photography by David Needleman

Chris Jackson is toasty in a teal blue velvet jacket.

Photography by David Needleman.

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Blanket statement

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Photography by Nino Muñoz

Only Hawaii Five-0 hunk Alex O'Loughlin could make a wool blanket look this hot.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

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Ice, ice baby!

Missy Peregrym of FBI in a white gown and matching brocade evening coat

Photography by Tom Corbett

Cover girl Missy Peregrym stuns as a stylish snow queen.

Photography by Tom Corbett. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, November-December 2018.

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Gray matter

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Photography by Dario Calmese

On hunky Zeeko Zaki, fashion basics are never boring.

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Matthew Gray Gubler knows how to chill out.

Matthew Gray Gubler of Criminal Minds on a ski lift

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