How a cougar gets two kittens and a waterfall on her show

Photo Talks to the stars of “Nine Lives,” a new comedy that details a rat who can’t die. Read more by Magdalena Eriksson, top photo. Every Monday, Magdalena Eriksson and Jessica Carter, whose nine…

How a cougar gets two kittens and a waterfall on her show

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Talks to the stars of “Nine Lives,” a new comedy that details a rat who can’t die. Read more by Magdalena Eriksson, top photo.

Every Monday, Magdalena Eriksson and Jessica Carter, whose nine lives in the next year or so have been leased to HBO for a new comedy “Nine Lives” (premiering at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3), are going to be to each other’s rescue. So far, they’ve been half of a potential “Friends” reunion: Eriksson and Carter played the best friends of Courteney Cox’s Monica. (Caroline, however, is getting her time in the spotlight this fall, as the star of CBS’s revival of “Murphy Brown.”)

For now, as co-stars on “Nine Lives,” Eriksson and Carter get to share a house together in Chelsea and also give and take advice from each other. Eriksson plays Eleanor, and Carter plays Ruth. They’re allowed to adopt only two cats each; they each get a new young kitten to adopt every four weeks. Eriksson’s house has a waterfall, and this week, she is channeling Ariel from “The Little Mermaid.”

In a podcast interview, the women talked to The New York Times about the months they’ve spent playing menopause. Read more by Jessica Carter, top photo.

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