Tony Shalhoub on a More Spontaneous Abe in 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 3

Ileane Rudolph
Q&A Amazon Prime Video

Up-and-coming comedian Miriam "Midge" Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) finds herself poised for stardom as Season 3 of the Emmy-winning 1960s-set comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel returns.

She's far from the only family member facing major life changes, however: Her uptight dad, Abe (four-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub), quit his job as a Columbia professor, meaning he and wife Rose (Marin Hinkle) have now lost their cushy university-owned NYC apartment. Shalhoub previews a bit more. 

What's going on with Abe?

Tony Shalhoub: He comes to this crisis point in his life where he's not sure exactly what he's going to do but he's willing to take the risk to make a major change. And that's what Season 3 is about — a different path he explores to change up his life.

What's his next step? Where do he and Rose go?

Those are all Season 3 spoilers, which I am not allowed to divulge, but I promise that it's an interesting track that they get themselves on. Rose is a lot more resilient than she lets on, and she rolls with the punches. She also finds herself in a situation…let's just say she finds a way to generate a little income.

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Plus, one of the Amazon Prime Video series' stars hints to us about what fans can expect.

We know that some episodes of the new season are set in Miami. Will the newly risk-taking couple get up to some mischief there?

[Laughs] Yes, you could say that.

Abe has not been a fan of Midge's comedy. Will he finally be able to laugh at his daughter?

I don't think that Abe's that much of a laugher. But he won't be in opposition to her. 

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Plus, get a sneak peek at 'This Is Us' star Sterling K. Brown on the Amazon Prime Video series and find out when it returns!

With TV revivals all the rage, would you ever revisit your 2002–09 USA comedy-mystery Monk?

I never say never. A lot of people have asked if I'd ever do a Monk TV movie. If so, they'd better hurry it up or I'd have to play Monk's father!

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 3 Premieres, Friday, December 6, Amazon Prime Video