Black Monday | Sunday, 9 p.m., Showtime
Mo Monroe (Don Cheadle) is a renegade Wall Street broker at the Jammer Group who’s intent on shaking up the status quo at the New York Stock Exchange. He has assembled a merry band of misfits to help him sell bad stocks quickly. Among the motley crew are Blair Pfaff (Andrew Rannells), an innocent taking his first job in the financial jungle, and Dawn Darcy (Regina Hall), an ambitious woman trying to hold her own in a sewer of toxic masculinity.
As the only female in a bro-heavy office, Hall, 48, who recently won the Best Actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle for her performance in “Support the Girls,” spoke to The Post about Dawn’s history with her boss, the survival skills that helped her work on a show with all these dudes and what it’s like to be confused with the other Regina — King, that is.
How would you describe Dawn’s relationship with Mo?
They dated and they had a relationship for years. Dawn is married now. Although he does love Dawn, I think Mo’s arrested development makes him struggle to see how valuable she is to him, professionally and personally. That’s why they are no longer together.
Why is he so stingy about giving her a promotion when she deserves one?
Mo doesn’t like to give anyone anything. As the season rolls on you’ll see, when he asks her, ‘Did you see me give anybody anything? You have to take it.’ But the thing that makes you amazing can also cause your demise. He has to be careful. he has to walk that fine line.
‘I grew up with three brothers and no sisters, so a lot of things they said on the show were not shocking.’
Dawn is the only woman in a room full of very rude men. As a woman, how did you react to that?
Lucky for me, I grew up with three brothers and no sisters, so a lot of things they said on the show were not shocking. It’s kind of scary to think [the 1980s] were not that long ago.
In the movie “Support the Girls,” you play Lisa, the manager of a Hooters-style sports bar. Who has the harder job, Lisa or Dawn?
Oh my goodness. The only reason I’m going to say Lisa is because Dawn makes a lot of money. Lisa doesn’t have all the perks. Or the financial comforts with a small salary and that’s tough.
Some people confuse you with Regina King. Are you running into each other a lot during the current awards season?
We have. I just saw her at the New York Film Critics where she won best supporting actress for “Beale Street.” Regina’s having such an incredible year and she deserves it. We’re the same age, but she’s been acting for so long. It’s incredibly inspirational.
After filming “Black Monday,” did you invest in the stock market or did you take your money out?
[Laughs.] Well, I know I wouldn’t be investing at Jammer Group. If I had to, Dawn would be the one I would invest with. She feels like the safest bet there.
What’s your next project?
“Little” with Marsai Martin and Issa Rae comes out in April and the [remake of] “Shaft” comes in June with Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree and Jessie T. Usher.
And here’s what else to watch this week:
True Detective | Sunday, 9 p.m., HBO
Ten years after the Purcell crimes, new evidence gives Hays (Mahershala Ali) a second chance to vindicate himself and the investigation. With Stephen Dorff.
Riverdale | Wednesday, 8 p.m., The CW
With the SATs approaching, Alice (Madchen Amick) and FP (Skeet Ulrich) urge Jughead (Cole Sprouse) to start focusing on the test. Betty comes face-to-face with someone from her past. Very unpleasant. Co-starring Camila Mendes as Veronica.
The Good Doctor | Monday, 10 p.m., ABC
In the aftermath of the quarantine, the staff of San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital tries to return to their normal routines while awaiting a Board of Health inspection. Meanwhile, as Dr. Audrey Lim (Christina Chang) recovers from a dreadful virus, she and Dr. Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) navigate their new personal and working relationship,
The Many Sides of Jane | Tuesday, 10 p.m., A&E
Series premiere. What is life like for Jane a woman living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder? The cameras that follow Jane’s day-to-day existence detail how she handles motherhood to two young boys and how she deals with her mother.
The Rookie | Tuesday, 10 p.m., ABC
A visit by the US vice president puts the station on high alert. The Secret Service tasks Officer Nolan (Nathan Fillion) with checking out a possible threat while the rest of the officers try to keep the streets clear and safe for his visit.
Conversations With Ted Bundy | Thursday, Netflix
Series premiere. Thirty years have passed since Ted Bundy was executed for killing 36 women between the years 1974 and 1978. A new documentary takes us inside his disturbed mind.
Big Brother: Celebrity Edition | 8 p.m., CBS
Season premiere. What a cast! Most notable: Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. We also have Dina Lohan and OJ Simpson guest-house resident Kato Kaelin. Kinda scary.