The character Josh Kelly plays this Thursday on NBC’s The Night Shift -- a United States senator and war veteran who is injured after violence erupts during a protest at a funeral service honoring a gay soldier -- couldn’t be more different from that of combustible cameraman Jeremy Caner, his role on the Lifetime drama UnREAL. It is, however, one that is very close to Kelly, an army veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq before he began acting. But that's not the only reason Kelly came to TCA to talk about this particular show: The episode was written and directed by and features in guest roles veterans from many branches of the United States Armed Forces. This is an important piece of television, as it sends a heartfelt message of thanks to all veterans for their service while also calling attention to issues involving PTSD and the medical bureaucracy many returned service men and women have to deal with. (Pictured at top, left to right, are series creators and executive producers Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs; episode writer and Army veteran Brian Anthony; series star Brendan Fehr and Josh Kelly. Front: military advisor and Army veteran Toby Montoya.)
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