On-Air Series Review: Jinkies! Scooby-Doo Gang Reboot of 'Velma'

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on The Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on WSSR-FM (Star 96.7 Joliet, Illinois) on January 20th, reviewing the new series reboot “Velma,” created by Mindy Kaling and featuring the Scooby-Doo gang. Currently streaming on HBO Max.

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

Mindy Kaling herself voices Velma, the glasses wearing smart nerd of the SCOOBY-DOO gang, and like Kaling, Velma’s roots lie in India immigrants. The rest of the gang is diverse, with bi-racial Norville AKA Shaggy (Sam Richardson) adopted Asian-American Daphne (Constance Wu) and still-white-male Fred (Glenn Howerton). This is an origin story, and of course there are mysteries to be solved.

“Velma"
Velma
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Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviews “Velma” during the Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on WSSR-FM (Star 96.7), Joliet, Illinois, January 20th, 2023 …

“Velma” is currently streaming on HBO Max. Featuring the voices of Mindy Kaling, Glenn Howerton, Sam Richardson, Constance Wu, Jane Lynch and Wanda Sykes. Executive Produced by Mindy Kaling. Developed by Charles Grandy. Rated “TV-MA

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