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9-1-1: Co-creator Tim Minear on Season 2 of the first responder drama – Interview

Rockmond Dunbar, Oliver Stark, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Aisha Hinds, Ryan Guzman, and Kenneth Choi in 9-1-1 - Season 2 | © 2019 FOX Broadcasting/Mathieu Young

9-1-1, Fox Networks’ Los Angeles-based first-responder drama, now in its second season on Monday nights, has just been renewed for a third season. Executive producer/show runner Tim Minear, who co-created 9-1-1 with Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (he also works as a writer/executive producer/director on their AMERICAN HORROR STORY for FX), talks Season 2 at both a Q&A panel and a small follow-up discussion. ASSIGNMENT X: What percentage of the incidents you depict on 9-1-1 are taken from real life? TIM MINEAR: A lot of our cases are real. In fact, the ones that probably you think, “Well, that never […]Read On »

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SPEECHLESS: Creator Scott Silveri talks about Season 3 and John Cleese – Exclusive Interview

Mason Cook as Ray DiMeo, John Ross Bowie as Jimmy DiMeo, Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo, Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth and Kyla Kenedy as Dylan DiMeo in SPEECHLESS - Season 3 | ©2019/Bob D'Amico

SPEECHLESS, now on ABC Friday nights in its third season, follows the adventures of the DiMeo family. Mom Maya (Minnie Driver) is fiercely protective of teen son JJ (Micah Fowler, who like his character has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair), so much so that other son Ray (Mason Cook) sometimes feels neglected. Daughter Dylan (Kyla Kenedy) is trying to navigate her own way through puberty. Dad Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) wants to be supportive, and JJ’s aide Kenneth (Cedric Yarbrough) works to stand up for JJ and for himself. SPEECHLESS creator/executive producer Scott Silveri (a writer/producer on FRIENDS, co-creator […]Read On »

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Movie Review: US

US movie poster | ©2019 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Madison Curry Writer: Jordan Peele Director: Jordan Peele Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: March 22, 2019 Spoiler alert for those who have not seen the trailer for US: the movie, written and directed by Jordan Peele, concerns a family menaced by their exact physical doubles. It’s impossible to discuss US without saying at least this much. As with his feature debut, GET OUT, Peele has a great deal on his mind. Leaving the press screening, this reviewer overheard a young woman going into great […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Camren Bicondova on becoming Catwoman in Season 5 – Exclusive Interview

Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle / the future Catwoman in GOTHAM - Season 5 | ©2019 Fox/Justin Stephens

In the fifth and final season of GOTHAM, Thursday nights on Fox, Camren Bicondova’s Selina Kyle is well on her way to becoming Catwoman, just as Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) continues his journey into being Batman. This year, Selina stabs the Joker-like Jeremiah Valeska (Cameron Monaghan). She thinks she’s killed him, but in GOTHAM, even the most determined assassination attempts can go awry. The makers of GOTHAM have announced that the series finale will jump ahead ten years, showing all of the iconic characters in their full glory. Meanwhile, Bicondova talks about Selina’s evolution. ASSIGNMENT X: Selina has come quite […]Read On »

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THE ROOKIE: Richard T. Jones on Season 1 of the ABC cop series – Exclusive Interview

Richard T. Jones as Sgt. Wade Grey iN THE ROOKIE - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Ed Herrera

In ABC’s Tuesday night drama THE ROOKIE, Nathan Fillion plays the title character, John Nolan. Nolan joins the LAPD in his forties, which is highly unusual. Richard T. Jones plays Sergeant Wade Grey, who is vehemently opposed to Nolan joining the force, fearing that an older newcomer will be a distraction at best, a lethal danger at worst. In his own career, actor Jones is no rookie when it comes to playing law enforcement. He recently portrayed police detectives in WISDOM OF THE CROWD and AMERICAN HORROR STORY, an officer as a series regular on BROOKLYN SOUTH and a recurring […]Read On »

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THE ENEMY WITHIN: Jennifer Carpenter on her new NBC espionage drama – Interview

THE ENEMY WITHIN - Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 NBCUniversal

In NBC’s new Monday-night drama THE ENEMY WITHIN, Jennifer Carpenter plays former CIA Deputy Director Erica Shepherd. Erica was terrific at her job and one of the best code-breakers the Agency had ever seen. However, Erica was arrested, imprisoned and became the most notorious traitor in American history for giving the names of CIA operatives to a terrorist, resulting in the deaths of four agents. We learn quickly that this wasn’t because Erica wanted to betray her colleagues or her country, but rather because the terrorist threatened the life of Eric’s adolescent daughter Hannah (Sophia Gennusa). When the terrorist strikes […]Read On »

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MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS: James Marsters gives the scoop on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

James Marsters at the premiere of P.S. I LOVE YOU | ©2011 Sue Schneider

In Season 2 of MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS, now streaming in its entirety on Hulu, the title characters have grown into their group moniker. Teenagers Alex Wilder (Rhenzy Feliz), Chase Stein (Gregg Sulkin), Gert Yorkes (Ariela Barer), Karolina Dean (Virginia Gardner), Molly Hernandez (Allegra Acosta), and Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano) all have superpowers and/or extraordinary skills. Once alienated from each other, they’ve bonded upon discovering that Pride, the organization all of their parents are involved in, is evil and has a sinister agenda. The runaways have fled their privileged homes and are now hiding out in a mansion buried under Griffith Park […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 13 – “Various & Sundry Villains”

Ruth Connell as Rowena in SUPERNATURAL - Season 13 - "Various & Sundry Villains" | © 2018 The CW/Dean Buscher

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Pellegrino, Ruth Connell, Elise Gatien, Jordan Claire Robbins, Shane Dean Writer: Steve Yockey, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Amanda Tapping Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: February 1, 2018 Two witchy sisters have a routine: they put a love spell on an unsuspecting man, get the poor schmoe to steal, kill and/or whatever for them, then off the guy in a non-supernatural manner so as not to alert Hunters. However, when they set a trap for Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), the witches clearly know they’re facing a Hunter. […]Read On »

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DOOM PATROL: Timothy Dalton chats about playing The Chief – Exclusive Interview

Timothy Dalton is The Chief in DOOM PATROL - Season 1 | ©2019 DC Universe

DOOM PATROL is one of the new DC Universe streaming services premiere original live-action series (the other is TEEN TITANS). New episodes arriving on Fridays. In DOOM PATROL, Timothy Dalton’s character Niles Caulder, aka the Chief, cares for a group of individuals (played by actors who include Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser, Diane Guerrero, and April Bowlby) who have powers that don’t quite make them super. They square off against the vengeful Eric Morden, aka Mr. Nobody (Alan Tudyk). Over his extensive career, Dalton, originally from Wales, has portrayed a wide variety of characters on stage, screen and film. He’s played […]Read On »

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FLACK: Anna Paquin chats about her acting and producing on her new dark comedy series – Exclusive Interview

Anna Paquin in FLACK - Season 1 | ©2018 Pop TV

In FLACK, on Pop TV Thursday nights, Anna Paquin stars as Robyn. Robyn is an American publicist who has moved to London with her sister. Robyn is much better at handling her clients’ crises than her own life. Paquin, on the other hand, seems to excel in both work and life. She is also an executive producer on FLACK through CASM Films, the company she is partnered in with her husband Stephen Moyer, as well as Cerise Hallam Larkin and Mark Larkin. Born in Canada and raised in New Zealand, Paquin became a Supporting Actress Oscar winner at the ripe […]Read On »

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