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THE GOOD PLACE: William Jackson Harper on the final season of the NBC comedy

Actor William Jackson Harper | photo courtesy Jill Fritzo Public Relations

NBC’s wonderful philosophical comedy/fantasy THE GOOD PLACE is drawing to its series finale after four seasons. Created by Michael Schur, THE GOOD PLACE deals with a reformed demon (Ted Danson), an almost all-knowing AI named Janet (D’Arcy Carden) and four humans who are now trying to save humanity from either obliteration or eternal damnation. (Originally, they were all in the Bad Place, which was pretending to be the Good Place. Watch from the start and it will all make sense.) The show is incredibly smart, astonishingly hilarious, and often surprisingly moving. The hour-long-plus finale airs Thursday, January 28; before that, […]Read On »

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EMERGENCE: Actress Allison Tolman talks about the second half of Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Allison Tolman as Jo Evans in EMERGENCE - Season 1 - "KIllshot Pt. 1" | ©2019 ABC/Eric Liebowitz

In ABC’s Tuesday-night series EMERGENCE, which has its season finale January 28, Allison Tolman stars as small-town police chief Jo Evans. In the series created by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters, Jo is also the mother of teen Mia (Ashley Aufderheide) and ex-wife of amiable Alex (Donald Faison), Jo has rescued Piper (Alexa Swindon), the sole survivor of a plane crash that officially never happened. Piper is a sweet, affectionate ten-year-old girl who is actually an artificial intelligence in an organic body. A lot of people keep trying to destroy, steal and/or reprogram Piper. Jo has her hands full trying […]Read On »

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SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET: Executive producer Jonny Keeling on the new documentary series – Exclusive Interview

SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET Key Art | ©2019 BBC America

SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET is the new nature documentary series airing Saturday nights on multiple channels across the AMC Networks: AMC, BBC America, IFC, and National Geographic. Each episode is devoted to a different one of Earth’s continents, including surrounding islands and oceans. Executive producer Jonny Keeling, a nature documentarian from Britain with two-and-a-half decades of programs to his credit, has been in charge of overseeing SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET. He sits down for a discussion of his work on the expansive, globe-trotting project. ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve done an awful lot of wildlife and nature documentaries. What makes SEVEN WORLDS, […]Read On »

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EMERGENCE: Clancy Brown chats new series and thoughts on rumored HIGHLANDER reboot – Exclusive Interview

Clancy Brown in EMERGENCE - Season 1 - "Killshot Pt. 2" | ©2020 ABC/Will Hurt

ABC’s EMERGENCE, now in its first season on Tuesday nights, is a mixture of science fiction and family drama. In the series created by Tara Butters & Michele Fazekas, small-town police chief Jo Evans (Allison Tolman) finds her life upended when she tries to protect Piper (Alexa Swinton), a ten-year-old girl who seems to be the lone survivor of a mysterious plane crash. As a variety of people try to kidnap or co-opt Piper, it turns out that the child is actually an artificial intelligence in an organic body. Jo’s ex Alex (Donald Faison) is horrified by the potential danger […]Read On »

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT: Actor Ray Wise on his ABC series and more – Exclusive Interview

Ray Wise as Marvin in FRESH OFF THE BOAT - "Gotta Be Me"| ©2019 ABC/Andrew Eccles

FRESH OFF THE BOAT, now in its sixth and final season Fridays on ABC, primarily chronicles the Huang family. Based on the memoirs of chef Eddie Huang (played in his youth by Hudson Yang), the series shows Eddie’s Taiwanese immigrant parents, restaurant owner Louis (Randall Park) and novice writer Jessica (Constance Wu), making a go of it with their three young sons in ‘90s Orlando, Florida. Friends and neighbors loom large in the Huangs’ life, especially Dr. Marvin Ellis, played by Ray Wise, along with his wife Honey (Chelsey Crisp) and daughter Nicole (Luna Blaise), who is Eddie’s age. In […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 15 – “Back and to the Future” – Season Premiere

Jared Padalecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "Back and to the Future" | © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Shane Harvey

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, Melanie Writer: Andrew Dabb, series created by Eric Kripke Director: John F. Showalter Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: October 10, 2019 Monsters, monsters everywhere. Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) are fighting everything coming at them in the graveyard, and there’s a lot of everything. Then Castiel spots a possible escape route, grabs the eyeless corpse of Jack (Alexander Calvert) and shouts to Dean and Sam. They retreat to a mausoleum, bar the doors with a rifle, and try to figure out a […]Read On »

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LEGACIES: Creator Julie Plec on Season 2 of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES spin-off – Exclusive Interview

Matthew Davis as Alaric, Quincy Fouse as Milton Greasley / MG, Peyton Alex Smith as Rafael, Danielle Rose Russell as Hope, Kaylee Bryant as Josie, Jenny Boyd as Lizzie, and Aria Shahghasemi as Landon in LEGACIES - Season 1 |©2018 The CW/Miller Mobley

LEGACIES, now on The CW Thursday night in its second season, is created by Julie Plec. The series, a spinoff of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and THE ORIGINALS, is about the Salvatore Academy, a private high school where young witches, vampires, werewolves and other supernaturally-inclined teens can study without having to hide their true identities. Plec has directed two episodes, including the Season 2 premiere. Plec is also an executive producer and director on The CW’s aliens-on-Earth drama ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, which returns for its second season in March. ASSIGNMENT X: You’ve got two shows on the air right now. How […]Read On »

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GRACE AND FRANKIE: Sam Waterston on Season 6 of the Netflix comedy series – Exclusive Interview

Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston in GRACE AND FRANKIE - Season 6 | ©2019 Netflix

Netflix’s comedy GRACE AND FRANKIE premieres its sixth and penultimate season on Wednesday, January 15. Created by Marta Kauffman & Howard J. Norris, GRACE AND FRANKIE deals with what happens when Grace Hanson (Jane Fonda) and Frankie Bergstein (Lily Tomlin) are both left by their law partner husbands, who have fallen in love with each other and get married. Frankie’s now-ex-husband Sol Bergstein is played by Sam Waterston; Martin Sheen plays Robert Hanson, Sol’s now-husband and Grace’s ex. Waterston, a native of Massachusetts, was nominated for a Best Leading Actor Oscar for his performance as real-life reporter Sydney Schanberg in […]Read On »

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THE L WORD: GENERATION Q: Jacqueline Toboni on Season 1 and the end of GRIMM – Exclusive Interview

Jacqueline Toboni as Sarah Finely in THE L WORD: GENERATION Q - Season 1 | ©2019 Showtime/ Kharen Hill

THE L WORD: GENERATION Q is in its first season on Showtime. The series, about a group of lesbian, queer and trans friends in Los Angeles, is a follow-up to Showtime’s earlier THE L WORD, which ran 2004 through 2009. Three of the original cast members – Jennifer Beals as Bette, Leisha Hailey as Alice, and Katherine Moennig as Shane – are reprising their roles. True to the GENERATION Q part of the title, there are some new faces as well. One of these is Jacqueline Toboni as Sarah Finley, who goes by her last name and works with Hailey’s […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 14 – “Moriah” – Season Finale

Misha Collins as Castiel, Jared Padalecki as Sam and Jensen Ackles as Dean in SUPERNATURAL - Season 14 - "Moriah" | © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Jack Rowand

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, Rob Benedict, Lisa Berry, Chilton Crane Writer: Andrew Dabb, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Phil Sgriccia Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: April 25, 2019 Jack (Alexander Calvert), having blown his way out of the supposedly indestructible Malek Box, stands in the smoking wreckage with glowing eyes. “You lied to me!” he says, accurately, to the stunned Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles), and Castiel (Misha Collins). Jack proceeds to blow them all back into the wall, but doesn’t kill them, then disappears. Dean says Jack is […]Read On »

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