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MANIFEST: Creator Jeff Rake gives the scoop on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

MANIFEST - Season 2 Key Art | ©2020 NBCUniversal

In MANIFEST now on Monday nights on NBC in its second season, the mysteries have deepened. In Season 1, Flight 828 between Jamaica and New York disappeared for five years – only to suddenly reappear, with the crew and passengers not knowing that any time had passed. MANIFEST focuses primarily on the Stone family – Ben (Josh Dallas), his police detective sister Michaela (Melissa Roxburgh) and Ben’s young son Cal (Jack Messina), who were all passengers, and Ben’s wife Grace (Athena Karkanis) and their daughter, Cal’s twin Olive (Luna Blaise), who were on a different flight and spent the five […]Read On »

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HOMELAND: Co-creator Howard Gordon gives the scoop on the final season and the status of a 24 reboot – Interview

Claire Danes in HOMELAND - Season 8 Key Art | ©2020 Showtime/Mark Seliger

HOMELAND launched its first season in 2011. The series, which won an Outstanding Drama Emmy, as well as two Outstanding Lead Actress Emmys, two Outstanding Writing Emmys and more, is now in its eighth and final season Sundays on Showtime. In its first years, HOMELAND was a cat-and-mouse tug of war between returned prisoner-of-war military hero Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and doggedly determined, bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), who was – correctly – convinced that Brody had been turned by his captors and was secretly a terrorist. Carrie managed to turn Brody back, they became lovers, and he […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 15 – “The Gamblers”

Misha Collins as Castiel in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "The Gamblers" | ©2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Cate Cameron

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, Lynda Boyd, Hanneke Talbot. Brent Stait, Kahlil Ashanti, Stephen Huszar, Lelo Espejo, Rob Bruner Writer: Meredith Glynn, story by Meredith Glynn & Davy Perez, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Charles Beeson Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: January 30, 2020 In a pool hall, nebbish Leonard (Rob Bruner) loses to the cowboy-esque Joey Six (Lelo Espejo). Two coins are in a device above the pool table. When Leonard loses, his coin goes blank and Joey’s glows green. Leonard’s luck has run out, and he’s told to leave. […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 15 – “The Heroes’ Journey”

Jensen Ackles as Dean and Jared Padalecki as Sam in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "The Heroes' Journey" | ©2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Diyah Pera

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, DJ Qualls, Sarah Smyth, Jesse Hutch, Danny Dworkis, Daryl Ducharme Writer: Andrew Dabb, series created by Eric Kripke Director: John F. Showalter Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: January 23, 2020 This never happened to Jack Bauer. “The Heroes’ Journey” is a moderately meta episode of SUPERNATURAL that is hilarious simply by finally acknowledging what has never been explicitly stated before: what we except as ordinary in Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) – their stamina, their ability to land punches, their health, even the fact that they never have car […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 15 – “The Trap”

Misha Collins as Castiel and Jensen Ackles as Dean in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "The Trap" | ©2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Colin Bentley

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, Jim Beaver, Rob Benedict, Kim Rhodes, Shoshannah Stern, Lisa Berry Writers: Robert Berens, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Robert Singer Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: January 16, 2020 Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Eileen (Shoshannah Stern) wake up handcuffed to chairs in the now-empty casino where Chuck/God (Rob Benedict) has been holed up. Chuck explains that he’s been nudging Eileen towards Sam the whole time, including Sam finding the spell that resurrected her (though Chuck acknowledges Sam completed it on his own). Chuck needed someone who he […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FANTASY ISLAND

FANTASY ISLAND movie poster | ©2020 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Michael Pena, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen, Michael Rooker, Parisa Fitz-Henley Writers: Jeff Wadlow & Chris Roach & Jillian Jacobs, based on the TV series created by Gene Levitt Director: Jeff Wadlow Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: February 14, 2020 FANTASY ISLAND spends most of its running time urging viewers to try to figure out what’s going on here. This isn’t a problem of coherence, but rather setting up a mystery of how four seemingly unconnected plot strands will come together, and how exactly the island works. Consequently, FANTASY ISLAND […]Read On »

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INDEBTED: Steven Weber chats about new NBC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Steven Weber as Stew in INDEBTED - Season 1 |©2020 NBC/Chris Haston

In NBC’s new Thursday-night comedy INDEBTED, Fran Drescher and Steven Weber play, respectively, Linda and Stew, a long-happily-married couple who have recently gone broke. Always loving parents, they decide (without consulting him) to move in with their grown son Dave (Adam Pally), his wife Rebecca (Abby Elliott) and their offspring. Weber, originally from Queens, New York, has done a lot of comedy. He starred for eight seasons on the half-hour WINGS as eccentric small airline owner Brian Michael Hackett. Weber,  also had his own comedy series, THE WEBER SHOW, played the title role in the feature film version of the […]Read On »

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A MILLION LITTLE THINGS: Actors David Giuntoli and Allison Miller on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Allison Miller is Maggie Bloom in A MILLION LITTLE THINGS - Season 2 | ©2020 FOX/Robert Trachtenberg

In ABC’s A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, now on Thursday nights in its second season, three lifelong best friends – played by David Giuntoli, Romany Malco and James Roday – re-evaluate everything in the wake of the suicide of their comrade Jonathan (Ron Livingston). Giuntoli’s recovering alcoholic character Eddie Saville was having an affair with Jonathan’s wife Delilah (Stephanie Szostak), who has subsequently had Eddie’s child. Eddie has managed to save his marriage to business executive wife Katherine (Grace Park) and remain with their little boy Theo (Tristan Byon). Roday’s Gary, meanwhile, has embarked on a very up-and-down relationship with fellow […]Read On »

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DEPUTY: Executive producer and co-creator Chris Long on the new Fox drama – Exclusive Interview

Stephen Dorff in DEPUTY - Season 1 |© 2019 FOX/Miller Mobley

In Fox’s new Thursday-night series DEPUTY, Stephen Dorff stars as Bill Hollister. Bill is a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff who does not get along well with management. Then the current L.A. County sheriff dies and, due to an unusual technicality, Bill is promoting to acting sheriff. Chris Long, a DEPUTY executive producer who helped create the series with Will Beall and fellow executive producer/director David Ayer, gives us the low-down. ASSIGNMENT X: What was the impetus to make DEPUTY? Is it just because people don’t normally think “Los Angeles” and “Sheriff’s Department” together and you thought that would be […]Read On »

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FOR LIFE: Executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson on new ABC drama – Interview

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson as Cassius in FOR LIFE - Season 1 | ©2020 ABC/Maarten de Boer

FOR LIFE, the new drama premiering on ABC on Tuesday, February 11, is loosely based on the real life of lawyer Isaac Wright Jr. The series stars Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace, who is wrongly convicted of a crime he did not commit and sentenced to life in prison. Aaron studies to become a lawyer while incarcerated. He hopes to clear his own name and reunite with his family. Meanwhile, once he is qualified, Aaron represents his fellow inmates in court. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is one of FOR LIFE’s executive producers and also appears in the series as Cassius. […]Read On »

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