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UTOPIA: Actors Desmin Borges, Jessica Rothe and Cory Michael Smith talk Season 1 of the new genre series – Interview

UTOPIA Season 1 | ©2020 Amazon

UTOPIA is now streaming its entire first season on Amazon Prime. Based on the British series created by Dennis Kelly, UTOPIA has been adapted as an American-set version by executive producer Gillian Flynn. The series brings together a group of comic book fans, who are excited at the discovery of a sequel to their favorite underground graphic novel. They learn that the events and characters in the books are real, and find themselves in opposition to a sinister tech company. Desmin Borges plays obsessive/compulsive genius Wilson Wilson, and Jessica Rothe plays Sam, two of the comic book aficionados. Cory Michael […]Read On »

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SUPERNATURAL: Actor Misha Collins gives the scoop on the end of the series – Exclusive Interview

Misha Collins as Castiel in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "Gimme Shelter" | © 2020 The CW Network/Katie Yu

When Misha Collins first appeared on SUPERNATURAL in its fourth-season premiere way back in 2008, nobody – including Collins – had any idea that he’d become a series regular. However, in SUPERNATURAL’s fifteenth and final season, now airing Thursday nights on The CW, Collins’s angel Castiel has become a beloved and essential part of Team Winchester, which currently consists of monster-fighting brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), plus half-human/half-angel Jack (Alexander Calvert), who is sort of Castiel’s adopted son. As SUPERNATURAL viewers know, our heroes are currently involved in fighting none other than God, aka Chuck (Rob Benedict), […]Read On »

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VICTORIA ROWELL – Exclusive Interview – The actress talks about THE RICH AND THE RUTHLESS and more – Part 2

Victoria Rowell

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with writer/director/producer/actor Victoria Rowell, she talks more about her soap opera THE RICH AND THE RUTHLESS, about her home makeover series TRASH VS. TREASURE, and the challenges of being a Black multi-hyphenate in today’s Hollywood. Rowell appears in two segments of BET Her’s streaming drama about breast cancer, THE WAITING ROOM, both of which premiere Saturday, October 17, on BET Her. ASSIGNMENT X: Does having THE RICH AND THE RUTHLESS be produced by you, a Black woman, make for any major differences between your show and a white-produced soap opera? VICTORIA ROWELL: Well, […]Read On »

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VICTORIA ROWELL – Exclusive Interview – The actress discusses making television during COVID – Part 1

Victoria Rowell, Boston Globe, May 5, 2007 | photograph by Elizabeth Lippman/courtesy Getty Images

Victoria Rowell is a true hyphenate. Originally from Portland, Maine, Rowell started out as a ballet dancer, then branched out into acting. Some of her better-known performances include work in DUMB AND DUMBER, EVE’S BAYOU, her eight seasons on DIAGNOSIS MURDER, and her work as Drucilla Barber Winters from 1990 through 2019 on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, for which Rowell received eleven Image Awards and three Daytime Emmy nominations. Rowell is also a best-selling nonfiction author, whose memoir, THE WOMEN WHO RAISED ME, has continuously been in print for the past thirteen years. As a screenwriter, she has created, […]Read On »

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FARGO: Actor Jack Huston on Season 4 and playing a troubled 1950s lawman – Exclusive Interview

Jack Huston as Detective Odis Weff in FARGO - Season 4 | ©2020 FX/Matthias Clamer

FARGO, now in its fourth season on FX Sunday nights, takes us to 1950s Kansas City, Missouri. In the series created and produced by Noah Hawley, rival gangs have a tense truce that local law enforcement probably can’t enforce. Jack Huston place plays Odis Weff of the Kansas City police force, a man who is not adding to the stability of the situation. Huston, grandson of filmmaker John Huston, appeared earlier this year as real-life serial bomber Eric Rudolph in MANHUNT: DEADLY GAMES, which is currently airing Mondays on CBS. The British also has played poet Gerard Malanga in FACTORY […]Read On »

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THE RIGHT STUFF: Actor Jake McDorman talks about how astronauts deal with fear – Exclusive Interview – Part 2

Jake McDorman as Alan Shepard in THE RIGHT STUFF | ©2020 National Geographic/Gene Page

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with actor Jake McDorman, he talks more about portraying real-life astronaut Alan Shepard in Disney+’s new series THE RIGHT STUFF. Based on Tom Wolfe’s nonfiction book about the beginnings of the NASA space program, the first season of THE RIGHT STUFF focuses on the Mercury 7 mission. The series premieres on Disney+ on Friday, October 9. ASSIGNMENT X: Of the various astronauts’ achievements, is there one that you particularly would have liked to have done yourself – first man in space, first man on the moon, longest in orbit? JAKE McDORMAN: I’ve got […]Read On »

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THE RIGHT STUFF: Actor Jake McDorman on new series based on the Tom Wolfe book – Exclusive Interview – Part 1

THE RIGHT STUFF Key Art | ©2020 National Geographic

THE RIGHT STUFF, Tom Wolfe’s nonfiction book about the beginnings of the NASA space program, was first published in 1979. It was subsequently adapted as a 1983 feature film, which was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar (and won four technical Oscars). Now THE RIGHT STUFF is a television series, which premieres its eight-episode first season on Disney+ on Friday, October 9. It deals with the Mercury Program in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Seven astronauts, all former fighter pilots, train together while jockeying to be the first man in space. None of the men are prepared for the […]Read On »

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UTOPIA: Actor John Cusack talks Season 1 of the new Amazon Prime series – Interview

John Cusack in UTOPIA - Season 1 | ©2020 Amazon Studios

UTOPIA is now in its first season on Amazon Prime, with new episodes premiering on Fridays. Based on the British series created by Dennis Kelly, UTOPIA has been adapted as an American-set version by executive producer Gillian Flynn. John Cusack plays biotech mogul Kevin Christie, who we initially see being a good family man. At the supper table, Kevin encourages his wife and kids to talk about whatever they’ve accomplished during the day. But there’s a darker side to Kevin’s ambition and his persuasiveness. How is Kevin connected to the comic book UTOPIA, and its precursor, DYSTOPIA. We learn early […]Read On »

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NEXT: Creator Manny Coto on Season 1 of the new Fox sci-fi thriller series – Exclusive Interview

Eve Harlow, Aaron Clifton Moten, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner, John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Evan Whitten, Elizabeth Cappuccino and Gerardo Celasco in NEXT - Season 1 | ©2020 Fox/Miller Mobley

NEXT, premiering Tuesday, October 6 on Fox, is a thriller about an artificial intelligence program (aka AI) that has achieved superintelligence. This terrifies its creator, Paul LeBlanc (John Slattery), who teams up with a Homeland Security cybercrime task force in an attempt to stop the AI from advancing a homicidal agenda. Manny Coto created NEXT and serves as an executive producer. Coto won a Dramatic Series Emmy in 2006 for his work as one of the executive producers (and writers) on 24. He also created the series THE ½ HOUR NEWS HOUR, and has served as an executive producer/writer on […]Read On »

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RAISED BY WOLVES: Creator Aaron Guzikowski and stars chat new series – Interview

RAISED BY WOLVES - Season 1 Key Art | ©2020 HBO

RAISED BY WOLVES, created by Aaron Guzikowski, is in its first season on HBO Max, and renewed for a second. In the science-fiction series, which premieres new episodes on Thursdays, Earth has died due to religious warfare. A group of atheists have sent human embryos to be developed and raised by androids on the planet Kepler-22. The children’s surrogate parents are androids Mother, played by Amanda Collin, and Father, played by Abubakar Salim, who are programmed to make sure the young humans do not believe in the supernatural. Kepler-22 is dangerous. Twelve years on, only one child, Campion (Winta McGrath) […]Read On »

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