Interviews

Exclusive Interview: Luke Arnold on BLACK SAILS seven seas

Luke Ryan in BLACK SAILS | ©2014 Starz

Starz’s pirate series, BLACK SAILS, Saturdays at 9 PM, was created by Robert Levine & Jonathan E. Steinberg. The storyline, set on Nassau Island and its surrounding waters in the early eighteenth century, combines historical figures like Charles Vane (Zach McGowan) and Anne Bonny (Clara Paget) with fictional people (Mark Ryan as Mr. Gates, quartermaster of the pirate ship The Walrus) with characters first introduced in Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure novel Treasure Island. Chief among the Treasure Island crew is veteran pirate Long John Silver. John Silver – not “Long” yet – is played in BLACK SAILS by Australian […]Read On »

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Interview with HANNIBAL star Hugh Dancy gives the scoop on Season 2

Hugh Dancy stars as Will Graham on HANNIBAL | © 2014 Michael Muller/NBC

Poor Will Graham. When last we saw the FBI profiler played by Hugh Dancy, he’d been framed for multiple murders and cannibalism by his psychiatrist, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), who Will has recently realized is the real killer. When NBC’s HANNIBAL, adapted from Thomas Harris’ novel RED DRAGON by show creator Bryan Fuller, comes back for its second season on Friday, Feb.28 at 10 PM, Will is fighting to prove his innocence. Will is also coping with his own actual mental issues, as well as recovering from encephalitis, which Hannibal allowed to go untreated. The character of Will may […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with THE RED ROAD’s Aaron Guzikowski and Bridget Carpenter

Jason Momoa stars in THE RED ROAD | © 2014 Sundance

In Sundance Channel’s new six-episode series THE RED ROAD, premiering Thursday Feb. 27 at 9 PM, a contemporary Native American tribe (fictional, albeit based on the Ramapaugh tribe) in the Ramapo Mountains on the New York/New Jersey border dwell in sometimes touchy but generally peaceful coexistence with the mostly white inhabitants of the town down the road. Détente is threatened by two events – Jean Jensen (played by Julianne Nicholson), wife of sheriff’s deputy Harold Jensen (played by Martin Henderson) is involved in an accident, and their former high-school classmate, the dangerous Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa) returns to the area […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 4 – “Cheater of the Pack”

Kristen Hager as Nora on BEING HUMAN "Cheater of the Pack" | © 2014 Philippe Bosse/Syfy

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Kristen Hager, Connor Price, James A. Woods, Katharine Isabelle, Mylene Dinh-Robic, Tim Rozon, Gianpaolo Venuta, Jesse Rath, Stephanie Lemelin Writer: Craig Lamarsh, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Jeff Renfroe Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: February 17, 2014 Poor Josh (Sam Huntington) just can’t win with his wolf. Almost no sooner than he thinks he’s got control of himself – turning at the full moon and so on – than he wakes up next to fellow married werewolf Wendy […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with LAST MAN STANDING star Hector Elizondo

Hector Elizondo stars in LAST MAN STANDING | © 2014 ABC/CARIN BAER

Veteran actor Hector Elizondo has made his mark over the years on stage, in films and on television. He’s currently in his third year on ABC’s half-hour comedy LAST MAN STANDING, Fridays at 8 PM. In the series created by Jack Burditt, Elizondo plays Ed Alzate, who’s friends with lead Tim Allen’s Mike Baxter, an alpha male who is having trouble coming to terms with the lives of his wife and daughters. In addition to being part of virtually everything made by director Garry Marshall, native New Yorker Elizondo was in the original feature THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview with STAR-CROSSED showrunners Meredith Averill and Adele Lim

Aimee Teegarden as Emery and Matt Lanter as Roman star in STAR-CROSSED | © 2014 Skip Bolen/The CW

In STAR-CROSSED, on the CW Mondays at 8 PM, it’s been ten years since the Atrians, an alien race, landed on Earth. They were at first quarantined, but now humans are tentatively allowing them to integrate on a limited basis. Nine Atrian teens are attending a human high school. Atrian youth Roman (Matt Lanter) and human adolescent Emery (Aimee Teagarden), who originally met under dramatic circumstances as children, find themselves drawn together, despite a lot of pressure from both peers and their elders. STAR-CROSSED series creator Meredith Averill (whose previous writer and/or producer credits include THE GOOD WIFE, LIFE ON […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 4 – “Panic Womb”

Sam Huntington as Josh on BEING HUMAN "Panic Womb" | © 2014 Syfy

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Kristen Hager, Connor Price, Helen Colliander, Katharine Isabelle, Susanna Fournier, Deanna Russo, Mylene Dinh-Robic, Tim Rozon, Mary Katherine Harvey Writer: Mike Ostrowski, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Paolo Barzman Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: February 3, 2014 BEING HUMAN’s fourth season continues its streak of solid episodes with “Panic Womb,” with Aidan (Sam Witwer) and Sally (Meaghan Rath) continuing to address problems introduced earlier in the season, while Josh (Sam Huntington) and Nora (Kristen Hager) confront a whole […]Read On »

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Interview: Jenna Elfman talks GROWING UP FISHER

Jenna Elfman as Joyce in GROWING UP FISHER - Season 1 | ©2014 NBC/Colleen Hayes

NBC’s new half-hour comedy, GROWING UP FISHER, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, is based on the real-life experiences of series creator DJ Nash. Nash’s parents had an amicable divorce, at which time his lawyer father living on his own for the first time, decided it was time to be open about something previously only his wife and kids had known – he’s blind. In the series, J.K. Simmons plays Mel Fisher, the family patriarch. Ava Deluca-Verley portrays Fisher teen Katie and Eli Baker plays Nash’s young onscreen self, Henry Fisher, with Jason Bateman narrating as the adult Henry. Mom Joyce is […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: J.H. Wyman on ALMOST HUMAN and the end of FRINGE

Karl Urban and Michael Ealy star in ALMOST HUMAN "Pilot" | (c) 2013 Liane Hentscher/FOX

In Fox’s ALMOST HUMAN, Mondays at 8 PM, Karl Urban and Michael Ealy play police partners in the near future. Urban is Detective John Kennex, a man with a flawless prosthetic leg, and Ealy is Dorian, an android with a flawlessly human manner, borne from the human instincts residing within his synthetic brain. ALMOST HUMAN was created by J.H. (Joel) Wyman, who previously worked with the show’s producer J.J. Abrams on FRINGE, where Wyman served as show runner for that series’ last two seasons. Wyman is at an event sponsored by Fox for the Television Critics Association; he obligingly steps […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Joe Morton on the 45TH ANNUAL IMAGE AWARDS

Joe Morton at The Paley Center for Media Presents An Evening with Syfy's EUREKA, | ©2012 Sue Schneider

On Saturday, Feb. 22, TV One will live-telecast NAACP’s 45th ANNUAL IMAGE AWARDS ceremony, honoring multi-cultural excellence in motion pictures, television, recording, literature, documentaries and writing and directing. The NAACP remains a preeminent civil rights organization, but the Image Awards have taken on something of a life of their own. One of the Image presenters will actor Joe Morton, who is also a nominee in the Television Supporting Actor in Drama for his work on ABC’s SCANDAL, now in its third season, Thursdays at 10 PM. Morton plays spymaster Rowan Pope, father of the series heroine Olivia Pope, portrayed by […]Read On »

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