Interviews

Exclusive Interview: COUGAR TOWN star Courteney Cox talks Season 5

Courteney Cox stars in the fifth season of COUGAR TOWN | © 2014 Jennifer Rose Clasen/TBS

COUGAR TOWN – a half-hour comedy that is not about older women interested in younger men, despite its title – is now on TBS, Tuesdays at 10 PM, where its in its fifth season. The series, created by Kevin Biegel and Bill Lawrence, began life on ABC, where it spent three seasons, was canceled and then was picked up by TBS for a fourth season in 2013. Courteney Cox, who stars as wine-loving Florida realtor Jules Cobb and is one of the show’s executive producers, tells the Television Critics Association her feelings when COUGAR TOWN moved networks. “It’s just been […]Read On »

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Interview: Kevin Williamson chats THE FOLLOWING Season 2

Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Bacon, Connie Nielsen, Valorie Curry, Sam Underwood and James Purefoy in THE FOLLOWING - Season 2 - "Resurrection" | ©2014 Fox/Frank Ockenfels

On Fox’s THE FOLLOWING, now in its second season Monday nights at 9 PM, it’s a year after the events of Season 1. Profiler Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) is no longer with the FBI and he’s trying to put his life back together after tangling with serial killer/cult leader Joe Carroll (James Purefoy). Ryan is brought in to consult on what may be a new set of serial murders, unaware that Carroll is not as dead as he appeared to be after his charred remains were identified. Series creator/show runner Kevin Williamson (writer of the SCREAM films, creator of DAWSON’S […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TRUE DETECTIVE star Michelle Monaghan on the new HBO thriller series

Michelle Monaghan in TRUE DETECTIVE - Season 1 | © 2014 HBO

In TRUE DETECTIVE, HBO Sundays at 9 PM, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey play two very different Louisiana police detectives who worked a seemingly occult serial killer case back in 1995 that seems to be resonating in the present. The closed-ended eight-episode series, created by Nick Pizzolatto, moves back and forth across decades and continually surprises the audience. Michelle Monaghan plays Maggie Hart, the increasingly fed-up wife of Harrelson’s Martin Hart who becomes intrigued by McConaughey’s haunted Rust Cohle. The Iowa-born actress primarily works in feature films, with credits including KISS KISS BANG BANG, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III (as the new […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Dee Wallace gets GRIMM again

Dee Wallace guest stars on GRIMM on NBC | © 2014 NBC/Scott Green

Even big bad Blutbads have mothers – at least, they do on GRIMM. In tonight’s episode, NBC, Friday at 9 PM, we meet the parents of the wolflike Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) when he decides to ask an important question of his beloved Rosalee (Bree Turner), who is a foxlike Fuchsbau. In other words,Monroe is planning to marry outside of his Wesen species, which may cause his parents to growl a little bit. Monroe’s mother is played by Dee Wallace, who previously played a werewolf in THE HOWLING, was the mom in E.T. and has many other roles to her […]Read On »

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Interview: SHERLOCK star Benedict Cumberbatch talks Season 3

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in SHERLOCK on PBS | © 2014 PBS

SHERLOCK is back for its third season on PBS, Sundays at 10 PM, and not a moment too soon. The series, created by Mark Gatiss & Steven Moffat from Arthur Conan Doyle’s detail-oriented British detective character, has been much missed by its fans during the long gap since the end of Season 2, which saw Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock apparently falling to his death from a rooftop, much to the grief of his friend and detecting partner Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman). Now Sherlock is back – with an explanation of how and why he disappeared for two years and fooled […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: HOME & FAMILY host Mark Steines talks about his new show

Mark Steines one of the hosts of HOME & FAMILY | © 2014 Hallmark

Mark Steines spent many years as a host on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, but says he really enjoys the format of his current gig HOME & FAMILY, which he co-hosts with Cristina Ferrare. Now in its second season, Hallmark Channel’s two hours a day, five days a week show was nominated for an Emmy in its first season, combining talk with practical advice about health, home repairs and more. Steines is present at a luncheon (menu created by Ferrare) hosted by Hallmark for the Television Critics Association, where he’s happy to talk about why he’s so at home on FAMILY. AX: You’re […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: KLONDIKE director Simon Cellan Jones gets a rush for gold

KLONDIKE poster | ©2014 Discovery

Discovery Channel’s first scripted project, KLONDIKE, is a six-hour miniseries, running in three two-hour blocks, dealing with the Yukon gold rush in 1897-1897. Based on Charlotte Gray’s novel THE GOLD DIGGERS and scripted by executive producer Paul Scheuring, KLONDIKE stars Richard Madden as novice prospector Bill Haskell, Abbie Cornish as a businesswoman in the mining town Dawson City, Tim Roth as a malevolent mover and shaker and Sam Shepard as a determined man of the cloth. Simon Cellan Jones (pronounced Kethlen Jones) directed all six hours of KLONDIKE in Alberta,Canada, in conditions sometimes almost as arduous as those faced by […]Read On »

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Interview: GAME OF THRONES actor Richard Madden on KLONDIKE

Richard Madden in KLONDIKE - Season 1 | ©2014 Discovery

KLONDIKE is Discovery Channel’s six-hour, three-night (Jan. 20-22) excursion into scripted programming. Based on Charlotte Gray’s fact-and-invention-blending novel THE GOLD DIGGERS, KLONDIKE  tells the story of the Yukon gold rush in the 1890s, where people made fortunes or died – or killed – trying. Richard Madden stars as young prospector Bill Haskell, who finds himself working with and against the local mill owner (Abbie Cornish), a thuggish fellow prospector (Tim Roth) and a preacher (Sam Shepard) as he struggles to stake a claim in the forbidding frozen terrain. Scotland-born actor Madden, of course, also spent three years as Robb Stark […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Yvonne Strahovski on the CHUCK and DEXTER finales

Yvonne Strahovski in DEXTER - Season 8 - "Goodbye Miami" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Actress Yvonne Strahovski is attending Fox’s party for the Television Critics Association press tour because she’s a member of the summer event series 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, which sees her as a CIA agent who squares off against Kiefer Sutherland’s super-survivor Jack Bauer. Strahovski’s fans know that she has already spent five years as CIA agent Sarah Walker on CHUCK, who fell in love with the title character, played by Zachary Levi, but then lost her memory of their relationship and their marriage. The final scene saw Chuck kissing Sarah in the hopes of awakening her memory, but we don’t […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: KLONDIKE star Augustus Prew on the new Discovery scripted series

Augustus Prew in KLONDIKE - Season 1 | ©2014 Discovery

The Discovery Channel makes an ambitious leap into scripted programming with the three-night miniseries event KLONDIKE, running at 9 PM Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 20-23. Based on Charlotte Gray’s novel GOLD DIGGERS, the 1897-set KLONDIKE mixes real people like novelist Jack London (played by Johnny Simmons) with fictional characters like our initial point-of-view characters, recent college graduates and best friends Bill Haskell, played by Richard Madden, and Byron Epstein, played by Augustus Prew. Bill and Epstein don’t really have any idea what they’re getting into when they set out for the virtually lawless Yukon Territories, where people were prospecting for […]Read On »

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