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 »


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 »


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 »


Exclusive Interview: ENLISTED star Geoff Stults earns his Stripes

Geoff Stults in ENLISTED - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Tommy Garcia

In Fox’s new comedy from creator Kevin Biegel, ENLISTED, Fridays at 9 PM, Geoff Stults plays U.S. Army Sergeant Pete Hill, a heroic military man whose star dips when he’s found guilty of insubordination. Pete finds himself stationed at an Army base in Florida, where his younger brothers, cynical Derrick (Chris Lowell) and optimistic Randy (Parker Young), are both already members of the somewhat klutzy Rear D troop, overseen by formidable commanding officer Cody Wallace (Keith David). Stults was born in Detroit and raised in Colorado. He previously toplined the BONES spinoff series THE FINDER and was also a regular […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Sam Laybourne on NBC’s THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW

Michael J. Fox and Frederick Weller in THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW - Season 1 - "Couples" | ©NBC/Eric Liebowitz

On NBC’s THE MICHAEL J. FOX SHOW, Thursdays at 9:30 PM, Michael J. Fox plays Mike Henry, who returns to being a television newsman after years away – not unlike the way Fox is returning to anchoring an NBC half-hour comedy after years away. Additionally, both the fictional Henry and the real Fox are happily married family men with children, and both matter-of-factly deal with their Parkinson’s disease. The series was created by Will Gluck and Sam Laybourne, both of whom are executive producers with Fox. Laybourne is at an event held by NBC for the Television Critics Association press […]Read On »


Interview: Connie Britton on NASHVILLE Season 2 and AMERICAN HORROR STORY

Connie Britton in NASHVILLE - Season 2 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

NASHVILLE, created by Callie Khouri, is now in its second season on ABC, Wednesday nights at 10 PM. The show follows the occasionally intertwined lives of two country music stars, veteran Rayna Jaymes, played by Connie Britton, and rising newcomer Juliette Barnes, portrayed by Hayden Panettiere. Known for both television and film, Britton has been steadily employed as a series regular in 2006 when, following an arc on 24, she began her five-season stint as beloved high school football coach’s wife Tami Taylor on FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, reprising her role from the 2004 feature. When FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS ended, Britton […]Read On »


Interview: SUPERNATURAL guest star Richard Speight Jr. is a trickster and more

Richard Speight, Jr. as Gabriel in SUPERNATURAL - "Hammer of the Gods" | ©2010 The CW/Michael Courtney

Richard Speight Jr. is known to a whole bunch of different viewers for his work on a wide variety of projects. Fans of HBO’s 2001 miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS recognize the Tennessee-born actor as Sgt. Warren “Skip” Muck. Those familiar with the series THE AGENCY remember Speight as Lex. On the near-future post-apocalyptic JERICHO, Speight played Bill, and on JUSTIFIED, he’s recurred as not-very-bright crook Jed Berwind. Speight’s role over four episodes of SUPERNATURAL – currently in its ninth season on the CW, Tuesdays at 9 PM – is notable, for a number of reasons, one being that he played three […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Mackenzie Crook is the man behind the machine

Mackenzie Crook is Rudy Lom in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Kharen Hill

In the near-future world of ALMOST HUMAN, Fox Mondays at 8 PM, it is mandated that all police officers have android partners. However, there’s something special about Dorian (Michael Ealy), the android partner of Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) – Dorian has emotions. Dorian also has a very concerned and inventive computer scientist advocating on his behalf, one Rudy Lom, played by Mackenzie Crook. Crook got his onscreen start as The Man in 1996’s THE MAN WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH A TRAFFIC CONE. Since then, his many credits have expanded to include the original British version of THE OFFICE, […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Bob Harris talks THE INTERNATIONAL BANK OF BOB book

THE INTERNATIONAL BANK OF BOB by Bob Harris | ©2013 Walker and Company

What better way to start the new year than with adventure and helping others? Bob Harris combines both in THE INTERNATIONAL BANK OF BOB: CONNECTING OUR WORLDS ONE $25 KIVA LOAN AT A TIME. The nonfiction book discusses both the phenomenon of micro-lending – individuals giving small sums so that people in impoverished countries can start their own businesses – and Harris’ personal experiences with it, which took him to all corners of the globe. Harris previously authored PRISONER OF TREBEKISTAN: A DECADE IN JEOPARDY!, which both chronicled Harris’ stints on the game show and examining how and why people […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Angelique Cabral gets ENLISTED with new Fox comedy

Angelique Cabral in ENLISTED - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Tommy Garcia

In Fox’s new half-hour comedy ENLISTED, Fridays at 9:30 PM, Angelique Cabral’s Jill Perez is the most capable soldier at the Rear D U.S. Army base in Florida. Her fellows are largely unorthodox and confused, the exception being Pete Hill (Geoff Stults), who has just been sent here after serving overseas and views his new posting as punishment. It doesn’t take long for Jill and Pete to clash. Cabral, originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, has appeared in the films VAIKOONT, THE PERFECT FAMILY and FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, as well as a number of television series, but ENLISTED is her first gig […]Read On »

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