Interviews

Exclusive Interview: Producer Todd Milliner on GRIMM and SEAN SAVES THE WORLD

David Giuntoli in GRIMM - Season 3 - "PTZD" | ©2013 NBC/Scott Green

Executive producer Todd Milliner is a busy man who’s gotten just a little busier this year. He and Sean Hayes are partners in Hazy Mills Productions, which now has four shows on the air/coming back: SEAN SAVES THE WORLD (in its first season on NBC Thursdays at 9 PM), GRIMM (in its third season on NBC Fridays at 9 PM), HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (picked up by NBC for a second season) and HOT IN CLEVELAND (which recently had its fourth season on TVLand). However, with Hayes now in front of the cameras as a single father working to save his […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Taylor Kinney chats CHICAGO FIRE Season 2

Taylor Kinney in CHICAGO FIRE - Season 2 - "A Nuisance Call" | ©2013 NBC/Elizabeth Morris

On CHICAGO FIRE, now in its second season on NBC, Tuesday nights at 10 PM,Windy City firefighter Kelly Severide, played by Taylor Kinney, has all sorts of things happening. His father, played by Treat Williams, is taking over the fire house, he broke up with his Russian girlfriend and of course buildings keep burning down. Meanwhile, Kelly is at a poolside party thrown by NBC for the Television Critics Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where he has a more mundane problem. “My brother is here and I can’t get ahold of him,” the actor explains. “He’s lost.” Then there […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Diego Klattenhoff gets on the THE BLACKLIST

Diego Klattenhoff in THE BLACKLIST - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Patrick Ecclesine

Diego Klattenhoff has recently been doing a lot of government work – onscreen, that is. The Nova Scotia-born actor is currently starring as FBI Agent Donald Ressler on NBC’s espionage drama THE BLACKLIST, Mondays at 10 PM, after spending two seasons (and now recurs) as former Marine/Pentagon employee Mike Faber on Showtime’s HOMELAND. In the middle, he appeared in director Guillermo Del Toro’s feature film PACIFIC RIM as a military pilot operating a giant robot known as a Jaeger. Klattenhoff is at a party thrown by NBC for the Television Critics Association. He sounds like he couldn’t be happier with […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: James Cromwell talks BETRAYAL

James Cromwell in BETRAYAL - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/ Craig Sjodin

In ABC’s BETRAYAL, Sundays at 10 PM, James Cromwell plays business tycoon Thatcher Karsten, who has all sorts of problems. His son T.J. (Henry Thomas), who is mentally challenged after an accident, has killed one of Karsten’s business associates. Meanwhile, Karsten’s married lawyer Jack (Stuart Townsend) is having an affair with photographer Sara (Hannah Ware), whose husband is a district attorney dying to nail Karsten to the wall for shady business dealings. Cromwell has played all sorts of people, from the benevolent farmer Arthur Hoggett in BABE, which gleaned him a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination, to his recent Emmy-winning turn […]Read On »

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TV Review: DRACULA – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Jonathan Rhys Meyers in DRACULA - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Nino Munoz

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann, Victoria Smurfit, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Nonso Anozie, Katie McGrath Writer: Cole Haddon, created by Cole Haddon Director: Steve Shill Network: NBC, Fridays @ 10 PM Original Airdate: October 25, 2013 By now, so many writers, directors, actors et al have had a go at Bram Stoker’s creation that saying something is about Dracula is about as helpful as saying the characters wear shoes. In what is being billed as a limited series, NBC’s new DRACULA, developed by Cole Haddon – who also scripted the premiere – takes a number of elements from […]Read On »

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Interview: Bitsie Tulloch on GRIMM Season 3 and surviving the zombie outbreak

Bree Turner and Bitsie Tulloch in GRIMM - Season 3 | ©2013 NBC/Mike Muller

When GRIMM’s second season was nearing its conclusion, things were looking up for Portland, Oregon veterinarian Juliette Silverton, played by Bitsie Tulloch. After a long bout of amnesia about her boyfriend, police detective Nick Burkhardt (played by David Giuntoli), Juliette recovered her memories and found out that the secret Nick had been keeping from her was that he’s a Grimm – someone who can see and must sometimes combat Wesen, fairytale creatures who can look human but have hidden identities and appearances. Juliette also recovered from her sexual obsession with Nick’s police captain, Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz), who is half-supernatural […]Read On »

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Interview: Robert Doherty on ELEMENTARY Season 2

Jonny Lee Miller in ELEMENTARY - Season 2 - "Step Nine" | ©2013 CBS/Joss Barratt

ELEMENTARY, now in its second season on CBS at 10 PM on Thursdays, continues to tell the story of police consultant Sherlock Holmes, played by Jonny Lee Miller, and Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu, as they solve crimes in contemporary New York City. Robert Doherty created this iteration of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed detective. This interview is a combination of comments he made at the Television Critics Association press tour and a one on one conversation with Assignment X about several aspects of ELEMENTARY – including why he feels he doesn’t want to look at any other versions […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 9 – “The Woman in White”

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 8 - "The Woman in White" | ©2013 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Ryan O’Neal, Cyndi Lauper, Patricia Belcher, Eugene Byrd, Carla Gallo, Bryan Klugman, Joel David Moore, Michael Grant Terry, Pej Vahdat, Mather Zickel, David Hornsby, Ralph Waite, Joanna Cassidy, Ty Panitz Writer: Karine Rosenthal, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Kevin Hooks Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: October 21, 2013 On BONES, the wedding of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) has been in the works for […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 9 – “The Lady on the List”

Former Ultimate Fighting Champion Chuck Liddel in BONES - Season 8 - "The Lady on the List" | ©2013 Fox/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Bryan Klugman, Rebecca McFarland, Patrick Heusinger, Chuck Liddell Writer: Pat Charles, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Chad Lowe Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: October 14, 2013 In “The Lady on the List,” BONES presents us with a scenario that is not so much ripped from the headlines as teased from yesterday’s papers. The episode centers on the murder of a Randy Pausch-like teacher, a man dying of cancer who has created a series of […]Read On »

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Interview: Composer Steven Price makes GRAVITY soar

GRAVITY soundtrack | ©2013 WaterTower Music

It’s been said that in space that no one can hear you scream. Yet for all of its astonishing visual, and technical accuracy, I can be fairly certain that the audience will be thankful that GRAVITY has thrown a bone to allow one glaring stylistic inaccuracy to survive in the void. Namely, it’s the emotionally identifiable companion of music that accompanies the lonely roller coaster ride of female astronaut Ryan Stone. For hearing nothingness would be cold comfort indeed, as it’s the innovative scoring of Steven Price that gives GRAVITY‘s black oblivion a feeling, beating heart. Of course, that isn’t […]Read On »

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