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Exclusive Interview: Lenora Crichlow on BACK IN THE GAME and BEING HUMAN U.K.

Lenora Crichlow in BACK IN THE GAME - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s BACK IN THE GAME, Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, Maggie Lawson plays Terry Gannon, Jr., a single mom who’s had to move back in with her dad, former pro baseball player Terry “The Cannon” Gannon (James Caan). Terry was a talented player herself in college, but anger at her often-absent and perpetually cranky dad has made her resent baseball. However, when her young son Danny (Griffin Gluck) isn’t allowed onto his school’s team, Terry fills the vacant position of school coach. Funding the team and cheering from the sidelines is Lenora Crichlow’s character, Gigi Fernandez-Lovette, whose son Michael (J.J. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ex marks the spot for TROPHY WIFE star Michaela Watkins

Michaela Watkins in TROPHY WIFE - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

On ABC’s new half-hour comedy TROPHY WIFE, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, Malin Akerman plays Kate, a free-spirited young woman who falls for and marries Pete. Pete, played by Bradley Whitford, comes with some baggage, namely three children all under eighteen, and two ex-wives. Michaela Watkins plays Jackie, Pete’s free-spirited but anxious second ex-wife (Marcia Gay Harden plays first wife Diane). Watkins, originally from Syracuse, New York, is a member of the improvisational troupe the Groundlings in Los Angeles. The actress was a regular on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE in the 2008-2009 season and ENLIGHTENED and has a batch of feature films […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Mark A. Sheppard on SUPERNATURAL Season 9 and more

Mark A. Sheppard in SUPERNATURAL - Season 9 | ©2013 The CW/Nino Mundashoz

There is an Internet meme that’s a collage of actor Mark A. Sheppard in some of his many recurring genre TV roles – as King of Hell Crowley in SUPERNATURAL, as interplanetary fence Badger in FIREFLY, as Romo Lampkin in BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, as Tanaka in DOLLHOUSE, as Benedict Valda in WAREHOUSE 13, as insurance investigator Jim Sterling in LEVERAGE, as Canton Everett Delaware III in DOCTOR WHO, to name a few. There is an accompanying caption to the effect of, “If you don’t recognize this man, turn in your geek credentials.” London-born Sheppard also has feature film credits, including IN […]Read On »

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 17 Recap: Elizabeth Berkley is out in shocking elimination

Elizabeth Berkley in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 17 | ©2013 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Leah Remini, Elizabeth Berkley, Corbin Bleu, Bill Engvall, Amber Riley, Jack Osbourne, Network: ABC, airs Mondays Original Telecast: Nov. 11th, 2013 The most shocking elimination this season came tonight  on DANCING WITH THE STARS with the ouster of Elizabeth Berkley & Val Chmerkovskiy. Their departure ironically came right after she scored a perfect 30 on her Salsa trio number. Somehow, last place couple Bill Engvall & Emma Slater slipped by again, making it to the semi-finals! Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff had the stellar night, landing in first place with an impressive 58 out of 60 points. Berkley & […]Read On »

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Interview: Damian Lewis examines HOMELAND Season 3

Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 3 | ©2013 Showtime/Kent Smith

British actor Damian Lewis won an Emmy for his first season as prisoner-of-war-turned-terrorist/Congressional candidate Nicholas Brody in Showtime’s CIA thriller HOMELAND, which airs Sundays at 9 PM. Lewis was nominated again for his second year on HOMELAND, when Congressman Brody is proved to be a terrorist by CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes, who won Emmys for both seasons), then is turned into a double agent by the CIA, then resumes his affair with the very conflicted Carrie, then is apparently framed for blowing up the CIA and ends the second season on the run. Now it’s Season 3. Carrie […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THOR: THE DARK WORLD

THOR: THE DARK WORLD poster | ©2013 Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Adewale Akinnoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgard, Chris O’Dowd Writers: Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat Director: Alan Taylor Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures/Marvel Studios Release Date: November 8, 2013 THOR: THE DARK WORLD begins with Anthony Hopkins as Odin, King of Asgard, providing a voiceover preface with enough exposition to make us worry that the story has stopped in its tracks before it has even begun. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Actress Bailee Madison celebrates PETE’S CHRISTMAS

Bailee Madison in PETE'S CHRISTMAS | ©2013 Hallmark Channel

Bailee Madison has racked up an impressive list of acting credits at her current age of fourteen. She has starred in the feature films DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and JUST GO WITH IT and has a recurring role as Young Snow White on ONCE UPON A TIME (series regular Ginnifer Goodwin plays the character as an adult). Just this year, the Florida-born actress has appeared in the feature film WATERCOLOR POSTCARDS, did an outrageous guest turn on Fearnet’s horror comedy series HOLLISTON and has a series regular gig on ABC’s new half-hour comedy TROPHY WIFE. As if all […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “The Sin Eater”

Tom Mison in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 1 - "The Sin Eater" | ©2013 Fox/Brownie Harris

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, John Noble, Lyndie Greenwood, James Frain, Tongayi Chinisa, Craig Parker Writers: Alex Kurtzman & Mark Goffman, story by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: Ken Olin Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: November 4, 2013 It’s been a little less than a year, but how we’ve missed seeing John Noble, until lately Dr. Walter Bishop of FRINGE, on genre TV. (Yes, he appeared on an episode of THE GOOD WIFE in between.) In the SLEEPY HOLLOW episode […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 9 – “The Nazi on the Honeymoon”

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 9 - "The Nazi in the Honeymoon" | ©2013 Fox/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Joaquim de Almeida, Eugene Byrd, Angela Alvarado Rosa, Geoffrey Rivas, Michael Fairman Writer: Dave Thomas, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Jeannot Szwarc Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: November 4, 2013 When WWII ended, Argentina opened its borders to fleeing Nazis. The BONES episode “The Nazi on the Honeymoon” uses this historical fact as the underpinnings of a plot that finds Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) on their honeymoon in Buenos Aires. Booth […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The creators of ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND talk Season 1

Emma Rigby as The Red Queen, Naveen Andrews as Jafar, Sophie Lowe as Alice, Peter Gadiot as Cyrus, John Lithgow as the voice of The White Rabbit and Michael Socha as The Knave of Hearts in ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND, ABC Thursdays at 8 PM, ONCE UPON A TIME creators/executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have (with fellow WONDERLAND creators Zack Estrin and Jane Espenson) woven together a story in the same universe as their mothership (now in its third season on ABC, Sundays at 8 PM). We’ve visited Wonderland before with Sebastian Stan’s Mad Hatter and Barbara Hershey’s Queen of Hearts. Those characters don’t show up in the new series, which combines traditional elements from Lewis Carroll’s classics ALICE IN WONDERLAND and ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS with Disney’s ALADDIN. Here, Alice […]Read On »

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