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24: LEGACY: EP Howard Gordon talks returning to the franchise – interview

Corey Hawkins stars in 24: LEGACY | © 2017 Guy D'Alema/FOX

Fox Network’s new Monday-night thriller 24: LEGACY is in some respects its own show. Corey Hawkins stars as military veteran Eric Carter, who begins working with the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) over the course of one intense day, rather than starting out as a seasoned CTU agent like Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer. But this is a legacy of the original 24, with some returning characters – like Carlos Bernard’s Tony Almeida – the same ticking-clock time frame, and a lot of the behind the scenes creative team once again in the driver’s seat. Among the returnees is executive producer Howard Gordon, […]Read On »

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BILLIONS: Damian Lewis talks Season 2 – interview

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axe Axelrod in BILLIONS | © 2017 Jeff Neumann/SHOWTIME

In Showtime’s BILLIONS, now in its second season on Sunday nights, Damian Lewis stars as up from the streets but now very wealthy Wall Street businessman Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. Bobby has drawn the wrath of Deputy District Attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by Paul Giamatti. Their situation was considerably complicated by the fact that Chuck’s wife Wendy (Maggie Siff) has been Bobby’s professional advisor and coach. At the end of Season 1, Wendy separated from Chuck and quit her job with Bobby, disturbing both men. At the start of BILLIONS Season 2, Bobby embroils Chuck in a massive lawsuit, but the […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 11 – “The Nightmare in the Nightmare” – SEASON FINALE

David Boreanaz in BONES The Nightmare Within the Nightmare | © 2017 Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Ryan O’Neal, Michael Grant Terry, Tim Guinee Writer: Michael Peterson, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: David Boreanaz Network: Fox Network, Thursdays @ 8 PM Airdate: July 21, 2016 The BONES Season 11 finale episode “The Nightmare in the Nightmare” has a suitably menacing and slightly surreal quality in keeping with its title. With Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) subconscious trying to point our favorite forensic anthropologist to the identity of a serial killer, it’s no wonder she’s having bad […]Read On »

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DOUBT: Actor Steven Pasquale talks the new CBS crime series – exclusive interview

Steven Pasquale and Katherine Heigl in DOUBT | © 2017 CBS

In CBS’ new Wednesday-night drama DOUBT, Steven Pasquale stars as Dr. Billy Conway. A hero in the hospital, Billy stands accused of a twenty-six-year-old murder. His lawyer, Sadie Ellis, played by Katherine Heigl, is convinced of Billy’s innocence. Despite warnings from friends and associates, and the legal implications, counselor and client fall hard for each other. Pasquale previously played Mark Fuhrman in the Emmy-winning THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON, starred as the Jekyll/Hyde-like protagonist in DO NO HARM and was a regular on RESCUE ME. Additionally, the actor from Pennsylvania has an extensive stage career, including the original Broadway productions […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 34: The Legion Of Love Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast, we talk about the latest installment in the Marvel Universe, FX’s new TV show LEGION, which you may or may not know is an X-Men spin-off. In our second segment, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re going to get all mushy on you and share our top 3 favorite love stories. All of that plus our favorite headlines of the week. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube. Related: DORKING OUT ABOUT TRAILERS – Episode 3: Power Rangers, Transformers, Colossal […]Read On »

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AGENTS OF SHIELD: Actors Iain De Caestecker & John Hannah on Season 4 – exclusive interview

John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe in AGENTS OF SHIELD | © 2017 ABC/Eric McCandless

It’s rare for an American show to have two Scottish actors as regulars both playing Scottish characters. However, MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, now in its fourth season Tuesday nights on ABC, boasts Iain De Caestecker as Dr. Leopold Fitz and John Hannah as Dr. Holden Radcliffe. De Caestecker has been with AGENTS OF SHIELD since its premiere. His Fitz is a tech genius whose adoration of erstwhile classmate, biological whiz Dr. Gemma Simmons, played by Elizabeth Henstridge, is now requited. Hannah joined the series in Season 3 as Dr. Holden Radcliffe, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence. Until […]Read On »

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SUPERGIRL: Co-Creator Andrew Kreisberg talks Season 2 – interview

Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl in SUPERGIRL | © 2017 Dean Buscher/The CW

SUPERGIRL is now on Monday nights on the CW in its second season (its first season was on sibling network CBS). Melissa Benoist has received galactic acclaim as the young woman of steel. This season, she’s been joined by a few more family members from her home planet. Chris Wood plays Mon-El, and Tyler Hoechlin, lately of TEEN WOLF, has appeared and may yet be back as Kal-El, aka Clark Kent, aka Superman. Andrew Kreisberg, who co-created and executive-produces SUPERGIRL (and its CW DC Comics siblings, ARROW, THE FLASH and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW) talks about these developments. ASSIGNMENT X: Did […]Read On »

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POP SHOW – Episode 40: Interview with THE EXPANSE star Wes Chatham

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome back to the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C Ferrante. This week was a skeleton crew on the show since Anthony is off filming SHARKNADO 5, Sonia had a birthday party to attend to (how dare she) and Ryan is still MIA. So it was left to Christopher Allen Smith (@JettJergens) and myself (@PeterBrownAX) to helm the ship. So we took the time to talk about THE EXPANSE, SyFy’s amazing science fiction show that has just started its second season. This included a really cool visit from Wes Chatham, who plays Amos Burton on THE EXPANSE. Wes took some time […]Read On »

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HUMANS: Show creators give the scoop on Season 2 – exclusive interview

Gemma Chan as Anita/Mi in Season 2 of HUMANS | © 2017 Colin Hutton/AMC

HUMANS presents us with a near-future where artificial intelligence has resulted in “synths” that are physically identical to humans. Most synths are used as servants, but some have secretly been programmed with human consciousness that causes human emotions. Set in England, HUMANS begins its second season on AMC Monday, February 13. Executive producers Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent adapted HUMANS from Lars Lundstrom’s Swedish series REAL HUMANS. The duo previously worked together on MI-5. Together at a restaurant in Pasadena’s Langham Huntington Hotel, Brackley and Vincent talk about what’s next for the synths and their friends. ASSIGNMENT X: How did […]Read On »

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JESSICA JONES: Carrie-Anne Moss talks IRON FIST and JESSICA JONES – exclusive interview

Carrie-Anne Moss and Krysten Ritter in JESSICA JONES | © 2017 Netflix

In Netflix’s JESSICA JONES, Carrie-Anne Moss plays uber-lawyer Jeri Hogarth. Hogarth is the employer of the super-strong title character, who’s played by Krysten Ritter. Hogarth is also truly ruthless, a trait that is its own kind of superpower in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Moss appears as Hogarth in an episode of the second season of DAREDEVIL; she and Ritter both reprise their characters in the Netflix multi-Marvel-superheroes series THE DEFENDERS, which is currently shooting. Moss, who shot to fame as Trinity in the MATRIX films, appeared on the big screen earlier this year in the horror film THE BYE BYE […]Read On »

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