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Exclusive Interview: Raphael Sbarge on MURDER IN THE FIRST and ONCE UPON A TIME

Raphael Sbarge in MURDER IN THE FIRST - Season 1 - "Who's Your Daddy?" | ©2014 TNT/Doug Hyun

Actor Raphael Sbarge had an interesting first half of 2014. He commuted back and forth between Vancouver, where he plays psychologist – and former cricket – Archie Hopper in ONCE UPON A TIME, and San Francisco and Los Angeles, where he plays Detective David Volk in TNT’s new series MURDER IN THE FIRST, created by Eric Lodal and the prolific Steven Bochco (NYPD BLUE, L.A. LAW and HILL STREET BLUES are a few of his other inventions). MURDER IN THE FIRST, which airs Mondays at 10 PM, takes place in San Francisco, where the murder of the assistant of a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Eric Dane commands THE LAST SHIP on TNT

Eric Dane in THE LAST SHIP - Season 1 | ©2014 TNT/Michael Muller

Probably not many people go from being a respected doctor to a U.S. Navy commander, but that’s where Eric Dane’s acting career has taken him. After the San Francisco native’s character Mark Sloane died on GREY’S ANATOMY, the actor was cast as U.S. Navy commander Tom Chandler in TNT’s THE LAST SHIP. THE LAST SHIP, which premieres on TNT Sunday, June 22 at 9 PM, takes us aboardChandler’s destroyer just as a deadly plague sweeps the globe.Chandler must deal with eager but rebellious scientists who want to research and cure the disease, crew members who would rather go back to […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Luke Pasqualino on THE MUSKETEERS and playing D’Artagnan

Luke Pasqualino is D'Artagnan in THE MUSKETEERS | ©2014 BBC America/Larry Horricks

Alexandre Dumas’ novel THE THREE MUSKETEERS has been adapted for the big screen a number of times. Now BBC America has THE MUSKETEERS, which premieres Sunday, June 22. The series keeps seventeenth-century warriors Porthos (Howard Charles), Athos (Tom Burke) and Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) together, joined by the eager D’Artagnan, played by Luke Pasqualino, all still fighting for monarch and country. The storyline diverges somewhat from the familiar plot of the book, but our heroes are still up against the nefarious Cardinal Richelieu (Peter Capaldi). Pasqualino, who hails from Peterborough, England, previously played Paolo in Showtime’s series THE BORGIAS and the […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 4 – “The Children” – Season Finale

Isaac Hempstead Wright in GAME OF THRONES - Season 4 - "The Children" | ©2014 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Charles Dance, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dillane, Ciaran Hinds, Carice van Houten, John Bradley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Maisie Williams, Rory McCann, Ian McElhinney, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Rose Leslie, Kristofer Hivju, Gwendoline Christie, Conleth Hill, Sibel Kekilli, Thomas Sangster, Ellie Kendrick, Kristian Nairn, Daniel Portman Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Alex Graves Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: June 15, 2014 Okay, who saw that coming? Put your hands […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jaime Murray on DEFIANCE on Season 2

Jamie Murray as Stahma Tarr in DEFIANCE - Season 2 | ©2014 Syfy/Joe Pugliese

We’re only at the start of Season 2 of Syfy’s DEFIANCE, returning Thursday June 19, but Jaime Murray’s character Stahma Tarr has already established herself as one of the more formidable antagonists of either gender in science fiction. In DEFIANCE, it’s thirty-five years after seven alien races, collectively known as the Votan, crash-landed on Earth. One of these species is the Castithan, a caste-and-status-conscious group. Stahma is a highborn Castithan who married Datak Tarr, played by Tony Curran, who has risen to prominence in the town of Defiance, formerly St. Louis,MO. Stahma plays the respectful wife, but she shamelessly manipulates […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: RECTIFY creator Ray McKinnon talks Season 2

Aden Young in RECTIFY - Season 2 | ©2014 Sundance TV/Tina Rowden

Sundance TV’s drama RECTIFY begins its second season Thursday, June 19. Season 1, which debuted last year, followed the first six days after Daniel Holden (Aden Young), who has spent literally half of his life on death row after being convicted of murdering his girlfriend at age nineteen, is released from prison on a technicality. Some of Daniel’s family is thrilled; most of the townsfolk are not, believing him to be guilty. The show starts slowly but builds to real power, with a shattering Season 1 climax, and we still don’t know whether or not Daniel committed the original crime. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Dean Norris from UNDER THE DOME talks about season 2 and more

Dean Norris at the CBS Summer Press Junket | © 2014 Sue Schneider

UNDER THE DOME (based on the novel by Stephen King) was such a big hit last summer that CBS decided to make it a returning summer series. Who was not rooting for everyone in the town of Chester’s Mill and booing the character portrayed by Dean Morris, James ‘Big Jim’ Rennie? We got a chance to catch up with Dean at the CBS Summer Press Day cocktail party at The London Hotel to talk about his character and see if I could pry any secrets about the new season which debuts Monday, June 30 on CBS and is written by […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 4 – “The Watchers on the Wall”

Neil Fingleton in GAME OF THRONES - Season 4 - "The Watcher in the Wall" | ©2014 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Kit Harington, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Rose Leslie, Kristofer Hivju, Owen Teale, Peter Vaughan, Dominic Carter, Ben Crompton, Brennock O’Connor, Mark Stanley, Josef Altin Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Neil Marshall Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: June 8, 2014 Breaking format with other episodes of GAME OF THRONES, the episode “The Watches on the Wall” takes place entirely in and around Castle Black as the Wildlings attack the Night’s Watch stronghold. If it’s medieval battle you […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Terry O’Quinn chats GANG RELATED

Terry O'Quinn in GANG RELATED - Season 1 | ©2014 Fox/Patrick Hoelck

In Fox’s new drama GANG RELATED, Thursdays at 9 PM, Ramon Rodriguez plays Ryan Lopez, who has just been accepted into LAPD’s prestigious, and dangerous, Gang Task Force. What no one in the LAPD knows is that Ryan is actually the adopted son of gang patriarch Javier Acosta (played by Cliff Curtis) and originally joined the police as a mole. However, Ryan takes his duties seriously, and his divided loyalties are beginning to take their toll. Terry O’Quinn plays Ryan’s task force boss, Sam Chapel. O’Quinn, who made an indelible impression as the title character in the original film THE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ken Leung takes THE NIGHT SHIFT

Ken Leung in THE NIGHT SHIFT - Season 1| ©2014 NBC/Jeff Riedel

NBC’s new drama THE NIGHT SHIFT, Tuesdays at 10 PM, is set in the night shift of a busy San Antonio,Texas hospital that has the only open after-dark emergency room for miles around. Ken Leung plays. Topher, who served as an Army medic in Afghanistan with his friend T.C. (Eoin Macken), who’s also on staff here. Leung, a New York native, is familiar to LOST fans for his role as Miles Straume. Other series roles include recurring characters on PERSON OF INTEREST, DECEPTION and ZERO HOUR; feature credits include X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (as Kid Omega) and THE INSIDE MAN. […]Read On »

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