Mark Harmon chats NCIS & NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – Exclusive Interview

Mark Harmon in NCIS - Season 11 - "Honor Thy Father" | ©2014 CBS/Monty Brinton

Mark Harmon stars as Leroy Jethro Gibbs and is one of the executive producers on CBS’ NCIS, now in its twelfth season, Tuesdays at 8 PM. Harmon is also not only an executive producer on the new NCIS spin-off, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, which airs Tuesdays at 9 PM, he also helped turn the premise from a two-episode arc on the parent show into its own series. As Harmon explains to a Q&A panel for the Television Critics Association, show runner and fellow NCIS and now NCIS: NEW ORLEANS executive producer Gary Glasberg initially pitched the notion of visiting the Naval […]Read On »


News: SUPERNATURAL spin-off still a possibility says the CW President Mark Pedowitz

Sean Faris and David Lassiter in SUPERNATURAL - Season 9 - "Bloodlines" | ©2014 The CW/Carole Segal

During its ninth season, SUPERNATURAL had a backdoor pilot for a spin-off in its episode “Bloodlines.” It didn’t work. However, SUPERNATURAL is now successfully in its tenth season and renewed for an eleventh. At a question and answer session with the Television Critics Association on January 11, The CW’s president Mark Pedowitz said that he’s not only still amenable to the possibility of a SUPERNATURAL spin-off, he actively wants one. “I’ve been pretty outspoken in wanting another SUPERNATURAL spin-off,” Pedowitz relates. “It really is in [executive producers] Jeremy Carver and Eric Kripke and Bob Singer’s court what is the best […]Read On »


CONSTANTINE showrunner Daniel Cerone on Season 1- Exclusive Interview

Matt Ryan as John Constantine in CONSTANTINE - Season 1 - "Blessed Are the Damned" | ©2014 NBC/Daniel McFadden

In NBC’s CONSTANTINE, Fridays at 10 PM, Matt Ryan plays the title character from the HELLBLAZER comics, an antihero with a damned soul who fights demons and hopes for redemption. Executive producer and showrunner Daniel Cerone developed CONSTANTINE for television with fellow exec producer David S. Goyer. Cerone, who has also been a writer/producer on MOTIVE, THE MENTALIST, DEXTER and CHARMED, to name a few credits, is happy to talk about his work in the hell-blazing field. ASSIGNMENT X: You’re on right after GRIMM, a show that also deals with monsters and people who combat them. How does that work […]Read On »


Tcheky Karyo finds THE MISSING – Exclusive Interview

Tcheky Karyo in THE MISSING - Season 1 - Key Art | ©2014 Starz

THE MISSING concludes its eight-episode first season on Starz, Saturday Jan. 10 at 9 PM. Originally conceived as a limited series, THE MISSING has been so successful with terrific ratings and Golden Globe nominations for both miniseries/telefilm and dramatic actress (Frances O’Connor) that a second season has been commissioned by the BBC and Starz, albeit the storyline won’t be connected to the first season. The first season of THE MISSING, written by brothers Harry Williams and Jack Williams, is set in two time periods. In 2006, British married couple Tony (James Nesbitt) and Emily (Frances O’Connor) are distraught when their […]Read On »


Taraji P. Henson on the EMPIRE state of mind – Exclusive Interview

Taraki P. Henson in EMPIRE - Season 1 | ©2015 Fox/Michael Lavine

In Fox’s new drama EMPIRE, created by Danny Strong and Lee Daniels, we are in the world of hip-hop music. The new series introduces us to music mogul Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard. Lucious is suffering from a serious illness and struggles to retain power while also trying to plan his legacy. Son Jamal, played by Jussie Smollett, is perhaps the most talented and qualified choice, but Jamal is gay, and Lucious cannot bear that. Challenging Lucious on virtually everything is his ex-wife Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson. Henson and Howard previously worked together in 2005’s HUSTLE & […]Read On »


The scoop on MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER – Exclusive Interview with producers Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters

Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter in MARVEL'S AGENT CARTER | © 2015 Marvel/Katrin Marchinowski

ABC is keeping the writing/executive-producing team of Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas very busy. The duo remain as show runners on the supernatural drama RESURRECTION, in its second season Sundays at 9 PM, and are also show runners on the new MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER, which has its two-hour premiere Tuesday at 8 PM before settling into its regular 9 PM slot. AGENT CARTER stars Hayley Atwell as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Peggy Carter, introduced as the WWII-era colleague and love interest of Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, in 2011’s feature CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. With Cap missing and feared dead in […]Read On »


The scoop on Season 5 of DOWNTON ABBEY from executive producer Gareth Neame – Exclusive Interview

Jim Carter as Mr. Carson and Phyllis Logan as Mrs. Hughes in DOWNTON ABBEY - Season 5 | ©2015 Carnival Films/Nick Briggs

DOWNTON ABBEY commences its fifth season on PBS Sunday, January 4, at 9 PM. The beloved British import chronicling the lives of the titled Crawley family and their servants is now firmly immersed in the Twenties, when social change is afoot. Executive producer Gareth Neame, also one of the executive producers of SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED, which will have a new season on PBS as well, takes a moment to talk about DOWNTON‘s international success. ASSIGNMENT X: There were a few shows that preceded DOWNTON ABBEY that were trying to do something like UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS, which did not succeed. Then DOWNTON came […]Read On »


Lenora Crichlow aids love with A TO Z – Exclusive Interview

Lenora Crichlow as Stephie in A TO Z - Season 1 - " G is for Geronimo" | ©2014 NBC/Chris Haston

In NBC’s Thursday-night half-hour comedy A TO Z, we see everything about the courtship of Adam (Ben Feldman) and Zelda (Cristin Milloti), who date each other for eight months, three weeks, five days and one hour. Lenora Crichlow plays Zelda’s best friend Stephie, a lawyer who has a lot of insecurities about her own romantic life. Crichlow, originally from London, England, became known to American audiences on BBC America’s airings of the original British BEING HUMAN as the self-sacrificing ghost Annie, who’s in love with a relapsing vampire. More recently, she costarred in ABC’s comedy BACK IN THE GAME as […]Read On »


Showrunner Gary Glasberg on NCIS and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS – Exclusive Interview

Scott Bakula in NCIS: NEW ORLEANS - Season 1 | ©2014 CBS/Skip Bolen

Gary Glasberg is a busy man. He continues to be show runner and executive producer on CBS’ long-running ratings champ NCIS, now in its twelfth season Tuesdays at 8 PM, and he’s co-creator/executive producer of NCIS’ second spin-off, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, also a ratings winner in its first season Tuesdays at 9 PM. Glasberg guided NCIS through a potentially rocky patch in Season 11, when longtime regular Cote de Pablo, who played Ziva David, abruptly left the show. Additionally, Ralph Waite, who played Jackson Gibbs, the father of lead Mark Harmon’s Leroy Gibbs, passed away in real life, something that […]Read On »


Paul Weitz conducts MOZART IN THE JUNGLE for Amazon – Exclusive Interview

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE poster | ©2014 Amazon

Based on the novel by Blair Tindall, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE is a comedy/drama about the world of a New York symphony orchestra. The series, which was made by Amazon Studios for Amazon Prime, debuted on the streaming service December 23. Gael Garcia Bernal stars as the symphony’s self-assured new conductor Rodrigo, Malcolm McDowell plays irascible former conductor Thomas, Saffron Burrows portrays commanding Cynthia and Lola Kirke is young, new-to-town oboist Hailey. Paul Weitz, whose big-screen directing credits include AMERICAN PIE (with his brother Chris), ABOUT A BOY and ADMISSION, directed the MOZART pilot and has become an executive producer […]Read On »

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