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ALL THE WAY: Director Jay Roach on new telefilm – Exclusive Interview

ALL THE WAY poster | ©2016 HBO

ALL THE WAY, Robert Schenkkan’s drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the American civil rights movement in 1964, won Tony Awards for Original Play and Bryan Cranston’s lead performance. Now director Jay Roach has brought ALL THE WAY to HBO as a telefilm, premiering Saturday, May 21. Schenkkan adapted the script and Cranston reprises his role as LBJ; Anthony Mackie portrays Dr. King. Although also known for big-screen comedies (the AUSTIN POWERS films, MEET THE PARENTS), Roach has had a very rewarding relationship doing politically-themed fare for HBO. As both director and […]Read On »

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THE NIGHT MANAGER: Tom Hiddleston gets his spy on – interview

Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine in THE NIGHT MANAGER | © 2016 Des Willie /The Ink Factory/AMC

If Tom Hiddleston’s acting work on its own were somehow not enough to make him rate highly, consider this. AMC’s limited series THE NIGHT MANAGER airs Tuesday nights at 10 PM. In this six-part espionage drama, based on the novel by John Le Carre, Hiddleston plays Jonathan Pine, who is recruited by British Intelligence to scope out amoral arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie). Hiddleston shot to fame playing the villainous but witty Loki in the THOR and AVENGERS movies. He’s starred as a depressed vampire in ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, as an impoverished nobleman with a devastating secret in […]Read On »

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THE FAMILY: Actor Rupert Graves also talks SHERLOCK – Exclusive Interview

Rupert Graves in THE FAMILY | ©2016 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC Network’s Sunday-night drama THE FAMILY, Rupert Graves plays John Warren. John, his wife Claire (Joan Allen) and their two older children, Willa (Alison Pill) and Danny (Adam Gilford), have all been damaged in different ways by the kidnapping and presumed murder of youngest family member Adam. Years later, just as Claire is preparing to run for governor, a teenager claiming to be Adam (Liam James) shows up and thrusts the family into further chaos, especially because by now they all have many secrets that have built up around the original tragedy. English actor Graves plays DI Lestrade in […]Read On »

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GOTHAM: Jessica Lucas learned how to whip – exclusive interview

Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan in GOTHAM | © Jeff Neumann/ FOX

In Fox Network’s Batman prequel GOTHAM, now in its second season Mondays at 8 PM, Jessica Lucas plays Tabitha Galavan, aka the Tigress. Tabitha is not quite so mad or driven as her already-ruthless and now resurrected brother Theo [James Frain], but she has no qualms about killing and she’s very handy with her whip. Lucas, originally from British Columbia, Canada, has appeared in a lot of genre fare, including the films THE COVENANT and CLOVERFIELD, starring in the EVIL DEAD remake and in the TV series CULT. She was also a regular on the revival of MELROSE PLACE and […]Read On »

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GRANDFATHERED: The cast and crew talk Season 1 – exclusive interview

Kelly Jenrette as Annelise on GRANDFATHERED | © 2016 Tommy Garcia/FOX

In Fox Network’s Tuesday-night comedy GRANDFATHERED, which has its first-season finale May 10, John Stamos plays nightclub owner Jimmy Martino. In the half-hour show’s pilot, Jimmy was stunned to find out that not only does he have a son, Gerald (Josh Peck), with old love Sara (Paget Brewster), but that Gerald has a baby daughter with his own flame Vanessa (Christina Milian). Co-executive producer/writer Sam Laybourne, executive producer/director Chris Koch and actress Kelly Jenrette, who plays Jimmy’s assistant Annelise, talk about making unexpected grandparenthood funny. SAM LAYBOURNE: It’s been great. I feel like we’ve turned a corner where we’ve been […]Read On »

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UNDERGROUND: Jurnee Smollett-Bell & Aldis Hodge – exclusive interview

Jurnee Smollett-Bell As Rosalee in UNDERGROUND on WGN | © 2016 WGN

In WGN America’s UNDERGROUND, Wednesday nights in its first season and renewed for a second, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Aldis Hodge star as, respectively, Rosalee and Noah. It’s 1857. Noah has worked out a plan for himself and several others to escape from the plantation where they are held in slavery – a plan that gets radically accelerated when Rosalee has to defend herself from attack by a rapacious oversee and consequently must run for her life. Eventually, the two begin working together as they unknowingly help pave the way for the Underground Railroad, which conducted many slaves to freedom over […]Read On »

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THE AMERICANS: Matthew Rhys talks Philip’s dilemmas – interview

Matthew Rhys stars in THE AMERICANS | © 2016 FX

In FX Network’s THE AMERICANS, now in its fourth season Wednesdays at 10 PM, things are more intense than ever. Matthew Rhys plays Philip Jennings, married to Elizabeth (Keri Russell). Seemingly normal all-American travel agents in the early Eighties, Philip and Elizabeth are actually Russian KBG agents. Philip and Elizabeth actually fell in love after having two children, but now older child Paige (Holly Taylor) has discovered their true identities and told her pastor. Meanwhile, Philip wound up having to marry American FBI secretary Martha (Alison Wright) in his fake identity as Clark; Martha has learned that Clark isn’t who […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 22 – Week 6 – Famous Dances Night – Flutie ejected

Doug Flutie in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 22 |©2016 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Ginger Zee, Antonio Brown, Doug Flutie, Wayna Morris, Von Miller, Nyle Dimarco, Jodie Sweetin, Paige Van Zant, Kim Fields Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: April 27th, 2016 Famous Dances Night on DANCING WITH THE STARS: Season 22 – Week Six brought us reinterpretations of some iconic dances over the years from FOOTLOOSE to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE to AUSTIN POWERS, most were just…groovy baby! Leading the score board tonight was Wayna Morris & Lindsey Arnold with 29 points, an almost perfect score. Right behind them is Paige Van Zant & Mark Ballas with 28, and Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Kevin Alejandro chats about his rivalry with the devil – exclusive interview

Kevin Alejandro as Dan Espinoza in LUCIFER | © 2016 Brendan Meadows/FOX

Kevin Alejandro has onscreen experience with playing a cop and with the supernatural, both of which serve him in good stead in Fox Network’s LUCIFER. LUCIFER, which has its first-season finale Monday April 25 and has been renewed for a second year, stars Tom Ellis in the title role, who really is the Devil. However, it turns out that Lucifer is not so much evil as curious. He’s left Hell and taken up residence in Los Angeles, where he decides to help LAPD detective Chloe  Decker (Lauren German) solve cases, much to her annoyance. Chloe’s displeasure, though, is nothing compared […]Read On »

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GAME OF THRONES: Michael Lombardo on Season 6 – Exclusive Interview

GAMES OF THRONES - Season 6 poster | ©2016 HBO

HBO’s GAME OF THRONES begins is eagerly-awaited sixth season Sunday, April 24. The series is adapted from George R.R. Martin’s novel saga, but this year’s TV episodes extend beyond the events of the last published book. It’s been reported that executive producers/adapters David Benioff and D.B. (Daniel) Weiss want to do another thirteen episodes, over two seasons, after this year. We caught up with HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo to talk about this and more. ASSIGNMENT X: How many more seasons of GAME OF THRONES would you like to do? MICHAEL LOMBARDO: I would like to be doing them […]Read On »

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