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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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UNDERGROUND: Amirah Vann on the period piece WGN drama – exclusive interview

Amirah Vann as Ernestine in WGN's UNDERGROUND | © 2016 WGN

In WGN America’s Wednesday night drama UNDERGROUND, it’s 1857 and the Underground Railroad, which shepherds people to freedom (key “conductor” Harriet Tubman is replacing Andrew Jackson on U.S. currency) is still in its formative days. Seven black people have escaped from the Macon plantation. Miss Ernestine, played by Amirah Vann, is a slave in charge of the Macon household. She is also the mother of Rosalee (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), one of the escapees. Plantation owner Tom Macon (Reed Diamond) has offered a huge reward for the capture of the people he sees as his property. However, there are hints that Rosalee […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Lauren German on working with the Devil – exclusive interview

Lauren German stars as Detective Chloe Decker in LUCIFER | © 2016 Brendan Meadows/FOX

California native Lauren German has played a number of characters who can take care of themselves and the people around them. She was hardworking paramedic Leslie Shay, still mourned by her peers, on several seasons of CHICAGO FIRE, and before that, she got the best of the sadists in the feature HOSTEL: PART II as “final girl” Beth. Now German is playing LAPD detective Chloe Decker on Fox Network’s LUCIFER, which has just been picked up for a second season; the first-season finale airs Monday, April 25 at 9 PM. Detective Decker has a lot to deal with – she’s […]Read On »

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SUPERGIRL: Mehcad Brooks on his relationship with Kara – exclusive interview

Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen in SUPERGIRL | © 2016 Michael Yarish/CBS

On CBS’ SUPERGIRL, which has its first-season finale Monday, April 18 at 8 PM, it looks as though Supergirl, aka Kara Zor-El, aka CatCo executive assistant Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), may finally get together with ace photojournalist James aka Jimmy Olsen, played by Mehcad Brooks. She’s confessed her love for him that’s grown out of a crush, his adoration of her is obvious to anyone who’s seen them together, and they’ve kissed – and then unfortunately the Kryptonian Myriad plan was unleashed, so James is currently mentally enslaved by Kara’s angry uncle Non (Chris Vance), along with nearly all of […]Read On »

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VINYL: Ray Romano on his change of pace role – interview

Ray Ramano as Zak Yankovich in VINYL | © 2016 HBO

HBO’s VINYL, which has its first-season finale Sunday April 17, and is renewed for next year, deals with the rock music scene in New York of the 1970s. Between two of the executive producers, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese (who directed the premiere episode), a lot of knowledge about the milieu, the era and the environment has gone into this tale of struggling record mogul Richie Finestra, portrayed by Bobby Cannavale. Ray Romano, known for starring in the half-hour comedy EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, the hour-long dramedy MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE and his stand-up work, has a change-of-pace role on […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 19: Random thoughts from Anthony’s brain

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Hi friends and welcome back to another glorious episode of the POP SHOW PODCAST. Anthony C. Ferrante (@acferrante) is back again to talk about everything his brain has been pondering the last few weeks including a long discussion about Altoids (they are a curious breath mint!), Hostess snack cakes, terrible experiences at movie theaters and much more. We also get around to talking about some of the entertainment news that has been happening lately. This week Anthony is joined by Ryan Mitchelle, Sonia Mansfield (@TheSoniaShow), Chris Smith (@JettJergens) and myself (@peterbrownAX) for a wild podcast about everything and anything. Make sure to […]Read On »

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GAYCATION: Ellen Page and Ian Daniel talk the new documentary series – interview

Ellen Page and Ian Daniel in GAYCATION | © 2016 Viceland

Spike Jonze, known for being the creative director behind such films as BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ADAPTATION. and HER, now has “creative director” of Viceland, a new cable network dedicated to documentary series about unusual topics. One of Viceland’s premiere series is GAYCATION, Wednesday nights, from producers Ellen Page (the narrative feature FREEHELD) and Ian Daniel. Page, who is also an actress (FREEHELD, JUNO, Kitty Pryde in the recent X-MEN movies), and Daniel explore LGBT culture – and the reaction to it – in various cities around the world, bringing their personal perspective as members of the community to bear on […]Read On »

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CONFIRMATION: Rick Famuyiwa discusses the Clarence Thomas hearings – exclusive interview

Wendell Pierce as Clarence Thomas in CONFIRMATION | © 2016 HBO

Rick Famuyiwa (whose feature helming credits include DOPE and THE WOOD) is the director of HBO’s new film CONFIRMATION, premiering Saturday night, April 16. CONFIRMATION is a drama, written by executive producer Susannah Grant, about the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Clarence Thomas, played in the film by Wendell Pierce. Lawyer Anita Hill, played in CONFIRMATION by executive producer Kerry Washington, came forward at the time to testify that Thomas had sexually harassed her when she previously worked for him. Famuyiwa gives an exclusive interview to Assignment X about his take on this controversial chapter in American history. […]Read On »

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ARROW: Paul Blackthorne on Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance in ARROW | ©2013 The CW/Mathieu Young

On ARROW, now in its fourth season Wednesdays at 8 PM on the CW, Paul Blackthorne’s character Quentin Lance has been a police detective, a police captain, demoted, reinstated, alcoholic, sober, fighting against the vigilante hero, aka Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), allied with him, and at various points in between. Blackthorne, who played supernatural private detective Harry Dresden in Syfy’s THE DRESDEN FILES, is also a documentary filmmaker when he’s not acting. The Englishman talks about both careers here. Note: This interview was conducted before the airing of the episode “Eleven-Fifty-Nine.” AX: What is happening with Quentin Lance when Season […]Read On »

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