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Breaking News: STAR TREK: DISCOVERY adds cast

Doug Jones at the 39th Saturns Awards | ©2013 Sue Schneider

After a lot of behind-the-scenes back-and-forth (changes in premiere date, changes in show runner), CBS All-Access’ STAR TREK: DISCOVERY has announced its first three regular cast members. Doug Jones, one of filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro’s favorite actors (he’s the Faun and the Pale Man in PAN’S LABYRINTH, Abe Sapien in the HELLBOY movies, an unknown character in Del Toro’s upcoming THE SHAPE OF WATER and more), plays Lt. Saru, a member of an alien species not seen before in the STAR TREK universe. Jones has played aliens before, including Cochise on the last several seasons of FALLING SKIES and Dominique […]Read On »

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LUCIFER: Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich on Season 2- Exclusive Interview

DB Woodside, Tom Ellis and Tricia Helfer in LUCIFER - Season 2 | ©2016 Fox/Brendan Meadows

In Fox Network’s LUCIFER, now in its second season Mondays at 9 PM, Tom Ellis plays the title character. Lucifer Morningstar is literally the Devil, but he’s on an extended vacation as owner of the swanky nightclub Lux in Los Angeles and doesn’t want to go back to running Hell. However, Lucifer has fallen for human police detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) and, at the end of Season 1, made a deal with Dad, aka God, that he’d do what he was asked for if God would spare Chloe’s life. This gives Lucifer, and his brother the angel Amenadiel (D.B. […]Read On »

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STAN AGAINST EVIL: Dana Gould and Janet Varney gives the scoop on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Janet Varney in STAN AGAINST EVIL - Season 1 | ©2016 IFC/Kim Simms

IFC’s STAN AGAINST EVIL, now available in its entirety on IFC.com and IFC on Demand, comes from people who have impeccable genre credentials. Star Janet Varney, who plays Evie Barret,new sheriff in a town beset by monsters, is the voice of Korra in THE LEGEND OF KORRA and has guest-starred on WAREHOUSE 13, as well as being a regular on YOU’RE THE WORST. STAN AGAINST EVIL creator Dana Gould was a writer/producer on THE SIMPSONS. Furthermore, Varney is a big fan of the original TRON; Gould not only can quote verbatim from the original 1972 THE NIGHT STALKER telefilm, he […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 23 – Week 11 – Season Finale – Laurie Hernandez wins

Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy take home the mirror ball in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 23 | ©2016 ABC/Eric McCandless

Stars: Calvin Johnson Jr., James Hinchcliffe, Laurie Hernandez Network: ABC, aired Tuesday Original Telecast: Nov. 22, 2016 The glitter is gone, the stage is bare and mounds of confetti have been swept from the floor as season 23 on DANCING WITH THE STARS ends with a new champion duo – Olympian Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy!  Race car driver James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess ended the season in second place while ex-footballer Calvin Johnson, Jr. and Lindsey Arnold finished third. The night was a spectacular event with a slippery when wet set at The Grove (who thought that was a […]Read On »

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EMPIRE: Ilene Chaiken gives the scoop on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in EMPIRE - Season 3 | ©2016 Fox/Michael Lavine

Now in its third season Fox Network’s musical drama EMPIRE won the AFI Award for Best Television Program of the Year and a Golden Globe for leading lady Taraji P. Henson as the formidable Cookie Lyon, not to mention a massive quantity of nominations. Created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, EMPIRE follows the Lyon musical dynasty – besides Cookie, there’s her ex, performer/producer Lucious (Terrence Howard), and their three adult sons – along with their lovers, friends and enemies as they try to stay on top of the charts and with one another. Executive producer Ilene Chaiken, who is […]Read On »

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BERLIN STATION: Leland Orser on Epix’s espionage drama – Exclusive Interview

Leland Orser in BERLIN STATION - Season 1 | ©2016 Epix

In Epix’s Sunday-night espionage drama BERLIN STATION,  which has just been picked up for a second season, Leland Orser plays Robert Kirsch. Kirsch is the C.I.A.’s Deputy Chief of Station, working sometimes at odds under station chief Steven Frost, played by Richard Jenkins. Orser, originally from San Francisco, is a prolific performer who appears in a wide variety of films and television, including the two most recent seasons of RAY DONOVAN, along with SE7EN, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, INDEPENDENCE DAY, ER, 24 and all three TAKEN movies. ASSIGNMENT X: Robert Kirsch seems a little ambitious and adversarial … LELAND ORSER: He […]Read On »

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LUKE CAGE: Alfre Woodard on justice and Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Alfre Woodard in MARVEL'S LUKE CAGE - Season 1 | ©2016 Netflix

In LUKE CAGE, Marvel’s Netflix series about the reluctant hero (Mike Colter) with indestructible skin, Alfre Woodard plays Mariah Dillard. Mariah is a councilwoman in Harlem, outwardly the picture of respectability. However, Maria’s cousin is local crime kingpin Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali), and she’s got her own backdoor deals going on. Both of them tangle with Luke. Woodard was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in CROSS CREEK. She’s also amassed four Emmys and a collection of other awards. ASSIGNMENT X: Were you looking to play somebody like Mariah? How would you describe her? ALFRE WOODARD: I […]Read On »

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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD: Jason O’Mara on Season 4 – Exclusive Interview

Jason O'Mara in MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 4 - "The Good Samaritan" | ©2016 ABC/Eric McCandless

Jason O’Mara plays new S.H.I.E.L.D. director Jeffrey Mace in MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, now in its fourth season Tuesdays on ABC. Previous S.H.I.E.L.D. director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) is now back to being Agent Coulson, alternately helping and clashing with Mace as the organization deals with threats from within and without. These include Robbie Reyes, aka Ghost Rider (Gabriel Luna), who believes he’s made a deal with the Devil, and international laws regarding individuals with extraordinary powers. Coulson knows, although the world does not, that Director Mace is one of these individuals. O’Mara, a native of Dublin, Ireland, most recently […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 23 – Week 10 – Trio Dance Night as Terra Jole goes home

Terra Jole and Sasha Farber are eliminated in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 23 | ©2016 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Calvin Johnson Jr., James Hinchcliffe, Jana Kramer, Laurie Hernandez, Terra Jolé Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: November 14th, 2016 Okay, let’s be honest here. Some couples on DANCING WITH THE STARS go home and you are like, eh, so what. But then there are couples like Terra Jole & Sasha Farber who get eliminated and you actually feel a great loss. And such  was the case tonight as Jole and Farber did not make the cut to the finals next week. She wowed audiences and the judges all season long and even finished her tenure on the show […]Read On »

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News: 2016 SUPERNATURAL Convention This Weekend in Southern California

SUPERNATURAL: THE COMPLETE NINTH SEASON | © 2014 Warner Home Video

When Eric Kripke created SUPERNATURAL, it’s a safe bet that neither he nor the CW network had any idea that the mélange of brotherly love, monsters, mythology, dead-serious drama and surreal comedy would be one of the few shows that would make it to twelve seasons (so far). This weekend, Southern California fans of SUPERNATURAL can commune with their peers and question the series’ actors – including stars Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester), Misha Collins (Castiel) and Mark A. Sheppard (Crowley) – at the Friday-Sunday Nov. 11-13 Creation Entertainment SUPERNATURAL Official Convention at the Burbank Marriott Hotel. […]Read On »

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