THE STRAIN: Kevin Durand and Miguel Gomez on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

iguel Gomez as Augustin Elizade in THE STRAIN - Season 2 | ©2016 Fox/Michael Gibson

In FX Networks’ THE STRAIN, now in its third season Sunday nights, New York has been overrun by the strigoi, a particularly vicious type of vampire under the control of the Master. A small group of humans are trying against all odds to defeat the Master. These include erstwhile NYC vermin exterminator Vasiliy Fet, played by Kevin Durand, and ex-petty criminal Augustin “Gus” Elizalde, played by Miguel Gomez. Durand makes himself available at a party thrown by Fox and FX Networks at West Hollywood’s Soho House. The following day, both he and Gomez sit down together at the Beverly Hilton […]Read On »


MASTERS OF SEX: Creator Michelle Ashford on Season 4 and beyond – Exclusive Interview

Michael Sheen in MASTERS OF SEX - Season 4 |©2016 Showtime

In Season 4 of Showtime Network’s MASTERS OF SEX, Sunday nights, we’re in the Sixties. However, things don’t start out too swinging for Dr. William Masters, played by Michael Sheen, who has lost his wife Libby (Caitlin FitzGerald) to divorce and his practice to scandal. He’s also lost beloved professional partner and sometimes lover Dr. Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) to another man, or so it would seem. MASTERS OF SEX creator (working from Thomas Maier’s nonfiction book)/executive producer/show runner Michelle Ashford talks about what’s in store in Season 4. ASSIGNMENT X: What are you looking forward to, going into Season […]Read On »


POLDARK: Aidan Turner chats Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Aidan Turner in POLDARK - Season 2 | ©2016 PBS

Aidan Turner returns as the heroic eighteenth-century hero Ross Poldark in POLDARK, which returns to PBS for its second season on Sunday, September 25. Poldark loves his wife Demelza, played by Eleanor Tomlinson, but still pines for his now-married former fiancée Elizabeth, played by Heida Reid. Poldark is also still battling for the family properties and to prevent the wealthy locals from taking advantage of the less fortunate. POLDARK is extremely popular in the U.K., where filming on Season 3 is already underway. Turner has had long runs as a vampire on three seasons of the U.K. version of BEING […]Read On »


BLINDSPOT: Creator Martin Gero on Season 2 – Interview

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Martin Gero created and is an executive producer on NBC’s BLINDSPOT, which begins its second season Wednesday, September 14. Last season, we were introduced to Jaimie Alexander’s character Jane Doe, an amnesiac covered neck to toes in elaborate tattoos, all interlinked but each with their own secret, hinting at a criminal activity that must be stopped. The most prominent tattoo spells out “Kurt Weller,” which happens to be the name of an FBI agent played by Sullivan Stapleton. The producers promise that Jane Doe’s identity will be revealed almost immediately in Season 2 and that Archie Panjabi of THE GOOD […]Read On »


BULL: Actor Michael Weatherly on new series – Exclusive Interview

BULL - Season 1 Key Art | ©2016 CBS

Michael Weatherly has spent thirteen years on NCIS playing Anthony DiNozzo. At the end of last season, DiNozzo bid farewell to his colleagues. Now Weatherly is back on CBS on Tuesday nights (right after NCIS), heading up the new series BULL. Weatherly’s character, Dr. Jason Bull, is loosely based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw when the latter was a trial consultant. In BULL, the protagonist heads up the Trial Analysis Corporation. Bull and his team of legal experts figure out the psychology of jurors and lawyers in order to help their clients in the courtroom. At a […]Read On »


THE GOOD PLACE: Director Drew Goddard chats new NBC comedy – interview

THE GOOD PLACE key art | ©2016 NBC

THE GOOD PLACE, per NBC’s new Thursday-night comedy – which has a special premiere on Monday, September 19 – is where you go after death if you’ve been a wonderful person. Turns out that, in life, humans are graded by deed, and only the top percentage make it here. How good is the good place? So good that Ted Danson in his most kindly mode plays Michael, the being in charge. Kristen Bell plays Eleanor Shellstrop, who actually wasn’t so good while alive. She’s here through a clerical error, but now desperately trying to be good so no one finds […]Read On »


DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’ WAR – Exclusive Interview with Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky


DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’ WAR premieres on PBS Tuesday, September 20.  The documentary film about a Unitarian couple who smuggled Jews out of Nazi-occupied territory before and during World War II has a behind-the-scenes story that’s almost as interesting as what’s onscreen. Artemis Joukowsky, directing his first feature, eventually got his friend, the acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns to sign on as co-director. The film came about as a result of Joukowsky learning something unexpected about his maternal grandparents. ARTEMIS JOUKOWSKY: I was fourteen, and I was at the Allen Stevenson School, and I was given an assignment to interview […]Read On »


FX NETWORKS: CEO John Landgraf talks THE STRAIN – Season 3 and more – exclusive interview

THE STRAIN logo | ©2014 FX

FX Networks and FX Productions’ CEO John Landgraf sounds very happy when he addresses the Television Critics Association in August, which isn’t surprising given what he has to say. “In the twelve years I’ve been at FX, I don’t think we’ve ever had a better first half of a calendar year than 2016, and I know we’ve definitely never had a better traditional broadcast year than the 2015-2016 season. In addition to the four TCA and two AFI Awards, we broke out own basic cable record with fifty-six Emmy Awards.” Landgraf credits Variety reporter Maureen Ryan with, in November, writing […]Read On »


THE CONTENDERS: 16 FOR ’16: Host Carlos Watson talks new politics series – Exclusive Interview

THE CONTENDERS: 16 FOR '16 logo | ©2016 PBS

Carlos Watson hosts and is one of the producers of the new PBS series THE CONTENDERS: 16 FOR ’16. In the run-up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections, the news show, Tuesdays at 8 PM, spotlights sixteen former U.S. presidential candidates, two per episode, via interviews with the candidates themselves and the influential people around them. At a Q&A panel for THE CONTENDERS: 16 FOR ’16, Watson says, “I’ll tell you know, having talked to almost a hundred people, from candidates to campaign managers to historians, analysts, family members, I found most people, actually, to be pretty thoughtful about things […]Read On »


MASTERS OF SEX: Michael Sheen gives the scoop on Season 4 – Interview

MASTERS OF SEX - Season 4 poster|©2016 Showtime

Michael Sheen plays sex researcher William Masters, of the famed real-world team Masters and Johnson, in Showtime Network’s MASTERS OF SEX. The series returns for its fourth season Sunday, September 11. The action resumes a few weeks after the end of Season 3, which saw Bill seemingly thoroughly defeated. History suggests that Season 4 will show a change in Bill’s fortunes, but Sheen cautions viewers against thinking they know what will happen. ASSIGNMENT X: What can you say about how Season 4 starts? MICHAEL SHEEN: Well, it begins pretty much where [the series] left off. I think it’s maybe three, […]Read On »

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