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THE MUSKETEERS: EP Jessica Pope on Season 3 – exclusive interview

Luke Pasqualino is D'Artagnan in THE MUSKETEERS | ©2014 BBC America/Larry Horricks

Jessica Pope is one of the executive producers of THE MUSKETEERS. This latest take on Alexandre Dumas’ tale of loyalty and adventure in seventeenth-century France star Luke Pasqualino as D’Artagnan, Tom Burke as Athos, Santiago Cabrera as Aramis and Howard Charles as Porthos, with Peter Capaldi as their Season 1 adversary Cardinal Richelieu. THE MUSKETEERS debuted its first two seasons in the U.S. on BBC America, but its third and final season debuted on Hulu, where all seasons are now available. Pope (whose other credits include DALZIEL & PASCOE, THE STATE WITHIN and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY) talks about making MUSKETEERS, […]Read On »

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JANE THE VIRGIN: Ivonne Coll – exclusive interview

ndrea Navedo as Xo and Ivonne Coll as Alba in JANE THE VIRGIN | © 2017 The CW/Michael Desmond

Ivonne Coll notably began her feature film career as the alluring Yolanda in THE GODFATHER PART II. Since then, the actress from Puerto Rico has worked steadily in film, television and stage. Currently, Coll is in her third season as one of the stars of The CW’s JANE THE VIRGIN, which resumes Monday January 23, as Jane’s beloved abuela (grandmother), Alba Villanueva. The deeply religious Alba wasn’t thrilled when her daughter Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) became pregnant outside of marriage, but Alba is devoted to Jane (played by Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez). When the then-virginal Jane became pregnant due to […]Read On »

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SPEECHLESS: Actor Mason Cook talks ABC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Mason Cook stars in SPEECHLESS | © 2017 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Mason Cook plays Ray DiMeo in ABC’s Wednesday night half-hour comedy SPEECHLESS. The series has won acclaim – and a Writers Guild of America nomination – for its humorous, insightful portrayal of a family with a special needs member. Ray is new in his high school, experiencing first love and astronomy. Ray is also trying to get a little more recognition from his parents, played by Minnie Driver and John Ross Bowie. It’s not that Mom and Dad don’t love Ray and his sister Dylan (Kyla Kenedy), but their attention is primarily focused on their other son JJ, played by […]Read On »

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BONES: Actor John Boyd gives the scoop on the final season – Exclusive Interview

John Boyd in BONES - Season 12 | ©2016 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

John Boyd plays FBI Special Agent James Aubrey on BONES. Aubrey has been partnered with FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (star, producer and director David Boreanaz) since Season 10. BONES launches its twelfth and final season on Fox Network Tuesday, January 3, picking up with what happened after Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) was kidnapped by former co-worker Zack Addy (Eric Millegan) in the Season 11 finale. ASSIGNMENT X: So are you happy to be with BONES in its last season, or do you feel like, “Man, it’s been on for twelve years and I got here relatively late?” […]Read On »

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LUKE CAGE: Mahershala Ali talks Season 1 and playing Cottonmouth – Exclusive Interview

Mahershala Ali is Cottonmouth in LUKE CAGE - Season 1| ©2016 Netflix

Mahershala Ali is having quite a year. The actor from Oakland, California – first name pronounced Mah-HER-shah-lah – has a Golden Globe nomination and Oscar buzz for his performance as a compassionate drug dealer in the film MOONLIGHT. Ali also plays the love interest of Taraji P. Henson’s NASA math genius Katherine Johnson in HIDDEN FIGURES. Earlier this year, Ali appeared in KICKS and THE FREE STATE OF JONES, and he plays Remy Danton in Netflix’s HOUSE OF CARDS. However, Ali is at Netflix’s portion of the Television Critics Association press tour to talk about his role as Cornell “Cottonmouth” […]Read On »

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BLACK-ISH: Marsai Martin on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Marsai Martin in BLACK-ISH | ©2016 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Marsai Martin plays younger daughter Diane Johnson on ABC’s half-hour comedy BLACK-ISH. The series, created by Kenya Barris, about an upper-middle-class black family, returns for the second half of its third season on Wednesday, January 11. Diane’s parents are successful Dre (series executive producer Anthony Anderson) and doctor Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross). She has an older sister, college-bound Zoey (played by the likewise-higher-education-headed Yara Shahidi), and brothers Andre Jr. (Marcus Scribner) and Jack (Miles Brown). Grandparents Pops (Laurence Fishburne, another executive producer) and Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) are also often on hand as the family finds humor in topics like God, […]Read On »

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IN MEMORIAM: Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK | HIDDEN FIGURES movie poster | ©1980 Lucasfilm Ltd.

The universe shrank a little today, December 27, with the loss of Carrie Fisher, age 60. The cause of death appears to have been complications following a heart attack. Fisher was a renowned writer of both memoirs and novels, an in-demand script doctor, a hilarious raconteur, and a passionate advocate for the rights of women and those grappling with mental health issues. However, Fisher is eternally beloved by a legion of fans for her performances as Princess Leia, later General Organa, in the STAR WARS movies. Leia Organa is a hero who can hold her own, whether it’s with a […]Read On »

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SHUT EYE: Creator Leslie Bohem on new Hulu series – Exclusive Interview

SHUT EYE poster | ©2016 Hulu

In SHUT EYE, the new Hulu series created by Leslie Bohem, Jeffrey Donovan stars as Charlie Haverford. Charlie and his wife Linda (KaDee Strickland) are con artists, fake storefront psychics who work within the San Fernando Valley empire of a powerful Rom family. Then a couple of things happen. Charlie earns the gratitude of an outside mobster (David Zayas) – and finds that he’s now genuinely psychic. Creator/executive producer Bohem (DANTE’S PEAK, the TAKEN TV miniseries, EXTANT) spills on how he did it. ASSIGNMENT X: How long have you been working on this altogether? LESLIE BOHEM: Four years, maybe a […]Read On »

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NO TOMORROW: Jesse Rath talks about the end – Exclusive Interview

Jesse Rath in NO TOMORROW - Season 1 - "No Soup For You" | ©2016 The CW /Michael Courtney

In The CW’s NO TOMORROW, which returns Tuesday, December 27, Jesse Rath plays Timothy. Timothy is a very good-hearted young man, who is devastated when his girlfriend Evie (Tori Anderson) takes up with the spontaneous Xavier (Joshua Sasse), who believes the world is about to be hit by a meteor. Timothy is friends with both, still adored by Evie’s family, and yet has trouble speaking up when he’s in public. Rath, who also had an arc on the North American BEING HUMAN (which starred his actress sister Meaghan Rath), just wrapped up three seasons as Alak Tarr on Syfy’s DEFIANCE. […]Read On »

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THE EXORCIST: Ben Daniels exorcises demons – Exclusive Interview

Ben Daniels in THE EXORCIST - Season 1| ©2016 Fox/Patrick Ecclesine

Ben Daniels plays Marcus Keane, one of the title characters in Fox Network’s THE EXORCIST, which has its first-season finale Friday, December 16. When we last saw Marcus in the previous episode, he was in dire straits, and he’s already been through some terrible things. Sent to live at a monastery as a child, Marcus survived a torturous failed exorcism, only to try to help Chicago’s Rance family, and be excommunicated for his efforts. Marcus has teamed up with the less experienced Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera), but the forces arrayed against them are more powerful than they imagined. Daniels, a […]Read On »

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