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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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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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