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Exclusive Interview: HOSTAGES producers Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Rick Eid on their CBS series

Dylan McDermott in HOSTAGES - Season 1 - "Burden of Truth" | ©2013 CBS/Jeff Neira

In CBS’s new series HOSTAGES, Mondays at 10 PM, Toni Collette plays noted surgeon Dr. Ellen Sanders, who is chosen to operate on the President of theUnited States (James Naughton). This is great news for Ellen, until she, her husband (Tate Donovan) and their adolescent son Jake (Mateus Sanders) and daughter Morgan (Quinn Taylor) are held captive in their own home by a small group led by renegade FBI agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott).Duncan demands that Ellen let the president die during surgery – or her family will be killed. In the pilot episode, Ellen lets the president live, setting […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ALMOST HUMAN star Michael Ealy becomes a robocop

Michael Ealy in ALMOST HUMAN - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Kharen Hill

In Fox’s new series ALMOST HUMAN, premiering tonight, before settling into its regular time slot Monday, November 18 at 8 PM, creator J.H. (Joel) Wyman posits a future where the police have plenty of backup. Each officer is paired with a human-looking but depersonalized android partner, who can deflect gunfire, detain suspects and otherwise withstand a great deal of damage. However, Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban), who has a prosthetic leg, detests the androids and tosses his first cyborg partner out of a moving car. Kennex is then paired with Dorian, played by Michael Ealy. Dorian is a DRN, a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: David Boreanaz talks BONES Season 9

David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 8 | ©2013 Fox/Brian Bowen Smith

BONES, now partway through its ninth season on Fox, moves to its new night Friday, tonight at 8 PM. On the show, FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, David Boreanaz, and forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, played by Emily Deschanel, have finally gotten married. This is a big relief to both the characters and the show’s fans, as the Season 8 finale, “The Secret in the Siege,” had Booth – who’d already accepted Brennan’s marriage proposal – having to lie and say he didn’t want to get wed. This was because Booth was being blackmailed by serial killer Pelant (Andrew Leeds), […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SEAN SAVES THE WORLD star Megan Hilty and creator Victor Fresco

Megan Hilty in SEAN SAVES THE WORLD - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Chris Haston

In NBC’s freshman comedy SEAN SAVES THE WORLD, Thursdays at 9 PM, Sean Hayes – also an executive producer on the series — plays the hero of the title. Sean is a single gay man simultaneously coping with suddenly being sole custodial parent of his teenaged daughter Ellie (Samantha Isler) and trying to protect his fellow office workers from their mercurial new boss Max (Thomas Lennon), all while dealing with his opinionated mom (Linda Lavin). Victor Fresco, who previously devised LIFE ON A STICK and BETTER OFF TED, created SEAN SAVES THE WORLD. He’s at a press event for the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Paul Blackthorne on ARROW Season 2

Paul Blackthorne in ARROW - Season 2 | ©2013 The CW/Mathieu Young

On ARROW, now in its second season Wednesday nights at 8 PM on the CW, Stephen Amell stars as the character first seen in D.C. Comics as the Green Arrow. To the world, Oliver Queen is the wealthy heir to the family fortune, returned to claim his birthright after spending years supposedly lost at sea (actually, going through hard times and a warrior’s education on an island). To those in the know, Oliver is really a vigilante, cleaning up big-time corruption and peculiar evildoers. Oliver is still in love with Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy), whose father is law officer Quentin […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Lenora Crichlow on BACK IN THE GAME and BEING HUMAN U.K.

Lenora Crichlow in BACK IN THE GAME - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s BACK IN THE GAME, Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, Maggie Lawson plays Terry Gannon, Jr., a single mom who’s had to move back in with her dad, former pro baseball player Terry “The Cannon” Gannon (James Caan). Terry was a talented player herself in college, but anger at her often-absent and perpetually cranky dad has made her resent baseball. However, when her young son Danny (Griffin Gluck) isn’t allowed onto his school’s team, Terry fills the vacant position of school coach. Funding the team and cheering from the sidelines is Lenora Crichlow’s character, Gigi Fernandez-Lovette, whose son Michael (J.J. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ex marks the spot for TROPHY WIFE star Michaela Watkins

Michaela Watkins in TROPHY WIFE - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

On ABC’s new half-hour comedy TROPHY WIFE, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, Malin Akerman plays Kate, a free-spirited young woman who falls for and marries Pete. Pete, played by Bradley Whitford, comes with some baggage, namely three children all under eighteen, and two ex-wives. Michaela Watkins plays Jackie, Pete’s free-spirited but anxious second ex-wife (Marcia Gay Harden plays first wife Diane). Watkins, originally from Syracuse, New York, is a member of the improvisational troupe the Groundlings in Los Angeles. The actress was a regular on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE in the 2008-2009 season and ENLIGHTENED and has a batch of feature films […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Mark A. Sheppard on SUPERNATURAL Season 9 and more

Mark A. Sheppard in SUPERNATURAL - Season 9 | ©2013 The CW/Nino Mundashoz

There is an Internet meme that’s a collage of actor Mark A. Sheppard in some of his many recurring genre TV roles – as King of Hell Crowley in SUPERNATURAL, as interplanetary fence Badger in FIREFLY, as Romo Lampkin in BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, as Tanaka in DOLLHOUSE, as Benedict Valda in WAREHOUSE 13, as insurance investigator Jim Sterling in LEVERAGE, as Canton Everett Delaware III in DOCTOR WHO, to name a few. There is an accompanying caption to the effect of, “If you don’t recognize this man, turn in your geek credentials.” London-born Sheppard also has feature film credits, including IN […]Read On »

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DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 17 Recap: Elizabeth Berkley is out in shocking elimination

Elizabeth Berkley in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 17 | ©2013 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: Leah Remini, Elizabeth Berkley, Corbin Bleu, Bill Engvall, Amber Riley, Jack Osbourne, Network: ABC, airs Mondays Original Telecast: Nov. 11th, 2013 The most shocking elimination this season came tonight  on DANCING WITH THE STARS with the ouster of Elizabeth Berkley & Val Chmerkovskiy. Their departure ironically came right after she scored a perfect 30 on her Salsa trio number. Somehow, last place couple Bill Engvall & Emma Slater slipped by again, making it to the semi-finals! Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff had the stellar night, landing in first place with an impressive 58 out of 60 points. Berkley & […]Read On »

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Interview: Damian Lewis examines HOMELAND Season 3

Damian Lewis in HOMELAND - Season 3 | ©2013 Showtime/Kent Smith

British actor Damian Lewis won an Emmy for his first season as prisoner-of-war-turned-terrorist/Congressional candidate Nicholas Brody in Showtime’s CIA thriller HOMELAND, which airs Sundays at 9 PM. Lewis was nominated again for his second year on HOMELAND, when Congressman Brody is proved to be a terrorist by CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes, who won Emmys for both seasons), then is turned into a double agent by the CIA, then resumes his affair with the very conflicted Carrie, then is apparently framed for blowing up the CIA and ends the second season on the run. Now it’s Season 3. Carrie […]Read On »

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