Television

24: LEGACY: Co-Creator Manny Coto talks the spin-off series – exclusive interview

Guest star Carlos Bernard on 24: LEGACY | © 2017 Guy D'Alema/FOX

In 24: LEGACY, the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) is once again fending off crises in one-hour real-time installments Monday nights on Fox Network. Newly-returned U.S. Army Ranger Eric Carter, played by Corey Hawkins, is recruited by the agency. He’s learning the ropes of what Jack Bauer used to do, with emergency on-the-job training. Executive producer Manny Coto co-created 24: LEGACY with Evan Katz; 24 creators Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow are also credited with devising the spin-off. Coto was previously an executive producer and show runner on the latter seasons of 24. He also created the science fiction series ODYSSEY 5 […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 12 – “The Brain in the Bot”

Ryan O'Neal guest stars in BONES The Brain in the Bot |© 2017 Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Ryan O’Neal, Carla Gallo, Sunnie Pelant Writer: Hilary Weisman Graham, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Ian Toynton Network: Fox Network, Tuesdays @ 9 PM Airdate: January 10, 2017 Our beloved Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) as a psychological sadist? That probably isn’t the intent in the BONES Season 12 episode “The Brain in the Bot,” but that’s the takeaway. You may wonder how that works. In the B plot, Brennan is planning her own surprise fortieth birthday […]Read On »

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TIME AFTER TIME: Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega – interview

Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells and Josh Bowman as John Stevenson in TIME AFTER TIME | © 2017 ABC/Bob D’Amico

ABC’s new Sunday night series TIME AFTER TIME is based on the cult classic 1979 film, about nineteenth-century science-fiction writer H.G. Wells chasing his erstwhile friend John Stevenson – aka Jack the Ripper – into the present and finding love with a modern woman. Kevin Williamson (the SCREAM films, DAWSON’S CREEK, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) has adapted TIME AFTER TIME for television. He and his fellow executive producer, director Marcos Siega, talk about turning the story into a serial. Williamson also briefly talks about the series finale of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, which airs this coming Friday, March 10. ASSIGNMENT X: Although […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 11 – “Alpha and Omega” – SEASON FINALE

Rob Benedict as Chuck Shurley in SUPERNATURAL | © 2017 Bettina Strauss/The CW

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard, Ruth Connell, Rob Benedict, Emily Swallow, Lisa Berry, Elizabeth Blackmore Writer: Andrew Dabb, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Phil Sgriccia Network: The CW, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: May 25, 2016 The SUPERNATURAL Season 11 finale, “Alpha and Omega,” goes for the emotion. Yeah, we’ve kinda-sorta been here before, but once in awhile, it’s okay to hug. Also, even though the audience knows if Season 12 is coming, there’s a good chance that the universe won’t end after all, the characters have to believe the end is nigh […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 12 – “The Hope in the Horror” – SEASON PREMIERE

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES The Hope in the Horror | © 2017 Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Michael Grant Terry, Eric Millegan, Tim Guinee, Ravi Kapoor, Sara Rue Writer: Michael Peterson, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Emily Deschanel Network: Fox Network, Tuesdays @ 9 PM Airdate: January 3, 2017 BONES starts its twelfth and final season with a relative bang in “The Hope in the Horror.” Unlike most BONES episodes, “Hope” has very little in the way of subplots. The first bit of the episode has all hands on deck seeking the kidnapped Dr. […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 11 – “We Happy Few”

Rob Benedict as Chuck Shurley in SUPERNATURAL We Happy Few | © 2017 Bettina Strauss/The CW

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard, Ruth Connell, Emily Swallow, Rob Benedict, Barbara Eve Harris, Keith Szarabajka Writer: Robert Berens, series created by Eric Kripke Director: John Badham Network: The CW, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: May 17, 2016 There are now and have been other shows where the Devil is an actual onscreen character, but SUPERNATURAL should get some sort of theological fantasy award for bringing him together with God to hash out their issues. Yes, in the Season 11 penultimate episode “We Happy Few,” Lucifer, still in the body of Castiel (Misha Collins) […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 11 – “The Nightmare in the Nightmare” – SEASON FINALE

David Boreanaz in BONES The Nightmare Within the Nightmare | © 2017 Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Ryan O’Neal, Michael Grant Terry, Tim Guinee Writer: Michael Peterson, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: David Boreanaz Network: Fox Network, Thursdays @ 8 PM Airdate: July 21, 2016 The BONES Season 11 finale episode “The Nightmare in the Nightmare” has a suitably menacing and slightly surreal quality in keeping with its title. With Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) subconscious trying to point our favorite forensic anthropologist to the identity of a serial killer, it’s no wonder she’s having bad […]Read On »

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TROLLS highlights Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Releases for Feb. 7, 2017

TROLLS | © 2017 Fox Home Entertainment

Your guide to some of the new releases that are out this week. TROLLS – Why adults may not be excited about TROLLS, kids will love it. There’s a lot to like if you are kid. Lots of singing and dancing. Lots of catchy songs. A crazy simplistic plot involving an invading bad guys and a number of trolls having to save their friends is enough to drive you crazy but kids will be easy to follow along making it fun for them. Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick star so at least the singing is actually done by people who […]Read On »

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SPEECHLESS: Actress Kyla Kenedy discusses the new ABC series – exclusive interview

Kyla Kenedy as Dylan in ABC's SPEECHLESS | © 2017 ABC/Kevin Foley

In ABC’s Wednesday-night comedy SPEECHLESS, Kyla Kenedy plays Dylan DiMeo. Dylan is the athletic sole girl in a family that also includes high school students Ray (Mason Cook) and JJ (Micah Fowler). JJ has cerebral palsy, which means that he gets a lot more attention from mom Maya (Minnie Driver) than his siblings; dad Jimmy (John Ross Bowie) mostly tries to keep the peace. Prior to SPEECHLESS, Kenedy has also had arcs on THE NEW NORMAL and THE NIGHT SHIFT. The young actress from Charleston, SC, was also in six episodes of THE WALKING DEAD, where she memorably portrayed Mika […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 11 – “The Jewel in the Crown”

Sebastian Roche in BONES "The Jewel in the Crown" | © 2017 Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Carla Gallo, Tom Wisdom, Sebastian Roche, Gilles Marini Writer: Jon Cowan, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: David Grossman Network: Fox Network, Thursdays @ 8 PM Airdate: July 14, 2016 With all due respect to the A storyline in the BONES Season 11 penultimate episode “The Jewel in the Crown,” the real story here is Hodgins (TJ Thyne). When Hodgins starts seeing evidence of earthquakes that no one else can feel, he argues that people underestimate the fault […]Read On »

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