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PRISON BREAK: Star Robert Knepper on new Event Series – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

Robert Knepper in PRISON BREAK: THE EVENT SERIES |© 2017 FOX/Brendan Meadow

PRISON BREAK ended its original four-season run in 2009, with one follow-up made for TV movie, 2009’s PRISON BREAK: THE FINAL BREAK, for good measure. Created by Paul Scheuring, PRISON BREAK deals with brothers Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), who wind up taking turns having to break each other out of jail under harrowing circumstances. In their adventures, the form a team of loyal associates – plus the never-to-be-trusted but ever-fascinating serial killer Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell, also known as Teddy, played by Robert Knepper. T-Bag turned out to be such a powerful character that Knepper wound […]Read On »

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EMPIRE: Director Sanaa Hamri chats Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in EMPIRE - Season 3 | ©2017 Fox Broadcasting/Michael Lavine

Fox Network’s hit musical drama EMPIRE has been renewed for a fourth season. The series concerns the Lyon clan – often-warring patriarch Lucious (Terrence Howard) and matriarch Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and their sons – who all want to control their own musical destinies and the Lyon music conglomerate. EMPIRE creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong are executive producers on the series, as is show runner Ilene Chaiken. Another executive producer is director Sanaa Hamri, who has personally helmed ten episodes and is the e.p. who helps other directors on the show find the right tone. A lot of EMPIRE’s […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 24 – Week 10 – Finals – Rashad Jennings wins

Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater win the Mirror Ball on DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 24 - Week 10 - The Finals | ©2017 ABC/Adam Rose

Stars: David Ross, Normani Kordei, Rashad Jennings Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: May 22 and 23, 2017 It’s the finals already on DANCING WITH THE STARS and everyone is pumped to win the mirror ball trophy and boy did they bring out their big guns to do it, well, not literally, but still there was a lot of excitement and perseverance filled the air tonight. All three couples brought sweat and tears to the ballroom for an uplifting and emotional first part of the DWTS finals week performances before the finale tomorrow night. Even the under dog duo David […]Read On »

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SCORPION: Elyes Gabel and Ari Stidham on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview Part 1

SCORPION is a series where a group of nerd math adults help to solve threats to the country | © 2014 CBS

SCORPION, a Nielsen Top 20 show, wraps up its third season Monday night on CBS and has been renewed for a fourth season. The series, developed by Nick Santora, concerns a team of geniuses headed up by Elyes Gabel’s Walter O’Brien, who are brilliant at solving problems that would stump MacGyver. However, the members of Team Scorpion are so socially awkward that they need former waitress Paige Dineen, played by Katharine McPhee, to help them interact with the outside world. Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick) is their liaison to Homeland Security. Sylvester “Sly” Dodd, played by Ari Stidham, is one of […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES U.S. Premiere

Johnny Depp at the U.S. Premiere of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films held the U.S. Premiere of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES at the Dolby Theatre, May 18th in Hollywood. The carpet ran down Hollywood Boulevard to the entrance of the Hollywood/Highland Complex and up to the entrance of the Dolby, which was lined with fans, as a matter of fact fans were everywhere on the street and the lucky ones got to be right on the carpet to see the stars up close. Smoke before the actually premiere started came down the carpet, which I guess was suppose to be fog! Thankfully […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ALIEN COVENANT

ALIEN COVENANT poster | ©2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Amy Seimetz Writers: John Logan and Dante Harper, story by Jack Paglen and Michael Green, based on characters created by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett Director: Ridley Scott Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: May 19, 2017 Ask any prospective audience member what genre they expect ALIEN COVENANT to belong to and the answers will be horror, space horror, monster movie or some variation thereof. ALIEN COVENANT broadly fits these parameters – it has aliens of various shapes and sizes that […]Read On »

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SHOTS FIRED: Actress Jill Hennessy on new crime series – Exclusive Interview

Jill Hennessy in SHOTS FIRED - Season 1 | ©2017 Fox /Michael Lavine

In Fox Network’s Wednesday-night limited series SHOTS FIRED, created by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Bythewood, a special prosecutor (Stephan James) and his top investigator (Sanaa Lathan) are called in to handle a case in a small North Carolina town. The only black law enforcement officer on the local force has shot and killed a white teenager, Jesse Carr. This incident turns to be tied into the uninvestigated killing of a black teenager weeks earlier. Jill Hennessy plays Alicia Carr, Jesse’s mother. Hennessy often plays professional types, such as her starring roles as lawyer Claire Kincaid on four years of LAW […]Read On »

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TV Review: DANCING WITH THE STARS – Season 24 – Week 9 – Semi Finals – Simone Biles ends in fourth

Simone Biles and Sasha Farber in DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season 24 | ©2017 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars: David Ross, Simone Biles, Normani Kordei, Rashad Jennings Network: ABC, airs Monday Original Telecast: May 15th, 2017 Wow! Again… wow! In a DANCING WITH THE STARS surprising upset and the biggest shocking elimination since Heather Morris & Maks Chmerkovskiy went home, Simone Biles & Sasha Farber were let go one week shy of DWTS: Season 24 – The Finals. Not shocking was the perfect score of the night the couple received for both dances, something no one else was able to achieve. Just like with our Presidential election, when something like this happens, maybe DWTS needs to rethink their […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 47: The TV Season Review & Extra Extra Our Favorite Movies About Journalism Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

In this week’s episode, the TV Networks are unveiling their new fall schedules, which means they’re also announcing which TV shows have been canceled. Did your show make the cut? We’re going to talk about that with Peter Brown from Assignment X. In our second segment, we talk about favorite movies about journalism. Why? Umm, no reason. It has nothing to do with current events. Nope. And finally, we will end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including Larry Wilmore’s new podcast and which SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member should run for president. We hope you enjoy our […]Read On »

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KING CHARLES III: The late actor Tim Pigott-Smith on his final roles – Exclusive Interview

Tim Pigott-Smith in KING CHARLES III | Photo Courtesy of Robert Viglasky/Drama Republic for BBC and MASTERPIECE

Actor Tim Pigott-Smith, the subject of this interview, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 70 on April 7, 2017, a little under three months after this interview was conducted. He was at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour in Pasadena, California, to talk about the film version of KING CHARLES III. KING CHARLES III began life as a stage play. It seems Shakespearean, dealing with the English throne and written by Mike Bartlett entirely in iambic pentameter, but in fact it deals with issues of present and future. The premise of KING CHARLES III is that Queen […]Read On »

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