EMPIRE: Danny Strong gives the Scoop on Season 2 – exclusive interview

Terrence Howard stars in the Fox drama EMPIRE | © 2016 Chuck Hodes/FOX

At Fox Network’s party for the Television Critics Association, Danny Strong is mulling over the dessert options. Strong is at a place in his life where most of the choices are sweet. The California native co-created Fox’s epic musical drama hit EMPIRE. Strong got an Emmy nomination for his first produced script, HBO’s RECOUNT, about the 2000 U.S. presidential election, and won an Emmy for his second, HBO’s GAME CHANGE, which starred Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin. Strong wrote LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, about the intersection of civil rights and the U.S. presidency, which Daniels directed. That collaboration led to […]Read On »


LIMITLESS: Craig Sweeny on Season 1 of the CBS series – Exclusive Interview

Jake McDorman as Brian Finch in LIMITLESS - Season 1 - "Stop Me Before I Hug Again" | ©2016 CBS/Michael Parmelee

Based on the 2011 film starring Bradley Cooper, which in turn is based on a novel by Alan Glynn, CBS’ freshman series LIMITLESS posits that a drug called NZT can boost human brain power to its full, untapped extent. The TV LIMITLESS stars Jake McDorman as Brian Finch, an average young man whose abilities while on NZT catch the attention of FBI Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), who begins enlisting him to help solve complex crimes. Cooper, one of the show’s executive producers, appears in a recurring reprise of his role as Eddie Morra, who has parlayed his immunity to […]Read On »


DAREDEVIL: Steven S. DeKnight on Season 1 and the end of SPARTACUS – Exclusive Interview

DAREDEVIL Key Art - Season 1 | ©2015 Netflix

Steven S. DeKnight served as the executive producer/show runner on the first season of Netflix’s DAREDEVIL, now streaming. He also created Starz’s four-season drama SPARTACUS, after working as a writer/producer on series including DOLLHOUSE, SMALLVILLE, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL. DAREDEVIL was originally developed from the Marvel comics by Drew Goddard, but DeKnight came aboard when Goddard went to work on THE MARTIAN. For Season 2, DeKnight remains as an executive producer on DAREDEVIL, but he’s handed over the reins to Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie in order to work on a film project. ASSIGNMENT X: What is your […]Read On »


CHARMING CHRISTMAS: Julie Benz on the new Hallmark telefilm – exclusive interview

Julie Benz stars as Meredith Rossman in Hallmark's CHARMING CHRISTMAS | © 2015 Hallmark Channel

Actress Julie Benz tends to be known for her work in darker, grittier fare, from her big-screen debut in TWO EVIL EYES to her series regular gig as a cop on ROSWELL to her crucial recurring role as the vampire Darla on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL to the doomed Rita Morgan on DEXTER and the morally grounded mayor/madam Amanda Rosewater on three seasons of Syfy’s DEFIANCE. However, Benz’s softer side is on view in the new Hallmark holiday movie CHARMING CHRISTMAS, which has its next airing Thursday, November 12 at 8 PM. Benz plays Meredith Rossman, a business […]Read On »


GHOST OF THE ROBOT: The band chats new album BOURGEOIS FAUX PAS – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

GHOST OF THE ROBOT - BOURGEOIS FAUX PAIS | ©2015 Ghost of the Robot/Mark Devine

Ghost of the Robot, the guitar/vocal-driven rock band, have just put out their third album, BOURGEOIS FAUX PAS. The band started back in 2002, when James Marsters, who at the time was playing Spike in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL, started playing guitar on the porch with then nineteen-year-old next-door-neighbor Charlie De Mars, who had just moved from Sacramento to Los Angeles. De Mars, already in a band called Power Animal, brought in fellow musicians Kevin McPherson, Aaron Anderson and his brother, the late Steven Sellers. Ghost put out their first full-length album, MAD BRILLIANT, as well as a […]Read On »


Charlie Weber on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – exclusive interview

Charlie Weber stars as Frank Delfino in HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER | © 2015 ABC/Mitchell Haaseth

ABC’s HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, which has its first-season finale Thursday, February 26 at 10 PM, is the latest hit from executive producer Shonda Rhimes. Created by Peter Nowalk, MURDER focuses on Philadelphia law professor Annalise Keating, played by Viola Davis, who winds up giving her students much more hands-on experience in concealing crimes than anyone anticipated. Charlie Weber plays Annalise’s investigator Frank Delfino, an expert in both digging up and hiding dirt. Weber, a Missouri native, got his big screen break in THE BROKEN HEARTS CLUB and shortly thereafter spent a season on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER […]Read On »


GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE creator chats about Season 1- exclusive interview

Lisa Edelstein stars as Abby in Bravo's GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE | © 2015 Paul Drinkwater/Bravo

Marti Noxon began 2015 as a very busy executive producer, supervising post-production on two different TV series on two different networks. UN-REAL, which Noxon created with Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, is a satiric scripted look at a BACHELOR-style reality show, which will air on Lifetime later this year. Noxon also created GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE, currently airing on Bravo Tuesdays at 10 PM and renewed for a second season, which stars Lisa Edelstein as a romance advice expert navigating the end of her own marriage. Noxon’s previous credits include executive-producing the last two seasons of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and more […]Read On »


EMPIRE creator Danny Strong on the Season 1 scoop – exclusive interview

Terrence Howard stars as Lucious Lyon on Fox's EMPIRE | © 2015 Michael Lavine/FOX

Fox’s freshman series EMPIRE, Wednesdays at 9 PM, is already a hit, renewed for a second season. Set in the world of hip-hop, it tells the story of ailing music mogul Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard. Lucious wants to know that his legacy will continue after he passes and is trying to decide which of his three sons should inherit the company he created. Eldest son Andre (Trai Byers) has the best head for business, but no musical talent. Youngest son Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) has gifts, but he often squanders them on drugs and pay-to-play women. Middle son […]Read On »


CONSTANTINE showrunner Daniel Cerone on Season 1- Exclusive Interview

Matt Ryan as John Constantine in CONSTANTINE - Season 1 - "Blessed Are the Damned" | ©2014 NBC/Daniel McFadden

In NBC’s CONSTANTINE, Fridays at 10 PM, Matt Ryan plays the title character from the HELLBLAZER comics, an antihero with a damned soul who fights demons and hopes for redemption. Executive producer and showrunner Daniel Cerone developed CONSTANTINE for television with fellow exec producer David S. Goyer. Cerone, who has also been a writer/producer on MOTIVE, THE MENTALIST, DEXTER and CHARMED, to name a few credits, is happy to talk about his work in the hell-blazing field. ASSIGNMENT X: You’re on right after GRIMM, a show that also deals with monsters and people who combat them. How does that work […]Read On »


SUPERNATURAL guest star Rob Benedict has a God complex – Exclusive Interview

Rob Benedict as Chuck and Jared Padalecki as Sam in SUPERNATURAL - "The Real Ghostbusters" | ©2009 The CW/David Gray

On SUPERNATURAL, now in its tenth(!) season on the CW, Tuesdays at 9 PM, a lot of weird stuff happens as brothers Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) continue to hunt monsters and grapple with demons, angels and you-name-its. However, one of the stranger things within this strange universe, created by Eric Kripke, was the character of Chuck Shurley, pen name Carver Edlund, played by Rob Benedict. Chuck, albeit a nerd, was a Prophet of the Lord, who actually foresaw the adventures of the Winchesters, which he wrote as novels, which developed a cult following – within the […]Read On »

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