Interview: Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV with THE CRAZY ONES

Sarah Michelle Gellar in THE CRAZY ONES - Season 1 | ©2013 CBS/Monty Brinton

In THE CRAZY ONES, premiering on CBS Thursday, September 26 at 9 PM, Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar play father/daughter owners of a major advertising agency. Simon Roberts (Williams) comes up with off-the-wall last-minute ideas, such as in the pilot, when he decides that Kelly Clarkson will make a great singing pitch-woman for McDonald’s, even when Clarkson (playing herself) insists on making the song considerably more sultry than necessary to sell Big Macs. It falls to Sydney Roberts (Gellar) to implement Simon’s schemes, whether she thinks there’s genius in her father’s madness, or just more craziness. Gellar probably needs […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD actor Brett Dalton suits up

Brett Dalton in Marvel's AGENTS OF SHIELD | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In MARVEL’S AGENTS OF SHIELD, the new ABC series that premieres Tuesday, September 24 at 8 PM, we follow the non-superpowered but still heroic team that deals with the fallout of a world where actual superheroes and monsters exist. In SHIELD, created by Joss Whedon & Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, based on Marvel material, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) – the audience knows, though he does not, that there’s more to his “near-death” experience than meets the eye – is in the midst of assembling a new team. One of his first picks is Grant Ward, played by Brett […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Amy Acker on HUSBANDS: THE SERIES, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and more

Amy Acker in PERSON OF INTEREST - Season 2 - "Firewall" | ©2012 CBS/Giovanni Rufino

It’s been a big year for Amy Acker. The Texas-born actress first came to public attention as science whiz Fred and then irritable god Illyria in the series ANGEL. This year, Acker has starred as the witty Beatrice in Joss Whedon’s modern-day film of Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, has seen her recurring role as Caroline Turing aka Root become a series regular gig on CBS’ PERSON OF INTEREST (Season 3 premieres Tuesday September 24 at 10 PM) and starred in the short film THE LORD OF CATAN. Acker also guest-stars in the three-segment arc “I Do Over” of HUSBANDS: […]Read On »

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Breaking News: THE CRAZY ONES stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams talk about new CBS series

Robin Williams in THE CRAZY ONES | ©2013 CBS

In the new CBS comedy THE CRAZY ONES, Robin Williams returns to his first network TV series since MORK & MINDY playing an unorthodox ad agency genius. He’s paired with his daughter Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who keeps him in check when he goes off the rails. The series debuts September 26, but at the CBS Summer TCA’s, Williams spoke about his return and the similarities between his first TV gig and his latest. “It was weird, because on MORK & MINDY [it was] an open field,” says Williams. “They would literally put in the script ‘Mork does his thing […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DETENTION OF THE DEAD

DETENTION OF THE DEAD | ©2013 Anchor Bay Films

Rating: Unrated Stars: Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair, Justin Chon, Max Adler Writers: Rob Rinow & Alex Craig Mann, based on the play by Rob Rinow Director: Alex Craig Mann Distributor: Anchor Bay Films Release Date: Theatrical June 28, 2013; VOD June 18, 2013; home video July 23, 2013 There are a lot of movies about zombies, and a lot of movies adapted from plays, but there aren’t a lot of movies adapted from plays about zombies. DETENTION OF THE DEAD wins points for being different on that score alone. It’s actually nicely acted and written, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Los Angeles Premiere screening

Cast Shot L - R: Clark Gregg, Emma Bates, Amy Acker, Jillian Morgese, Joss Whedon, Alexis Denisof - Front: Josua Zar and Nathan Fillion at the Los Angeles Premiere Screening of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions, and KCRW’s MATT MOVIES presented the Los Angeles Premiere Screening of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING recently at Oscars Outdoors at Academy Hollywood in Los Angeles. The stars of the film are from the Joss Whedon Universe of actors that have appeared in some of his television shows, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL, FIREFLY, and DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-A-LONG BLOG and Clark Gregg from Whedon’s hit movie THE AVENGERS. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING was actually filmed in Joss Whedon home. Walking the carpet were  stars of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, which included: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Sean […]Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 6 – “Who Are You Really?” – Season Premiere

TRUE BLOOD - Season 6 poster | ©2013 HBO

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll, Michael McMillian, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Todd Lowe, Carrie Preston, Lauren Bowles, Lucy Griffiths, Rutger Hauer, Robert Patrick, Dale Dickey, Kelly Overton, Arliss Howard Writer: Rielle Hunter, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Stephen Moyer Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: June 16, 2013 When last we saw our friends from Louisiana in the Season 5 finale of TRUE BLOOD, the Vampire Authority headquarters was on fire, Bill Compton (Stephen […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: DEFIANCE star Julie Benz on the hit Syfy series

Julie Benz in DEFIANCE - Season 1 | ©2013 Syfy/Joe Pugliese

In Syfy’s new series DEFIANCE, in its first season Monday nights at 9 and already renewed for a second season, a spaceship carrying seven different alien races, collectively known as the Votan, crashed to Earth and caused massive changes in the landscape. This also caused war, though nine years ago, peace broke out, starting in Defiance (previously known as St. Louis, MO). DEFIANCE also is a multi-platform videogame, with some events in the series tied to those in the game and vice-versa. In the series, the mayor of Defiance is Amanda Rosewater, played by Julie Benz. Amanda is new to […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Jake Shimabukuro on JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS

Jake Shimabukuro in JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE IN FOUR STRINGS | ©2013 PBS

Jake Shimabukuro is a Hawaii-born ukulele virtuoso who shot to worldwide fame when a video of him playing George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in Central Park hit YouTube and went viral. Filmmaker Tadashi Nakamura has made a documentary about Shimabukuro, his success and his music in the documentary JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS, which airs tonight, Friday May 10, on PBS (check listings for local airtimes). After giving a rousing mini-concert and doing a question-and-answer panel with Nakamura, Shimabukuro makes himself available for a follow-up discussion about his passion for the ukulele, which he pronounces the Hawaiian […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 4 – “We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes”

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 4 - "We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes" | ©2012 The CW/Annette Brown

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder Writer: Evan Bleiweiss & Julie Plec, Based on the books by L.J. Smith Director: Wendy Stanzler      Network: The CW, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: Nov 15, 2012 At least in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES “We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes” we find out that Elena (Nina Dobrev) isn’t really just losing her mind after taking her first human life. Mystic Falls’ resident vampire hunter Connor Jordan (Todd Williams) actually had a death curse that released when Elena killed him last episode and he is haunting her in an effort to get her […]Read On »

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